Left Forum Media and Publicity Internships Spring 2014 • Summer 2014

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We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, staff, and volunteers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and very relaxed!) office in the CUNY Graduate Center where you'll be interact with scholars and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.

This internship is unpaid, although academic credit is available. Hours are flexible—we ask for 15-20 hours a week—and can be adapted to fit you

Left Forum seeks to fill part-time Media coordinator internship positions for the Fall of 2013 and/or through the Spring and through early summer of 2014. This is a three to six month internship or a one for the Fall of 2013 and/or through the Spring and through early summer of 2014. This is a three to six month internship or a one or two semester internship and it can be scheduled according to the academic calendar year as needed. Fall internships start immediately.

Left Forum seeks to fill part-time Media coordinator internship positions for the Fall of 2013 and/or through the Spring and through early summer of 2014. This is a three to six month internship or a one for the Fall of 2013 and/or through the Spring and through early summer of 2014. This is a three to six month internship or a one or two semester internship and it can be scheduled according to the academic calendar year as needed. Fall internships start immediately.

We seek a motivated individual interested in learning about and assisting Left Forum's media and publicity work that culminates in the conference in 2014 conference in the early summer. Over 150 journalists attended the 2013 conference which featured a media row with live radio broadcasts, live web-casting and video coverage and a press conference. This is excellent opportunity to develop and hone your communications and publicity skills while gaining valuable, high-profile experience and contacts in the media, academic and nonprofit arenas. The position can be molded to fit the individual’s strengths and interests.

www.leftforum.org 212-817-2003
Volunteer@leftforum.o

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Contact members of the press through emails and phone calls, and follow-up with press inquiries
Learn about and help organize our media database of press contacts
Work at the conference with radio hosts, station managers, and technicians, grassroots and international TV, web-casters, videographers, and other institutional media sources
Schedule interviews for Left Forum notables and create news sourcing opportunities with hundreds of high profile speakers who come to the conference.
Help to assemble a press kit, develop website media pages, write press releases, and produce public service announcements and TV and radio carts
Orient and sign in members of the press at our on-site media welcome table and/or press conference
Develop media outreach and conference promotion strategies

Requirements

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills
Strong publicity and outreach skills
Coursework in Communications or marketing is helpful
Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously
Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
Experience with databases— especially CiviCRM—preferred
Passion for grassroots organizing and social justice

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