Hello, graduates, there are 5 internships with Twitter up for grabs. Do you think you are the right candidate? Twitter has teamed up with the Festival of Media Asia Pacific, Power98FM and Starcom MediaVest Group to launch #YPL (Young Promising Leaders Program), a competition where five internships at Twitter are up for grabs. More information in then Press Release.
Inaugural Twitter #YPL internship program selects young talent at the Festival of Media Asia Pacific
- Graduates’ competition to win 3-month internships at Twitter
- Partnership between Twitter, Festival of Media Asia Pacific, Power98FM, and Starcom MediaVest Group a media first
- Winners of #YPL program to be announced at the prestigious Festival of Media Awards 2015, Tuesday 24 March, Singapore
Singapore, March 5, 2015 – Twitter has teamed up with the Festival of Media Asia Pacific, Power98FM and Starcom MediaVest Group to launch #YPL (Young Promising Leaders Program), a competition where five internships at Twitter are up for grabs.
The #YPL program supports young talent deserving of developmental opportunities with a view of spotting, nurturing and training the next generation of leaders in Singapore. Interested candidates can submit their pitch via a Tweet (text, photo, video) on why they should be selected, along with three Vines of supporting endorsements. Finalists will be invited to present to some of the biggest names in APAC media at the Festival of Media Asia Pacific conference, where the public will be asked to vote and Tweet for their favourite candidates. Five winners will be announced at the Festival’s awards gala dinner ceremony on 24 March 2015 at the Capella Singapore Hotel.
“At Twitter, we’re big on talent. We invest in our people, our culture, and community outreach. As a company with many young leaders, we want to support and inspire other young people to excel in the digital economy, from Internet to mobile to social media,” said Frederique Covington-Corbett, International Marketing Director, Twitter. “Together with our partners, we’ve created the Young Promising Leaders (#YPL) program to spot amazing up-and-coming talent and give them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start their career with a global leader that is changing the world, one Tweet at a time.”
Over the three month internship, the program will connect the chosen interns with other young promising talent and Twitter leaders. The interns will be able to experience the Twitter culture while learning and being mentored by top executives from Twitter and leading media agency Starcom MediaVest Group.
Twitter aims to attract upcoming or recent graduates from top universities who are book-smart and street-smart, highly creative, with a can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to excellent academic performance, candidates should also demonstrate exemplary qualities such as resilience, innovation and active service to their school and community. This is a unique opportunity for graduates to win a place at the world-renowned social media giant, voted one of the best places to work, by proving their talent potential in order to join a team and work on a specific project at Twitter. Singapore’s Power98FM will provide further amplification, encouraging potential candidates to enter for the chance to make a promising start in a media career.
Mister Young, Assistant Program Director at Power 98FM, said, “Being in the creative industry, we appreciate and are always looking for young and hungry talent who are willing to work smart, open to learning and not afraid of taking risks. That’s what Power 98 is all about. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of giving these candidates the opportunity to embark on a career in this field, being a part of the #YPL program, partnering the Twitter and C Squared teams as well as the Starcom MediaVest Group. I believe this is going to be a unique & exciting journey for all involved!”
Danielle Redwood, Brand Director at C Squared, organizer of the Festival added, “A big focus for The Festival of Media Asia Pacific this year is talent, one of the biggest issues on the top of every media leader’s mind. This ranges from talent development and retention, the local vs. expatriate debate, recognizing young media talent with the Rising Star Award, and now we start at the very roots by helping to spot graduates bursting onto the media scene with the #YPL program. We are delighted with this partnership that will bring graduates to the forefront of media and give them the chance of such a promising start to a career in this sector.”
For more information on #YPL, including eligibility and how to enter, visit the Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2015 website here.
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) enables everyone to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a wide variety of mobile devices and via text message. Available in more than 35 languages, Twitter has more than 288 million monthly active users. For more information, visit discover.twitter.com or follow @TwitterSG.
About C Squared
C Squared is one of the fastest-growing specialist publishing, events and technology companies in Europe. Its mission is to help the media and marketing industry become more connected and better informed so that it is fully equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities brought about by digital technology and globalization. C Squared launched the Festival of Media in Venice in 2007 and the brand now has 4 major events across the world, attended by 4,000 senior delegates and receiving over 3,000 Awards entries. In 2009, C Squared acquired the leading brand M&M Global along with the M&M Global Awards and the popular media training course, IMM. The company also owns Cream which has now become the world’s largest database of media innovation and its bespoke technology serves many of the leading global agency groups and multinational advertisers. More information is available at: www.csquared.cc
Power 98 made its debut on the airwaves in Oct 1994. The station strives to offer something different to its listeners in terms of music, its line-up and a mix of lifestyle content. It appeals to a mix of 20 to 40 year olds and reaches out to almost 300,000 listeners on a weekly basis with an additional reach of 350,000 exclusive listeners in all SAF camps and SAFRA Clubs! Power98FM is part of the SAFRA Radio network.
About Starcom MediaVest Group
Starcom MediaVest Group is a Human Experience Company whose dream is to grow clients’ business by transforming behaviour through uplifting, meaningful Human Experiences. They believe experiences matter; they enhance lives and build brands. Starcom MediaVest Group are one of the largest and most celebrated brand communications and consumer contact organisations. Globally connected with 132 offices in 67 countries makes Starcom the second largest media agency network in the world – and being part of the Publicis Groupe family since 2002 places Starcom within one of the largest communication organisations there is.