Heritage Radio Network Seeking Development Intern
Heritage Radio Network is looking to fill a part time position for a Development Intern. This is a six-month internship, 15 hours weekly (2 days per week), to begin mid-September. This position is unpaid, but can be applied towards school credit.
About Us: Heritage Radio Network is a grassroots, action-oriented non-profit Internet radio station focused on creating a food world that is more sustainable, equitable and delicious. Our network boasts 35+ entertaining and informative weekly food- focused programs, and a division of writers who produce stories on topics including Advocacy & Food Policy, Agriculture, Hospitality, Science & Tech, Beverage, and more. Working at HRN means making a serious commitment to improving the food system and helping to create an exceptional workplace. We are a passionate group of hard workers.
Notable guests have included: Wendell Berry, Tom Colicchio, Anita Lo, Ruth Reichl, Michael Pollan, Betty Fussell, Gail Simmons, Jacques Pepin, Joel Salatin, Mark Bittman, Danny Meyer, Florence Fabricant, David Chang , Marion Nestle, Rick Bayless, Eric Asimov, Harold McGee, Mark Ladner, Lidia Bastianich, Robert Sietsema, Wylie Dufresne, Christina Tosi, Andrew W. K., Steve Jenkins, Nathan Myhrvold, Ariane Daguin, Eric Ripert, Sean Brock, Brooks Headley, Cesare Casella, Michael Anthony, Dale Degroff, Kate Krader, Francis Lam, Reggie Watts, Darina Allen
Position Overview: You will be assisting with research, donor management and cultivation efforts reporting directly to the Deputy Director. This position will work both on events and one-off campaigns as well as HRN’s bi-annual fundraising drives. The ideal candidate would be familiar with data manipulation, proficient with CRM software, demonstrate an enthusiasm for outreach, with a keen eye for creating personal touches through written and in-person communication.
Performance Expectations: Researching prospective major donors, creating fundraising materials through writing and content generation, assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level, assisting in acknowledging and thanking donors, helping to maintain donor records and data hygiene in donor database, assisting in editing grant proposals or reports and stewardship pieces, compiling news briefings and blog posts, and designing communications pieces as needed, and attending events and table on behalf of network. Additional responsibilities dependent upon experience and interests.
Success Patterns: Familiar with Google Docs, previous experience working with databases preferred, experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software, strong verbal and written communication skills, exceptional planning and organization skills, professional and thorough, engaging storyteller, ability to make quick and accurate decisions, adaptable, and comfortable with the evolving demands of a small, grassroots media organization, self-starter able to set priorities and work independently, demonstrated interest in food and farming issues.
Desired Personal Characteristics: Fun and creative, a love for radio/podcasts, ability to set priorities and follow-through in an environment that changes all the time, flexible with a strong work ethic.
Please submit resume, cover letter and short writing sample to: