Communications & Media Intern

Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition

Communications & Media Intern

San Francisco, CA +1 location
Internship
Unpaid
  • Responsibilities

    Our Communications team gives voice and visibility to the work, values, and vision of the organization via multiple internal and external channels, online and in print. Our editorial calendar includes a regular social media presence, blog posts advancing our events and issues of concern, frequently updated website content, action alerts and position statements, press releases, biweekly e-news, and a quarterly print newsletter. We also collaborate with organizational partners and promote public education campaigns that advance equity for LGBTQ-headed families with children, as well as the many social and political issues affecting our families.

    The Communications & Media Intern works directly with the Director of Communications, contributing original content to our editorial calendar, sourcing and curating relevant content to share in our social channels, and soliciting, creating, and scheduling the publication of event promotion. Ongoing editorial calendar maintenance is also supplemented by work on longer-term projects, such as management of our digital photo archive, updating and deepening online resources, and website redesign. The Director works with interns to ensure their skills and professional goals are well-aligned with the support work they undertake.

    • Assist with production of bi-monthly e-newsletter;
    • Assist with coordination of OFC's editorial calendar;
    • Assist with implementation of social media plan by developing content and coordinating social media postings (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as monitoring and analyzing engagement;
    • Maintain press contacts database and manage distribution of press materials;
    • Help draft press releases and other communications vehicles as needed;
    • Track media placements in print, television, radio, and web outlets;
    • Help maintain digital files of photos, videos, and text content (e.g. for blog and newsletter;)
    • Assist with media cultivation and story placements;
    • Provide content curation, writing, or design support for special communications projects as they emerge.
  • Qualifications
    • Strong web, social media, and graphic design skills (e.g., familiarity or interest in learning CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla; social media scheduling software such as Buffer, Hootsuite; design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canvas, etc.)
    • Ability to prioritize, triage, and rapidly adapt to unanticipated media opportunities or needs;
    • Excellent written communication skills, including a copyeditor’s attention to detail;
    • Capacity or interest in developing capacity to create visual media (graphic design; photo or video editing);
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or commitment to intersectional LGBTQ+ equality & social justice.
  • Compensation
    Flexible hours
  • Industry
    Non-Profit
  • Locations
    San Francisco, CA • Emeryville, CA
  • About Us

    Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.