The Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA) has two youth sailing media opportunities this summer – a social media editor/intern and a few freelance content creators:
1) Editor for our social media channels. As editor, you’ll manage our communications with sailors, families and coaches at youth sailing programs sponsored by the 42 yacht, sailing, community, beach and shore clubs that are members in the JSA.
This job will be a great match if you have a creative flair for connecting with people in a community to publish their activities on social media, a web site, blog or newsletter, editing material created by others, and creating your own content through reporting, writing and taking pictures/video. Can you engage with people online about sailing topics? If so, your ability to develop an interactive dialog with your audience by using social media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube will be just what we need. You’ll be an even better match if you had sailing experience as a summer youth sailor, or competed on high school or college sailing teams.
You will most of your day reaching out to instructors, sailors and families at the JSA member clubs to attract and edit the content they create. Then you will publish that material on our website, news blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels. On some days you will attend one of the regattas and events run by JSA clubs (primarily in western Long Island Sound region), taking photos and videos, interviewing sailors and coaches, and writing up their stories.
You may consider this job as a paid internship because former JSA summer editors have received college credit for this work, or have used this job as a springboard to post-college careers in journalism, communications, marketing, digital media and public relations.
Requirements: Flexible, independent and self-directed, with ability to encourage collaboration with our community members who will create written and media content. Excellent writing, editing and overall communication skills. Competent using social media, web content management, basic photo/video editing and general office software.
Work Schedule: approximately 9 weeks from mid-June to mid August, Mon – Fri. The job may be structured from 20-40 hours per week, depending on your availability.
Salary: this is a paid internship, with compensation depending on your skills and experience.
Location: telework from your own residence located in the western Long Island Sound region, or flextime at JSA’s office in Larchmont NY. Travel to cover events at JSA member clubs may be required on some days of each week, using your own vehicle.
2) Freelance writers and photographers to create content for our social media platforms. This paid freelance role will be ideal if you have a creative flair for reporting and writing, or creating and editing pictures/videos for a web site, blog or newsletter. We are particularly interested in feature articles, coaching tips, and stories about sailing events that may appeal to youth sailors and their families. The freelancers may reside anywhere.
Contact: Bob Whittredge Executive Director at the JSA of LIS. Please email a cover letter and resume to info@JsaLis.org then follow-up with a phone message to 914-834-4202 to arrange a telephone interview.