WriteBoston

Requisition ID
2021-20863
# of Openings
4
Department
Youth Engagement & Employment
Neighborhood
Roxbury
Posted Date
11/29/2021 12:32:00 PM
Post End Date
12/12/2021 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time

Overview:

Teens in Print (TiP) is a writing program that operates on the premise of giving marginalized youth the opportunity to write about issues that matter to them while learning how to organize their thoughts, present ideas coherently and compellingly, and deepen their writing skills. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive writing program for eighth to twelfth-grade students in Boston that encourages and celebrates the diversity of thought and identity. We strive to give participants the tools to effectively share their experiences and perspectives through writing, the platform to reach decision-makers who can act on their concerns, and the knowledge to become thoughtful consumers of media. TiP believes that empowering students to explore, refine, and share their opinions is a prerequisite to creating young adults who do well in the world and for the world. TiP offers an after-school program, an intensive six-week summer program, writing and media literacy workshops for Boston teachers and community organizations, and an online platform for student writing. Recognizing the increasing importance of literacy in all occupations, TiP seeks to ensure that whatever young people choose to study, their ability to express themselves in writing will not hold them back. We empower students to use the writing process to learn, think critically, and communicate effectively. An authentic and academically sophisticated voice is a gateway for true college and career readiness. Sitting at a critical intersection of youth voice and media literacy training, we are working to build a generation of media-savvy citizens who are confident writers and critical thinkers ready for life after high school.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Teens in Print staff feedback on programming structure, content, and student opportunities Assist in the development of Teens in Print curriculum by researching current media topics and trends Serve as a teen consultant as Teens in Print develops a new website Help develop and carry out student recruitment strategies Provide planning support for college and career readiness activities

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

Firm understanding of best practices around social media and trends Feels comfortable with public speaking and sharing ideas about Teens in Print in order to recruit new students and provide valuable feedback Is comfortable working independently but also in a team environment

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