The Laundromat Project is Seeking a Storytelling Fellow
The Laundromat Project is Seeking a Storytelling Fellow!
The Laundromat Project (The LP) is seeking a creative, passionate, and driven storyteller for a part-time and year-long Storytelling Fellowship. This Fellowship is designed for an upper-level undergraduate or rising graduate student and will provide real-life professional experience, along with professional development opportunities to connect with leaders from the field. See more information on their website
About The Laundromat Project
The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform their lives and surroundings. We make sustained investments in a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their art making, community building, and leadership development.
The LP values and centers the voices, cultures, imaginations, knowledge, and leadership of people of color in all of our work and operations. To learn more about The LP, please visit: https://laundromatproject.org/
Part-time The Fellow will work alongside LP staff, particularly the Media & Storytelling Manager, to develop and implement communications strategies and design visual content that engages our growing and diverse community of creative change agents. The ideal candidate is someone who wishes to develop a deeper knowledge of storytelling as a form of strategic communications and to gain tangible experience in writing, social media, and digital marketing.
This position reports to the Media & Storytelling Manager. Position responsibilities will include the following:
Content Collection & Creation
● Work alongside Media & Storytelling manager to interview and engage with The LP community to develop and produce original and engaging stories shared through print, web, and social media
● Design digital assets to supplement LP communications, programming, and development initiatives as needed
● Update and maintain website content, with a particular focus on The LP’s blog page
Social Media Strategy
● Support Media & Storytelling Manager in maintaining/updating organization-wide social media calendar to incorporate organizational programs, events, campaigns, etc., and ensure consistency and diversity in content 1 Email Marketing
● Support the promotion of institutional announcements and news
● Maintain database of media and marketing contacts
● Track analytics and KPIs related to social media and email marketing
General Company Activities
Given the nature of our team and our work, there are some activities in which everyone participates, including:
● Helping with fundraising and community-building events
● Preparing materials for programs; joining in advocacy and outreach efforts related to events
● This fellowship is designed for an upper-level undergraduate or rising graduate student
● Those with a journalism or communications-related degree focus are encouraged to apply
● Superior writing and copy editing skills an absolute must
● Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator)
● Strong interest in contemporary artists, art practices, and/or arts organizations and belief in the power of the arts to transform individuals and communities
● Comfort with a range of community development topics beyond the arts, such as racial justice and health equity
● Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
● Fluency in Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, including stories features
● Familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, Google Suite, Youtube, Google Adwords and Analytics
● A positive outlook and sense of humor is a must!
This year-long, part-time fellowship (1,000 hours total to be spread across the year) comes with a stipend of $16,500, commuter benefits, and vacation time, along with intentional professional development opportunities. Exact schedule to be confirmed in consultation with applicant and organization.
Anticipated Start Date: January 2020
Fellowship timeline: January 2020–December 2020
Position: Part-time (1,000 distributed hours), temporary, with some weekends and evenings required
Reports to: Media & Storytelling Manager Office
Location: Central Harlem Geographic
Reach: Citywide with particular focus on Central Brooklyn and Harlem
Deadline: November 27, 2019
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please specify “Your First and Last Name – Storytelling Fellowship” and include the below. Entire application should be submitted as a single PDF.
● Cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position
● 1 writing sample, 1-2 pages in length (sample can be long or short form text) & 1-2 graphic design samples (if available)
Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by November 27, 2019.
We cannot respond to all inquiries—only candidates for consideration will be contacted. We will not accept reference letters or phone calls. The Laundromat Project is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and others who may contribute to a rich diversity of perspectives and ideas are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.