From March 23 to April 20, creative people between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to apply for the “ultimate job” as the Young & Free Maine Spokester. The winner must showcase an ability to relate to Generation Y while demonstrating his/her creative tech-savvy. To enter, applicants must submit a 60-second YouTube video and write a blog post that demonstrates their writing, editing and creative skills. The videos and blog posts will be posted at www.YoungFreeMaine.com. Maine’s Credit Unions will narrow the submissions down to three finalists. The winner will then be selected by an online vote by the public, which will take place from May 4 through 17.
Upon selection, the Young & Free Maine Spokester will participate in events throughout the year, write daily blog entries and post weekly videos to the YoungFreeMaine.com website. A job opportunity loaded with perks, the winner will also receive a smart phone with a paid contract and an Apple laptop, which the Spokester will be able to keep at the end of his/her term. The Spokester will also have use of the Young & Free Maine vehicle.
The search for the Young & Free Spokester is part of a greater initiative for 18- to 25-year-olds called Young & Free Maine. It includes a financial headstart with a new account called the Free4ME Account, designed with 18- to 25-year-olds in mind. Maine is the only New England state to offer this program, which has proven successful in connecting with Gen Y in regions throughout North America. For more information, visit www.YoungFreeMaine.com. The deadline to apply for the Spokester position is April 20 at noon. Online voting commences on May 4 and runs until May 17. The winner will be announced by May 30.