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Our current job and internship openings

Below are the current open positions with The Philadelphia Citizen:


Writers
The Philadelphia Citizen, a nonprofit news site that produces solutions-based journalism with an eye to ignite civic engagement, is looking for experienced Philadelphia-based freelance writers who are critical thinkers, with a passion for telling stories that are civic-minded; problem-solving; contextual; and smart.

Please send brief cover letter and links or PDFs to articles or relevant work to edit@thephiladelphiacitizen.org.

 


Internships
Internship positions are available in every department for the fall, spring and summer. All positions offer the opportunity to help shape a two-year-old publication whose mission goes well beyond journalism: To make Philadelphia better by giving Philadelphians the tools and inspiration to become more civically-engaged. Having a small, dedicated staff means interns can contribute well beyond just their job descriptions, gaining experience in journalism, nonprofits, startups and civic engagement. We are currently seeking interns for Spring 2019.


Editorial Interns/Social Media Interns

Editorial/Social Media interns will:

  • Help with the research and writing of articles for The Citizen, with opportunities to contribute articles on a variety of topics related to Philadelphia
  • Take on various tasks related to content on the website — this could be a special project, ongoing Do Something posts, or web maintenance
  • Have a voice in how stories are presented on the site, with the opportunity to weigh in on editorial decisions and share suggestions
  • Help as needed at events as volunteers and representatives of The Citizen
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)

 

Civic Impact, Events & Programming Interns

Civic Impact, Events & Programming Interns will:

  • Help plan and assist at Citizen civic impact events over the course of their time at The Citizen
  • Help develop new partnerships with community organizations and key influencers
  • Identify events and promotional opportunities throughout the city
  • Help the Director of Civic Impact develop tools to measure The Citizen’s impact in Philadelphia
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)

 

Development Interns

Development Interns will:

  • Assist with donor stewardship mailings and other mail merge projects
  • Assist with grant research and drafting proposals
  • Design email membership renewal/appeals
  • Database maintenance, list tracking, prospect research, and grant research as needed
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)
  • Other tasks as requested.
  • Familiarity with CRM database preferred.

 

Podcast & Multimedia Interns 

Podcasting & Multimedia Interns will:

  • Record, edit, and produce weekly audio stories for the website
  • Help develop a strategic podcasting and multimedia plan with Citizen staff
  • Assist Managing Editor and Assistant Editor conduct photograph and video work for stories
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)

Sound interesting? Send us a short cover letter and any relevant articles/clips to jamie@thephiladelphiacitizen.org.

Meet Our Current Interns!

Meerabelle Jesuthasan, Editorial & Development Intern

James Meadows, Editorial Intern

Elizabeth Warner, Civic Impact, Events & Programming Intern

Siobhan Gleason, Development intern

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