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Job opportunity: Graduate student fellowship (communications & marketing)


Communications fellowship overview: The fellow will work for the Communications and Marketing Department under the supervision of the director. Among other duties, the fellow will:

  • Tailor press releases and pitch stories to specialized media outlets and beat reporters about our work in areas such as aging, criminal justice, homelessness, and the environment
  • Write deadline summaries of briefings we host on these topics
  • Share news about The Trust and its grantees via social media
  • Edit media releases for nonprofit groups that feature The Trust

Essential qualifications, credentials and skills:

  • Clear, accurate writer
  • Proofreading and research skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail; strong organizational skills
  • Passion for philanthropic communications and marketing
  • Willingness to ask questions for direction or clarification
  • Ability to interact with staff and others, including senior management
  • Knowledge of New York City and ability to get around the five boroughs

Skills that would be helpful:

  • Photography skills
  • Experience with editing and updating web content

The fellowship is recommended for students who are entering their last year of a full-time graduate program—graduating in May 2017.

The fellowship starts in May 2016 on a full-time basis through August 2016 (35 hours a week), then on a part-time basis through May 2017 (15 – 20 hours a week). Pay is $21 per hour, no benefits.  Candidates must be willing to commit for the entire period.


Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples (500-1500 words a piece). Resumes should be received at The Trust by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2016.  No phone calls regarding the position will be accepted. Email resume and writing sample to In the subject line, please specify that you are applying for the COMMUNICATIONS fellowship.
ORGANIZATION: The New York Community Trust, a leading foundation established in 1924,  is offering a fellowship for a full-time graduate student. More information at

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