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WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Hours: 10-12 hours/week; days & times flexible based on student availability. Position Summary: WXPN is seeking a Social Media intern to assist with expanding our digital outreach and marketing efforts. Interns are expected to have experience with most social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.) on at least a personal level (use in a professional setting preferred). They must be able to think strategically and see how social media fits into the overall WXPN brand, including World Cafe and The Key. Interns must be able to assist in formulating social media plans (once ample information is provided), and then carry them out (both independently and in collaboration). They must be able to measure and document the impact of social media, and then suggest steps to increase engagement.

Duties:
  • Creating new content across social media platforms
  • Uploading videos, images, downloads, etc.
  • Finding users to follow/friend/like our business
  • Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our business
  • Replying to comments, messages, etc.
  • Report findings to the team.
  • Consistently learn and grow, ask pertinent questions
  • Ability to create and upload content using Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat (minor video editing skills are a plus)


Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Be creative with an eye for design and visual
  • Knowledge of digital media software – Photoshop or other graphic design software, etc. is preferred – how to use wordpress, twitter and tumblr.
  • Knowledge of video editing software – iMovie or Windows Live Movie Maker is a plus
  • Knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.
  • Willingness to write Facebook and Tumblr posts daily
  • Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh, fun ideas on how to grow our online presence
  • Ability to identify a target market and “speak” to that consumer through social media
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams


Application Requirements: If applicant has experience doing social media for school organizations, other internships, etc., please submit examples of this work in addition to a resume and application form.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

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Work Study Coordinator

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