Friday, May 22, 2015

Paid Writing and Editing Internship with the World Resources Institute for Recent Grad

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is seeking a creative professional to assist its Marketing and Communications team in generating content for TheCityFix.com blog and EMBARQ.org news section, as well as monthly email newsletters. This internship is ideal for recent graduates or early-career professionals in communications, marketing, public relations, environmental studies, urban studies, English, liberal arts, or related studies. You will get real world experience in a fast-paced environment. Internships may vary in length depending on your schedule, interest, and abilities.

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities integrates WRI’s global analysis and builds on its on-the-ground experience in urban planning, sustainable transport, energy, climate change, water management, and governance. The Center galvanizes action that will help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. It operates through a global network of offices in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Washington, D.C. where this internship will be located.
Responsibilities
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
  • 70% Edit, write, and publish online as support to experts
  • 15% Research news stories, blogs, new initiatives and trends, interact with and assist WRI experts in promoting their work
  • 10% Email marketing
  • 5% Organize content on websites, databases, social media
Qualifications
Required qualifications:
  • Recent graduate or early-career professional with a degree in communications, marketing, public relations, urban studies, environmental studies, English, liberal arts, or related studies
  • Interest in sustainability marketing and communications
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Capable of meeting tight deadlines on a regular basis, and organizing an editorial calendar
  • Strong editing/interviewing/note-taking skills
  • Expert knowledge of MS Word
  • Extremely well organized
  • Strong research ability
  • Ability to learn new technologies and online platforms for publishing quickly
  • Taste for graphic design
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experiencing writing and editing content for a daily online publisher
  • Knowledge of photo editing software
  • Experience with Drupal 7, WordPress, and Vertical Response
  • Experience in developing marketing materials, working with videos, podcasting, blogs, web content management, graphics and email systems
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and/or Mandarin Chinese a plus
Final candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.

Duration: 6 months

Location: Washington, DC

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers