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Internship: Web Editor

Date posted: 09/27/13
Contact Catherine Pajak
Employer Name: Edgewood Center for Children and Families
Location: Sunset District, San Francisco
Deadline: Rolling
Field: Marketing
Hours: Flexible, Preference for 10 hrs/week
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students
Skills & Abilities:

Web Editor Intern Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children and families take back their future by working with them to overcome severe challenges like abuse, neglect, mental illness, and family crisis. The oldest children's charity in the western U.S., Edgewood has evolved to meet the community's changing needs. What began as a refuge for Gold Rush orphans in 1851 is now a nationally recognized, multifaceted agency. Edgewood serves more than 7,000 children and families in the Bay Area each year through community and residential programs. The organization publishes a website,, which serves as a reliable, up-to-the-moment resource for case managers, funders, donors, volunteers, policy makers, journalists and other community based organizations. Edgewood seeks a Web Editor intern to help develop, maintain, and edit The Web Editor intern reports to the Marketing and Communications Director and works with the Development team to fulfill these responsibilities. The Web Editor intern will also assist with general graphic design tasks and will help create content for the monthly eNewsletter. This is a hybrid job that requires both basic editorial andweb/technical skills. Core responsibilities include: Updating the website to make it a dynamic and important resource for clients and their families, referring clinicians, media and other external audiences Helping to expand our e-mailing list and site traffic Helping to draft content for the Center's website Assisting with monthly publication of Edgewood eNewsletter, a source of fresh, lively thinking by agency experts and an announcement of events. Qualifications: The ideal candidate: Currently enrolled college student, recent graduate or qualified individual looking for a meaningful volunteer experience Significant journalistic and new media savvy In depth knowledge of, and fluency in, the world of technology (including basics of website architecture, general online publishing best-practices, social networks, etc.) Innovative ideas about how technology can be used in social change efforts Very strong writing and communication skills An openness to evolving responsibilities A demonstrated commitment to social justice issues Experience with graphic design (Adobe Suite) preferred but not necessary Sensitivity to working with at-risk youth Time commitment is flexible (10-15 hrs. week) Prefer someone who can make a 3-month commitment Edgewood Center for Children and Families, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

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