Remote Internship Opportunity: Content & Communications Manager

Correspondents of the World is looking for a new Content & Communications Manager to expand our presence on social media and reach even more people with the stories we collect.
Netherlands, Western Europe

Story by Joost Backer
Published on April 7, 2022. Reading time: 5 minutes



Remote Internship Opportunity: Content & Communications Manager (12-24 hrs/week, 3-6 months)

At Correspondents of the World, we want to contribute to a better understanding of one another in a world that seems to get smaller by the day, but somehow neglects to bring people closer together as well. We think that one of the most frequent reasons for misunderstanding and unnecessarily heated debates is that we don't really understand how each of us is affected differently by global issues. Our aim is to change that with every personal story we share.

Since our very first story came out in February 2020, we have expanded our network to over 60 correspondents who share their personal stories with us and the world. We have stories in 15 languages, including English, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and Mandarin (you can check them out here). 

Communications and Social Media play a key role in reaching people with these stories. We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic intern who is excited to contribute to building our global movement.

What we are looking for

  • Good skills in social media and communications management, including engaging with audiences on instagram, facebook, linkedin, and twitter, and interacting with partner organizations
  • A background in marketing, digital media, journalism, or similar fields
  • At least basic knowledge of the tools and skills involved in creating social media posts (e.g. image and video editing, design, layouting, etc.)
  • A commitment of between 12-24 hours per week, for 3 to 6 months (starting in Spring 2022). Note that sometimes meetings might have to be scheduled outside of regular working hours or during the weekend, as you’ll be working with an international team with other full-time jobs and studies. Like the rest of us you’ll work remotely; in-person meetings will only be possible if you live close to one of our team members.
  • Previous (high-level) experience with conducting content / social media work for an organization is preferred.

What we offer to you

  • The opportunity to design, develop and lead the implementation of your own social media strategy 
  • An online platform to try out your skills. Everything is set up and ready to go, but our social media is craving your creative input
  • Guidance on ‘being part of an organization’ – individual training on better communication (external and internal) to prepare you for the professional world
  • The connection with an international network of correspondents, advocates and professionals in a range of fields in 30+ countries
  • A letter of reference at the end of your internship
  • A mentor from the CotW Core Team whom you can contact on a daily basis
  • A monetary compensation of around EUR 350.00 per month, depending on your working hours.

Your role as the Social Media Lead

  • Coordinate the timely publication of stories with other teams (Editors, Ambassadors, Community)
  • Design, develop and initiate a 6- to 12-month communications strategy, including milestones and high-level planning
  • Execute part of the strategy yourself (during the internship, and potentially after)
  • Expand the follower base on our social media platforms and the number of readers of our stories
  • Build new partnerships with like-minded organizations 
  • Cultivate your integral role, collaborating with Website team, Community team, Editors team and Regional Ambassadors. 

How to apply

  • Submit a resume (no more than 2 pages) and a short statement of interest and qualifications (1 paragraph) by 30 April 2022 (12AM Anywhere on Earth).
  • Send your application via email to [email protected] (Joost Backer, Founder)
  • If your application successfully passes the first round, we will invite you to do a case study exercise (1-2h) to help us find the best applicant. 

People of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ages are invited to apply. If you believe you would be the right fit but do not meet all of our listed qualifications, you are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual, and we hope to learn from you. 

We’re looking forward to your application! Best regards,
the Correspondents of the World Team


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Every story we share is another perspective on a complex topic like migration, gender and sexuality or liberation. We believe that these personal stories are important to better understand what's going on in our globalised society - and to better understand each other. That's because we are convinced that the more we understand about each other, the easier it will be for us to really talk to one another, to get closer - and to maybe find solutions for the issues that affect us all. 

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Joost Backer

Joost Backer

Joost believes stories can change your life: in fact, life is made of stories. Travelling across Latin America, Iran, home-country Holland and other parts of the world, he became fascinated by the incredible amount of experiences people deal with. Personal stories. True stories.

Realizing that one story told by the person herself, can say so much more than 100 news-articles about that person. In July 2019 he therefore decided to put words into deeds and created Correspondents of the World. 

When he’s not busy with Correspondents of the World, Joost works as a Sustainability Consultant at NewForesight, composes piano-songs and plays football. His inspiration: The documentary series Human. Contact him ([email protected]) if you'd like to write a story, share ideas, or just chat.

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At Correspondents of the World, we want to contribute to a better understanding of one another in a world that seems to get smaller by the day - but somehow neglects to bring people closer together as well. We think that one of the most frequent reasons for misunderstanding and unnecessarily heated debates is that we don't really understand how each of us is affected differently by global issues.

Our aim is to change that with every personal story we share.

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Community Worldwide

Correspondents of the World is not just this website, but also a great community of people from all over the world. While face-to-face meetings are difficult at the moment, our Facebook Community Group is THE place to be to meet other people invested in Correspondents of the World. We are currently running a series of online-tea talks to get to know each other better.

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EXPLORE TOPIC Editorial

Global Issues Through Local Eyes

We are Correspondents of the World, an online platform where people from all over the world share their personal stories in relation to global development. We try to collect stories from people of all ages and genders, people with different social and religious backgrounds and people with all kinds of political opinions in order to get a fuller picture of what is going on behind the big news.

Our Correspondents

At Correspondents of the World we invite everyone to share their own story. This means we don't have professional writers or skilled interviewers. We believe that this approach offers a whole new perspective on topics we normally only read about in the news - if at all. If you would like to share your story, you can find more info here.

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Our Editors

We acknowledge that the stories we collect will necessarily be biased. But so is news. Believing in the power of the narrative, our growing team of awesome editors helps correspondents to make sure that their story is strictly about their personal experience - and let that speak for itself.

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Vision

At Correspondents of the World, we want to contribute to a better understanding of one another in a world that seems to get smaller by the day - but somehow neglects to bring people closer together as well. We think that one of the most frequent reasons for misunderstanding and unnecessarily heated debates is that we don't really understand how each of us is affected differently by global issues.

Our aim is to change that with every personal story we share.

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Topics

We believe in quality over quantity. To give ourselves a focus, we started out to collect personal stories that relate to our correspondents' experiences with six different global topics. However, these topics were selected to increase the likelihood that the stories of different correspondents will cover the same issues and therefore illuminate these issues from different perspectives - and not to exclude any stories. If you have a personal story relating to a global issue that's not covered by our topics, please still reach out to us! We definitely have some blind spots and are happy to revise our focus and introduce new topics at any point in time. 

Environment

Discussions about the environment often center on grim, impersonal figures. Among the numbers and warnings, it is easy to forget that all of these statistics actually also affect us - in very different ways. We believe that in order to understand the immensity of environmental topics and global climate change, we need the personal stories of our correspondents.

Gender and Sexuality

Gender is the assumption of a "normal". Unmet expectations of what is normal are a world-wide cause for violence. We hope that the stories of our correspondents will help us to better understand the effects of global developments related to gender and sexuality, and to reveal outdated concepts that have been reinforced for centuries.

Migration

Our correspondents write about migration because it is a deeply personal topic that is often dehumanized. People quickly become foreigners, refugees - a "they". But: we have always been migrating, and we always will. For millions of different reasons. By sharing personal stories about migration, we hope to re-humanize this global topic.

Liberation

We want to support the demand for justice by spotlighting the personal stories of people who seek liberation in all its different forms. Our correspondents share their individual experiences in creating equality. We hope that for some this will be an encouragement to continue their own struggle against inequality and oppression - and for some an encouragement to get involved.

Education

Education is the newest addition to our themes. We believe that education, not only formal but also informal, is one of the core aspects of just and equal society as well as social change. Our correspondents share their experiences and confrontations about educational inequalities, accessibility issues and influence of societal norms and structures. 

Corona Virus

2020 is a year different from others before - not least because of the Corona pandemic. The worldwide spread of a highly contagious virus is something that affects all of us in very different ways. To get a better picture of how the pandemic's plethora of explicit and implicit consequences influences our everyday life, we share lockdown stories from correspondents all over the world.

Growing Fast

Although we started just over a year ago, Correspondents of the World has a quickly growing community of correspondents - and a dedicated team of editors, translators and country managers.

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