Frayser Community Development Corporation Community Newsletter-intern

Title: Frayser Community Development Corporation Community Newsletter-intern

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.fraysercdc.org/

Description: Intern will assist Frayser CDC and other community-based organizations in producing and distributing a monthly newsletter. Frayser CDC is a stable, aggressive community-based nonprofit development corporation. The CDC focuses on housing renovation for sale and rent, as well as home ownership training, financial literacy and foreclosure counseling. The CDC also does some commercial redevelopment as well as policy advocacy on behalf of the community.

While the Frayser community is very dynamic, communication is weak. The CDC has committed funds to produce a quality newsletter to be used by numerous community-based groups and businesses in order to improve the flow of information in Frayser.

This position is unpaid, but will be a good opportunity for the right journalism student.

Contact: Steve Lockwood, slockwood@fraysercdc.org.

Responsibilities: The internship is part-time position, 15-20 hours per week.
The newsletter will be 8 pages long. 6,000 copies will be distributed, as well as posted on line. The CDC intern will:

· Assist with formation of an editorial board
· Solicit content/articles from neighborhood contributors
· Edit content within guidelines set by editorial board
· Manage layout and printing
· Assist with sales and layout of newsletter ads
· Coordinate distribution including mailings and community distribution locations

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements– training and experience in journalism, strong writing skills, ability to work with a diverse neighborhood, good time management skills, the ability to work independently, computer expertise, ability to meet deadlines and attend to details.

To apply: Please submit resume’ and letter of interest to Steve Lockwood

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in