Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Communications Fellow at Campaign for Community Change in Washington, D.C.
For the past two years, the Campaign for Community Change has worked with a large coalition - called Reform Immigration FOR America - of local and national organizations committed to passing humane immigration reform. The coalition has worked on multiple fronts, generating policy recommendations, reaching potential supporters through a coordinated online and offline field campaign, raising issue visibility in the media, and mobilizing voters to support pro-immigrant candidates. After successfully building large and powerful mobile and email lists, as well as a web and social media presence, the coalition is entering into its next phase.
The communications Fellow will assist the Online Director and New Media Associate in maintaining and growing our online community of immigrants' rights activists in this phase. The Fellow's responsibilities will include writing materials for blogs and emails, working with the online team to develop community-building social media strategies, and learning how to use online tools for larger movement building. The fellowship includes a stipend.
This position reports to: Online Communications Director
- Developing online content for blogs, emails, and text alerts to our online audiences.
- Honing online organizing skills such as monitoring Facebook and Twitter, documenting actions, and creating conversations about important issues on these channels.
- Learning about online advocacy and how it pertains to offline activism and movement building for progressive causes and developing critical thinking skills to assess online campaigns.
- Supporting special projects and developing working relationships with partners at national and state-based organizations as needed.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and responsible, enjoy writing, have strong communication skills and be passionate about community organizing, social justice, and how emerging technologies can facilitate the progressive movement. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.
This is a paid internship.