Are you interested in gaining experience with a startup? Would you like to work directly with the people who help shape the vision for the company? Do you want to be able to make a measurable impact that you can show future employers? Then considering working with Fan History LLC as a Community Outreach Intern!
Fan History LLC is a developing entertainment company focused on our core products of an wiki and a fan fiction, fan art and fan vidding link site. Fan History was founded two and a half years ago and incorporated 6 months ago by Laura Hale. In that period, Fan History has grown from a wiki with a few hundred pages and 200 visitors a month to a become a wiki with over 600,000 pages and getting over 45,000 unique visitors a month. We offer fans and entertainment related companies information that cannot be found elsewhere including a history of fan communities, the Internet’s largest directory of fans grouped by community, metrics data regarding the growth of fandom community and more. To learn more about our company and our sites, visit http://www.fanhistory.com/wiki/Fanhistory.com:About .
Role Description and Responsibilities:
Fan History LLC is currently seeking candidates interested in a part-time Community Outreach Internship. This is an unpaid internship that will be virtual in nature (i.e., much of the Intern’s work will be done remotely with regular interactions with Fan History LLC’s team via e-mail, instant messenger, phone, and face-to-face depending on location.) While the Internship is unpaid, the selected candidates will have an opportunity to be highly involved with the future direction of the company and will have an opportunity to attend events with Fan History LLC staff should any occur during the Intern’s tenure. Additionally, Fan History LLC is willing to work with the selected candidate for the purpose of obtaining academic credit related to this unique opportunity.
The primary responsibility of the Community Outreach Intern will involve engaging in outreach efforts to the larger fan community. As such, the Intern will be responsible for assignments and projects that include but are not limited to:
- Communicating with Fan History staff regarding content areas being worked on
- Contacting fansites, fan fiction archives, bloggers, convention dealers, fanzine publishers to let them know about Fan History, how it can help them in promoting their projects and asking them to help improve articles about their projects
- Developing relationships with fansites, fan fiction archives, bloggers, convention dealers, fanzine publishers
- Engaging the wider fan community in order to increase traffic and participation on Fan History Wiki
- Working with fan fiction archives and fan art sites to get them to list their works on FanworksFinder
- Updating relevant wiki articles
- Write blog entries to support activities being done
Fan History LLC is seeking some one with a strong mix of hard and soft-skills. To that end, the ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work through ambiguous problems and drive to answers
- Action-oriented mentality and strong drive for results
- Experience with wiki editing
- Knowledge of popular culture
This internship opportunity reports to the Founder and the CTO. This is an immediate opportunity and we are seeking candidates that can work a minimum of 5-15 hours each week. The weekly schedule is extremely flexible and can be developed around a candidate’s availability. This internship requires a minimum of an 8-10 week commitment.
What’s In It For You:
The selected candidate will be afforded the opportunity to immerse themselves in a developmental, exciting, and entrepreneurial work environment. Our business is about sharing information, teaching others about what is happening in the fan community and how this information can be applied to help them meet their goals. That premise carries through our activities both internally and externally – we place just as much an emphasis on our growing our audience share, growing the amount of information that we have available as we do on developing our staff’s skill sets and knowledge base.
The Intern will be afforded extraordinary opportunities for mentoring via interaction with our team. Our team has been involved in entertainment and fan communities for over ten years and has worked with entertainment companies to help them meet their goals. The Intern will be personally mentored by Fan History’s Founder and will gain access to our professional network for future job networking opportunities.
Are you ready to learn more than you think you can handle? Interested in launching new projects and developing relationships with a large group of people? Then contact Laura Hale, Founder of Fan History ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information or to express interest.
This is a Part-time internship offered for a term of 2 to 4 Months.