Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Interactive / Social Media Project Intern / Virtual, work from home, and/or Ottawa, Ontario

Peace & Conflict Planners Canada Inc.
Position: Interactive / Social Media Project Intern
Term: 3-6 months

Remuneration: Unpaid internship; potential for future employment

Location: Virtual, work from home, and/or Ottawa, Ontario

Project Description:

Project Identigenesis® strengthens and enhances local economies andcultures to counter the negative results of state failures, includingtransitioning economies, weakening cultures and identities, and failedinstitutions. Democracy is supported through Project Identigenesis®because it provides a voice for people. Part incubator/innovationcentre, community public space and online portal, Project Identegenisis® is a world's first that creates physical/virtualarchitectural spaces representative of the advanced technological erain which we currently live. Project Identigenesis® incorporates thelogic of "Effects Based Approach to Operations" designed withstability, peace and economic strength as the end-state objective.

Position Description:
Implement strategy and maintain social media presence for Project Identigenesis, a PCP Canada Project. Social media consists ofmaintaining presence on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter andothers as appropriate.
As primary social media publicist for Project Identigenesis, you willwork with the Project Intern and use their research and projectoutline to write and post articles about industry trends and updatesin a conversational style. You will ensure blog content capturesreaders' interest while promoting the project and the company message.The intern will be required to take direction from executive staff andthe managing director of the organization. You will use online socialnetworking techniques for collaboration with people inside and outsidethe organization while promote the project and company objectives.
Duties And Responsibilities:
- Implement and maintain plan for organization's Internet presence toinclude management of online groups.- Perform continuous enhancements and modifications to blogs andsocial media outlets.- Build the Project Identigenesis online presence- Attract experts, partners and team members to Project Identigenesis- Assess new standards, technologies and trends, and formulate plansfor future enhancement to social media strategies.- Use latest syndication and blogging tools with HTML, when appropriate.- Ensure blog(s) are accessible from a variety of differentenvironments and push to other websites and discussion groups.- Respond promptly to blog comments and email- Provide metrics of traffic statistics, reports and blog commentfeedback to appropriate areas.- Research, write/edit and create layout for new articles and features.- Act as liaison between blog readers and PCP Canada.- Interface collaboratively with the web team to insure cohesivenessbetween blog(s) and corporate web site.- Perform other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
Possess engaging "conversational" writing skills with a professionalposture. Must be computer and Internet/search engine savvy to performonline research. Must thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurialenvironment. Must be proactive and have a strong desire to learnsocial media and apply practical learning to enhance internet presencefor the Project and for PCP Canada and related companies. Must work invirtual environment. Undergraduate university student preferred.Intern must be fluent in English.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required:
* Ability to evaluate new and evolving blog technologies.* Solid understanding of all sections related to the anatomy of a blogand WordPress* Ability to use syndication and pinging tools* Knowledge and understanding of current editing, authoring tools, andrelated blog technologies.* Ability to utilize computerized word processing, blogging andinternet software.* Knowledge and understanding of internet operations and functionality
* Proofreading and editing skills.* Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.* Ability to write simply with a conversational style* Writing should be informative, but not verboseSocial Networking
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability towork effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diversecommunity.* Present professional, but friendly posture with colleagues, network,and throughout the Internet* Provide management and key departments with intelligence from blogfeedback, metrics and external discussions related to online content* Collaborate with internal departments to enhance blog features and presence* Act as ambassador and liaison for company with the Internet communityBusiness Acumen
* Ability to include corporate objectives and mission throughoutsocial media engagement* Solicit feedback from company executives* Understand mission of company* Assist management in identifying opportunities, based on newdevelopments in social media* Maintain high ethics with social media, online content and daily work tasks

Submit your cover letter and resume to:John Meharg, Director of Research & Innovation

About PCP Canada:Peace & Conflict Planners is a social enterprise company, with a focuson economic growth and cultural successes that accelerate thedevelopment of communities in transition within the peace and conflictcycle. PCP was incorporated in 2001.
We apply international best practices through innovations, researchand development, analysis, planning, implementation, management, andevaluation to improve the results of client projects.
Peace & Conflict Planners offers products and services supporting thefull spectrum of operations from peace to conflict. The company hasits roots in Armour Development, a large-scale land development andReal Estate company with over 40 years of success in Markham OntarioCanada. The company pioneered culture and economic developmentprojects, such as exceptional residential complexes, shopping courts,industrial parks, and recreational centres. Such pioneering helpedtransition Markham Ontario into an economic powerhouse and providedPCP with our foundational knowledge and praxis.

PCPs President, Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg, leads a consortium ofglobally-based expert practitioners with expertise along the spectrumof operations, including international development andhumanitarianism, defence and security, reconstruction, peacebuildingand economic development.

Our service sector encompasses the spectrum of intervention operationsand we are active in many aspects of our client projects' lifecycle,including innovations, research and development, analysis, projectplanning, implementation, management and evaluation. We apply advancedweb-based communication processes and new-use technologies in all ourprojects.
Our mission is to improve quality of life in Canada and abroad throughcultural and economic development along the spectrum of peace andconflict. We are growing our company and building national andinternational partnerships.

For more about PCP Canada, visit

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