The Beth Daley Impact Fund FellowshipTweet
POGO is looking for someone whose writing skills, creativity, and eye for detail are matched only by his or her passion for holding our federal government accountable. This isn’t just another inside-the-beltway fellowship; this job carries on the legacy of a true hero in the good government movement.
For more than 10 years, Beth Daley was a vital part of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Beth helped 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.
A remarkable thing happened following Beth’s passing. Her family, friends, and fellow do-gooders opened their wallets to honor her by setting up the Beth Daley Impact Fund to create a fellowship in her name.
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. Previous blogging experience preferred.
- Assisting in the production of regular podcasts and YouTube videos.
- Drafting press releases.
- Promoting our work through Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
- Helping pitch stories to reporters and bloggers, and assisting with various requests from members of the media.
- Helping develop and execute email advocacy campaigns.
POGO Fellowships are entry-level, yearlong positions. Fellows are offered a stipend in the mid-$20,000 range, depending on experience. This position includes a generous benefits package.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should send the following as PDF attachments: cover letter, resume, college transcript (a copy or unofficial transcript is fine), two writing samples, and two letters of recommendation.
Applications and questions concerning this position should be directed to Joe Newman, Director of Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org
POGO is an equal opportunity employer.