Seasonal Assistant - Earth Journalism Network


About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.


Internews' Earth Journalism Network aims to engage and support local journalists and media organizations around the globe to effectively produce and promote environmental content. NOTE: Part-time position anticipated to start in mid-June 2020 and end in December 2020. Position may be based in Washington, D.C. or remotely, preferably within a U.S. time zone.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned
Support the EJN team by handling social media and other outreach by posting links to stories and announcements on Twitter and Instagram, boosting announcements and ads on Twitter and Facebook, and helping to devise and implement other social media activities; support the judging of grant applications; monitor EJN's progress and impacts by collecting data for EJN indicators and harvesting outcomes into stories or write ups for the website or newsletter; help make and possibly manage payments to story grantees; update the EJN Wikipedia page; plan and manage 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; think of ideas for additional outreach in our coverage area, be it by connecting with other media organizations or finding networks through which to spread our opportunities. There may be further opportunities to get involved with various tasks depending on candidate's skillset and preferences.


-Strong background in social media management and communications;
-Work or educational experience in media, environmental studies or international development preferred;
-Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet and data analyses software also preferred;
-Excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
-Editorial and/or copy-editing experience preferred.

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