Digital Media and Events Coordinator

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and this position is open until filled so apply now.

Rethinking Prosperity is a civic engagement project to identify and communicate economic models that work better, for more people, within planetary boundaries. We explore new ideas and effective communication strategies in learning communities that bridge the classroom, research, and civic arenas. We track local, national, and global conversations about prosperity driven by sustainable and equitable economics. The goal is to enable stakeholders -from citizens to policymakers- to find common ground, develop strategies, and take action on economic ideas for sustainable societies.

Rethinking Prosperity is seeking a digital media and events specialist with critical reading, writing, and editing skills.  The intern will coordinate digital media for the Rethinking Prosperity project, including a news round-up web page, and support in the planning and implementation of events.


  • Average 10 hours a week, over three to five weekdays
  • UW Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CMU 125)  


  • Media aggregation: Identify, understand, label, and post media that meet specific criteria for the project using WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter 
  • Editing:  Recruit contributors, copy-edit, identify appropriate images, and schedule original blog posts 
  • Events:  Coordinate day and evening events providing logistical support and labor to assure events are executed appropriately 
  • Other tasks as assigned 
  • These responsibilities may shift with the needs of the project

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current UW student committed to work through the end of Spring Quarter 2016
  • Experience using digital media for an organization or campaign
  • Ability to read and analyze media content
  • Ability to work successfully independently

Desired Qualifications

  • Skilled in digital media engagement
  • Experience re-purposing media
  • Experience with event logistics
  • Skill in tools like WordPress, Facebook page management, and Twitter
  • Strong editing and writing skills
  • Familiarity and passion for sustainability and addressing consumerism and the economy


  • $15 per hour
  • Student may receive credit in coordination with their program requirements

Appropriate for students who interested in:

  • Media, journalism, advocacy
  • PR careers
  • Networking with Seattle non-profit organizations
  • Working on issues of environmental sustainability and economic justice


Send an email to deric [@] describing how you fulfill the qualifications and why you are interested (one or two paragraphs) and attach you resume.

Applications considered on a rolling basis and this position is open until filled so apply now.