Communications Internship, Fall 2018 – Canadian Ministries

  • Company:
    Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

The Network blogging Internship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in writing, ministry, and engaging with a digital community.The Network ( is a popular ministry sharing blog of the CRCNA that averages over 63,000 page views a month. As part of The Network team, you’ll have the opportunity to start and join discussions on the site, develop blogging best practices, and gain a better understanding of online community and content management.This position will also explore other aspects of digital communications, investigating best practices of other ministries and offering suggestions for improvement.This internshipruns Fall semester 2018, 10 hours per week andoffers flexibility to work in the Communications office in Burlington, Ontario, and to work remotely at times.Please complete an online application, attaching a resume & cover letter for consideration by July 1, 2018.GENERAL DUTIESPost a minimum of 1 blog, resource, or discussion topic per week that provides a Canadian Christian Reformed perspective.Research blogging and other digital communication best practices and develop writing style and the development of a means to fit this platform, i.e. learn to write in a conversational tone, create better headlines, and encourage reader feedback.Assist Content and Community Manager in the process of editing, organizing and publishing posts.Understand comment guidelines and act as moderator when needed.Utilize google analytics and social media (i.e. Facebook Twitter, etc.) to find trends and increase reader engagement.Seek out potential bloggers or ‘conversation-starters’ with expertise or interest in church ministry in Canada and help get started on the site. This may include willingness to help write a blog, conduct an interview-style post, etc.Meet with Canadian Ministry leaders (Canadian Ministries Director, Diaconal Ministries Canada staff, Service Link staff, Canadian Aboriginal Ministries Committee members, Race Relations coordinator, etc) to learn about Canadian ministry and identify possible blog topics (e.g. PIPEDA- what it means and why it matters in your church; Mission Montreal – what lessons can we learn for ministry with our non-Christian neighbors across Canada; Youth Ministry Project – what have we learned so far, where is the project going next; Financial Shalom project – info about CSS and other resources available to get churches thinking about financial planning and stewardship; Racism in Canada – why we can”t sit back and feel smugly superior to our US counterpartsBe part of the team that is developing CRCNA’s new Bridge app for local churches for input, comment and executing its successful rolloutNoneThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Enthusiastic about the CRCNA and its mission, vision and ministry around the world;Familiarity with social networking sites and/or active participant in an online community;Good writer with ability to formulate accurate and engaging headlines, short descriptions, updates, etc.Disciplined, self-motivated work style; able to function competently and productively with limited supervision; andGood organizational skills with attention to detail;University or College students in a writing or ministry-related program.Third or fourth year students preferred.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.