Employment

We are currently seeking candidates for the following position(s):
 
 

Communications Intern

Ideal Candidate 

A strong communicator and natural social media maven with a passion for equitable education and/or racial justice that is capable of capturing BWS’s mission in action and turning it into an engaging social media story/post. This could be a multi-year opportunity for successful candidates.

 

Summary

The Communications Intern will join an existing Development Office of four individuals and will be the second member of a two-person communications team. Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Development, Communications and Foundations, the Communications Intern will help tell the story of the Bishop Walker School through a variety of communications channels by helping to create content, editing it for different platforms/audiences, and sharing it with those audiences at data-informed times.

 

Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Knowledge of current best practices and trends for social media platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

  • Must be comfortable in a variety of in-person environments, from working around children in a K-5 classroom to going on an outdoor field trip to Kingman Island to attending events with top-level donors at Washington National Cathedral

  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut, or similar video editing software required

  • Experience using social media analytics tools to inform strategy preferred

  • Must own a new or relatively new smartphone with a top of the line camera

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite preferred

 

Responsibilities

  • Creating and editing content for digital and print media

  • Differentiating stories for different platforms and audiences

  • Using social media and other analytical tools to inform communications

  • Recording and editing video for different channels

  • Capturing photo of school events as needed

  • Helping with internal communications as needed

  • Assisting with copywriting and proofreading

  • Creating, organizing, and curating photo & video archives

  • Event support 

  • Development Office support as needed

 

Hours 

10-15 per week with a possibility of more hours during busy periods

 

Application Requirements 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Associate Director of Development, Communications and Foundations, Gary Jared at gjared@bishopwalkerschool.org. Please CC Director of Finance and Operations Ian Keener at ikeener@bishopwalkerschool.org. Portfolio submissions are encouraged.