Position: Education Marketing Intern

15 hours per week, June 1-September 1, 2022

The News Literacy Project (NLP) is seeking an education marketing intern. There is intense public interest in NLP’s work, and we are experiencing tremendous growth. This is a great opportunity for you to join an ambitious educator network team and support every aspect of educator marketing efforts, helping NLP expand its reach as it addresses one of the most critical issues of our time.

This position is ideal for students pursuing a degree, or for professionals beginning a career in marketing or communications. It will provide a range of nonprofit experience.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A strong interest in supporting NLP’s mission.
  • Exceptional communication, marketing, research and analytical skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and motivation to learn and grow.

We’re looking for someone who will hit the ground running, has a collegial nature, a sense of fun and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

This position reports to the education marketing manager.

About NLP

Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project is a national nonpartisan education nonprofit

that empowers educators to teach middle and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. Our central offering is the Checkology® virtual classroom, an online e-learning hub. Since the platform was introduced in 2016, over 35,000 teachers have registered to use it in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories and 118 other countries.

About the position

The position is ideal for a motivated person who is pursuing a career in marketing, communications or a related field, especially in nonprofit or educational organizations. The education marketing intern will work closely with the educator network team to assist with the development of digital marketing campaigns, helping to conceive and implement campaigns from start to finish. The intern will support the efforts of team members who communicate directly with educators who use Checkology and other NLP resources. Additionally, the intern may have the chance to conduct research on future opportunities for the marketing of NLP resources among school leaders and districts.

The main responsibilities for this position are:

Marketing Support

  • Apply excellent communication and collaboration skills while assisting with the development of promotional copy for email, web and other formats.
  • Assist with tracking, recording and analyzing metrics, including email and social media performance data, as well as other administrative needs as required.
  • Assist with the conceptualization and development of ongoing and new educator marketing campaigns, particularly during the busy back-to-school season.

About you

In addition to the qualifications noted at the beginning of this job description, the successful candidate will have all or most of the following:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of emerging and existing promotional strategies.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with CRMs, preferably Every Action, a plus.
  • Familiarity with grades 6-12 education system and the ability to understand and empathize with educators teaching in those grades.
  • Ability to work well alone and under direct supervision.

Compensation and benefits

The position involves a maximum of 15 hours per week and pays $15-$17 per hour. This is a non-exempt position and is not eligible for benefits.

This position is virtual; the successful candidate can live anywhere in the United States.

To apply, upload a cover letter and a résumé at https://bit.ly/NLPJobs.

The application period closes Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. ET. We hope to hire as quickly as possible for an anticipated start date on or shortly after June 1, 2022.

The News Literacy Project welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. We offer equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service or other protected status.