About the Opportunity
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network aims to engage and support journalists and media organizations around the globe to effectively produce and promote environmental news content. This position is anticipated to start in January 2021 and last for at least seven months, with the possibility of an extension. This is a part-time, hourly position. The ideal candidate will be available to work 3-4 days per week. Compensation and expected hours will be discussed during the interview process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Internews’ Headquarters offices will be closed through at least 1 July 2021. Until then, this position will be expected to function remotely. Candidates should be based in a U.S.. time zone; ability and desire to commute to Internews’ Washington, D.C.. headquarters once it is safe to do so a plus.
Our Commitment to Fostering a Culture of Belonging
We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in te world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.
Key Responsibilities include the following:
- Supporting the EJN team by handling social media and other outreach. Tasks include: posting links to stories and announcements on Twitter and Instagram; boosting announcements and ads on Twitter and Facebook; helping to devise and implement other social media activities;
- Supporting evaluation of grant applications;
- Monitoring EJN’s outreach and impact by reviewing analytics, collecting data and conducting surveys or interviews for stories to appear on the website or in EJN’s newsletter;
- Helping manage time-limited projects, such as EJN’s Deep Dive on Environmental Media Outcomes and/or Gender Tracking Toolkit;
- Updating the Earth Journalism Network Wikipedia page;
- Planning and managing logistics for events, which may include but are not limited to visa application support, airfare and lodging requests, and liaising with team members to coordinate travel;
- Thinking of ideas for additional outreach in EJN’s coverage areas, whether through connecting with other media organizations or identifying networks with which to share opportunities;
- There may be further opportunities to get involved with various tasks, depending on the candidate’s skillset and performance;
- In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
Qualifications We’re Looking For:
- Strong background in social media management and communications.
- Work or educational experience in media, environmental issues or international development preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Editorial and/or copy-editing experience preferred.
- Understanding of the media landscape and ability to think creatively about ways to support EJN’s mission.
This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consisted with Internews Network’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.