Opportunities

MarCom Internship Position


POSITION SUMMARY:

The San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA), a non-profit membership-based organization founded in 1986, represents business and property owners and works to enhance downtown’s vitality and livability. 

The MarCom Intern works with the MarCom Director and Communications Director to help SJDA achieve its marketing and public relations goals.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Assisting with SJDA’s Social Media, especially Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Creating 30-second videos of downtown music venues, attractions, businesses, Downtown Gems and people.
  • Assisting with roll out of summer parking marketing campaign
  • Assisting with SJDA’s marketing and events/promotions strategies and tactics.
  • Assisting with publicity for the Farmers’ Market, Downtown Doors, Dine Downtown, Music in the Park, Starlight Cinemas and CityDance.
  • Reporting and writing news briefs/blogs for SJDA website and newsletter
  • Assisting with search engine optimization of SJDA websites including sjdowntown.com and parkSJ.org.
  • Drafting calendar listings, press releases and emcee announcements.
  • Maintaining and updating media list.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Journalism, public relations and/or marketing fields of study
  • Knowledge of Mac-based computers and software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Must own or use an iPhone
  • Excellent communication skills

Schedule:  15 to 20 hours per week September – December 2018, with opportunities to gain more experience hours during event days.

Compensation:  This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact:  Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax: 408-279-1904.

Updated: June 2018


2018 Events and Promotions Internship Position


The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Events and Promotions Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable event logistics, operations, promotions and media sponsorship experience.  SJDA provides hands on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment.  The position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of areas, including event production.

Events and Promotions Internship duties consist of providing support to SJDA’s Events and Promotions Manager including the following potential duties:

  • Assist with promotional and/or production duties associated with events that pertain to semester availability, including: Farmers’ Market (Fridays May 4 thru Nov. 16); Music in the Park Concerts (4 TBD June thru Aug.); Starlight Cinemas (3rd Saturday’s June – Sept.); Dine Downtown (July 13 – 22); and partnered Public Space Activation related events.
  • Experiences may include assisting with: production/logistical planning and advance work; vendor and sponsor outreach/pre-event advancements; on site set up/strike management of vendors/contractors/ sponsors and volunteer scheduling and oversight.
  • Assist with fulfilling media sponsorship and other partner promotional trade agreements, including serving as liaison between partners and SJDA internal Communications and Marketing team and ensuring trade agreements are executed and logos/information mutually shared via agreed upon marketing assets.
  • Assist with developing and tracking promotional marketing efforts. Experiences may include: ensuring events are cross-promoted at other events with on site signage/collateral; photo and collateral archiving for event recap reports: conducting event surveys and formulating results.
  • Assist with neighborhood and business promotional outreach efforts associated with all events.

Necessary Qualifications:       

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications and shared Google Docs a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable with face-to-face and phone conversations with variety of partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.

Schedule:  10 to 25 hours per week, with opportunities to gain more experience hours during event days.

Compensation:  This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays. 

Contact:  Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com or fax: 408-279-1904.

 

Revised 03/13/18


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