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Join Our Team at LGBTQ San Diego County News

At LGBTQ San Diego County News, we are committed to informing, uplifting, and connecting the diverse LGBTQ community through accurate reporting and engaging content. Our mission is to foster inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and drive positive change within the LGBTQ community. We’re always looking for passionate and talented individuals to join our team and help us achieve these goals.


Why Work With Us?

  • Inclusive Environment: We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Impactful Work: Your contributions will directly impact the LGBTQ community in San Diego County, helping to tell important stories and bring about positive change.
  • Professional Growth: We offer mentorship and professional development opportunities to help you grow and advance in your career.
  • Flexible Work Options: We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexible working hours and remote work options.

Current Job Openings:

Independent Contractor – Advertising and Sales Representative

Position Overview: We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven Advertising and Sales Representative to join our team as an independent contractor. This role will focus on generating advertising sales and building strong relationships with local businesses and organizations. The position is commission-based, offering you the opportunity to earn based on your performance.

  • Location: San Diego, CA (Remote Position and In-Office Meetings) 
  • Duration: Full-time/Part-Time
  • Hours: 20-40 hours per week
  • Pay: Competitive commission pay
Learn more and apply!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sales and Outreach:
    • Identify and prospect potential advertisers aligned with our mission.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing clients.
    • Present advertising options and customized solutions to meet client needs.
  • Client Management:
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for advertisers, ensuring satisfaction and addressing any concerns.
    • Negotiate contracts and manage the sales process from start to finish.
    • Provide regular updates and reports to clients on campaign performance.
  • Marketing and Promotion:
    • Collaborate with the marketing team to create compelling sales materials and presentations.
    • Stay informed about industry trends and competitors to effectively position our advertising solutions.
  • Performance Tracking:
    • Meet and exceed sales targets and performance goals.
    • Track and report on sales activities and results, providing insights for improvement.
  • Qualifications:
    • Proven experience in advertising sales, media sales, or related field.
    • Strong understanding of digital and traditional advertising methods.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
    • Self-motivated with a results-oriented mindset.
    • Familiarity with the LGBTQ community and related issues is a plus.
  • Compensation:
    • Independent contractor status with commission-based pay structure, offering competitive earning potential based on performance.
    • Opportunities for bonuses and incentives based on achieving sales targets.
  • Additional Requirements:
    • All contacts and work done on behalf of LGBTQ San Diego County News is the property of the company.
    • A non-compete clause will be required as part of the contract agreement.
  • Benefits:
    • Flexible working hours and remote work options.
    • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment.
    • Chance to make a meaningful impact on the LGBTQ community through your work.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are passionate about this role, and examples of your social media work (if available) to [email protected] by July 03, 2024.


Paid Marketing and Communication Intern  

Position Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and creative Marketing and Communication Intern with a true passion for navigating the spectrum of digital and traditional marketing and media communication strategies. This role will primarily focus on managing our social media presence, managing sponsorship agreements, promoting advertiser campaigns, and conveying LGBT news. The intern will assist in the overall success of the organization, including the growth and expansion of the company.

  • Location: San Diego, CA (Remote Position and In-Office Meetings) 
  • Duration: Summer 2024, 6 months] 
  • Hours: 4 hours per week
  • Pay: Paid stipend & school credit
Learn more and apply!

Social Media Management:

  • Develop, curate, and schedule engaging content across all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Monitor social media channels for trending news, audience engagement, and opportunities to increase reach.
  • Respond to comments, messages, and inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist in developing and executing social media campaigns to promote our content, events, and initiatives.

Sponsorship Marketing:

  • Assist in creating sponsorship proposals and presentations.
  • Coordinate with sponsors to ensure deliverables are met and maintain strong, positive relationships.
  • Track and report on the performance of sponsorship initiatives.

Advertiser Promotions:

  • Work with the sales team to support advertising campaigns and promotions.
  • Develop promotional content and materials for advertisers.
  • Assist in managing and executing promotional events and activities.
  • Analyze and report on the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.

Community Engagement:

  • Assist with day-to-day community and fan engagement, page and content moderation, as well as general outreach.
  • Assist in monitoring key online conversations and events to make sure brands are participating effectively and are being well-represented.
  • Seed approved content and editorial pieces to key influencers and other identified sites and blogs.

Research:

  • Assist with basic research as needed to engage the community and investigate any trending activities within the community.

Written Communication:

  • Draft social media content, help draft e-newsletters, and other communication based on input from various departments to then be reviewed.
  • Collaborate with the entire team to identify potential sponsors and partners aligned with our mission.

Analysis:

  • Take data from research and performance analytics to help create reports for our constituents that draw conclusions on performance and provide recommendations for campaign optimization.

Education and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or Journalism.
  • Working knowledge of online networks (Facebook, X/Twitter, TikTok, Threads, Instagram, YouTube, Google, etc.).
  • Advanced skills in Google Drive (Docs, Sheets) Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and ability to learn other software.
  • Exceptional writing and grammatical skills with a flair for social media communication.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with shifting priorities.

Benefits

  • Hands-on experience in a dynamic and supportive environment.
  • Impactful projects contributing to the LGBTQ community.
  • Mentorship and professional development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours and remote work options.
  • Stipend or academic credit (depending on internship structure).

Internship Funding:

This internship is generously funded by a third-party LGBTQ organization, which will be responsible for paying the intern’s stipend. This partnership allows us to offer valuable opportunities for growth and learning while ensuring our interns are fairly compensated for their contributions.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are passionate about this role, and examples of your social media work (if available) to [email protected] by July 03, 2024.


We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who share our passion for media in the LGBTQ community. If you don’t see an internship or position that fits your skills but are interested in working with us, feel free to send your resume and a brief introduction to [email protected].

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