Journalism Fellowship Coordinator

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Description

Student Voice is the nation’s leading by-students, for-students nonprofit and has been recognized by numerous national publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, ThinkProgress and USA Today. Joining the team at Student Voice means you will be entering a unique, transparent, and fast-paced work environment. You will join our team in empowering students to take action on issues that impact their education, providing them with the resources and mentorship they need to create local change.


As the Journalism Fellowship Coordinator, you will lead the Journalism Fellowship, a program that engages high school students who are passionate about using storytelling as a vehicle for social change. This position oversees monthly programming and will work with the annual selection process for the fellows. The Journalism Fellowship Coordinator will teach fellows how to tell the stories of their schools through the lens of the Student Bill of Rights and grow as writers and communicators over the course of a school year. The person selected for the position will collaborate with journalists and experienced storytellers to connect them as mentors and guest speakers for students in the program.

responsibilities

  • Create monthly storytelling assignments which center the values in the Student Bill of Rights
  • Monitor deadlines and provide detailed feedback on assignments for all 18 fellows throughout each month
  • Select and confirm guest speakers for monthly writing skills and professional development calls
  • Coordinate technical details of creating a podcast series
  • Create partnerships with a variety of education and media organizations to cross-publish content
  • Work with the Communications team to promote fellows work on various Student Voice and outside platforms, including but not limited to via social media, website and newsletter
  • Connect fellows with opportunities in the education and media spaces, including relevant events, pitch opportunities and positions
  • Foster a sense of community within the fellowship

Requirements

  • A high school or college student with at least 10 hours/week of dedicated work time
  • Strong communication and coordinating skills 
  • Ability to be highly responsive in a remote setting
  • Experience with Google Drive and Slack
  • Passion for storytelling as a tool for social change
  • Detailed and nuanced understandings of education, equity and advocacy
  • Background in writing, journalism, storytelling and/or media
  • Experience in AP style editing
  • Possesses growth mindset
  • Understanding of intersectional movement building
  • Willingness to learn about and commit to Student Voice’s shared team values

Student Voice Perks

  • Competitive student salaries
  • Flexible work environment
  • Many travel opportunities
  • Build connections with education reform leaders
  • Work on a subject of personal passion

Equal Opportunity

Student Voice is an equal opportunity employer. We’re dedicated to building a team where diversity in both ideas and identities is not only welcomed, but encouraged. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out.

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