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Project on Government Oversight

The Beth Daley Impact Fund Fellowship

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 and for revitalizing Congress and its institutional role. This isn’t just another inside-the-beltway fellowship; this job carries on the legacy of a true hero in the good government movement.

Beth Daley

Beth Daley
1966-2010

For more than 10 years, Beth Daley was a vital part of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). In 2010, Beth lost a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer. 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, to deftly translate those issues into clear and compelling content aimed at a general audience, have strong organizational skills, and have an ability to work on concurrent projects. 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.

             Compiling daily lede sheets.

             Maintaining congressional ethics compliance records.

             Managing the logistics of congressional oversight trainings, social networking events, and other program-related functions or meetings.


Fellowship Details

POGO Fellowships are entry-level, yearlong positions. Fellows are offered a stipend in the mid-$30,000 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: hr@pogo.org

POGO is an equal opportunity employer.