PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Grant Writer

PBS NewsHour
Washington, DC
Sep 06, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

About the role

You’ll be thinking creatively about how to sustain and grow Student Reporting Labs (SRL) work for the long run. An integral part of the team, you will work with leadership to figure out how to create new relationships with potential funders and cultivate current ones. You will use your exemplary organization and writing skills to document and communicate SRL successes and ensure funding reports are accurate and submitted on time. 

Your first 90 days

You’ll get to know your team and the wider organization, and how each group functions independently as well as part of the whole. You’ll learn about our funders and strategize how to approach new funders - local, national and international. You’ll earn the leadership team’s trust to be a spokesperson for the SRL project. You will learn about the public broadcasting system, talk with station partners about best practices for promoting their Student Reporting Labs work. You will contribute to a sustainability plan that includes individual donors, public and private foundations, sponsorships and other funding mechanisms. You will be writing and submitting proposals.

What success looks like

You thrive in a start-up like atmosphere, bringing vibrancy and terrific ideas to meetings. You’ve connected with not only the SRL team, but with others throughout the NewsHour, as well as the student media, public broadcasting and education fields. You’ve earned trust and are commended for your ability to communicate the importance of student voice and journalism. You have built relationships to get the job done. You’ve secured funding for Student Reporting Labs and have a great rapport with funders.

You’ll bring:

  • A track record of submitting winning proposals.
  • Experience cultivating funding relationships.
  • Strong emotional intelligence to interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Exemplary writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work alone, but also work with teammates when needed.
  • Passion for student voice and media creation.
  • 2 years of grant writing experience.

What we offer

  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Free parking
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement

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