So I’m looking for a new project. I say “project,” but I use that word loosely. You could have one big thing that you need done, or you could have six tiny things that all contribute to the goals of your organization. You could have a team that needs just a little bit of help, or you need just a bit of help building a team. You could be starting some brand new venture, or taking a look back at what you’ve completed. For that matter you could be one person who needs a bit of extra help managing things. I’m open. What I’m looking for the most is something engaging that I can stretch my mind doing (meeting new people and learning something new would be nice too).
Here’s a quick overview of what I’m looking for:
- Two to six month project, working an average of 10-15 hours a week. I’ll consider this a success is if we both learn something while we work together.
- It’s got to be virtual. If you have an office in the NYC area, I’d be happy to stop in, say hello, meet everyone, or even work there occasionally. Realistically, most of the work should be able to be done via the web, and we can keep in touch as many different ways as you’d like – Skype, Twitter, Basecamp, instant message, carrier pigeon. It’s up to you.
- Ideally I’ll be working in some kind of marketing function for your organization. That said, I think of marketing pretty broadly. I think public relations, advertising, internal communications, customer relations, and developer relations are all marketing functions because they all represent your brand to both internal and external customers. You can think of me as a digital envoy, interacting with others online to help further the goals of your organization.
- I’m not looking to get paid. Yes, you read that right – I’ll work for you for free. Again, this is meant to be a learning experience for me, not a second income. So no stipend or college credit required. You can think of me as a consultant if you’d like; either way, I’m sure you (or your boss) isn’t going to mind the price tag of zero if they need some extra help.
Now here’s a bit about me:
- Graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where I studied marketing, media, and politics in an attempt to understand what drives people to make decisions (from purchase intent to voting behavior to the impact of the communication channel). Major highlights there included founding the Ademos Projet, a social marketing venture, and completing my colloquium on the role of propaganda in modern democracy.
- Completed two virtual internships since I’ve graduated (in addition to my day job). The first was at Careerealism, where I was part of a team working to increase traffic to their site via Twitter. The second was with Squidoo, where I helped brainstorm ideas for a variety of projects. Both were interesting experiences, and I actually ended up being interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article about virtual internships as a result. I’ve also been holding down a full time job since graduation. I prefer not to say where for privacy, but you can find out if you do a little digging (I’ll take that as a sign of your interest).
- Consider me up to date on most of the social media platforms you’ve heard of. I can also do some basic video and audio editing in a pinch, and I’ve used WordPress installations on several projects.
- If you want to know more then I’d recommend checking out my writing here. It should give you a pretty good sense of what my mind is like. You can also follow me on Twitter or try and stalk me on any other number of social media platforms. That last bit I’ll leave in your hands.
Like what you’ve read so far?
Then get in touch with me if you think I’m a good fit for what you have in mind. You can reach me via Twitter, Facebook, or you can even send an e-mail to “me [at] jedcohen [dot] com.” Or you can, you know, leave a comment. That works too.
Look forward to hearing from you.