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Program Assistant, Earth Journalism Network

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) aims to engage and support journalists and media organizations around the globe to effectively produce and promote environmental and climate news and content. The Program Assistant supports Earth Journalism Network with a wide variety of tasks including social media and outreach, research, and helping to manage limited-time and special projects.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Handle daily social media tasks including drafting and scheduling posts and responding to notifications;
  • Support Earth Journalism Network social media team to create paid social media ads, develop longer-term campaigns and devise other strategies to boost engagement;
  • Monitor social media and newsletter analytics;
  • Design graphics and other promotional assets on Canva for use on social media and the EJN website;
  • Moderate and regularly post content in EJN’s Google Groups email listservs, and assist with promotion through other EJN email lists;
  • Manage the EJN general inquiries Inbox and the EJN Learning inbox by responding to queries and providing technical support where needed;
  • Expand outreach in EJN’s coverage areas, be it by connecting with other media organizations or finding networks through which to spread EJN’s opportunities;
  • Write project updates for EJN’s newsletters, for instance after researching the impacts that some of EJN’s stories have had on public policies and debates;
  • Support the judging of grant and Fellowship proposals by reviewing applications and interviewing applicants;
  • Assist with EJN media research projects, including surveys of members, hiring and supporting academics and researchers, and preparing and reviewing reports;
  • Assist with Monitoring and Evaluation activities;
  • Assist with project management, including by mentoring journalists, coordinating travel or other administrative tasks;
  • There may be further opportunities to get involved with various tasks depending on candidate’s skillset and preference;
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong background in social media management, journalism, and/or communications.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Interest in working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Understanding of the media landscape and ability to think out of the box on ways EJN can support its growth going forward.

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Work or educational experience in media, environmental issues or international development preferred.
  • Editorial, fact-checking and/or copy-editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Canva and Microsoft Excel desired.

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

This is a remote based position. Preference will be given to candidates based in any of the following locations: the United States; the United Kingdom; France; Thailand; or Kenya. You must have work authorization in your current location that does not require sponsorship from Internews.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon

This is a fully benefited, limited-term position with an anticipated level of effort of at least 50% and a projected term of one year. There is a possibility of an extension and/or increase in the level of effort (up to 100%) contingent upon receipt of funding.

To apply, please click here.

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote


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