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Web Producer Internship

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Summary

As an intern on the Web Technology team, you will learn how journalistic content is managed and produced in a leading think tank and assist in the production and distribution of policy work on a broad range of issues. Interns will learn how to effectively provide solutions to assigned projects and improve quality control of both utilities and content; deal effectively with a variety of situations and find appropriate solutions in a rapid-response environment; acquire experience and essential training for developing new and innovative ideas; and gain hands-on training in web and journalism best practices.

While technical skills and web experience are a plus, they are not required. This internship will provide a basic grounding in HTML and CSS with the opportunity for greater challenges with commensurate experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute campaigns calling for action on current issues using DIA/Salsa and social media tools.
  • Coordinate with the Editorial team to create, edit, and arrange multimedia in policy pieces and support the production and deployment of applications, interactives, and visuals.
  • Apply and enforce content standards that define the character of the American ProgressĀ websites.
  • Assist with diagnosis and analysis of technical problems and implementation of solutions.
  • Collaborate with the Email, Social Media, and Events teams to launch new products and create effective online communications strategies.

Requirements:

  • Outstanding interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail in oral and written work.
  • Highly organized with excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and effective time management.
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a rapid-response team environment.
  • Familiarity with web technologies; experience with WordPress, HTML5, and/or CSS3 a plus.
  • Experience with Salesforce, DIA/Salsa, and/or Eloqua a plus.

Every internship includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, report distribution, and general office support. Other duties include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website.

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.