The Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound (JSA) has an opportunity for a social media editor/intern during the summer months.

Editor for our social media channels. As editor, you’ll manage  communications with sailors, families and coaches at youth sailing programs sponsored by the 44 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 spend 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 may attend one of the regattas and events run by JSA clubs (primarily in the  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. Familiarity with the sport of sailing is valuable, but not essential.

Work Schedule: approximately 9 weeks from mid-June to mid August, Mon – Fri. The job may be structured as full time or part time, depending on your availability.

Salary: compensation for this position depends on your skills and experience.

Location: telework from your own residence located in the western Long Island Sound region.  Travel may sometimes be required to cover events at JSA member clubs, which will be reimbursed based on miles driven in your own vehicle.

Contact: Bob Whittredge Executive Director at the JSA of LIS. Please email a cover letter and resume to then follow-up with a phone message to 914-834-4202 to arrange a telephone interview.

For more information, see JSA’s web site, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.