Digital Social Change Fellowship (Summer 2018) – New York City, San Francisco

Fenton is the social change agency that connects people with ideas and information to help solve the world’s most pressing problems. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by creativity and passion, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, we develop and execute strategic media campaigns across a wide range of causes that include: climate change and the environment, education, public health, global development and social justice. We are extremely proud to help enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our professionalism lives in harmony with fun. From cookies at staff meetings and good-natured pranks, to sending around our favorite gifs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement.

Fenton’s fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications. Successful candidates will be mentored under real world working conditions by accomplished professionals as they create and implement industry leading communications strategies. Ideal candidates must have the following characteristics:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Attention to detail
  • Love of problem-solving
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges in a creative environment
  • Passion for communications (you have strong opinions on the serial comma and frequently think about why words matter)
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree program, or nearing graduation
  • Media, digital and issues enthusiast, because we’re a bunch of geeks for all of that

It would also be awesome if you have experience with:

  • Google Docs Suite
  • Sprout Social, Tweedeck, Spredfast, or other social media marketing/content creation tool
  • Google Analytics
  • Sysomos
  • WordPress, Craft or other web content management systems
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excel
  • Email list management systems (Blackbaud, Mailchimp, etc.)
  • Basecamp, Asana, Trello, or another project management tool

A digital Fellow is responsible for assisting account staff with various digital, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting web, social and email content
  • Assisting with paid digital advertising
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising
  • Community management on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Monitoring news media coverage and social media and analyzing results
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations using Google, Lexis-Nexis and other tools
  • Developing presentations and designing materials using a number of digital tools, such as Keynote and Photoshop
  • Copyediting
  • Joining meetings and taking notes
  • Taking part in creative brainstorm sessions
  • Sharing cool finds about media, issues or the web that can help improve our work

The Fellowship begins on June 6 and runs through August 24. This is a paid Fellowship.

Please apply using the form below. Please PDF all attachments. Applications are due by May 9. Part time positions will be considered on an individual basis, but full-time applicants are strongly preferred – please indicate if you are only available part time. If you have any questions please email our team at

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer, striving to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work. We have a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.

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