Job Openings & Internships
Interim Executive Director (IED)
We are currently seeking an Interim Executive Director (IED). This is a part time, contract position for six months, with possibility of extension. The IED will manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, hire, support and supervise staff, carry out the policies and programs established by the Board of Directors and help plan for and transition to a permanent Executive Director (ED). The IED will help shape the future permanent ED position. The IED reports to the Board of Directors.
1. Management and Leadership, including:
- Manage process to identify, secure and move media center to a new location.
- Support and supervise full and part-time staff.
- Lead our reopening efforts.
- Seek and secure new sources of funds for operations and programs, particularly from foundations, grants, and grassroots fundraising.
- Identify opportunities to grow our audience and community participation through marketing, partnership, and outreach.
- Develop and implement a transition plan for the permanent ED.
2. Administration, Finance, and Risk Management, including:
- Build out/document logistical, personnel and membership policies.
- Manage the budget and assist the board of directors in developing the next fiscalyear budget.
- Oversee and manage the organization’s assets.
- Manage systems and data, including development of a new website.
- Regular communication with our membership, community stakeholders and County Board liaison.
- Oversee and manage HR benefits, insurance, and legal compliance work, including healthcare, workers’ comp and 403(b) accounts.
3. Organizational Assessment, including:
- Identify and respond to immediate staffing needs.
- Conduct workflow analysis, optimize our current systems and document administrative processes.
- Identify and implement consistent communication between the organization and volunteers and establish volunteer to volunteer communication.
- Work with the Board of Directors to assess the organization’s current programs and services.
Equal Opportunity Commitment and Covid-19 Practices
Arlington Independent Media is an equal opportunity employer. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. Knowledge of a language other than English is a plus. We are committed to the health of our employees and the community we serve. AIM staff are required to be vaccinated from COVID-19 and to follow the safety guidelines from the CDC and Arlington County during work hours. We will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.
Submit a resume and an introductory email outlining your interest to HR@arlingtonmedia.org by 5:00 pm September 3, 2021.
Arlington Independent Media (AIM) Internship Overview
Qualified individuals will receive real-world experience and have the opportunity to participate in the exciting world of both video and interactive community media. If you are interested in video production, community media, television production, and/or small non-profits that focus on empowering communities through media, we want you!
AIM interns are allowed to take the basic workshops and will enjoy a basic membership for one year starting at the beginning of their internship. This basic membership will have the same benefits AND restrictions as for all our members unless specific arrangements have been made ahead of time. Interns should coordinate attending workshops with the supervisor so scheduling conflicts do not arise and all desired workshops are completed within the term of the internship.
We require a 6-10 hour/week minimum. Applicants should be prepared to give this much time and attention to the internship, prioritizing it whether taken for school credit or not. To apply for an internship position with us, please first read the descriptions and find which position best fits your skills, experience, and interest. To apply, please complete the application and send a cover letter and resume with your name as part of the filename to Lauree McArdle, Director of Operations, via firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a link to any work you have online.
Markting & Social Media Intern
Description/Duties: Marketing / Social Media interns will assist staff in coordination and execution of social media marketing for Arlington Independent Media & WERA-LP. Working with staff to develop marketing strategies to increase community engagement on the web and creating a greater sense of community for the organization. Duties include, update and management of pre-existing pages; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other appropriate sites. Interact with online community and encourage involvement with Arlington Independent Media & WERA-LP by developing online connections and relationships. Creating PR campaigns aimed at targeted groups of existing and prospective members then distributing information via the web, e-mail and social media sites. Additionally, interns will support staff with administrative and office duties as assigned.
Desired Skills: Proficiency with Mac OSX, Photoshop, Constant Contact/Mailchimp and the previously mentioned social media sites. Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) systems a plus.