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Fall 2018: NextGen Virginia - Media Fellow (PAID)

Aug 20, 2018

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

NextGen Virginia is seeking a part-time paid media fellow to assist the State Media Manager with press and social media relations for our 2018 youth vote program. On dozens of college campuses, our staff will register and turn out students to vote for progressive candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, and we will use the press and social media as another tool to engage young voters.

Duties include:

Maintain relationships with student press statewide
Help plan for and staff press events
Help monitor news for events we should attend/stories we should put out a statement on
Keep in-state press lists updated, pull lists for me to pitch to for each event
Keep event trackers updated with details on press events

Collect field photos and videos to push to state Facebook and national accounts
Help monitor news for social media rapid response
Occasionally draft social copy
Help monitor comments on state FB page/FB events, messages to state FB page
Keep in-state twitter lists “Virginia Media” and “Virginia Poli/Gov” updated

An interest in both communications and progressive politics are required for all applicants.