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Social Media Intern Position

Slow Food Madison, a local chapter of the international Slow Food organization, is seeking a social media specialist. This is a volunteer position.

What You’ll Do

Publicity Support

  • Ensure local events are posted to the Slow Food Madison (SFM) calendar, FB, & Twitter
  • Support event producers with tech support on above channels, Eventbrite, etc.
  • Work with other SFM volunteers & board members to make sure SFM & SFUW events are well publicized on Twitter, FB, email newsletter, and the SFM website.
  • Work with Philip on the weekly and monthly email newsletters
  • Be able to provide SFM Board with monthly numbers on things such as likes, shares, followers, retweets, friends

Community Engagement Online

  • The ideal candidate will learn the culture, values, and priorities of Slow Food Madison and will eventually be able to engage the community (along with the leadership and volunteers) on behalf of the organization:
  • Engage (RT, replies, etc) with local artisanal food producers on both FB and Twitter
  • Cultivate good follow-lists and network connections with same
  • Engage with followers of FB and Twitter (replies)
  • Consult the board on ways to further utilize social media to engage with the greater Madison community and broadcast the SFM message
  • Interact with members and community for sharing of event photographs, event idea capture, etc.

How Great It Will Be

The social media intern position will offer the ideal candidate real-world experience in the nuts-n-bolts administration of social media presence and strategy for a small-scale not-for-profit organization with global brand appeal, and local credibility.

Several members of the current leadership team have extensive experience with social media strategy and web/internet culture, and the candidate would be able to learn/work-with them.

Interns will participate in leadership team meetings as desired, can attend Slow Food Madison events, and will have ample opportunity to meet food-related luminaries like farmers, chefs, artisans in and around Madison.

Contact philip@slowfoodmadison.org if you are interested.

UMF #10 Istanbul Supermarket

On Sunday April 14th UMF visited Istanbul Supermarket, at 745 S. Gammon Road. It has been open almost exactly a year and is still in the process of expanding.

Hospitality was on view from the moment we arrived, as the owner, Yashar, plied us with mineral water, coffee soda, delicious cookies filled with hazelnut cream and dipped in chocolate. We even got samples size tubes of olive oil hand cream.

The shelves are full of Turkish items ranging from fantastic preserves, to tea and coffee (including a set sold with the traditional enameled pot), to tinned meats, pickled vegetables, and nut studded candy. There are also some Indian and Middle Eastern items mixed in, both on the shelves and in the coolers and freezers.

One of the biggest draws for many of the market’s customers is the halal meat. There is fresh meat, such as lamb and goat, as well as frozen, and items such as a spicy, precooked sausage similar to chorizo, but with a fragrant twist.

Our guide, Oktay, talked about the various ingredients we encountered as we went from aisle to aisle and spoke about all the wonderful dishes his mother would cook for him growing up. The UMF tours will always leave you hungry and ready to try some new ingredients in the kitchen!

Yasher is in the process of getting some new coolers installed and hopes to eventually expand to be able to have a deli area too, where he can serve food and Turkish coffee. That will be a happy day.