South Carolina Department of Commerce

Social & Editorial Content Developer Intern

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Job Description

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation mobilizes the dynamic flow of resources and information among people, industries, and institutions for the prosperity of our citizens. Elevating and connecting the state’s people-driven ecosystem is at the forefront to ensuring global competitiveness and driving future economic growth. The Innovation Division at Commerce embraces a risk-taking culture as we identify, prioritize, develop, and launch new assets to support South Carolina’s business community in their relentless pursuits of transformational ideas.   The content developer intern will be a part of our innovation team, assisting with conceptualizing & maintaining the content of the Scribble website, associated social media platforms, blogs as well as offline public relations & marketing communications.   Writing copy about innovation, high-scale entrepreneurship, angel/venture investing, applied research, technology commercialization, and economic development are the key themes. Supporting the management of the main customer-facing website, ensuring consistency through-out site with tone of voice, brand and use of imagery. Creation of value-adding, useful, fun, socially shareable content to support the main goals across social media. Assisting in other kinds of content as and when required.  Love for grammar, syntax and visual composition. Excellent time management skills, and the ability to work independently, and as part of a team. Work will also have oversight from commerce’s Marketing and Communications division. Great written communication skills; ability to proofread. Video and photography skills are an additional bonus, but not required.


  • Copy editing and proofreading content
  • Self-manage workload and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines within a small creative team
  • Sourcing stock photos
  • Pitch, produce, research and write original content
  • Conduct articulate interviews
  • Incorporate SEO and key search terms into the blog content
  • Help develop editorial voice and content creation across digital platforms


  • A high school diploma and relevant program experience. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the required program experience.
  • You may be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver’s license and credit check, drug testing after a contingent offer of employment.

Bonus Points

  • Graduate or Senior Undergraduate students with a degree in Journalism, Communication, and related fields are preferred.
  • Remote working is an option for the right candidate, though we are looking for someone residing within South Carolina.
  • Flexibility and versatility in performing long term tasks and immediate requests
  • Excellent grasp of grammar and style
  • Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficient in WordPress

Job Summary

Richland County, SC Location
Internship Job Type
South Carolina Department of Commerce


From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings to offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, the South Carolina Department of Commerce is here to help grow new and existing businesses. SC Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses through initiatives like workforce training. As a national leader in foreign direct investment, the state extends its global reach with offices in Europe and Asia that help existing companies in developing export markets. SC Commerce also maintains the Palmetto Railways, the SC Coordinating Council for Economic Development and the SC Coordinating Council for Workforce Development.


1201 Main Street, Suite 1600 Columbia, South Carolina, 29201 Phone: 803-737-9887

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