Communications Fellowship

The Program 

The 50+1 Strategies Fellowship is a paid part-time professional development program designed to train and cultivate the next generation of campaign professionals, community organizers, and change advocates. During the 10-week program, fellows will be exposed to a wide range of consulting work and will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects across the firm’s client roster. Fellows will be placed in a department that matches their field of interest where they will receive professional mentorship and gain hands-on experience. In addition to their particular specialization, Fellows will attend weekly seminars/training covering other aspects of campaign and issue advocacy work in order to enrich and complement their experience and support their holistic growth as political professionals. 

Who We Are: 

50+1 Strategies is a premier political consulting and civic engagement firm specializing in advocating for progressive solutions to society’s complex problems. We operate at the local, state, and national levels to elect Democratic leaders into public office, advance important issues at the ballot box, and support causes that create positive change. We are currently with Everytown for Gun Safety, Planned Parenthood Votes, Reproductive Freedom For All, and on several other pivotal local, state, and federal races across the country. We offer a full suite of in-house capabilities under one roof – from grassroots organizing, public relations strategy, online advocacy, advertising and media buying, creative content production, research and analysis, messaging and communications, and much more. 

Our team is made up of diverse professionals who have demonstrated success in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. We pride ourselves on being a full-service civic engagement firm that brings heart and hustle to everything we do.  We aim to build issue-based movements and electoral campaigns that reflect the communities around them, empower and strengthen volunteer leadership, and engage people in a meaningful way.

As a communications fellow for 50+1 Strategies, you will work closely with our Communications Team on a wide array of comms-related projects for our clients. You will be involved in everything from message development to content writing and working with the press. You will also work collaboratively with other team members from our campaign, creative, digital, and operations departments to craft and support our messaging campaigns. 

What you will do: 

Depending on your assigned project(s), interest area, and/or experience, your day-to-day responsibilities as a fellow may include any of the following: 

  • Draft email copy, direct mail copy, press releases, media advisories, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content
  • Apply messaging and style guidelines to campaign collateral and materials 
  • Update press lists and assist with the execution of media events
  • Track and compile press clips on various topics, issues, and/or clients as needed
  • Helps develop creative ideas for campaigns, and liaises with creative, digital and marketing fellows on adjacent projects and deliverables.  

Who you are:

  • You have an interest in political messaging and communicating with diverse groups, and will bring sensitivity and appreciation for cultural differences. 
  • You are a strong writer and able to express complex ideas in an organized and accessible way. 
  • Prior experience with copywriting, press, and social media management is a plus but not required. 
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Eligibility

There is no minimum educational attainment requirement for this Fellowship, however, Fellows must be 18 years or older, reside in either California or Washington DC, and be authorized to work in the United State in order to be considered.

Time Commitment

The fellowship begins on September 3, 2024, and ends on November 12, 2024. Fellows will be expected to commit to working at least 20 hours per week throughout the duration of their fellowship and will be required to attend weekly training/seminars. 

Program Stipend 

Fellows will be paid a stipend of $4,000 for the duration of the 10-week program

Location

While this fellowship will take place remotely, Fellows must reside in either California or Washington DC.  Fellows in the San Francisco Bay Area will have the option to work out of our company’s headquarters. 

Application Deadline

Applications are due no later than July 19th, 2024. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

50+1 Strategies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and we value our inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals from all races, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, age, national origins, marital/veteran/disability statuses. 

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