Editorial Intern

6 days left

Employer
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 16, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

The Editorial Intern will assist the Executive Editor and Media Director with writing-specific projects. You will spend nearly 100% of your time writing for us. This position provides an excellent opportunity to build your portfolio and hone your political writing and editing skills.

Journalism and English majors are encouraged to apply, but all majors will receive equal consideration. Graduate students and those looking for post-grad writing experience are also welcome to apply.

This is an unpaid position with a flexible work schedule; however, we do request that applicants commit to at least 15 hours during the work week. Please indicate your availability and your preferred start/end dates in your cover letter.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Drafting blogs, op-eds, press releases, statements, pitches, and letters to the editor
  • Editing materials produced by the communications team
  • Brainstorming current topics related to gun violence prevention
  • Monitoring media for relevant news and topics
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be an excellent writer and have a passion for writing
  • Have the ability to tailor writing style to different audiences
  • Have an interest in gun violence prevention
  • Have an eye for detail

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 writing samples to Ms. Bryan Barks - bbarks@csgv.org.

Writing samples will be the most heavily weighted component of the application. Ideal writing samples will demonstrate range and the ability to alter writing style for different audiences. No poetry submissions, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employers. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodations: The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Bryan Barks. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.