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We're looking for a Communications Intern!

Communications Intern

Fortitude Valley location

  • 10-15 hours per week (negotiable)

  • 1 Month+ duration (possible extension/employment)

  • Flexible start date

In partnership with muru-D, River City Labs Accelerator is the most advanced tech start-up accelerator in Queensland, and the only one with a true global network, focused on helping start-ups achieve real traction. The program accepts applications from start-ups from around the world, meaning that we can choose the very best startups from a global pipeline.

We are currently looking to expand our brand and are creating a spot in our delivery team for a temporary Communications Intern for 10-20 hours per week, beginning with one-month duration (with the possibility of extension and/or employment).

About the role

Working within the delivery team and reporting to the Head of Accelerator, this position is an opportunity to gain experience with a not-for-profit leader in the startup/investment industry.

They key responsibility of this role is to facilitate the creation and distribution of communication strategies, campaigns and material to grow the brand of the program.

Core responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with the development of public relations/communications strategies for program (including 2 x key international events)

  • Drafting of press releases ready for distribution to media networks

  • Researching potential content for external audiences

  • Supervised management of social media channels (relevant news, alumni updates and content from events etc.)

  • Assistance with creation of event marketing material

  • Support and assist with blog content creation (and publication via Medium)

  • Working alongside River City Labs Publicist for support and assistance

This is a part-time position for 1-month certainty, however dependant on performance and resource availability there may be an opportunity for extension/employment within the wider delivery team.

We are open to the discussion of hours but ideally we are looking for someone who can work in-person at our co-working space in Fortitude Valley for 10-15 hours per week (negotiable).

About You

Ideally you are studying Communications/PR with an interest in the startup/entrepreneurship industries.

You will also have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative and not-so-corporate mindset

  • Experience with various electronic communication and design platforms (Facebook and Twitter a must, LinkedIn, Canva and Medium etc. are ideal but not necessary)

  • Good time management skills and the ability to work towards deadlines

About Us

River City Labs fosters the growth of startup companies solving big problems. We provide resources to empower, support and connect entrepreneurs. Central to everything we do is a focus on collaboration and connection.

Just one of these resources is the River City Labs Accelerator program. The RCL Accelerator invests in and assists high growth technology startups through a six-month intensive acceleration program based in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. We invest in up to 12 companies, each program, and offer a combination of seed capital, world class training, a purpose-built workspace and access to our extensive global network of mentors, experts, partners and investors.

Perks of the Job

River City Labs is currently in a crucial time with the business currently undergoing acquisition. This, along with the high-profile of the current Owner/Advisor, Steve Baxter (of Channel 10’s Shark Tank) provides a great deal of opportunity for education and experience for this role-holder.

Based in a huge loft-style open co-working space full of natural lighting in the heart of Fortitude Valley, you'll be working surrounded by some of Australia's brightest and budding young entrepreneurs and tech start-ups. Regular Friday afternoon drinks, community coffees and a casual dress code in a relaxed but professional atmosphere are just some of the perks of the RCL community.

How to apply

If this sounds like you and you are excited at the prospect of making this position your own please send your resume, cover letter and any showcases of your previous work that you wish to highlight to ellie@rivercitylabs.net.

We are not open to recruitment agency applications or candidates working remotely for this role.

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