To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.


Social Media Intern1

  • Company: *iHub_
  • Deadline: Monday 15th October 2012
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Are you obsessed with finding and sharing great stories online? Do you have a passion for the web, especially in the social media arena? Do you have a lot of enthusiasm for the social space, have a strong personal network, are a naturally social person and work well in teams?

iHub is looking for a social media intern, who is willing to learn new skills and isn’t  afraid to tackle big projects, to join us from mid-October to December. 

The ideal candidate should be creative, have a fun personality, and is thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building new relationships. 

Some cool stuff that you will learn: 

  •  You will acquire an editorial lens: being able to package content across blogs and social media platforms and creating a demand
  •  Expand your knowledge of digital practices: Setting up analytics software, managing an editorial calendar, web reporting, best practices for online media 
  •  Cultivating relationships with editors, bloggers, online audiences
  •  Maintain iHub’s presence online on social media sites by starting conversations online and nurturing online visitors into deeper levels of involvement
  •  Build relationships with the online communications staff in other hubs 
  •  Work with the Editor to provide content and graphics for iHub newsletters, iHub blog and website and other media channels as appropriate
  •  Research and develop ways to improve engagement 

What we require: 

(Background in communication, marketing, journalism, or other related discipline is not a requirement though an advantage!)

  •  Solid writing skills are a must, as are a passion for information and research, and a strong sense of ethics
  •  Bold, critical thinker, loves interacting with social media sites
  •  A good sense of wit and charm in your writing 
  • Some social panache 
  • Willing to learn new skills in media, social media and digital strategy
  • Ability to execute: An implementer able to translate a social media plan into results, track social media analytics, monitor online conversations and build brand presence 
  • Highly organized, and ability to prioritize work

You will work closely with the (fun and creative) Media and Web team at iHub. 

As a social media intern, you’re going to be much like any other intern, or other staff member — ability to work under [their] own direction. Show initiative, ideas. Ability to execute. Creativity.

*This is a paid internship. 

“Someone who is creative, good at coming up with ideas — willing to take an idea and run with it without a lot of micro-managing…”












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