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HCRN seeks Communications Intern

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Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) is currently seeking a part-time communications intern. Students working toward a college degree in Marketing/Communications, Advertising, Public Relations or English are preferred.

Job Description

The communications intern will assist with communications tasks including, but not limited to: writing and editing, photo and video editing, web and social media analytics, social media content, graphic design, contact management and other communications and administrative support tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience:
    • Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)
    • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications a plus
    • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing
  • Desired Skills:
    • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
    • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired.
    • Knowledge of HTML, website content management and graphic design a plus
    • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator) applications is preferred. Training will be provided.
  • Learning / Work Style
    • Genuine enthusiasm for creating compelling marketing materials to support Hoosier Cancer Research Network and Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium.
    • Self-starter, good time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner
    • Ability to work well independently, and collaboratively within a team

Duties will be tailored to intern’s interest/area of study, but typical duties of the marketing and communications intern include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Media
    • Draft and organize social media content to promote blogs, videos and media coverage on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
    • Contribute to social media quantitative and qualitative analytics reporting.
    • Create and coordinate content for social media campaigns.
  • Content Creation/Graphic Design
    • Design patient fliers, graphics, PowerPoints, and other marketing materials.
    • Assist in planning, writing, and managing e-blasts and e-newsletters.
    • Demonstrate ability to create, manipulate, and combine a variety of media into a finished work, from sources including video footage, audio recordings, presentation slides, photographs, and graphics.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with others on assigned projects.
  • Contact Management
    • Manage contact lists across multiple platforms (email marketing, website, Outlook).

Other projects as assigned.

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours weekly. Hours and work dates are flexible and may be set according to applicant’s class/work schedule. This position will be expected to be in the office, located at 7676 Interactive Way # 120, Indianapolis, IN 46278

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as computer software and documentation and procedure manuals.  Will have the ability to write routine reports and business correspondence.

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete issues.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to use a computer.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms for supplies.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus when using a computer.

MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • The mental demands represent 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.  Mental demands represent high attention to detail (both written and verbal), managing multiple concurrent tasks, working with deadlines, personal initiative.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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.

To Apply: Please a send cover letter, resume, writing sample and/or portfolio to Alex TenBarge at atenbarge@hoosiercancer.org. Applicant may be asked to present their portfolio of created works during the interview process.

About Hoosier Cancer Research Network:

Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly known as Hoosier Oncology Group) conducts innovative cancer research in collaboration with academic and community physicians and scientists across the United States. The organization provides comprehensive clinical trial management and support, from conception through publication. Created in 1984 as a program of the Walther Cancer Institute, Hoosier Cancer Research Network became an independent nonprofit clinical research organization in 2007. Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has conducted more than 230 trials in a variety of cancer types and supportive care, resulting in more than 350 publications. More than 9,000 subjects have participated in Hoosier Cancer Research Network clinical trials.