Foodopoly Book Tour Communications Assistant
Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.
We are currently seeking a communications assistant to help promote Foodopoly, a book by our Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter. This is a full-time contract position starting March 1, 2013 and ending on Dec. 31, 2013. This position reports to the Special Advisor on Social Engagement. The rate is $15/hour.
- Making calls to pitch Wenonah to bookstores, media, and other outreach venues.
- Assist in coordinating Wenonah’s schedule.
- Assist in making routine updates to foodopoly.org and social media properties (Twitter, Facebook, others as they are appropriate).
- Work with organizers, staff and venues on event production.
- Organize various documents related to Foodopoly events and the tour.
- Respond to inbound inquiries about Wenonah.
- Make sure the news feed is up-to-date.
- Work with book clubs – online and off.
- Monitor reviews on blogs/online sites/book clubs for content.
- Help with stats and spreadsheets on traffic, postings
- Help with Powerpoints and other presentations
- Other duties as assigned.
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change. Interest in how the media works and how communications strategies advance a public interest agenda. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal skills are required. Seeking an enthusiastic self-starter and problem-solver who can handle multiple tasks at once. Experience in social issue organizing, communications, or journalism helpful.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to [email protected], noting, “Communications Fellow” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.