2018-2019 Communications Fellowship

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Description

Malaria No More (MNM) envisions a world where no one dies of a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments—ending malaria within our generation.

MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., New York, Kenya, Cameroon, and India and affiliates in London and Tokyo.

MNM’s Communications Fellowship Program welcomes diverse undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals with an interest in communications, journalism and/or global health.

Fellowship Commitment

The fellowship requires a minimum commitment of 6 months with the potential to extend. Fellows are expected to commit 8-12 hours per week, ideally split over 2-3 days per week. The exact schedule is flexible and can be worked around school commitments, exams and holidays.

We are currently recruiting for Fall 2018 and with an approximate start date of mid-September.

What do you gain as a fellow?

A fellowship with MNM provides an opportunity to work in a small, influential advocacy organization and learn about the many facets of global health communications, including: media relations; digital content development (social media and website); communications strategies, technologies and measurement; influencer engagement; and, research.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, track and pitch relevant media
  • Draft press releases, media statements and other communications materials
  • Write social media and web content
  • Aggregate and analyze global malaria-related news
  • Input on communications plans for malaria-related events and milestones
  • Research
  • Support research and logistics around international journalism trips
  • Attend global health events in Seattle on behalf of MNM
  • Other duties as assigned

 Are you eligible for an MNM fellowship?

To qualify for an MNM fellowship you must meet the following requirements:

  • 1.) Working towards or hold a university degree in communications, journalism, public/global health or comparable field (BA/BS, MA, or PhD). Current undergraduate students must be seniors or in their final year. OR 2.) At least 1 year of relevant communications experience in a professional setting
  • Fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing). Additional language skills are preferred.
  • Interested in global health / international development issues
  • International exposure preferred
  • Ability to think strategically, express ideas clearly both orally and in writing, and work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to commit 8-12 hours per week, ideally split over 2-3 days.
  • WordPress, Photohop and InDesign experience a plus
  • U.S. work authorization (MNM is not able to sponsor visas)

BENEFITS

Fellowship Compensation & Benefits

The fellowship is a paid position at a rate of $15 /hour, subject to applicable withholdings for federal, state and local taxes.

You will not be eligible to participate in such employee benefit plans, policies and programs that MNM maintains for its full-time employees. However, MNM will make a safe harbor contribution of 3% of your eligible earnings into a 401(k) retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY

jobs@malarianomore.org

This is a competitive program and candidates will be selected on merit. If you fulfill the above-mentioned criteria, please apply by email to jobs@malarianomore.org with the subject line “Communications Fellowship – full name” and include the following materials:

  1. A concise cover letter detailing your experience and why you are seeking this opportunity. Please include your desired schedule of work days and number of hours per week (8-12).
  2. Two writing samples (including but not limited to: blogs, press releases, photo essays, web posts, video scripts, communications strategy, or other compelling content)
  3. Your resume

No telephone calls please.

Malaria No More is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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