Are you the next Young & Free Maine Spokester?

Social media savvy? Creative blogger? Video editor? We’re looking for you!

Get the Young & Free Maine Spokester title for a 12 month term with an awesome salary. No cue cards. No scripts. Just you, being yourself, speaking for Maine's Credit Unions. Get paid to blog, create videos and hangout online. 

Tools of the trade

Plus, you will be set up with everything you need to do your job well, including an Apple® MacBook Pro notebook computer loaded up with Adobe® Creative Suite software, an HD video camera with mic and accessories, an iPhone with a paid contract and the use of a car to get around to events. And best of all, you get to keep the computer. 

How to apply

So if you are creative, outgoing, self-motivated, between 18 and 25 and love to write and make videos, here's what you need to do to apply. Read the job description, application requirements and official rules, write a statement (maximum 500 words) describing how you would use your creativity and skills in the Spokester position; how you would bring a unique perspective to the role and what personal goals, vision and expectations you would set for yourself for your year as Young & Free Maine Spokester. Complete the application form including a link to your online portfolio or attached examples of your work, the written statement, and current resume, before 3 p.m. on May 19, 2014. 

"If I were a Spokester" phase

Then, if you are chosen as one of the Finalists you will move on to the "If I were a Spokester" phase. Finalists in this phase will be required to produce a short video based on their application written statement, and provide a sample blog on a financial specific topic. These will be posted on the web site for the public vote phase. It's up to you to campaign for votes. The public vote will help your chances of getting the ultimate job as the Young & Free Maine Spokester. Plus, runners-up will each receive a $250 gift card and $50 for expenses.

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Key dates

  • Application deadline: 
    May 19 at 3 p.m.
  • Selected entrants interviews:
    May 27 
  • Finalists identified:
    June 2
  • Public voting:
    June 16 at 3 p.m. to June 27 at 3 p.m. 
  • Finalists blogs and videos due:
    June 13 at 3 p.m.
  • Spokester named: 
    By June 28