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Want to join our young media group and our quest to dominate colleges across the country? Throughout your time with us, you’ll gain invaluable experience and create amazing friendships, setting yourself up for success for the future.

You’ll Get Real Experience

Everyone who joins The Black Sheep gains real-world experience in editorial, sales, and marketing years before their peers in the same field. This isn’t a “get me some coffee” position; it’s a “hands-on, work hard, play hard and love every second of it” position.

Set Yourself Up For The Future

It doesn’t stop once you graduate, either. Nearly all of our full-time employees worked for The Black Sheep in college. If you prove to be a kick-ass member of your campus team and we have an opening, you’re first in line to come work for us in Chicago.

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Do you do everything you do as best you can because of a unyielding desire to win? Are you willing to do what it takes to get the job done? And, are you an enthusiastic and optimistic people person who gets the job done by working with others? If so, you need to join our field marketing team. As a Campus Campaign Manager, your job is to put your best foot forward in representing The Black Sheep’s clients while carrying out field marketing tasks on and around your campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Pick up materials on a weekly basis from local clients near campus.
  • Distribute marketing materials to students on campus during weekly marketing events.
  • Take 20 pictures during each event that shows a “360” of the event, start to finish.
  • Provide feedback and simple data, such as date, time, and location of the events you and your partner complete on a weekly basis.
  • Keep in constant communication with your direct supervisor, a National Marketing Manager, based in Chicago, IL.

Time Commitment:
5-15 hours a week during an active campaign.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proactive and creative problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of campus events, high traffic areas, and ideal marketing opportunities
    Outgoing personality.


Compensation:
$50 for each event completed. There are usually 2-3 events each week during an active campaign.

Some people pay for friends, but not you! You get paid because you have so many friends. That’s right, you’re very popular. And now you’re going to get some cash for being that way.

The Black Sheep, the nation’s leading college-oriented media and marketing company, is looking for Campus Influencers. You will use your personal Instagram feed to connect brands to students on your campus.

Responsibilities:
As a Campus Influencer, you will be contacted periodically throughout the semester to promote a variety of things. These may include creating:

  • A creative post referencing a product.
  • A creative post using a product.
  • A post on location for a client.

Requirements:

  • 2,500+ Instagram followers.
  • Profile must be public during campaign duration.
  • To be considered you must provide a link to your Instagram, and state how many followers that you have in the “” section of the application

Do you love social media because it’s a great place to see and be seen? Are your social media profiles personal and funny to a fault? As soon as the next viral sensation hits, are you off the old one and on to the next one? If so, then we don’t just WANT you manning our feeds, we NEED you manning our feeds! Whether you’d like to join up at a pre-existing The Black Sheep branch or start a new branch at your school, come aboard as a Social Media Manager. You will manage, promote and grow your school’s The Black Sheep branch social platforms by overseeing a small team of Content Contributors whose primary focus will be on creating the digital microcontent that students know and love.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly The Black Sheep meetings on campus.
  • Grow and maintain a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Page.
  • Recruit and oversee a team of Social Media Contributors.

 

Time Commitment:

5-10 hours per week.

Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • A great sense of humor and awareness of both internet and local trends.
  • A phone capable of image editing apps, content scheduling apps.
  • Willing to cover the responsibilities of their social team should there by a shortage of staff.

 

Compensation:

If the Social Media Manager is also the acting Campus Manager, this is a paid position. Otherwise, unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged.

Do you love social media because it’s a great place to see and be seen? Are your social media profiles personal and funny to a fault? As soon as the next viral sensation hits, are you off the old one and on to the next one? Oh boy, we don’t just WANT you manning our feeds, we NEED you manning out feeds! Join The Black Sheep as a Social Media Contributors. This role works with their Social Media Manager and fellow Social Media Contributors to ensure that funny, timely content keeps flowing from their one designated social platform of Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend one weekly all-staff meeting prepared with potential content topics and ideas.
  • Grow and maintain the assigned Twitter, Instagram or Facebook Page.
  • Be ready and willing to livetweet popular events such as football or basketball games.

 

Time Commitment:

3-6 hours per week.

 

Requirements:

  • A great sense of humor and awareness of both local and internet trends.
  • A phone capable of light image editing apps, content scheduling apps.
  • A very strong finger on the pulse of their student community.
  • Ability to be an enthusiastic team player and to take on tasks as necessary.

 

Compensation:

Unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged. In addition, Social Media Contributors are first in line to assume the Social Media Manager role.

 

Do you think videography is a great way to see who people really are, but in, like, a funny way? Do you have great ideas for funny videos, and want to manage a team of like-minded individuals to make them happen? Join The Black Sheep as a Video Production Manager. You will be asked to collaborate with the National Video Manager in the corporate office to outline and execute a video production schedule that sees new campus-focused videos released in 2-week cycles, from planning, to shooting, to editing, and distribution of video.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend local weekly meeting with the rest of The Black Sheep.
  • Production of locally shot 2-minute comedy videos on a 2-week cycle.
  • Editing of video based on feedback from National Video Manager.
  • Submission of final cut of video by established deadline.
  • Using social media to share published videos.
  • Helping recruit new members to the video team.
  • Weekly phone conversations with National Video Manager based out of corporate offices in Chicago, IL.

Time Commitment:

  • 3-4 hours per week.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Comfortable front-of-camera presence.
  • Video editing familiarity (iMovie or equivalent is acceptable. Adobe suite or equivalent is a bonus.)
  • Personal ownership of video shooting equipment.
  • Outgoing, social personality.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged.

Do you have great ideas for funny videos, and want to join a team of like-minded individuals to make them happen? Join The Black Sheep as a Video Team Member. In this position you’ll work with your local Video Team to outline and execute a campus-focused video every two weeks.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend local weekly meeting with the rest of The Black Sheep.
  • Assist in Producing locally shot 2-minute comedy videos on a 2-week cycle.
  • Specific production responsibilities based on team role.
  • Use social media to share published videos.

Time Commitment:

  • 2-3 hours per week.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Team-specific skill set. When applying note preference for:
  • Front-of-camera personality.
  • Videographer.
  • Video editing (iMovie or equivalent is acceptable. Adobe suite or equivalent is a bonus.)
  • Outgoing, social personality.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged.

Do you consider yourself reasonably smart, but with a hilariously dumb sense of humor? You love memes, then, right? And you want to make your own to show your campus what it’s really like. Come to The Black Sheep as a Meme Video Creator. You’ll work with us to create campus-focused meme videos that we will then distribute through our social channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend local weekly meeting with the rest of The Black Sheep staff.
  • Produce 1-2 meme videos each week.
  • Edit videos based on feedback from the Video Production Manager.
  • Utilize social media to share published videos.
  • Retain a firm grasp on the latest internet trends (memes, music, movies, tv shows) and current events on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit.

Time Commitment:

  • 3-4 hours per week.

 

Requirements:

  • Video editing (iMovie or equivalent is acceptable. Adobe suite or equivalent is a bonus.)
  • Ability to a schedule and produce consistent work.
  • You know everything going on around campus and the exact Always Sunny scene that applies.
  • You’re overflowing with new ideas and just need a platform to try them out.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged.

Are you constantly pointing out the weird and unique things that happen at your school but your friends just ignore you, because they’re nowhere near as funny, smart and probably good looking as you? Do you know this campus better than anyone else, and just need a platform to prove it? If so, The Black Sheep wants YOU to join our writing staff, which definitely isn’t a bunch of cigarette-smoking monkeys chained to keyboards in our apartment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and contribute to content brainstorm.
  • Be hyper-aware of — and ready to write quick reactions to — campus events and news.
  • Must be willing to interview fellow students and/or community members for certain articles.
  • Post one article (approximately 400 words) every week onto our website on a strict deadline.
  • Maintain regular contact with our National Editors.
  • Once published, share article across social media.

Time Commitment:

2-4 hours per week writing and attending the weekly meeting.

Requirements:

  • Deadline-driven.
  • Able to write funny, compelling, and informative copy.
  • Fluent in campus drama, news, and inside jokes.
  • Irrational need for attention.

Compensation:

Unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged.

When something happens on your campus, do you sit back and think to yourself, “Of COURSE this happened here!”? Do you immediately start churning through The Onion-style headlines so you can comment– hilariously, of course– with a funny tweet? Well, if you’re particularly quick-witted and know how to capture the essence of a joke in 15 words or less, you’ll kill it. Come write some funny headlines for The Black Sheep.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend 1 weekly meeting with the rest of your school’s staff.
  • Contribute at least 10 campus-specific headline pitches per week to be workshopped with your Campus Manager, as well as the rest of staff.
  • From these 10 headlines, at least 2 will be chosen. You will be responsible for writing ~100-word stories to accompany these headlines.
  • Find or take one local photo to be included with each headline/blurb submitted.

 

Time Commitment:

2-4 hours per week writing and attending the weekly meeting.

 

Requirements:

  • A critical/observational sense of humor.
  • Be able to speak universally to your campus’ sense of humor.
  • Must maintain a close eye on timely happenings on your campus so they can be reacted to appropriately.

 

Time Commitment:

Headline Writers should plan on spending at least 2-4 hours per week between writing.

 

Compensation:

Unpaid, but seeking class credit is encouraged.

This position is currently only available at Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, UMass, and Virginia Tech.

 

*****ONLY AVAILABLE AT: Arizona, Buffalo, Colorado State, Kentucky, and University of Southern California*****

Are you a proactive, take-charge, data-driven problem solver? Do you keep pushing forward to attain goals? Are you an organized and independent person interested in leading research groups? Then you’d be great to carry out hands-on research for The Black Sheep and our clients by hosting focus groups of your fellow students.

The Focus Group Team is made up of the Focus Group Team Leader, who organizes and recruits participants for groups, paired with the Focus Group Session Analyst who records and analyzes each session, ensuring that all necessary topics are covered. The Focus Group Team Leader has frequent communication with the National Focus Group Manager, who will guide and troubleshoot obstacles that come up.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Recruit, organize and execute focus groups, according to certain criteria.
• Provide weekly, data-based reports and feedback on each week’s recruiting and research activities to the National Research Manager.
• Constantly research new opportunities for meeting necessary group mix.
• Must be able to commit anywhere from 2-8 hours per week depending on how many groups are scheduled.
• Facilitate flow of conversation for the duration of the session to ensure the information you’re getting is accurate.
• Attend a training session in Chicago in early August.

Benefits:
• The ability to add hands-on, information-driven market research experience to your resume.

  • Develop and enhance your problem solving, motivating, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  • Further develop career-related skills through a custom focused internship during the school year.
  • Be considered for a full-time position in Chicago after graduation or continue with our clients on campus once the groups are finished.
  • This is a paid position.

*****ONLY AVAILABLE AT: Arizona, Buffalo, Colorado State, Kentucky, and University of Southern California*****

Are you independent and hard-working? Are you the person in the group project who gets irrationally angry by your team members’ lack of detail orientation? Are you most likely to stay quiet in a large group, but attentive and taking in all of the things going on around you? Then you’d be a great Focus Group Session Analyst for The Black Sheep.

The Focus Group Team is made up of the Focus Group Team Leader, who organizes and recruits participants for groups, paired with the Focus Group Session Analyst who records and analyzes each session, ensuring that all necessary topics are covered. The Focus Group Team Leader has frequent communication with the National Focus Group Manager, who will guide and troubleshoot obstacles that come up.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Attend and document the groups led by the Focus Group Team Leader for The Black Sheep and our clients.
• Stay focused on the group and take quality, detailed notes.
• Use knowledge and logic to analyze group and write summaries based on notes taken.
• Must be able to commit anywhere from 2-8 hours per week depending, on how many groups are scheduled.
• Attend a training session in Chicago in early August.

Benefits:

  • The ability to add hands-on, information-driven market research experience to your resume.
  • Develop and enhance your writing, problem solving, attention, and critical thinking skills.
  • Further develop needed career skills through a focused internship during the school year.
  • Be considered for a full-time position in Chicago after graduation or continue with our clients on campus once the groups are finished.
    • This is a paid position.

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