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SC Department of Public Safety Social & Editorial Content Developer Intern in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation mobilizes the dynamic flow of resources and information among people, industries, and institutions for the prosperity of our citizens. Elevating and connecting the state’s people-driven ecosystem is at the forefront to ensuring global competitiveness and driving future economic growth. The Innovation Division at Commerce embraces a risk-taking culture as we identify, prioritize, develop, and launch new assets to support South Carolina’s business community in their relentless pursuits of transformational ideas.

The content developer intern will be a part of our innovation team, assisting with conceptualizing & maintaining the content of the Scribble website, associated social media platforms, blogs as well as offline public relations & marketing communications.

Writing copy about innovation, high-scale entrepreneurship, angel/venture investing, applied research, technology commercialization, and economic development are the key themes. Supporting the management of the main customer-facing website, ensuring consistency through-out site with tone of voice, brand and use of imagery. Creation of value-adding, useful, fun, socially shareable content to support the main goals across social media. Assisting in other kinds of content as and when required. Love for grammar, syntax and visual composition. Excellent time management skills, and the ability to work independently, and as part of a team. Work will also have oversight from commerce’s Marketing and Communications division. Great written communication skills; ability to proofread. Video and photography skills are an additional bonus, but not required.


  • Copy editing and proofreading content
  • Sourcing stock photos
  • Pitch, produce, research and write original content
  • Conduct articulate interviews
  • Incorporate SEO and key search terms into the blog content
  • Help develop editorial voice and content creation across digital platforms
  • Self-manage workload and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines within a small creative team

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate or Senior Undergraduate students with a degree in Journalism, Communication, and related fields are preferred.
  • Flexibility and versatility in performing long term tasks and immediate requests
  • Excellent grasp of grammar and style
  • Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficient in WordPress Additional Comments

You may be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver's license and credit check, drug testing after a contingent offer of employment.

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: Temporary - Part-Time

Job Number: 108969

Closing: 2/3/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: AH30

Position Number: New

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $14.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $18.00

Opening Date: 01/14/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Please provide an explanation of any gaps of employment. A resume may be attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Commerce

Address: 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600 Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-737-9887 803-737-0461