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Digital Editorial Manager, AS/COA Online
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek an exceptional writer and copyeditor with demonstrated digital media experience and an interest in Latin America to serve as an editorial manager for our website (www.as-coa.org). The person should be able to manage competing demands across departments and our three U.S. offices. Americas Society and Council of the Americas are sister organizations focused on the most pressing issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. The position is based in our New York headquarters. Some international travel may be required.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editorial: Writing and producing content for the website, such as explainers, interviews, Latin America updates, blog posts, and infographics; assisting with the website’s editorial strategy.
  • Copyediting: First edits, copyedits, proofing, and factchecking of website content and organization-wide materials.
  • Website and CMS Management: Supporting updates to homepage and content across the site, troubleshooting website bugs, and coordinating with web developer on site updates.
  • Social media: Promoting, creating, and posting content about AS/COA’s publications and events to organizations’ main social media profiles, playing a central role in AS/COA’s social media strategy, live-tweeting events, and staying informed of best practices.
  • Analytics: Reviewing and reporting website and e-newsletter analytics, as well as tracking social media following.
  • Photo research: Conducting photo research for images to accompany AS/COA content and events, providing photo selection and editing support to other departments, and creating slideshows.
  • Marketing: Working on digital strategies to raise the profile of AS/COA, its international and domestic programming, and its publications.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years experience with online media, editing, and updating web content required.
  • Excellent English-language writing and editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish and knowledge of Latin America preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media, particularly when it comes to increasing followers and engagement, community management, analysis using analytics tools, and making use of social media as a marketing tool.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, audio editing, meme tools such as Canva, and infographic tools such as Piktochart or infogram highly preferred.
  • BA or MA in journalism, communications, or other relevant field.

Compensation:

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an EOE and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as outstanding benefits including an excellent health and dental plan, vacation, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Application Submission: Please submit resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, as well as online work and writing samples via email with the subject line "Editorial Manager, AS/COA Online" to WebJobs@as-coa.org Online portfolios welcomed. No phone calls please


Internship, Accounting
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas is seeking a student intern for the accounting department to work for approximately 15 to 20 hours per week. This position offers a college student an excellent opportunity to gain valuable practical experience while interning in an accounting department of two leading not-for-profit organizations. The pay rate for this position is $12 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Controller and Accounting Supervisor with regular accounting activity, including monthly closings.
  • Maintain detailed grant schedules according.
  • Reconcile program activity for the organizations.
  • Assist in performing monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Post transactions to general ledger.
  • Reconciliation of various balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Assist with annual year-end audit, preparing information schedules and providing documentation that is requested by auditors.
  • Assist in the updating and reconciling monthly investment activity from the various investment managers of the Society’s endowment fund.
  • Provide assistance in entering Accounts Payable invoices into MIP accounting software.
  • Filing of paid invoices. 
  • Help in producing and distributing monthly financial/budget reports to all departments.
  • Prepare details of expenses for various policy and culture grants.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Time Requirement:

  • Part-time approximately 20 hours per week. This is a paid internship.
  • Monday through Friday availability is required.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Familiarity with Sage MIP Fund Accounting software a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task in a small department and work independently.
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to William Ma at wma@as-coa.org


Internship, Corporate Relations
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

The Council of the Americas is looking for an intern for the Corporate Relations Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing research to deepen knowledge of current members
  • Working with senior members of the team to assist in identifying prospective members of the Council
  • Maintain and update the Raiser's Edge database
  • Generate queries, reports, and business profiles
  • Organize internal meetings with senior and junior staff
  • Maintain all printed materials up to date and ready for distribution to COA members and sponsors
  • Other miscellaneous duties

Time Requirement:

  • Part time 25-30 hours per week (flexible). This is a paid internship.
  • Monday through Friday availability is required

Education and Experience:

  • At least 3 years of college or university
  • Must be well organized, highly motivated, be able to work well independently, a self-starter, and have strong communications skills
  • Strong research skills. Past experience in a research role is required
  • Excellent computer skills. Understanding of databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus
  • Knowledge of Spanish at an advanced business level is required; knowledge of Portuguese is a plus
  • Experience in a professional environment

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Louise Duvall at lduvall@as-coa.org


Position: Student Internship
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on research for membership and programs. Our interns have unique exposure to the policy dialogue in Miami among business, community, and government leaders and are able to contribute to this dialogue by helping to run the seminars and meetings organized by AS/COA Miami.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Researching and identifying prospects for membership with the COA, in South Florida as well as throughout Latin America
  • Performing market research on current and prospective members and preparing company profiles
  • Generating reports and queries as well as facilitating maintenance of our database
  • Writing briefing papers on relevant topics for programs
  • Providing logistical support and assisting with outreach for public and private programs

Time requirement:

  • 15-20 hours per week. University credit is offered for this internship. 
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish, Portuguese a plus
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Facility with databases
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a small team

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Madeleine Johnson at mjohnson@as-coa.org


Position: Policy Internship
Americas Society and Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek a qualified individual for a paid internship in its policy program. The intern’s responsibilities will consist of: researching and writing for Americas Quarterly (AQ) print and online editions (including daily news updates); providing research and logistical support for ongoing policy initiatives; attending meetings and interacting with AS/COA members; and assisting with administrative tasks as needed. Candidates must be able to speak and write in Spanish with native-level fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills are required. The internship will be approximately 35 hours a week, starting the first week of February. 

Key areas of focus during the internship will be:

  • Assisting with all aspects of the production of Americas Quarterly, including correspondence with authors, supporting the editorial team, and assisting with content development
  • Online promotion of AQ via social media and administering uploads for the AQ website
  • Assisting with research and logistics for policy initiatives such as Cuba, immigration, social inclusion and natural resource extraction, security and violence, and others
  • Writing short pieces for Americas Quarterly
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and arranging meeting details and project-related trips (agenda, hotels, outreach, etc.)
  • Lending support to necessary administrative tasks

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a quick learner who takes initiative and can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • B.A. in International Affairs or Latin American Studies (graduate degree or graduate students preferred)
  • Fluency in English and Spanish; Portuguese language skills a plus
  • Excellent English and Spanish writing and editing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Latin American history, politics, and economics
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Experience with content management systems and website administration (Drupal preferred) a plus

Application Submission: Please e-mail cover letter, resume and an English writing sample (3-5 pages) to Kate Brick at kbrick@as-coa.org by January 30th. No phone calls please.


Position: Policy Internship
Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

The Council of the Americas Washington office seeks a student with office experience for an internship. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include energy, trade, Asia-Latin America relations, technology, health, and others. Willing to sign off on university credit.
 
Key areas of focus during the internship will be:
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members
  • Writing for the COA website, primarily program summaries
  • Notetaking at events and meetings
  • Staying current on trends, country-specific information, and business issues in the region.
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting with research for reports, op-eds, and background papers
  • Editing and fact-checking
  • Attending policy meetings

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Fluency in English and high proficiency or fluency in Spanish
  • Exceptional English-language writing skills
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Ability to identify and summarize key points of articles and meetings
  • Knowledge of political and economic issues in Latin America
  • Background in international relations, political science, or a similar program of study
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Previous office experience
  • Detail-oriented

Time Requirement: Minimum of 20 hours/week.
 
Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume and a 1-2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA's work, to Kezia McKeague at kmckeague@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.