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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.

open positions

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 and lead weekly The Black Sheep meetings on campus.
  • Grow and maintain an Instagram and Twitter.
  • Recruit and oversee a team of Social Media Contributors.
  • Overtime, recruit and oversee a Video Production Manager and their team of Video Team Members.

 

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 or video team should there by a shortage of staff.

 

Compensation:

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 on the street, interview style 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:

  • This position will be paid on a per-video basis as of January 1st, 2019. 

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.

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