The Beth Daley Impact Fund FellowshipTweet
For over ten years, Beth Daley was a vital part of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Beth helped to build our small non-profit into the institution it is today. Everything that went out the door had her imprint. In 2010, Beth lost a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer.
The good government community lost a star, but her voice still echoes down our halls, her exacting eye still peers over our shoulders, and her expectations of excellence still propel us to try just a little bit harder.
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Beth’s passion for POGO’s mission was fueled by her outrage at corruption, her deep empathy for those who suffered retaliation for simply telling the truth, and her gleeful enthusiasm for mentoring young people learning to conduct investigations.
Last fall, a remarkable thing happened following Beth’s passing. Her family, friends, and fellow do-gooders opened their wallets to honor Beth by setting up the Beth Daley Impact Fund to create a fellowship in her name.
The first Daley Fellow will work specifically in Communications. This Fellow will join POGO's public education team and assist with our blog, social networking, traditional media, and other communications to our supporters. A prospective Fellow will have a working knowledge or expertise in one or more of these areas: blogging, video editing, podcasting, videography, photography, and web design. It is important that the Fellow understand the strategic use of social media; he or she will assist in maintaining and improving our presence on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social networking platforms.
The Fellow must be able to grasp complicated policy issues and to deftly translate those issues into clear and compelling content aimed at a general audience. Previous journalism or public relations coursework or experience is preferred.
The Fellow's duties will include:
- Writing and editing daily content for POGO's blog. Familiarity with html is preferred.
- Assisting in the production of weekly podcasts and YouTube videos. Familiarity with Final Cut Studio is preferred.
- Drafting press releases.
- Promoting our work through Facebook and Twitter.
- Helping pitch stories to reporters and bloggers.
- Assisting with various requests from members of the media.
- Developing graphics for social media and blogs.
- Helping maintain our media databases.
Fellowship Details: POGO Fellowships are entry-level, yearlong positions. Fellows are offered a stipend in the upper-$30,000 range, depending on experience. This position includes a generous benefits package.
Required Application Materials: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, college transcript (a copy or unofficial transcript is fine), a writing sample, and two (2) letters of recommendation.
Applications and questions concerning this position should be directed to: Liz Hempowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org