Social Change Fellowship (Summer - NYC, DC, LA)

Washington, DC
Mar 22, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Full Time

Fenton is the social change agency that connects people with ideas and information to help solve the world's most pressing problems. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by creativity and passion, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, we develop and execute strategic media campaigns across a wide range of causes that include: climate change and the environment, education, public health, global development and social justice. We are extremely proud to help enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our professionalism lives in harmony with fun. From cookies at staff meetings and good-natured pranks, to sending around our favorite gifs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement.

Fenton's fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications. Successful candidates will be mentored under real world working conditions by accomplished professionals as they create and implement industry leading communications strategies. Ideal candidates must have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Passion for communications (you have strong opinions on the serial comma and frequently think about why words matter)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next.
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges in a creative environment
  • Media, digital and issues enthusiast, because we're a bunch of geeks for all of that

A Fellow is responsible for assisting account staff with various media, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring news media coverage and social media and analyzing results
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations
  • Researching relevant journalists for targeted pitches and build media lists
  • Crafting targeted pitch emails and pitching journalists for coverage
  • Drafting press materials and online content
  • Contributing to message development
  • Supporting digital campaigns, website projects and social media management
  • Developing presentations and designing materials using a number of digital tools, such as Keynote or Powerpoint
  • Copyediting
  • Joining meetings and taking notes
  • Taking part in creative brainstorm sessions
  • Sharing cool finds about media, issues or the web that can help improve our work

The Fellowship begins on June 7 and runs through August 25. This is a paid Fellowship.

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