Social Media Squad (SMS)

Are people always telling you to “put your phone away?” One thing is for sure, no one will be telling you that when you join our JCC Maccabi® Social Media Squad (SMS).

The Social Media Squad will be the digital storytellers for JCC Maccabi. As a member of this dynamic elite squad, you will work with digital media professionals to interview athletes, artists, Artists in Residence, coaches, host families, and everyone involved with the Games and ArtsFest. You will share the stories of JCC Maccabi in real time via blogs, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and other technology platforms. You will learn the best new ways to tell instant stories, build amazing content at the moment and track your success.

Our Social Media Squad will be the digital storytellers for JCC Maccabi. You will learn the best new ways to tell instant stories, build amazing content at the moment as it is happening, and track your success in this collaborative, social media boot camp. #bethestory #WeAreJCCMaccabi

Kim Lifton – 2019 JCC Maccabi SMS AIR

Kim has been reporting the news, writing for business and nonprofits, and teaching students how to tell their stories for three decades. A former journalist, Kim has made it her mission to understand college admissions and the essay’s role within it. Kim can get a story out of anyone – from a student who has nothing to write to a business owner who wants to blog but doesn’t know where to start. Her articles appear regularly in a variety of publications, in print and on the web. She is Wow’s social media specialist, managing the company’s online presence, and also spearheads Wow’s business communications services, helping businesses and nonprofits communicate their messages using the written word and a variety of print and online tools.

SPECIALTIES

    • Teaching
    • Ghostwriting for professionals
    • Communication strategy
    • Social media
  • Blogging and newsletters

PUBLICATIONS: Link for Counselors, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., United Press International, Crain‘s Detroit Business, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Saginaw News, plus numerous daily, weekly, regional and international publications.

Application Requirements – Social Media Squad (SMS) 2019

What are we looking for?

  • A passion for insight through writing, photography, social media, or TV, whether you love to be in front of or behind the scenes.
  • Experience in one of the following areas: writing, blogging, social media, photography, and or TV/film production
  • Interest in telling a good story
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a desire to collaborate

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us your favorite way to share a story.
  2. Tell us briefly about your experiences as an influencer in social media at school, home, and/or in workshops/classes
  3. Show us your best tweet! In 140 characters or less, tell us why you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®
  4. Anything else you would like us to know about you and your social media skills?