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U.S. News Social Media Intern (Part-time) at YouGov

  • Publishing/Arts Jobs
  • Freelancers/Contractors
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Work Remotely
  • Shift Part-Time

Job Description

The role brings together writing, news and politics expertise, and social media chops to create and share public opinion data of interest to the public. Topics include breaking news, policy, culture, entertainment, sports — and most of all in 2024, politics and the presidential election.

 

Bring together the best of social science and social media to share important findings on public opinion with the world. Dream up poll ideas that will resonate online and get back data to share on multiple platforms — often within 24 hours. Uncover insights about the 2024 election and help them spread around the globe. Manage high-profile social media accounts from the polling organization ranked fourth in the country — and first among high-volume pollsters — by 538. Collaborate with colleagues across the world to continue growing @YouGovAmerica as one of the top sources for U.S. public opinion findings and election indicators. Build a portfolio of high-profile tweets containing relevant and timely election insights.

 

What You Will Be Doing

  • Managing YouGov’s U.S. social media accounts
  • Writing posts and creating social-friendly charts to showcase our top findings
  • Evolving our accounts’ voice and style
  • Help us expand our social media on networks beyond Twitter/X
  • Brainstorming topics to poll
  • Closely following news and commentary, especially around politics and the 2024 election
  • Collaborating with colleagues
  • You’ll get experience managing popular social-media accounts for one of the best-known and highest rated U.S. pollsters during a presidential election year
  • Bring ideas you’ve gathered from your immersion in conversations on social media platforms to craft new polls and collect data that will resonate online
  • Shape our style and voice on social media

 

 What We Are Looking For

Required

  • Commitment to rigor and accuracy
  • Interest in and knowledge of politics and elections
  • Interest in and knowledge of best practices in social media
  • An interest in learning and growing in survey research
  • Comfort with collaborating and being edited
  • Creativity, empathy, imagination, and an orientation toward teamwork
  • Comfort in and/or openness to a remote work environment
  • Applicant must be based in the U.S.

 

Important

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every item on this list. We welcome candidates who want to grow in the role.

  • Interest in and knowledge of current events outside of politics
  • A portfolio of successful work in social media
  • Experience with creating data visualizations
  • Experience writing for a public audience

 

Nice to have:

  • Experience or studies in journalism or public relations
  • Experience or studies in survey research or a related field — such as political science, psychology, sociology, statistics, or communications
  • Experience writing and distributing newsletters
  • Experience creating podcasts
  • An understanding of statistics, weighting, and sampling methodology

 

Additional Information

Hiring Process Stages

  • Conversation with a recruiter
  • Interview with hiring manager
  • Interview with another member of the team
  • 30-minute test of brainstorming topics and writing sample social media posts

Position can be fully remote in the U.S.

This will be a part-time, paid internship: 20 hours per week, three months

Pay rate: $20/hour

 

YouGov is a global online research company, offering insight into what the world thinks.    

We speak daily to our panel of over 24 million registered members to understand opinion and behaviors around the world. We have a strong reputation as a source of accurate data and we’re trusted by the world’s biggest brands to get it right, making us the most quoted market research source in the world.  

Why join YouGov? 

Join our global team to help us achieve our social mission: to make millions of people’s opinions heard for the benefit of our local, national, and international communities. 

Understanding diversity of opinion requires diversity of background. Although our global panel of millions of people worldwide powers our research, our biggest asset is our people. If our research is to be truly representative of what the world thinks, we need people from all walks of life to be part of the team to bring their perspective to the work we do.  

Life at YouGov 

We are driven by a set of shared values. We are fast, fearless, and innovative. We work diligently to get it right. We are guided by accuracy, ethics, and proven methodologies. We respect and trust each other, bringing these values into everything that we do. 

We strive to provide YouGovers with best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. We want our employees to have a sense of belonging and uniqueness in a supportive workplace, so they can bring their full selves to work.  

Equal Opportunity Employer 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, HIV status, political affiliation, socioeconomic background, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law or in line with our responsibilities as a fair and ethic employer. All employment decisions are made based on occupational qualifications, merit, and business need. 

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