Internship/employment posting (Paid): Assistant to Producer/author (Evanston)

18 May 2017 11:57 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

 Description: Archivist-type work with a Newberry Library bound collection and social media work for pre-publication of book.

Assistant to six-time Emmy-winning producer, now author publishing book April 3, 2018, about her family’s life in 1960’s racially changing Chicago neighborhood and the impact her parents’ rooming house, a mentally-ill parent, Dad’s travel, and the changing community had on their marriage.  Redlined: A True Story of Racial Change in 1960’s Chicago. 

 QualificationsExcellent writing and organizational skills. Social media savvy. Able to write and post tweets and posts for FB, Instagram, etc. Patient. Able to advise on some aspects of social media. Able to write blog posts and use keywords effectively. Facility with Apple Photos program a plus.

Responsibilities: Learn the content of author’s book. Use that knowledge, along with author’s help and approval, to learn to post on social media: both creation of content and retweeting/responding. Scan portions of a twentieth century family archive, and use archivist skills to save into present structure of files (or create new files, as needed).Various other writing and organizing work. 

Position Available: Immediately; would like applicant to be available during both summer and fall, and probably into spring as well. Ideally, someone who may be available next summer (2018) and fall too.

Hours: Eight hours/ week to start. Flexible when those hours are put in. Would prefer them split up into two four hour sessions, if possible. We can discuss what works best for both of us. Hours could increase depending on skills of student.

Hourly: $15/ hour

Other requirements: Easy to get along with; flexible; self-starter; enthusiastic! 

Other Relevant Information:

Send resume and cover letter explaining how your skills match job description. 

Employee/ Intern will be working out of author’s home office in NW Evanston. (Easily accessible from city by Metra or CTA Redline to Evanston Purple line). Car best if live west. Easy parking. 

The last intern who worked for this author was hired by The Newberry Library. She had helped prepare my family archives for donation to the Newberry, which wants all for its Family Papers in Midwest Manuscripts Collection. A unique opportunity.

Contact information: (please start with email):

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Can text to: 847-757-1382 for quick update, but prefer email communication. 

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