Intern Position: Writer & Researcher
- Job Description:
1.) Implement a national survey of economic developers and corporate
real estateprofessionals about their use of social media.
2.) Assist with writing a book about social media for economic
development (that will alsoinclude the data and research).
An ideal candidate would be someone with cityplanning/economic
development background who would know how to analyze datafrom a national
survey AND who is very familiar with social media including:Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Slideshare, etc.
Working with the Co-Founder of the company, the intern willassist with
writing a book about social media for economic development. The
end-product will be a published business book in which the writer will
begiven credit for contributing to the publication. This is an
idealinternship for a person looking to add a published book to
Much of the research and writing will be coordinatedindependently by the
writer with the oversight of our company's co-founder, soa
self-motivated person is wanted.
The ideal candidate for this position will have strongwriting skills and
experience researching information using the Internet and byinterviewing
experts. Candidates with specific interest in writing aboutbusiness,
Internet trends, economic development, and innovation arepreferable.
The candidate must have proficiency with Microsoft Word andPowerPoint.
It is preferred that the candidate be familiar with socialmedia.
College students or graduates are preferred.
About GIS Planning Inc.
GIS Planning is the creator and industry leader of Internet-based
economicdevelopment using mapping analysis. We are a fast-growing
companyheadquartered in San Francisco. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 we made
the Inc.5000 list
fastest-growing companies in the USA and the SanFrancisco Business
Times "Fast 100"
fastest-growing businesses in the BayArea. Our solutions are
implemented by economic development organizationsserving over 11,500
cities from New York to Hawaii and Alaska to Floridaincluding the
majority of the 100 largest cities in the USA. Our work hasbeen
featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg
BusinessWeek,Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, TechCrunch, and other
quality media which canbe viewed onour website
In The New York Times article about how to assess a businessmarket, our
ZoomProspector.com service was mentioned along with Google and Yelpas a
website that "provides helpful information on local economic
trends(population, income and demographics)".
The company is lead by industry experts in economic development, SaaS,
andgeographic information systems.
GIS Planning's office is located in San Francisco's South of
Marketneighborhood across the street from the Powell Street BART station
and next tothe Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre. Our office is
in theexciting new Mint Plaza with three trendy new restaurants (Chez
Papa, 54 Mint,and ) and the ultra-hip Blue Bottle Coffee Shop outside of
our door. Ourbuilding complex provides a rooftop gym and Jacuzzi with
views of the cityskyline. For more information about GIS Planning,
please visit us at www.gisplanning.com <http://www.gisplanning.com> .
$15.00 an hour. This project can be used for graduaterequirement of a
Professional Report if desired.
GIS Planning has hired exceptional interns for full-timeemployment after
the completion of an internship.
GIS Planning Inc. &ZoomProspector.com
14 Mint Plaza, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Direct: (415) 294-4782
Fax: (415) 294-4770
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