Digital Communication Intern

WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st August, 2016


Job Description

DESCRIPTION

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to support our digital communications work. 
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to develop their experience in a busy and dynamic communications department in a well-respected international research organization.
  • You will help support the production of content for WorldFish digital assets and internal communications channels. 
  • You will also help monitor and evaluate our digital communications, and assist with tasks to support the wider communications team.
  • You will be organised, enthusiastic and have an established social media presence as well as a demonstrable interest in digital communications. 
  • You must be unfazed by new technologies and able to learn new ICT skills quickly.

The specific duties expected from the successful candidate are: 

  • Recommend potential stories for the WorldFish website and social media
  • Assist with:
  • Selecting external stories for sharing through WorldFish social media
  • Maintenance of our public relations management tool including media database and press release distribution functions
  • The drafting of written content for the WorldFish website, including news articles and blogs
  • Uploading content to the WorldFish website and Intranet
  • Support for the development of new website
  • Other relevant activities assigned by the Head of Communications.

REQUIREMENTS

  • First level degree (preferably in communication/journalism/media relations or related field) with a strong interest in digital communications
  • Good knowledge of software beyond Office, for example example content management systems; blog hosting platforms; digital asset management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work to a deadline and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Hard working with a good work ethic
  • Proficiency in English

BENEFITS

  • This position is an excellent opportunity to gain information management experience with an international research organization.
  • The internship is predominantly desk-based.
  • The intern will also get the chance to interact and collaborate with staff on other projects.
  • A monthly stipend, a return ticket (if applicable), and medical insurance shall be provided.

Location and duration

  • This position will be based in Penang, Malaysia. 
  • The successful candidate should be available to commence the internship as soon as possible for a period of 6 to 12 months. 
  • This position is open to Malaysians and international applicants.

How to apply
 
Application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information:

  • A cover letter stating your knowledge of and experience with social Media, digital marketing and new media - including relevant classes and related work experience.
  •  Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. 
  • Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report.
  • Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply:  https://worldfish.workable.com/jobs/298515

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