St. Louis Today | By Jenn A
Vantage Credit Union is looking for their new voice to represent the 18- to 25-year-old crowd in St. Louis. The search officially begins on Tuesday, January 28.
Interested 18- to 25-year-olds can visit YoungFreeStLouis.com for details and application instructions for this unique position. Complete applications should include a short YouTube video outlining what would make them the best Y&F Spokester, a blog post on a financially-entertaining topic, and a completed personal information form. Applications will be accepted online through 3:00 pm on Monday, March 3.
All qualified applicants will then be put to a public vote that will run Wednesday, March 5 to Monday, March 17 at 3:00 pm. The public will vote for their favorite applicant, with the top five applicants automatically becoming finalists. Vantage will then add three more applicants to the finalist pool. The final eight will complete another video and blog post and partake in a fun and challenging Show Your Stuff Meet-Up. One finalist from the Show Your Stuff Meet-Up will be chosen as the new Young & Free St. Louis Spokester and will start in April.
“We’ve had three previous Spokesters with Young & Free, and each of them brought something different to the role. One thing they had in common is that they already had a strong presence in social media through Facebook, Twitter or YouTube,” said Rachel Parrent, Community Engagement Manager at Vantage Credit Union. “We’re encouraging young people to not just imagine a job where they can attend events, interact online, shoot videos and write blogs, but actually apply for this dream job right here in St. Louis.”
The winning Spokester will become a salaried employee of Vantage Credit Union for one year. His or her job as spokesperson will include participation in regional events and regular creation of videos and blogs to keep conversation current on YoungFreeStLouis.com.
Young & Free St. Louis is a web-based initiative that addresses the unique financial needs of 18- to 25-year-olds and helps them to Get Money Smart, Save Your Money, and Win Free Stuff. A Young & Free Spokester represents the voice of Gen Y for a one-year term. They attend regional events and keep YoungFreeStLouis.com fresh with weekly videos, blog posts and tips that educate, entertain and engage their peers.
The winning candidate will be paid for their year as spokesperson and will be provided with all the gear necessary to do their job. The final candidate will be equipped with a MacBook Pro notebook computer, an HD video camera, an iPhone with a one-year paid contract, and full use of a branded Nissan Cube!
For official details on the spokesperson position and contest rules, please visit: http://www.youngfreestlouis.com/2014-search.
Vantage Credit Union is a leading, full-service financial institution with over $716 million in assets, and more than 100,000 member-owners. The credit union’s 14 locations serve the City of St. Louis and 19 counties in eastern Missouri, and Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois.