Requisition ID:  27602

Student Clerical - Social Media Assistant

Job Summary

Social Media Assistant – Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Regional Network - Midwest

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Regional Network - Midwest is seeking an undergraduate Social Media Assistant to help promote the network and keep partners informed.

The Social Media Assistant will create content for Twitter and LinkedIn and contribute to a social media/communication plan.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Produce social media content targeted toward a variety of Midwest Regional Network stakeholders (current government, industry and academic partners; prospective partners; AFRL partners, etc.).
  • Research and compile information from a variety of sources to create posts.
  • Collaborate Midwest Regional Network staff to develop a social media/communication plan.
  • Recommend upcoming post topics and strategies for engaging with audiences.
  • Ensure all social media posts maintain AFRL branding standards.



Qualifications and Skills:

  • Current Purdue undergraduate student majoring in English, Communication, or Marketing
  • Experience using Twitter, LinkedIn, and Hootsuite
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to write clear and concise statements directed toward a variety of audiences
  • Ability to develop posts that include a combination of visuals and text
  • Experience using social media analytics tools or willingness to learn

Hours and Pay

Hours per week: TBD

Pay rate: TBD

This is a short-term position that will end in December 2023.

To Apply

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Heather Anthrop, Lead Administrative Assistant (

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Regional Network – Midwest at Purdue University is a pilot initiative designed to create a new science and technology ecosystem for partners from universities, businesses, government agencies, and venture capitalists.

The Midwest Regional Network will enable AFRL scientists and engineers to engage and collaborate with regional ecosystems. Together, they will address defense-related issues by providing workforce development opportunities for AFRL scientists and engineers. Regional research hubs will aim to leverage research, translation, and workforce success while integrating stakeholders to encourage meaningful innovation in science and technology.





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