Marketing & Editorial Fellowship Stone Pier Press
- Date Posted June 28, 2020
- Location San Francisco, CA
- Category Media / Nonprofit
- Job type Part-Time
Stone Pier Press is a San Francisco-based environmental publishing company with a food focus. We produce books and news that highlight how to eat, grow, and dispose of our food in a way that builds a cooler, kinder, and healthier world. Our thinking is that by focusing on solutions we make it easier for any one of us to act on them.
So we track down the farmers and gardeners who are using methods that reverse global warming, save water, and raise more nutritious crops. We write about the racial disparities at the root of many food system problems, and improving access to fresh, green food in underserved communities. We underscore the technologies revolutionizing the way we produce meat, dispose of food waste, and create alternatives to dairy. We make it delicious to serve up plant-based meals. And lots more.
Our team includes Marketing and Editorial Fellows who share the good food message and produce our news. To distribute our books, we're partnering with Chelsea Green Publishing, a Vermont-based company long known and respected for its books on sustainable living. We also regularly team up with a growing list of mission-aligned nonprofits and businesses. We encourage BIPOC to apply.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Do you have a way with words - and images? An ability to whip up tremendous enthusiasm for a mission or project? The desire to write news stories, create and lead your own marketing campaigns, develop business partnerships, produce mini-movies, or contribute to editorial content and design?
If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're Stone Pier Press, and our mission is to publish news and books that build a more climate-friendly, humane, and equitable food system. By publishing content that's entertaining and inspirational, we want to remind folks that the food choices we make have a direct impact on the health and well-being of our planet and our communities.
Our team of Fellows carry out the following tasks:
Marketing (Google adwords & analytics): We need smart, creative, and energetic souls to manage our Google Adwords account and track our analytics.
Marketing (social media and outreach): We're also looking for Fellows interested in growing our social media channels, whcih include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Marketing tasks can also include doing research on potential partners and developing pitch materials for working together. In addition to establishing our presence as a source of solutions-oriented content, the marketing effort supports book launches .
Editorial: We're looking for writers to spread the word about the good food movement to our audience and beyond. You'll get a chance to buff up your writing skills by working with an experienced editor. We also want help creating scripts and compiling footage for videos that make a compelling case for a more sustainable, ethical food system. Finally, we need editors - to build out our website and produce our bi-monthly newsletters.
Photography & Video: We need help generating great visual content to get more people on board with our good food mission.
Design: Here's a chance to build a design portfolio, or at least add design skills to your resume. Our Fellows develop promotional materials, build out our website, and produce our newsletters. Some experience in SquareSpace, InDesign, Photoshop/Illustrator, or any other design program preferred, but not necessary.
The pluses: We're small which means you get a chance to work on many different projects, which might include helping develop manuscripts, raising money from potential donors, and conducting market research on prospective books. Our interns have found illustrators for our books, contributed to our books, produced book trailers, developed recipes, put together book acquisition plans, and managed our google adwords account. This Fellowship is an opportunity to develop new marketable skills and discover, or further develop, strengths.
The nitty gritty: This is a 12 to 15 hour a week job but the hours are flexible. The winter/spring term runs January-May, the summer term runs May-August, and the fall term is September-December. Start and end dates are sometimes negotiable. We're in San Francisco but you can work from anywhere. What's important is that you're conscientious about showing up, able to meet deadlines, and available for weekly 30 min team calls. Finally, this is an unpaid internship, but in exchange for your efforts, we offer professional development and training opportunities in editorial writing, digital marketing, design, analytics, and nonprofit management.
Thank you for considering Stone Pier Press!
Details: Each person in the program learns basic marketing and editorial skills. All who have answered our survey say they are satisfied or very satisfied with the experience and that this has helped them get their next job. We've already been approved for this posting thanks to clearing it with our fiscal sponsor and the state of CA. Location job can be done remotely Application instructions