Monthly Archives: August 2010

Voto Latino Seeks Field Organizers

Voto Latino seeks to immediately hire several field organizers for its United We Win 2010 mid-term elections voter registration campaign. The organizer will be responsible for conducting non-partisan voter registration in Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Rio Grande Valley, Denver, and southern Florida.
The ideal candidates will be experienced in handling a wide range of grassroots organizing tasks, will be detail oriented, and will be self-starters with the ability to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be well-organized, and work well under pressure while remaining flexible, resourceful, and efficient.
This individuals will form part of Voto Latino’s national United We Win campaign team. Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is the first and leading national, nonprofit, civic engagement organization to mobilize the fastest growing group of Americans – Latino youth.
The Field Organizers will:
– Register American Latino voters between the ages of 18 and 34 at a wide variety of locales, including but not limited to community college campuses, festivals, concerts, places of worship, and places of commerce
– Distribute United We Win campaign collateral to individuals and community groups
– Build local partnerships to maximize impact
– Recruit at least 20 local youth volunteers to maximize impact
– Report to Voto Latino’s national, Washington, D.C. office on a daily basis
MUST HAVE:
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Excellent time management skills
-Strong knowledge of local Latino demographics
-Strong verbal and written skills
-Strong knowledge of social media and digital technology
-Strong interest in Latino politics and civic life
STRONGLY PREFER:
-2+ years experience with grassroots organizing or political campaigns, or 3+ years in a communications field
-Contacts at universities, NGOs, and community groups in the region
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Candidates will need to have their own car, as this position will require significant travel across the area.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@votolatino.org with “Field Organizer Position – (Preferred Location)” in the subject line.

Voices for Children in San Antonio Seeks External Communications Coordinator

Voices for Children is a research and advocacy organization committed to improving the quality of life for San Antonio’s children through strategic planning, research, advocacy and action. Voices is looking for an External Communications Coordinator with proven expertise in the areas of marketing, media, communications and a passion for the issues that impact the children in our community.
General Description:
The External Communications Coordinator supports the Executive Director and Voices for Children in ensuring that all messaging is consistent with the work and mission of the organization.
Responsibilities:
* Manage website and other social media outlets
* Manage media rapid response to issues related to child well-being. Draft letters to the editor and communicate regularly with media to build relationships. Plan and assist with periodic press conferences to highlight children’s issues or new data release.
* Engage in public relations/relationship-building with stakeholder groups including service providers, families, policy makers, funders and other centers of influence
* Create and implement marketing plan
* Engage mass media outlets for materials insertion, placement and/or coverage on an ongoing basis.
* Lead production and promotion of the annual report on the status of children
* Lead special event efforts
* Other duties may be assigned
Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, or Journalism preferred
* 1 to 3 years of related non-profit or for-profit experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, or Journalism preferred
* Bilingual preferred
* Experience working on multiple projects with minimal supervision
* Experience working in a web-based environment with the ability to stay current with fast-changing media
* Knowledge of current events and ability to network effectively
* Creative writing skills demonstrating clarity and on-target messaging
* Effective public presentation skills in small and large groups
* Organized and detail-oriented
* Ability to work cooperatively with other Voices for Children staff and volunteers
Compensation:
$35,000 to $38,000
Respond by September 13, 2010 with Resumes/Cover Letters to: cmessina@voicessa.org
Application Instructions
Respond by September 13, 2010 with Resumes/Cover Letters to:
cmessina@voicessa.org

Application for 2010 NLMC Television Writer’s Program Extended to September 20th

The new deadline to submit applications will be September 20th. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this program which has successfully placed over a dozen writers in television networks. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NLMC) Writers Program is not for beginners. It is for those writers who can write at least one half-hour comedy or one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period of time.
The program will take place in Burbank, CA from November 8th to December 10th. Each participant is expected to complete at least one script by the end of the five-week session, which will then be read by network executives.
Those writers whose scripts show promise will be interviewed and mentored by the network executives with the idea of placing them on a show.
A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant.
Flight, housing, and meals will be provided.
The program will commence on November 8th.
If selected, you must be available to fly and stay in Burbank, CA from November 6 – December 10, 2010
Writing samples must be in English and Television scripts are preferred.
Please note that writing teams are ineligible. The deadline for submissions is September 20th. Scripts will be evaluated and program participants announced on October 22nd.
For writing samples to be considered, the following must be submitted:
* Program Application
* Resume/Bio
* Writing Sample (1) hard copy and (4) CD copies (each CD should have a copy of the script saved in PDF Format)
* Notarized release forms
* A paragraph explaining why you want to write for television

To download program application and release forms, please visit
http://nhmc.org/writersprogram
Writing sample must be post marked by September 20th and sent to:
Tatiana Arizaga
National Hispanic Media Coalition
55 S. Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
For more information please call or email Tatiana Arizaga at (626) 792-6462 or tarizaga@nhmc.org.

Bemba Entertainment Call for Interns — Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Austin-based entertainment company is looking to retain several interns interested in pursing Public Relations, Entertainment Marketing, and Event Promotions/Productions. Bemba Entertainment is a grass roots company that creates original events centered on multiculturalism and fueled by passion.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate would be someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a love of music and event production.
Can commit to working 15-25 hours per week
Bilingual preferred, but not required.
Bemba Entertainment is looking for interns to begin immediately with experience in the following areas:
Viral Marketing
Assist with updating and creating web site content as well as viral marketing efforts. Ideal candidates would be familiar with navigating and using social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and WordPress. Develop media relations with online sources. Interns will be assisting in marketing and promoting various events and artists on the Internet.
Event Production/Promotion
This would include creating and sending press releases for each event, flier postings, tracking and following up with sponsors, working events, selling merchandise as well as involvement in creative brainstorming for event promotion.
This is listed as a non-paying internship, however stipends are available, as well as, admittance to events for you and a guest. Please send resume and cover letter to Dulcenea Garcia at dulcenea@bembaentertainment.com or call 512.507.4824 for more information.

NALIP New York Launches Audiocast Show Latin Slate

Host Giovanna Aguilar conducts insightful interviews with industry professionals to celebrate and to promote NALIP filmmakers’ accomplishments while also delivering content that can help NALIP members with their productions.
Latin Slate’s first interview features publicist Soldanela Rivera who has worked on music, theatre, and films such as, El Cantante, starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and Paula Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte’s Entre Nos. Rivera offers insight on the Latino press, tips on how to market your film and the importance of audience development.
To stream this audiocast visit the NALIP Audiocasts webpage.