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Art+Feminism

Communications Fellow
Due Oct 20 2018

Art+Feminism is looking for a Communications Fellow.

What’s Art+Feminism?

Art+Feminism is an award-winning campaign improving coverage of cis and trans women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female; more recent research points to 16% globally and 23% in the US. This year, over 4,000 participants convened at more than 285 locations on all 6 inhabited continents to create or improve over 22,000 pages. Our annual edit-a-thons have been widely covered by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ARTnews, and Art in America amongst over one hundred others. Our organizing practices are horizontal and rhizomatic and our feminism is trans-inclusive and intersectional.

Position Description

We're looking for a Communications Fellow to develop and produce new content across its social media platforms based on our existing digital voice. The right candidate is brimming with creativity and looking for new ways to create and share content that furthers the global discussion around social justice through the lens of various intersections of feminisms and identity. An ideal candidate has expertise in one or more of these areas: photography, video or audio production, graphic design or writing. The ideal candidate doesn’t shy away from conversations about gender, patriarchy, racism, or other forms of social injustice. As a global initiative, we are working to reimagine the future of the internet by advancing gender justice on Wikipedia. That requires a nuanced understanding of intersectional oppressions and a committed interest in combating one of the ways cis and trans women are silenced: through the preservation of history. This early career position is uniquely suited for dynamic individuals with a knack for outside the box storytelling that builds awareness about our campaign but also teaches our audience about the far-reaching impacts of hearing and seeing our history as told by us without omissions that diminish or entirely erase our stories and our representation. The ideal candidate is adaptable, organized and can think outside of the box of conventional/typical tech-focused/social justice-themed communications. This is an opportunity to simultaneously contribute to this large-scale project, and learn from our approach and techniques we have developed over the last 5 years. Art Historical knowledge and fluency in a language other than English is preferred. The fellow will work on contract and can be based in the U.S. and abroad.

Key Responsibilities

Available to commit 6-8 hours/week to the fellowship.

Assist in the development, implementation and management of our social media strategy across Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.

Facilitate online conversations with our community and respond to queries.

Pitch suggestions/proposals for topics and guests for the A+F podcast.

Coordinate guests for the Art+Feminism podcast.

Commitment to the collaborative processes of production.

Pitch and co-write custom content. This includes Tumblr posts, emails, Facebook posts, and Instagram announcements.

Be able to conceptualize and execute a variety of content types, from interviews to original 1-minute videos.

Be ready to smash racism, patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, etc.,

Actively participate in and contribute to brainstorms for content planning.

Ensure our content voice is smart, elevated, and leading the conversation on what intersectional gender equity on Wikipedia can look like.

Maintain Art+Feminism’s brand integrity and social justice integrity in all copy.

Assist Program Director with developing, implementing, and iterating logistics of content plans.

Edit audio for podcasts.

What You’ll Need:

Strong writing, editing, and communications skills.

Demonstrated interest in social justice work, art, art history, pop culture, and intersectional feminism.

A strong understanding of Art+Feminism’s voice and perspective.

Have a knack for organizing and retrieving information;

Work well in a team environment and collaborate on various content plans;

Assist the team in developing communication infrastructures such as a photo, video files, and audio files;

Have familiarity with the use of applications such as Meme, Buffer, Hype Text, etc.,

Be available to work with us for the full duration of the 6-month fellowship.

This position reports to the Director of Art+Feminism.

Honorarium: Communications Fellows will be offered a monthly stipend of $500.

Application Deadline: October 20, 2018

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and one content example (short caption with a photo of your choice, blog post sample, short video or meme you’ve created that speaks to advancing gender justice on Wikipedia and/or the internet as a whole, etc.,) via email to info [​at​] artandfeminism.org.

Art+Feminism provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Candidates from groups generally underrepresented in tech are especially encouraged to apply.