Thursday, January 26, 2012

Authors After Dark Needs a Social Media Liaison

I have had the pleasure of attending the first three Authors After Dark conferences. Sadly, I had to pass this year due to other travel commitments, but hopefully I'll get to the 2013 event. In the meantime, I think it's an event worth attending, especially if you are a reader and not necessarily an author. It's small, on purpose, and there's always something fun happening. Stella Price, who organizes the event, is in need of help, so I have posted her call below.

This looks like an opportunity for somebody looking for an internship related to publishing or marketing.

Hey everyone! Just putting this out there! AAD is going to be going through some INSANE planning in the next few weeks, Planning for Scheduling, parties and OMG the awesome that is the goodies. So we are getting our ducks in a row here and realized we need someone to fill a position that has become to big for Stella to manage on her own. Please read on and if your interested, we look forward to hearing from you!

Wanted: Social Media and Media Liaison for Authors After Dark

As AAD grows by literally leaps and bounds, we are now in need of a media liaison that will allow Stella to focus on the con, while ensuring her things are not going awry.

Duties to include but not limited to:
  • Updating Twitter both before and during the convention
  • Monitoring the forum for questions and new attendees
  • Monitoring the blog for questions and comments
  • Re-tweeting info about AAD
  • Tweeting AAD Featured Author Spotlights and posting summary of spotlights to AAD blog monthly
  • Monitoring AAD Facebook Page for questions and comments
  • Fielding requests for interviews for staff
  • Correspondence with TV/ Radio for city we are in
  • Correspondence with specialty groups and events
  • Liaison to visiting media at the convention proper
  • Working with Hotel to ensure visiting media is taken care of
  • Working with host city CVB for leads and scheduling
  • On-site escort and liaison for visiting media during the Authors After Dark Convention
Applicants must have a sunny disposition, good people, organizational and networking skills and above all, TIME to devote to this. This is a full time endeavor, and the applicant must be online often to work this.

Applicant will work closely with Stella through the year till August, and at the con will be in charge of the visiting media (host city TV/ Radio/ Print). Applicant will be the face of Authors After Dark’s PR department for the next 2 years (NOLA and SAVANNAH).

Compensation: Perks package negotiable. AAD is non profit and no monetary compensation will change hands. Present your wish list for compensation during application.

All interested applicants: Letter of intent, including experience, hours online a day, number of hours a week you can devote to this endeavor, any pertinent credentials and compensation package.

Position starts Feb 20th and runs till the end of Savannah 2013’s Event.

All applicants will be reviewed ASAP and a decision will be made soon after.

Contact: Stella Price- before Feb 3rd.

Thanks guys, and please, spread the word!

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