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Position: Multimedia Associate, AS/COA Online
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City, AS/COA also has offices in Washington and Miami and holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America.

AS/COA seeks an associate to edit and produce multimedia content, as well as to work as part of the organizations’ digital team assisting with website updates, producing editorial content, and supporting social media strategy. The person must be detail-oriented and able to manage competing demands and deadlines across departments, as well as have knowledge of current events taking place in Latin America. The position is based in New York.

Responsibilities

  • Recording, editing, and posting videos and podcasts as required, as well as other multimedia content.
  • Serving as a producer for live webcasting of events overseeing logistics internally across departments and with external vendors to ensure seamless, high-quality broadcasts and digital programming.
  • Producing or overseeing production of graphics, particularly for digital events and streams, using tools such as Adobe Create Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Carrying out online tasks, from creating to editing web pages.
  • Conducting photo research for images to accompany AS/COA content and events, providing photo selection and editing support to other departments, and creating slideshows.
  • Supporting social media efforts, including promotion and livetweeting of events.
  • Writing, editing, and copyediting web content such as explainers, updates, and infographics on Latin America and the Western Hemisphere for a business-oriented audience.

Qualifications

  • BA in journalism, communications, international affairs, or relevant field required. Study of/familiarity with Latin America preferred.
  • Ability to digitize, edit, and export video content using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere required. Video shooting using HDSLR cameras and audio capturing a plus.
  • Experience with online media, editing, and updating web content. Knowledge of Drupal or similar content management system a plus.
  • Experience working with streamed programming a plus.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, audio editing, design tools such as Canva or Illustrator and infographic tools such as Infogram preferred.
  • Strong English-language writing/editing skills required. Fluency in Spanish preferred, knowledge of Portuguese a plus. Translation experience also a plus.
  • Experience with working on social media platforms and their use as a marketing tool preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize deadlines accordingly.

To apply: Please submit via email a résumé and a cover letter describing why you are interested in and suited for the position, as well as 1–3 brief writing samples and/or an online portfolio with the subject line “Multimedia Associate, AS/COA Online” to Carin Zissis at czissis@as-coa.org. No phone calls please.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.


Position: Student Intern
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 organize and execute the meetings and forums led by the AS/COA Miami team.

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.
  • Assisting with outreach for public and private programs and providing logistical support.

Time requirement:

  • 15–20 hours per week; minimum 3 month commitment; students must be able to receive university credit for this internship.
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening a plus.

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 dynamic team environment.

Application submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Francisco Martinez at fmartinez@as-coa.org.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.


Position: Student Intern, BRAVO Leadership Forums
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 the organization’s BRAVO Leadership Forums. The internship provides an opportunity for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business and/or international relations. Through both large scale and private conferences/programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy issues within the hemisphere. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region and gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as the South Florida business community. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing public relations, international relations, business, communications/marketing or journalism degrees.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Assist AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums team in the efforts to develop successful programs in Fall, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and the annual CEO Roundtable. (during APEC)
  • Provide support in audience development for both events including researching prospect delegates and outreach via email correspondences and phone calls.
  • Aid the sales department in researching for new leads (for potential sponsors and partners) and connecting with prospect companies and/or individuals for advertisement and ticket sales.
  • Assist in the coordination with major sponsors and partners to ensure successful implementation of all deliverables for Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and CEO Roundtable.
  • Lead the efforts in registration by maintaining the database organized and ensuring all delegates are registered for the Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards and CEO Roundtable.
  • Assist in the development of the marketing materials, especially the Symposium booklet.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. (Portuguese is a plus)
  • Good communication skills on the phone and sales driven personality to be able to also research, confirm delegates to programs and other duties; must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize on work projects.
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Important requirements:

  • Students must be able to receive university credit for this internship. You must receive approval from your professor, university or head of school department confirming you can receive credit for this internship.
  • Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment for Fall semester (preferred timeline starting August 19 to November 15).
  • Flexibility to participate in attending programs that take place early morning or evening.

Application submission: Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (approximately 350 words) to: Cyndi Balladares (cballadares@as-coa.org) and Mercedes Fernandez (mfernandez@as-coa.org).


Position: Intern, Visual Arts
Americas Society, New York

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for public programs and events.
  • Conduct preliminary research.
  • Organize and maintain Americas Society research library.
  • Assist in organizing Americas Society Visual Arts archive.
  • Administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Recent MA or current graduate student in art history, museum studies, library science, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working in a museum/art gallery environment.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Library/archive skills are a plus.

Time requirement: Up to 20 hours per week.

Application submission: Please email your résumé and cover letter to artgallery@as-coa.org. Please include “Visual Arts Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer.