We're hiring! - Social Media student assistant

Web Communications (within Marketing and Communications) is looking for a student assistant to join our social media team. We are searching for a creative student who understands at least the basics of social media and wants to help tell the Wayne State story in new and unique ways. The ideal candidate is a good communicator, a self-starter and eager to learn new things.


Along with the other social media team members, you will be responsible for:

  • Updating and scheduling posts to the main social media accounts with provided content
  • Assisting the social media team in creating original content (including possibly being featured in videos/content as needed)
  • Creating new content on the fly
  • Attending events and report on highlights (some events¬†may be outside of normal working hours, ie. Commencement, Admitted Student Day, etc.)
  • Helping track stats and create reports
  • Planning student-oriented campaigns and contests to increase engagement on specified platforms
  • Attending weekly social planning meetings
  • Selecting and scheduling the Spotlight of the Day


  • Be available during designated work hours on Slack and phone
  • Daily updates and progress of assignments posted for the entire team
  • Be flexible - many changes happen in the world of social media
  • There are times where the social team will need to be available for events outside of a normal work day - Ex. Commencement ceremonies


  • Available 15-20 hours during the school year with additional availability in the summer
  • Current Wayne State University Student
  • Majoring in PR or Journalism is ideal but not a requirement
  • Ability to write/create content for all social media platforms

How to apply

  1. Email a cover letter and resume to web@wayne.edu with the subject line "Social media application"
  2. Be sure to include links to your personal and any organizational social media accounts you have assisted with managing.