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Communications and Social Media Internship (Voluntary) - Flexible location

Women in Aid & Development

Job description

  • Flexible location - open Australia-wide
  • 5-8 hours per week commitment

ABOUT WIAD

Women in Aid & Development (WiAD) is an Australian-based membership organisation for all women who work in, or aspire to work in, the international aid, development and humanitarian sectors. Our mission is to share the skills, knowledge and experience of women in these sectors to incite, inspire and support all women to pursue and succeed in leadership roles.

How do we do this?

We do this by providing a facilitated space for women who are committed to self-improvement to exchange knowledge, insights, and experiences at regular networking meetings in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and online. We also share engaging content with our members, focussed on career development and women’s empowerment through our website and social media channels.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As the Communications Intern, you will be responsible for creating and curating content to use across Women in Aid & Development’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Content may relate to international development, management, and leadership in the context of women and girls. Promoting both WiAD and the work of our member-organisations, this role requires the ability to distinguish useful information for our members and creativity to share stories about work emanating from our sector and members.

You will also help to prepare analytics reports evaluating the performance of our social channels, and work with members of our leadership committee and Board. Through these and other responsibilities, you will get first-hand experience to develop your skills in digital marketing, copywriting and member recruitment.

During this six-month voluntary internship you’ll develop your creative, communications and project management skills, and work with, and learn from, women in leadership positions.

ABOUT YOU

You’re an enthusiastic self-starter looking to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of media and communications work. You are a confident writer with great interpersonal skills, a can-do attitude, good creative judgment, strong attention to detail, and the ability to manage projects end-to-end and deliver results. Most of all, you’re looking for an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the international development sector, contribute to women in leadership, and make a difference in the lives of others.

The is a flexible role open to anyone Australia-wide. We anticipate 5-8 hours per week commitment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Come up with original and engaging content ideas and deliver these across our website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. To develop content, you will have access to WiAD members; video and story resources provided by members; professional resources available online (for management & leadership); and sector news;
  • Develop and manage a content plan and explore possibilities for content partnerships with other aid and development, and women in leadership, organisations;
  • Monitor metrics like reach and engagement on WiAD’s social media platforms, and make content recommendations based on performance;
  • Develop editorial and visual Brand Guidelines for WiAD;
  • Maintain the online database on Dropbox for WiAD & member-generated content that is approved for circulation. You will be responsible for editing, captioning and uploading images to an online database, ensuring all resources are accurate, up-to-date, and meet sector guidelines (ACFID);
  • Participate in leadership committee meetings (teleconference) and attend quarterly meet-ups where able.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in communications, especially social media
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Self-manager and self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to women in leadership, international development and humanitarian work.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Degree or qualification in relevant field
  • Experience developing a communications strategy &/or content plan
  • Prior experience in digital marketing

Reports to:

  • WiAD Communications Committee

What this role offers you:

  • Experience in communications, marketing and social media
  • Opportunity to form connections with women already working in the sector
  • An understanding of working in the development sector
  • Transferrable business, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Insight into challenges and barriers to women gaining leadership roles

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