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I’m Daren Forsyth and I am the new Chief Marketing Officer for a “Start Up” Charity called
TAG International Development (TAG ID)
…and we are looking to hire interns for the summer. Interested ? Read on…
TAG is different in many ways; our focus is to share unique expertise in developing countries. Our goal: to “Change Lives by Sharing Expertise”.
For a bit more detail on TAG ID, you can visit the website I have inherited: http://tagdevelopment.org I have altered the text since joining; in all honesty, that is as far as I can improve things without a team. This may be where you come in…
Here’s our deal: If you don’t know me, or you don’t follow me on Twitter, you could check my LinkedIn Profile to understand a little more about who I am and what I’ve done (Search Google too for some additional info about me, if you’d like). I’m hoping you might be able to help with the next chapter.
The roles are digital/online-based and the projects are in areas of Social Media, Social Change and Non Profit models that change lives.
The team I’m looking to build has three components:
Technical – Geek (only true, real and proud geeks need apply)
If coding and data are your passion, I reckon I can give you some stretching tasks, as well as some basics support tasks too.
Do you enjoy creating mash ups?
Do you know your way around FaceBook, Google, Flickr and Twitter API’s?
Are you happy working remotely as well as part of a group in a dev/office environment?
Can you create and design beautiful things to look at, but in a way that the information/content is easy to absorb/access in various media formats: paper, web pages, wallpapers, backgrounds, tee shirts, video credits/edits, anything, really.
Are you passionate about branding, or are you anti brand? No matter. If brand concepts interest you, talk to me about that.
You must have a legal copy of Photoshop on your laptop. If you don’t have a legal copy, we will buy you a Student license– if you are a student.
Content/Conversation/Communication “The 3C Hybrid” (I just made that up)
Dovetailing with your tech and creative team mates (and me): you’re able to create engagement opportunities and conversations, you always share as much as you can, you’ve always done that naturally, and you adore connecting people with things/stuff that you or someone else knows.
Maybe people have said to you: “You’re too honest”, “How do you know all this?”, “Wow, your blog post was brilliant”, “How do you do that?”, or “What is it that you do, again?”
Maybe you have been studying PR, or Media Production, or even Marketing?
The “3CHybrid” is going to be the trickiest person to find because, truth is, I’m not going to know until I meet you if you’re the right person. So, engage me online, ok? And let’s see where it goes.
Now, a little about us and how we are looking at this internship:
We are always up for listening to *you* and learning from *you* –especially if you have ideas about how things could work better for all of us. (It’s not a one-way street, although making a great cuppa tea can go a long way).
You can work from home, your local park, coffee shop, or library. We don’t care. But you will have to:
1. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it (Fair?)
2. Come to #ThatLondon when we need you. We will pay your expenses and put you up, when needed. (It could be fun)
3. Not just talk, but “DO”. We love conversations, and not just those limited to work. But you’ve got to know how to “do”, as well. (Actions, not words, are what you’ll be evaluated on- not what you said or how eloquently you said it.)
Also: We will pay you a meager weekly wage and some expenses; you’ll get a lunch allowance too, except on days when you’re with me and I’m buyin’. (Remember: there is no such thing as a free lunch.)
We respect and appreciate everyone’s skills and talents–everyone’s! (We may take the piss a ‘lil’, and we encourage you to give it back.)
You will be part of a four-person team. There’s no room for prima donnas. If you can’t work in a team, you will struggle and be unhappy quite quickly. (So, if you know you can’t hack it, please don’t apply.)
We don’t have fixed hours or days of work. We don’t really have holidays, either. But if you need to rest, then rest-and come back to us “up for it”. (We work hard, really hard. We’ll need you to do the same.)
As part of our team, working with us on game-changing projects, you’ll meet great folks, make invaluable contacts, go to unforgettable events and gatherings. Mainly though, you’ll participate in and deliver something truly amazing this summer. I promise.
If you’re still reading this, fantastic. Come to Twitter, say “Hi” to @TagDaren, and accompany your greeting with a message that “says” you in 140. Oh, and please add the hashtag, #TagID.
Good luck! - Daren
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