Other agencies might call it an internship program, but we offer and expect more.
Our Specialist program was crafted to be the leading program for college students and recent grads to build a future career in marketing or design. We see it as the last internship you’ll ever do.
You should apply for our Social Media Specialist position if:
- You have real-world experience managing social media platforms for organizations or companies.
- You want hands-on experience with the business side of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
- You love building engagement across multiple social media platforms.
- You’re interested in a career managing social media for professional organizations.
If Accepted, Your Day to Day Work May Consist of:
- Creating Weekly Social Media Content for Clients
- Grow Instagram Engagement
- Analyze Paid Social Advertising
- Crafting Varied Posts Across Industries & Networks
Our Specialists work 20 – 35 hours per week collaborating with our full-time employees, working for both our clients and Online Optimism itself. In return, we make sure they receive valuable, real-world experience, hourly pay, and the opportunity to team up with the best and brightest in the city.
COVID-19 & Our Specialist Program
Since COVID-19 began upending the world as we know it, our Specialists have had the opportunity to work entirely remotely. Most of them have taken the chance to do so, with a few electing to work in office following COVID-protocols. Since then, we’ve had three full Specialist programs come and go. We feel, and our surveys of Specialists show, that this program continues to be highly successful in accomplishing its goals through COVID-19.
Although you may work from home, we still seek candidates living in the cities where our clients are based: New Orleans and Atlanta. We’ve found this is most successful, and allows our team to come together to celebrate outdoors following safe protocols.
What Are Some Features of Our Specialist Program?
Real Work, Real Experience
This opportunity isn’t about getting your boss coffee – we already have cold brew on tap for that.
You’ll spend your time here working on real assignments and projects, being involved in actual client work, and teaming up with full-time Optimists as well as handling tasks independently. As one of our Specialists, you’ll leave us with a complete portfolio of work as well as a killer answer when you’re asked to talk about a time you proved yourself in your next interview.
Cold, Hard Cash
We provide $10/hour pay to all of our Specialists. For those still in school, we’re also happy to do everything we can to get you college credit. In addition, when your department director attends networking events and educational lunches, we’ll be sending you as well, ticket included.
Launch Your Career in New Orleans or Atlanta Through Our Internship
A majority of our full-time team started at Online Optimism as Specialists, and many of our Specialists go on to work at some of the top digital marketing agencies around.
An Optimistic Culture
Our company aims to keep our team happy and facilitate work any way we can, which is why we provide you:
- Weekly happy hours
- A casual dress code
- Care packages
- Remote holiday and birthday celebrations
Bettering Your Community
As part of our efforts to educate, inform, and improve our work, our Optimists often attend networking and educational events. We believe this need extends to our Specialists as well. While you are a Specialist at Online Optimism, we’ll be sending you to at least 2 virtual networking events that emphasize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in marketing. You’ll also have the opportunity to join our organization’s bookclub, and participate in other efforts that our agency is working toward.
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