Summer 2017 - Social Media Assistant


The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA is looking for a fall Social Media Assistant to help generate visibility and heighten awareness of the Center, its research, events and experts. Proven experience with  professionally managing multiple social media channels [Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc] for organizations or companies is preferred.  Familiarity with the energy-related topics covered by the Center is preferred.

Qualifications—we are seeking students who have experience:

  • Managing / running social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and developing compelling and interactive campaigns.
  • Growing a digital and social media audience.
  • Using email newsletter platforms (e.g., Mailchimp).
  • Promoting content generated through multiple mediums [print, audio, video, etc].
  • Editing/updating website content and media (e.g., photos, video) through a basic content management system platform (e.g., Drupal)

Additionally, candidates should have:

  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills, including strong attention to detail and ability to work efficiently and effectively with a team in a very fast-paced environment.
  • General marketing / outreach experience and HTML skills are helpful but not required.
  • The ability to work well in a team while being self-motived.
  • Familiarity with energy- and climate-related topics.

Time & Compensation

We prefer candidates who can work at least 20 hours/week but will consider those who cannot. Compensation starts at $12/hr and is commensurate with experience. 

Application Deadlines

The deadline for the Summer 2017 term is April 30, 2017. However, the position may be filled on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

Please email with any questions.