Careers

ReThink Media is a unique, nonprofit, media and communications organization that works to strengthen the collaborative media and communications capacity of nonprofit think tanks, experts, and advocacy groups working in three distinct issue areas and sectors. These include our Money in Politics and Fair Courts, Peace and Security, and Security and Rights Collaboratives. ReThink Media's mission is to provide these organizations with access to state-of-the-art media technologies, expert communications and the latest in public opinion, media and messaging research

FULL-TIME STAFF POSITIONS

 

Associate Director, Voting Rights

We are looking for an experienced leader with proven organizing and communications expertise within the voting rights field to play a pivotal role in broadening our work to include organizations and advocates working in this sector at the state and national level. This includes working with a broad assortment of organizations within the field—including civil rights groups, grassroots organizations, state tables, litigation organizations, and more—to strengthen their communications work, build the collaborative capacity of allies to work together, and develop shared messaging and media strategies that effectively promote a pro-voter narrative and challenge the range of attacks on voting rights. More broadly, the Associate Director will be part of a larger team dedicated to advancing an inclusive, participatory, and representative democratic process that affirms the voices of all Americans.

The Associate Director is responsible for building the capacity of both individual voting rights organizations and the sector as a whole, including organizations at the state and national level. The work of the Voting Rights team is designed to be expansive so additional organizations can participate as the field expands. 

For more information, including how to apply, please see our listing on Idealist or download the complete job description:  Job Description - Associate Director, Voting Rights

Media Associate, Peace & Security Communications Collaborative

We are seeking qualified and passionate applicants for a Media Associate position in support of all our Peace and Security work, with a significant focus on advancing our new and emerging work building the communications and collaborative capacity of organizations and experts working on preventing the proliferation of armed drone technology and the use of that technology to conduct targeted killings. The position is for one year with the possibility of extending the position if renewed funding permits.

The Media Associate will report directly to the Managing Director of the Peace and Security Collaborative and will be responsible for coordinating, training, and assisting Rethink Media’s member groups in monitoring both traditional and online news coverage, and in responding rapidly and effectively to breaking news. This includes tracking all of the key reporters, Hill communications staff, and opposition spokespeople, building and maintaining shared press lists, assisting groups in building individual press lists, and where appropriate assisting with the editing, pitching, and placement of content and spokespeople.

ReThink Media monitors and analyzes both traditional and social media, and public opinion on the issues our organizations work on. The Media Associate will work with the Managing Director and other core staff with these ongoing research tasks as they relate to drone issues.

For more information, including how to apply, please see download the complete job description:  Job Description - Media Associate, Peace and Security

 

INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

ReThink Media’s paid Internship and Fellowship program provides talented undergraduate and graduate students in traditional and digital media and communications, journalism, design and data visualization, media and public opinion research and analysis, website management and tech support, and non-profit management, with hands-on experience in the field of issue advocacy communications. Fellows and Interns are trained and mentored by experienced professionals and gain real-work experience in applying the latest media tools and strategies in addressing some of the most prominent issue campaigns of our day. Interns and Fellows also get the chance to work and develop contacts with many of the leading nonprofits and experts in the country.

Successful candidates will be exposed to a wide range of skills and responsibilities in media relations, research, design, management, and communications skills and responsibilities.

 

Peace & Security Intern/Fellowship (Paid): Fall 2016

This internship is for our Peace & Security Collaborative which works on issues of national and international security—specifically, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, efforts to reduce the global nuclear arsenal, efforts to secure nuclear material around the world, U.S. policy toward Iran’s nuclear program, and efforts to reign in excessive Pentagon spending.
We hire students studying traditional and digital media and communications, journalism, political science, international affairs, government, design and data visualization, and media and public opinion research (as well as others who can demonstrate the necessary skill and interest).

Successful candidates will work with the Managing Director and Media Associate of the Peace and Security Collaborative. They will be exposed to a wide range of skills and responsibilities in media relations, political communication, digital content design, research, media analysis, and general communications.

Depending on the background of the intern or fellow and upcoming campaigns and initiatives, activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring both traditional and online media coverage and public opinion.
  • Assisting organizations in using state of the art collaboration and social media tools to promote traditional and online media campaigns, content and initiatives.
  • Assisting with the design and promotion of data visualizations, graphics, GIFs, and other dynamic content.
  • Assisting in coordinated efforts for posting, promoting, and pushing out that content.
  • Assisting in building and managing rapid response and crisis response media campaigns, including building press lists, researching reporters and outlets, and drafting, pitching and placing content.
  • Developing, customizing, and utilizing analytics to measure and improve the work of our collaborative and member groups as well as the promotion of our own content.

Description and more information on applying here:   ReThink Media Peace & Security Intern - Fall 2016

 

Social Media Intern/Fellowship (Paid): 

Depending on the background of the intern or fellow and upcoming campaigns and initiatives, activities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring online media coverage and conducting research via our Sysomos, CrowdTangle, the Internet and other research tools.
  • Assisting in building and managing rapid response and crisis response media campaigns.
  • Assisting organizations in using state of the art collaboration and social media tools to promote online media campaigns, content and initiatives.
  • Assisting with the design and promotion of infographics and other dynamic content and developing coordinated efforts for promoting and pushing out that content.
  • Assisting with website development and content management.
  • Developing, customizing and utilizing analytics to measure and improve both the work of our collaboratives and member groups as well as the promotion of our own content.
  • Researching the latest developments and best practices in digital and social media.

 

Description and more information on applying here:  Social Media Internship/Fellowship (Paid)

 

Video Intern/Fellowship (Paid): Fall 2016

Depending on the background of the intern or fellow and upcoming campaigns and initiatives, activities include but are not limited to:

  • Brainstorming successful video content;
  • Filming video content, including events, interviews, B-Roll, and more narrative pieces;
  • Editing video content using Adobe Premier or iMovie;
  • Optimizing video content to be shared on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and in blog posts;
  • Marketing videos to increase viewership;
  • Helping to monitor and analyze web traffic to videos;
  • Writing blog posts about developments in online video, mobile video, and video for advocacy.

Description and more information on applying here:  Video Intern - Fall 2016

 

Design and Data Visualization

Works with the Public Opinion and Media Analyst, Digital Strategist, and other members of the core team and collaborative staff on visual media and graphic design projects. Projects may include:

  • Creating infographics, social media share graphics, animated GIFs, or static data visualizations to accompany both proactive and reactive media campaigns.
  • Helping to create a streamlined, consistent visual appearance on the new ReThink Blog.
  • Designing graphics to accompany blog posts.
  • Designing templates for ReThink staff to create quick graphics; 
  • Training ReThink staff to use graphical tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) and design principles to build organizational capacity.
  • Writing blog posts on graphic design best practices.
  • Creating a suite of graphics to illustrate and accompany a major report release.

Description and more information on applying here:  Design & Data Viz Intern - Fall 2016

 

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six- to nine-month paid fellowships with NGOs in Washington, DC, including ReThink Media, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues. The fellowship program provides training as well as work experience these issue areas. See scoville.org for complete details.

RETHINK MEDIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ReThink Media, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.