This fellowship position has been filled. Please visit us in October 2014 to apply for the Spring 2015 fellowship session.
Working as an integral member of the Public Outreach and Communications team, the Communications and Media Fellow will help implement a media strategy that continues to raise the profile of Polaris and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC). This fellowship works directly with members of the media to promote the organization’s goals, including state and federal policy advocacy, education and training efforts, fundraising, and awareness about the NHTRC hotline. The Communications and Media Fellowship is an opportunity to work on exciting projects at the local, state, and national levels in a fast-paced communications operation.
Hiring Manager – Brandon Bouchard
- Draft and edit press releases, statements, fact sheets, and talking points
- Field calls from members of the media and pitch stories
- Track day-to-day media coverage on human trafficking
- Develop content for the Polaris’s website
- Cultivate media contacts and maintain contacts database
- Conduct media research and build upon existing systems
- Support and coordinate special events and projects
- Create and design informational and promotional materials
- Assist with communications projects, such as infographic development, social media work, and advocacy campaigns.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Interest and understanding of traditional and new media
- Strong commitment to human rights
- Strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills
- Experience, competence, and confidence working independently and as part of a team
- Ability to balance multiple priorities at once
- Eagerness to be creative and take initiative on new ideas and projects
- Comfortable speaking on the phone