Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
StarChefs.com is accepting applications for a Winter/Spring 2010 Social Media Intern! If you have your finger on the pulse of social media marketing trends and want to learn even more, this is the position for you.
Interning with us will provide you substantive and challenging work experiences. You will have the opportunity to develop specific skills (i.e. research, writing, computer, presentation skills, culinary knowledge). A large part of this internship will focus on building and maintaining StarChefs.com's presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Digg, and other social networking sites. Using these tools, you'll be working with sponsors, promoting StarChefs events and content, and partnering with professional organizations.
You will also be working on specific sponsor campaigns which includes creating online media campaigns, advertorials, surveys and contests and monthly reporting. We hope that by the end of your internship you will be better able to set realistic goals for projects, develop social media strategies, manage your time better, understand online advertising and have a formal portfolio of your work that you can show future employers as evidence of your work and accomplishments.
Because we are a small company (19 employees), you have the opportunity to really make an impact on the company and the service we provide. Internships are for 3-6 months and are NOT PAID. Internships can be eligible for college credit and you will receive letter of recommendation. Last year, StarChefs hired on 3 of its interns for full-time employment.
In order to benefit from an internship with us you will need to be a self-starter capable of doing largely unsupervised work from your own computer. Necessary computer skills include web searches, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access), and Filemaker experience is a plus. Depending on the position you take you will need strong writing and research skills, strong interpersonal skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a drive for results.
StarChefs.com', the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995. StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's Culinary JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry. StarChefs.com features more than 30,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates traffic of over 30 million hits a month and was nominated for Best Web Site for Food and Nutrition by the James Beard Foundation. StarChefs also offers hospitality companies powerful marketing opportunities such as market research, campaign development, site advertising, product sampling through event sponsorship, lead generation, and contextually relevant sponsorship placements.
In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, the StarChefs.com JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry. StarChefs produces 5 events per year including the International Chefs Congress (www.starchefs.com/icc) and its young chef awards, The Rising Stars Revue (www.starchefs.com/risingstars) and has published its first book StarChefs.com Chefs to Know (www.starchefs.com/chefs-to-know).
StarChefs has doubled its revenues in the last 5 years. We are growing our staff and are looking for exceptional talent to join our team.