Megaphone is looking for an entry-level communications intern or associate!

About us: Megaphone is not-for-profit social justice media strategy  firm that reflects the movement we are trying to build. We are majority queer, majority people of color, and majority women. Our mission is to use communications as a tool to diversify the media and politics. We partner with frontline communities, political campaigns, and impactful social justice groups to break through and win on a range of progressive issues and electoral campaigns. 

Position: Communications Intern or Associate. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC at our office in the U St Corridor that is 40% media relations, 40% digital media, and 20% administrative support.

Who we are looking for:
Relationship builders -- you actively build relationships with partners, reporters, and team members through dependability, hard work, empathy, and a sense of humor. 
Movement people -- you have a commitment to social justice and an active practice of learning when it comes to social justice, inequality, and intersectionality. 
News junkies -- you love consuming news across all platforms whether it’s your local paper, TMZ, CNN, Huffington Post, Intercept, Ebony or mitú.
Innovators -- you want to help build something new.
Talented researchers -- you are adept at finding info about topics and people online.
Communicators -- you are good on the phone and are a solid writer with familiarity or experience with producing content in digital platforms.
Passionate details people -- you love spreadsheets, tight agendas for meetings, calendars, and ensuring that details don’t fall through the cracks. 
Radical Kindness.

In a typical month, you would:
• Draft press materials like statements, press releases, media advisories, and communications plans. 
• Contribute to creative, strategy, and planning for digital campaigns.
• Help with execution of digital strategy. Assist with drafting content for social media, email, and other digital channels. 
• Work with the team to pitch events and key partner moments to local, state, and national reporters, editors, and bookers. 
• Research, build, and maintain lists of reporters covering key issue areas and regions.
• Staff protests, direct actions, press conferences, and galas as needed.
• Copy edit press releases, statements, opinion pieces, and partnership proposals.
• Create and maintain organization of partner materials in Google Docs.
• Bottom-line administrative tasks such as scheduling, preparation for meetings, and media briefings.
• Research media coverage of our partners and produce clips reports.
• Stay up to date on the news by surveying key sites 2-3 times per day and noting for your teammates when big moments happen. 
• Attend happy hours and events around DC to build your professional network.

We’d like you to have:
• 0-4+ years of experience in media relations, social justice, and/ or politics.
• Deep commitment and passion for social justice and intersectionality.
• A talent for writing and copy editing.

Associate level candidates should also have at least two of the following:
• Experience drafting written materials for external audiences, ideally in the format of press releases, statements, advisories. 
• Experience drafting social media posts or emails for political candidates, social justice organizations, or movement leaders.
• Prior work history at a PR firm, political campaign, political or not-for-profit social justice organization, or in direct actions and protests. 
• Spanish language fluency.
• HTML or other coding experience.

Salary and benefits: 
Associate level position pays $40-45,000/ year depending on experience. Interns at Megaphone are paid $35,000/ year as temporary full time staff for 3 months, with the opportunity for a long term associate position at the end of the internship. Health, dental, and vision insurance fully covered for employees (including interns) and their families; 401k; short/ long term disability and life insurance; unlimited vacation policy with a two week minimum. Megaphone also closes for 10 federal holidays and for the final week of the year. 

 

To Apply: 

To apply: please email your resume, three writing samples or example story placements, and answers to the questions below with the subject line “Megaphone Intern” or “Megaphone Associate” to: hello@MegaphoneStrategies.com. Applications preferred by November 1st.

Questions for your application:
1. Why do you want to work at Megaphone?
2. What drives you to work on social justice?
3. What would you bring to this position?
4. If you are on any progressive candidate or organizational email lists, which are your favorites and why?
5. What progressive organizational or candidate twitter account is your favorite and why? 

Megaphone Strategies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels. People of color, disabled folks, immigrants, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities are encouraged to apply.