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Job opportunity: Graduate student fellowship (communications & marketing)

GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP: COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING (PAID)

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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 info@nyct-cfi.org 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 www.nycommunitytrust.org.

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