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Our Stories Matter Internship



Get your start in media....telling stories that matter! Our Stories Matter is our pipeline of powerful, community stories that is sent out to readers, journalists and activists across the nation!


We focus on telling stories that often go ignored or underreported in an effort to shine a brighter spotlight on issues and systemic failures.


Some of our stories have been on the cover of USAToday, in Politico, NYT and many more. We need someone who can understand the power of the media and harness it to make the change we want to see in the world. We’re looking for someone who can make complex information accessible and engaging and work with a variety of people of all backgrounds. We need applicants who can work with different outlets, including target audience and format.


Pay: $500/monthly

Hours: 5-10/weekly


Requirements:

  • Create 1-2 articles per week for Our Stories Matter + 1-2 articles per month for major outlets for clients (avg word count: 500 words)

  • Maintain a high awareness of current social issues, events, pop culture and industry trends

  • Pitch, coordinate and place traditional and online media outlets for a range of both quick hit and in-depth coverage.

  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Microsoft & Canva

  • Must be able to write pitches or articles in 1-2 business days

  • Must care about news accountability and improving journalism

Duties will include:

  • If located in Rochester, some in-person meetings and events

  • 1-2 articles per week

  • 1-2 articles per month for major outlets and publications

  • Pitching articles to journalists and outlets

  • Some social media work

  • Travel opportunities for clients and professional development



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