Part-Time Technician

Social Media, Detroit PBS

Posting Date: 03/14/2024

We are actively pursuing dynamic and diverse team members to join us in the role of Social Media Intern in Wixom, MI.

The social media intern will work closely with the Digital & Marketing department to support the promotion of various productions, events, and initiatives via social media, which includes writing, strategic planning, research, and creation of digital assets.

The Digital & Marketing department will work with the successful candidate to develop an internship program that meets the needs of Detroit PBS and the interests, skills, and career aspirations of the individual.

How to Apply

Essential Functions

  • Write accurate, engaging, well-researched copy for various Detroit PBS social media platforms – including primarily Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Compile databases of various interest groups to maximize reach and expand audience.
  • Conduct research assignments, as needed by the department.
  • Write social media posts that engage and expand Detroit PBS’s audience.
  • Participate in brainstorming meetings for social media, which may include specific assignments to plan or contribute to the planning of social media campaigns and/or tactics.
  • Identify ongoing best practices by researching the latest trends across local and national public media outlets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Basic Microsoft Office skills required, including Excel.
  • Basic knowledge of and fluency in social media, especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a 4-year university, sophomore or higher status preferred.
  • Pursuing business/marketing or communications/PR/journalism degree.
  • Able to work 12-20 hours per week for a maximum of 1 semester, or 16 weeks.

What You’ll Get

  • Opportunities to participate in personal and professional development programs.
  • Opportunities to serve our mission and community.
  • Great work environment.
  • Opportunities to generate relevant work in an exciting industry for your portfolio.


At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be able to:

  • Understand key functions and operations of the communications department of a media property and the social media activities of its various brands
  • Craft a social media plan for the promotion of programming, events, or other initiatives of a television/radio station.
  • Identify and apply best practices in various communications applications, including promotions, marketing, production, and social media.
  • Write engaging promotional, explanatory, and journalistic copy.
  • Learn about the role of broadcast media, particularly public media, in educating and engaging viewers.
  • Understand and use effective research and marketing techniques.

Intern applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university, or have recently (within the past 6 months) graduated with a relevant degree. The internship program is unpaid and focused on education and training.

No telephone calls or third parties. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Detroit Public Media, d/b/a Detroit PBS and WRCJ 90.9 FM, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at Detroit PBS will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The specific statements above are not intended to be all inclusive.

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Does the idea of joining our team of dedicated professionals with different backgrounds and experiences excite you? If so, we invite you to join us in our mission to educate, engage, entertain and inspire through the power of public media.

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