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Student Opprotunities

Take the first step into your career with Soapbox.

We love to add enthusiastic new students from Brigham Young University-Idaho to our team. If you would like to apply for a position, please fill out an application and submit it to Spori 114. Information about available positions, frequently asked questions and the application form can be found below. We look forward to hearing from you!

POSITIONS

Account Executive

JOB DESCRIPTION

As an account executive, you understand the importance of deadlines. You know how to lead a team and get things done. A project manager is organized and detail oriented. You are a natural-born leader who understands the importance of structure and professionalism in an agency setting. Your strong communication skills are reflected in your ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships. When it comes to your commitments you are hardworking, passionate and willing to go the extra mile.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Client-relation skills
  • Master in the art of critical thinking

DUTIES

  • Be the liaison between the creatives and the client
  • Lead team meetings to ensure productivity
  • Give project updates to the client regularly
  • Manage every aspect of projects from the first contact to final delivery of the product
  • Meet deadlines and make sure everyone else does too
  • Work well in a team environment
Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Photographer

JOB DESCRIPTION

A graphic designer is creative, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker. As a hard worker, you know how to manage time and work well with a deadline. You have the opportunity to create for a variety of media, designing multiple assets for posters, motion graphics, social media visuals, conference booths and more.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excelled in COMM 130: Visual Communications (or art department equivalents)
  • Exceptional skills in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Great taste and a strong sense of design, typography, color, layout and illustration
  • Passion for creativity, finishing projects and working as a team

DUTIES

  • Produce multiple assets for posters, motion graphics, social media visuals, conference booths and more
  • Explore and produce new artistic media
  • Seek constructive feedback
  • Prepare files for submission and approval processes
  • Work well in a team environment.
Video Director / Production Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION

A video director is passionate about bringing ideas to life. With an eye for detail, you are capable of envisioning your idea in full clarity then creating it. As a storyteller, you recognize the importance of carefully planned high-quality video. You are organized and productive, confidently juggling multiple projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Taken COMM 130 and COMM 265
  • Familiar with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve
  • Experience producing video content
  • Time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Innovative and original ideas

DUTIES

  • Shoot and edit interviews, “B-roll” supplemental footage, advertisements, and short narratives
  • Record high-quality audio (dialogue, natural sound, room tone, supplemental sound (“foley” or “SFX”)
  • Use Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve
  • Share what you have, and teach what you know
  • Work well in a team environment
Copywriter

JOB DESCRIPTION

A copywriter loves to write and does it well. You oversee all copy that the agency produces, writing and editing print ads, scripts, brochures and more. You are witty and creative, full of innovative ideas that you aren’t afraid to share. Proofreading is a pastime of yours; there’s never an errant comma that you don’t catch. You understand the importance of spelling and grammar and are quite familiar with a thesaurus.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Taken COMM 111, COMM 230
  • Impeccable spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills
  • A creative mind that can think through problems
  • Brilliant ideas that showcase themselves in your writing
  • Ability to write copy that captivates, interests and impacts anyone who reads it

DUTIES

  • Write, edit and rewrite all copy produced for clients
  • Help formulate the “big idea” for each campaign
  • Work well in a team environment
PR Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION

A PR specialist is the ultimate “people person”. You love working with others and are passionate about influencing public opinion. Your day consists of building and strengthening client relationships through physical and digital interaction. You communicate on multiple platforms to unify brands and followers. You’re competent in writing anything from press releases to social media captions.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Taken COMM 111
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A creative mind
  • An up-to-date understanding of social trends
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent time-management skills

DUTIES

  • Create strategic public-relations programs that build awareness for clients
  • Coordinate and attend events
  • Create promotional materials
  • Regulate social media
  • Work well in a team environment
Researcher

JOB DESCRIPTION

A researcher knows the value of understanding the big picture and the individual. Good research is what guides and directs successful campaigns. Without research on the job, it’s all guesswork. You ask the right questions so that our client’s message can reach the right audience.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Taken COMM 280, Psych 302, Math 221 or Psych 355
  • Capable of working independently and with a team
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience with Qualtrics (preferable)

DUTIES

  • Conduct Surveys and focus groups
  • Prepare and give presentations about results to clients or other departments
  • Learn the basics of market research
  • Utilize programs such as Qualtrics, SPSS and Excel
  • Work well in a team environment

Student Application

Print, fill out and return the application to Spori 114. We’ll get back to you as soon as we start hiring for the upcoming semester.
Print Application

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to take Scroll before being in Soapbox?

No, you don’t have to take Scroll before being in Soapbox. Although they are both under the student-media umbrella, they are separate organizations.

Can I apply to Soapbox more than once?

Yes, you can apply for Soapbox Agency as long as you are a student at BYU-Idaho.

When is Soapbox?

Soapbox meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:45pm, and like any class there is homework.

What clients have you worked with?

Some of our past clients include North Fork Dental Care, Inergy and Montessori Lighthouse. Our agency portfolio can be found on our website: soapboxagency.net/work

Is Soapbox Agency limited to the BYU-Idaho Campus?

The Soapbox Agency offices are located on the BYU-Idaho campus, but our work extends beyond Rexburg, Idaho. We are available for travel.

Who Can Work At Soapbox?

We need hardworking and motivated students in Soapbox Agency. If you are skilled at, or interested in, design, video, copy, public relations, research or account management, we welcome you!

How many hours will I work?

We meet for three hours a week, but the amount of out-of-class time you’ll work is dependent on the department and projects you’re assigned to.

Do I get paid?

Within Soapbox Agency there are various paid and unpaid positions. Generally, your first semester with Soapbox will be for practicum credit and not pay. However, you can work your way up to a paid position.

Is Soapbox a Class?

Yes. Soapbox is a practicum class that can be taken multiple times, even during your off-track with approval from a professor.