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Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant Opportunity with University Communications ($10/hour)

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2016 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

Title:  Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications


Supervisor:    Rebecca Bernstein, Director of Strategy and Digital Communications,

716-645-4583, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus
Position Duration:    Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Application Due Date:          October 28, 2016

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     November 2016  / May 2017

Paid Position?           Yes ($10/hr)

  1. Position Details

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible and its communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB through social media and continually engaging with our online audiences. Tasks will include researching, curating, and producing content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)


  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 20 hours during summer 2016.
  • All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.


The Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Director and Sr. Associate Director, and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and Snapchat
  • Plan, write, produce and distribute content (including video) on social media
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities
  • Support university-wide communicators network activities


  • Strong understanding of and experience using social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, LinkedIn, Snapchat), web technologies, mobile apps
  • Video production skills, esp. knowledge of video editing tools
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Excellent writing (esp. for web and social) and visual (e.g. photo selection, video production) skills
  • Keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Enthusiastic team player.
  • Able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time manager.
  • Strong verbal communicator.
  • Comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints
  • Comfortable in front of the camera; willingness to act as a host when needed

To apply:

  1. Complete the following pre-qualification form:
  2. Send the following to
  • Cover letter and resume, including:
    • Relevant experience or coursework
    • URLs for your social media pages or web pages
    • Your Academic Major, projected month and year of graduation
    • Availability to work in summer 2016
    • What makes you a stand out candidate for the job (experience and personal characteristics)
    • Details of your background in communications, web and social media
    • Name and contact information for 2-3 references.
  • Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of October 28, 2016. Start date is flexible. Start date is November 15, 2016.


The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer