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First Look Media // new-model media focused on independent voices
 
Marketing, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
 
   
 
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The Position:

The Intercept is seeking an organized, energetic Communications & Administrative Associate to join its New York City team to assist the Senior Director of Communications & Strategy. This role will help promote & amplify our mission-driven, impactful journalism, as well as oversee related administrative & scheduling duties for the newsroom.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Director of Communications & Strategy;
  • Develop & maintain media lists;
  • Draft press releases;
  • Draft event descriptions & copy to describe new Intercept podcasts, videos, investigations & articles;
  • Pitch select Intercept stories to bookers, journalists, editors, & TV producers for coverage;
  • Monitor media coverage & write-up weekly reports;
  • Track social & legal impact of The Intercepts journalism;
  • Provide logistical support for media appearances, in-person, & virtual events;
  • Maintain & update lists of upcoming events, conferences, & journalism awards;
  • Help coordinate award submissions with Senior Director of Communications & Strategy;
  • Handle republication, translation & video footage requests from outside partners & other publications;
  • Partner with Manager of Strategic Operations on general newsroom administration & media-related support for the Editor-in-Chief, deadlines & internal communications;
  • Provide administrative assistance related to the Senior Director of Communications & Strategy & the newsroom, which includes scheduling both internal & external meetings, travel arrangements, & handling general office duties
  • A broad understanding of the U.S. media landscape & a specific interest in non-profit journalism;
  • A high degree of confidentiality & discretion is expected across all areas;
  • Other appropriately related projects/duties as assigned

Background & Qualifications:

  • College graduate with 2-3 years administrative experience, preferably at a media or similar organization
  • 2-3 years of communications & PR experience
  • Hardworking, creative, & professional, with unflinching attention to detail
  • Self-starter with excellent organization skills; able to anticipate needs & be proactive
  • Should have strong communication & interpersonal skills; comfortable & efficient in team environment
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with newsletter software like Mailchimp & Constant Contact
  • Familiarity with media tracking software like Cision & Meltwater
  • Understanding of the U.S. & international media landscape
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced newsroom setting
  • Enthusiastic about The Intercept & its mission

About The Intercept

The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations & unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, & more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom & legal support they need to expose corruption & injustice wherever they find it.

About First Look Media

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder & philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture & a thriving democracy. 

First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Field of Vision, & the recently launched Topic SVOD service, & plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats & platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators & audiences develop, distribute, discover & connect with meaningful stories. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer -- people of color, people with disabilities, women, & LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, & to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 
 
 
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