The Pulitzer Center's K-12 initiatives aim to cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public by connecting students and teachers with under-reported global news stories and the journalists who cover them. Our digital resources, which include lesson plans and instructional videos, connect students to the latest global reporting across all media platforms and focus on a wide range of topics including climate change, religion and public policy, water and sanitation, refugees and migrants, human rights, racial justice, and public health. Through our education programs, students and teachers access reporting projects from hundreds of professional journalists for powerful educational experiences that may include in-person and virtual presentations by journalists, media literacy and journalism workshops, writing contests, professional development for teachers, and more.
The Pulitzer Center education and communications teams seek an intern who will help us grow the reach and efficacy of our education programs and resources by supporting research, marketing, strategic partnerships, and evaluation. This is a great opportunity for a communications or marketing student or professional who is passionate about education, news literacy, journalism, and global issues.
The K-12 marketing and communications intern's main responsibilities include:
- Support the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for K-12 education digital resources and programs
- Support the management of K-12 communications platforms, which include a weekly newsletter with over over 8,000 subscribers and a new Facebook group for educators
- Support the creation of K-12 content for the Pulitzer Center's general social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
- Create campaigns using graphics and multimedia to increase engagement and reach
- Review analytics across social feeds regularly to identify how the K-12 team can be most effective on these channels:
- writing tweets and other social posts about K-12-related opportunities and priorities
- help keeping the social media calendar updated and future-oriented
- compile lists of Twitter accounts of local educators, "influencer" educators, local schools, school boards, education organizations, children advocacy groups, etc.
- research best social media channels and practices/techniques for reaching educators
- Collaborate with Communications team to create campaigns using graphics and social posts to increase engagement and reach
- Explore ways to reach students directly on social channels
- Review analytics across social feeds regularly to identify how the K-12 team can be most effective on these channels
- Support the evaluation of K-12 digital resources and education programs through surveys, focus groups, research, and more
- Document education program activities through blog posts, podcasts, video, and other media
- Review and edit published lessons from our lesson builder community to improve their usability and make them easier to find.
- Support the management and cultivation of K-12 education partnerships
The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pulitzer Center is currently working remotely. Candidates should have stable high-speed internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone.
Interns receive a $2,600 stipend per month. Internships average approximately one semester–roughly six months–with the possibility of extension.
How to apply:
Please submit your application using our online form. You will need to create an account and password but this will also allow you to save your application and return to it at a later time.
The application will require you to enter a personal statement of interest (up to 500 words), upload a current resume/CV, and share contact information for three references. Additionally, you will be asked to provide one to three samples of your previous social media products as links. Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.
If you have any difficulties with the application form, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, giving an advantage to early applicants. Last day to apply is August 2, 2020 @ 11:59 pm.