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Social Media intern for our multimedia project needed ASAP!

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Sooo I know I haven’t been posting much, but it’s only because I’ve been busy working on this awesome multimedia project for the midterm elections (I posted on it here). And we are in dire need of a social media intern as soon as humanly possible! This is a great opportunity to work at WNYC, with cool people, on an very innovative project. Don’t worry about a formal cover letter–just send a resume and a short intro email as soon as you can to me, AND Kerry Donahue,

The job description is after the jump!

WNYC Pop+Politics Media and Outreach Intern

About 2010 Midterm Election Specials Pop + Politics hosted by Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya is well known to many public radio listeners as the former host of NPR’s Newsand Notes, and as guest host on WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway and APM’s The Story. This fall, Farai Chideya will take listeners somewhere new. Her three Pop + Politics midterm election specials, from WNYC and American Public Media, will ask the big questions about how our nation is dealing with issues of race in an era of both President Obama and the Tea Party movement and in a country where many individuals are still struggling to recover financially. Farai takes listeners into battleground states to hear first hand from politicians andvoters what matters the most to them..

These three Pop +Politics with Farai Chideya news specials will ask questions about how America is changing, particularly in terms of race and identity, through the lens of politics andculture. This is NOT more of the midterm horserace.

Here’s an overview each one-hour Pop and Politics program:

* Race, Rage and Reconciliation: American Politics Viewed from the Road (October 21)

* New Voters, New Challenges (October 28)

* The New Map: America, Redrawn and Reconceived (November 4)

Media and Outreach Intern

Pop+Politics seeks a highly motivated Social Media and Outreach Intern to help support a broad range of social media and outreach strategies that will build community and drive online discussion around race and the midterm elections in2010. This position is ideal for applicants interested in gaining experience in social media, online organizing and communications.

Reporting to and working closely with Pop+Politics online communications staff, the Intern’s projects may include:

· Optimizing Pop+Politics Twitter, Facebook and other social media assets

· Monitoring and engaging with online conversations pertaining to the midterm elections

· Researching and maintaining a database of key online influencers, media makers and bloggers who we should engage around Pop+Politics

Required Skills and Experience

Strong social media skills; familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
Strong reading, writing and interpersonal skills
Familiarity & experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to communicate ideas and information effectively
Strong understanding of political process

This is a part-time (10-15 hours a week) opportunity available immediately and will continue through November. The intern will be paid a small stipend and should be based in New York City.

To apply, please send a resume and short intro email to Nona Willis Aronowitz,, and Kerry Donahue,, as soon as possible. Please include days and times you are available.

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