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Posted: 08/18/2015

Historic Nashville Inc.
Marketing and Communications

Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique. Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. In 1982, HNI established the state’s first Preservation Easement program and currently owns easements on 16 historic landmarks with a market value of over $50 million. HNI hosts an annual membership meeting, publishes an Annual Report, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as Behind-the-Scenes tours, an annual fundraiser called the Brick & Mortar Bash and the annual Nashville Nine list of the city’s most endangered historic places.

Social Media Internship
Internship Opportunity
Nashville, TN

Historic Nashville Inc. (HNI) is seeking a Social Media intern to assist with our social media marketing efforts. The Social Media Intern will play an active role in the development of HNIs online community. The intern will maintain HNIs presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to our membership base and supporters. As an intern you will work as a member of our Marketing Committee team. The position is non-paid, but the intern manager is willing to collaborate to provide course credit, if applicable.



Creating new/ maintaining HNIs social media profiles and pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)

Uploading photo albums, videos etc.

Finding users to follow/friend/like our organization.

Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.

Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our organization.

Replying to comments, messages, etc. in a timely and professional manner. 

Report findings to the marketing team and provide monthly reports to HNIs Board of Directors.

Consistently learn and grow, ask pertinent questions

Utilize social media to foster the communitys desire to support the mission of Historic Nashville. 

Increase awareness of local historic preservation



Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills

Be creative with an eye for design

Ability to develop a detailed and professional marketing plan

Knowledge of digital media software Photoshop or other graphic design software, etc. is preferred

Knowledge of social media Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.

Willingness to create social media content, write press releases, and Facebook posts daily

Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence

Ability to identify a target market and speak to that consumer through social media

Experience proofreading and editing

Ability to deal with uncertainty

Ability to work independently

Be responsible, hard-working, ethical and committed to the mission of HNI



Time Commitment: Minimum of 15-hours per week; minimum 6-month commitment


Compensation: This is an unpaid position. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects, gain experience in this field and can result in a great reference. College credit for undergraduates may be available. 

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How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to media@historicnashvilleinc.com with “Application for Social Media Intern” in subject line.

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