Social Media Coordinator (Summer 2024 Student Internship)

Feb 1, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON (Hybrid) - Requirement to be onsite for productions and monthly meetings
Term: Full time (37.5 hours / week), 12 weeks
Start date: May 6, 2024
End date: July 26, 2024
Compensation: $9,000
Application deadline: February 16, 2024
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Hi, I’m Mike LeClair, and I am the Marketing Specialist and Content Creator at Secret City. We’re looking for an ambitious, creative Social Media Coordinator to join our team for a summer internship. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our studio team on our upcoming experiences and productions, build your skills and experience, and leave a lasting impact.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating a bi-weekly community newsletter, creating unique and dynamic video content for social media, and assisting on photo and video shoot campaigns. The Social Media Coordinator is part of the studio department collaborating on new and exciting immersive experiences and adventures.

Wondering what your time at Secret City might involve? Here are some responsibilities you’ll have:
  • Collaborating in the research and development of creative social media campaigns and strategies that align with the brand's goals and values.

  • Creating social media content (videos, photos, posts) for Tik Tok, Instagram reels, and Youtube Shorts using newly created or pre-existing assets.

  • Collaborating with the Design team in order to design, photograph, and record new content and marketing assets for experiences.

  • Preparing our bi-weekly newsletter, gathering assets, articles, links, and promotions from key team members in order to facilitate and execute newsletter distribution.

  • Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn coordination, including UGC promotion, reposting, tagging, contest management, and channel engagement and outreach.

What you bring to the table:
  • Experience with photography, video editing, and content creation for digital platforms.

  • Ability to manage multiple social media campaigns, collaborate with team members, meet deadlines, and stay organized.

  • Proficiency in graphic design tools such as Canva, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator, and video editing software such as CapCut and Adobe Premiere Pro is considered an asset.

  • Experience using social media management tools, such as Hubspot or Hootsuite, is considered an asset.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with copywriting and blogging is considered an asset.

  • Ability to work independently on projects as well as collaborate with partners and stakeholders.

  • Can work under the pressure of tight deadlines.

  • Outgoing, keen interest in learning through application.

  • A sense of humour and an understanding of current social media trends and how these trends can be applied to the Secret City brand.

  • You get excited by immersive experiences, escape rooms, games, puzzles, and/or digital design.

To be qualified for this role
  • You must be currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution with a focus on communications, marketing, media communications, business, or another related field.

  • You must be registered in a co-op program, internship program, or require work experience that directly relates to your field of study in order to graduate. This is because of funding requirements.* (see below for details)

  • You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or granted refugee status. This is because of funding requirements.* (see below for details)

  • You’re able to work from our Toronto studio for occasional in-person meetings, and be onsite at our different experiences in the GTA when needed for production.

  • You must share a portfolio or website with relevant examples of your work.

What’s in it for you?
  • Monthly experiential research outings where we explore inspiring immersive and theatrical experiences.

  • Complimentary tickets to our escape games and immersive experiences.

  • Hands-on mentorship from our team.

  • Learn from a community of multidisciplinary designers, technologists, marketers, producers, actors, business professionals, and other creatives.

If you’re selected for an interview

Round 1: Remote phone call with the Hiring Manager, Mike LeClair (Marketing Specialist and Content Creator)
Round 2: 45-minute remote interview with Mike LeClair and Julianna Udvari (Product Designer, Early Talent Program Lead)
Round 3: Reference checks

Interested? Apply today!

This is a paid internship with full-time hours from May 6, 2024 to July 26, 2024. Don't worry if you don't know everything about the role - we're looking for someone with a great attitude and a willingness to learn.

If you are a creative, organised, and passionate student who thrives in a dynamic environment, we would love to hear from you. Please apply at this link:

*This role is funded through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). For this funding, students MUST have a required work placement component as part of their program, and MUST be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or granted refugee status. Please indicate in your application if you meet the eligibility criteria to apply for this funding.


About Secret City

Secret City is a place-based experience design studio with a mission to create experiences that gather people together around shared stories, immersive places, and a sense of play in service of building human connection. We blend theatre, gaming, technology and UX design to activate historical sites, museums and dormant venues for fans that keep coming back. Established in 2014, Secret City has designed, produced and operated over 25 live immersive games, large scale events and digital products.

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