The Futuro Media Group Development Intern

The Futuro Media Group seeks a highly organized and self-motivated student or young professional to join their dynamic team as a development intern. This individual must have excellent communication and organizational skills to assist the development department within the Futuro Media Group. He/She should be capable of strategic thinking, asking questions and taking initiative, as well as someone who can roll up their sleeves and do tasks with a smile on their face. This internship position would be best-suited for individuals interested in marketing, social media outreach/digital content strategy, research, and fundraising.

Location: Harlem, New York

Hours: Flexible, Part-time, Volunteer.

Compensation: The internship position pay is $15/day. If applicable, academic credit can be provided.

About The Futuro Media Group:

The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization committed to producing ethical journalism from a POC perspective and representing the new American mainstream. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, our multimedia journalism explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. We are dedicated to telling stories from perspectives often overlooked. The Futuro Media Group produces Latino USA, NPR’s only English-language national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program, preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018. The company also produces PBS’s America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, In The Thick, and Humanizing America.

Reports to: Semele Turro, Major Gifts Officer

Overall function: The Development Intern will provide data, marketing, digital content, and social media outreach support to the Fundraising Team.  Please note that this is not a journalism internship.

Main internship tasks and opportunities:

  • Help maintain development database, development files on Salesforce
  • Conduct foundation and prospect research and recommend donors for portfolio
  • Responsible for creating our bi-monthly newsletter on MailChimp
  • Will assist the team in creating a social media strategy and schedule to engage our digital audience and increase our online presence
  • Creating digital imagery that further enhances our brand as a nonprofit news organization
  • Assessing our social media and Google analytics and pulling data that helps with our fundraising and marketing goals
  • Stay on top of philanthropic news and development
  • Assist in the production of events, if applicable

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in using Salesforce, MailChimp, Google Analytics, AdWords, and Photoshop preferred
  • Interest in developing marketing skills and impact strategy for a digital news organization
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality about sensitive information
  • Experience working with business development databases and prospect research is a plus
  • Interest in business development, nonprofit management, and independent journalism is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to identify and solve problems
  • Well-organized and strong time management skills are a plus
  • Proofreading skills and enthusiasm for the craft of fundraising
  • Have a knack for developing relationships with internal and external colleagues
  • Ability to work independently while also fitting into a small, focused team
  • Accept productive criticism and feedback intended to help you grow
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Love of journalism and podcasts is a plus

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $15 /day

HOW TO APPLY: The start and end dates for the position are flexible. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the email devo@futuromediagroup.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.