Media Outreach Intern

Employer
Zidisha, Inc.
Location
Sterling, VA
Posted
Feb 02, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Hours
Full Time

Zidisha is a Y Combinator nonprofit and the world's first direct person-to-person microlending platform to bridge the international wealth divide. We facilitate direct communication and transactions between lenders worldwide and borrowers in developing countries.

We have an opening for a creative intern with a keen interest in blog and press communications to drive our media outreach effort. Initial responsibilities include:

  • Become familiar with a wide range of online and print media that cover online microlending and crowdfunding-related stories
  • Identify specific bloggers, journalists and other thought leaders who cover areas relevant to Zidisha
  • Collect contacts and implement weekly plan for outreach to the thought leaders you identified (goal is 20 per week)
  • Coordinate interviews and gift card giveaways
  • Design and maintain media research and outreach tracking system

Zidisha is a small and innovative start-up. As such, you will have a good deal of freedom to design and execute your own initiatives. Successful performance will have a major impact on the volume of loans funded through our lending platform, extending life-changing microcredit opportunities to many more disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

Requirements:

  • This is a remote position that may be undertaken from any location worldwide, as long as you have a reliable internet connection.
  • The minimum time commitment is ten hours per week, days and times are up to you.
  • Start and end dates are flexible.