Jobs & Internships
Digital Marketing Intern
Job description: The Forward seeks an aspiring marketer for a paid internship on the Marketing team. The internship would run for at least 15 weeks. A minimum of 15 hours per week is desired, although work hours are flexible. Forward interns are paid $15 an hour or may receive academic credit. The Forward delivers incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews. Now in its 122nd year of operation, the Forward’s rigorous reporting and balanced commentary on politics, arts and culture has won awards year after year. We are now implementing a digital first strategy to appeal to a broader audience. Work on the Marketing team will provide the intern with a wide range of marketable skills and experience at an exciting time in our newsroom. This is a great place to work, with a warm, collegial environment, a growing footprint in digital media, and a start-up mentality within a revered brand.
• Support our digital marketing campaigns via email, social, search and display • Create and curate compelling content and ads
• Write compelling copy and CTAs for ads
• Report on digital media campaigns
• Design and create visual assets for social media and ads; edit images and graphics (a plus)
• Optimize reader engagement, and grow follower base
• Keep abreast of new digital marketing trends/developments
Collecting quantitative and qualitative data for marketing campaigns Supporting the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
• One year of marketing experience
• Interest in Jewish life, news, culture and current events a must
• Innovative, strategic, and analytical thinker
• Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and prioritization skills
• Team player who works well both collaboratively and autonomously
• Organizational and time-management skills
• Keen eye for detail and aesthetic; graphic design skills are plus, but not required
To apply Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com, subject line Marketing Internship.
Internship Opportunity: Digital reporting and writing
The Forward is seeking one or more beginning journalists passionate about digital and audience — and the Jewish world — for paid internships reporting and writing news items. The interns will work up to 29 hours a week for $15 an hour. The initial term is 10 weeks but the internship may be extended for up to a year. We accept rolling applications for this position, but are currently seeking a candidate to start immediately.
This is a fast-paced, reader-facing job in which interns will report, write and publish frequently on a broad range of subjects. We need people with experience at campus or other publications who know how to navigate the Internet and social media; have great story instincts and editorial judgment; move quickly and write clearly, with solid grasp of style and grammar rules; can juggle (projects, not projectiles); and work well in groups.
The intern will:
– Report, aggregate and write several items per day, including breaking news on politics, culture and more
– Scour the Jewish internet for news, conversation, opportunities and ideas
– Support colleagues reporting and writing stories
– Quickly source appropriate photos or other art
– Use social-media and other platforms to develop a robust readership for items
– Use audience tools and analyze traffic patterns to help optimize story selection and framing to meet reader needs
The ideal candidates will be equally interested in news from Israel and Hollywood; about the 2020 election or anti-Semitism. They will have a keen eye for what makes a story resonate for Jewish readers and know how to apply a sophisticated — or sometimes sassy — Jewish lens to the world. The interns should have sufficient Jewish background to be able to give stories proper context, but curiosity and commitment can go a long way to fill any gaps. They must work well under pressure and in collaboration with colleagues, and be eager to grow and be responsive to editors’ feedback. The goals are to file consistently clean copy; to be creative and flexible about format, medium and approach; to channel the Forward’s brand while developing individual voice; and to use audience tools like SEO to maximize impact of each piece.
Successful interns frequently graduate into yearlong fellowships and staff positions; we seek people who are pro-active, committed equally to our mission and to their own development.
The Forward, founded in 1897 as a daily Yiddish newspaper, is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, now publishing in English and Yiddish at forward.com. It is run by the Forward Association, a 501(c)3 and equal-opportunity employer.
To apply, please send a resume, five clips, a one-pager explaining why you want the gig, plus contact information for at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: internship.
Hebrew School Educators
The Religious School at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim (TBEMC), a Conservative egalitarian synagogue located in Cranford, NJ, is seeking Jewish educators for several anticipated openings in Grades K – 7 for the 2020-21 school year. Classes meet on Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm and Tuesdays from 4 – 6 pm. Experience teaching in a Religious School setting is preferred, but not required. Teachers should have experience reading and writing in Hebrew, knowledge of prayers (t’fillot), Shabbat services, and basic Jewish literacy. We seek teachers who bring joy, creativity and a love of Jewishness to the classroom, who are skilled at engaging students with a wide variety of educational techniques, including games, experiential and other forms of activity-based learning. We offer a warm, supportive teaching environment, classroom learning technology, and an amazing team of teachers to work with! Competitive salary.
Experience: Degree in education or related field preferred
For more information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please email Doni Remba at email@example.com
Still trying to figure out what to do with your summer? Going on its 100th year, NJY Camps is the perfect opportunity for those looking for professional development, an unforgettable experience, and a whole lot of fun. The largest network of Jewish overnight camps in the US, NJY Camps is a family of 6 camps, with offerings for both reform and orthodox denominations, and all looking for young professionals to work with their campers for the summer! From general counselors to arts staff, from high ropes to jet-skiing, and everything in between, NJY offers over 100 activities as well as specialized programming in partnership with the likes of the Brooklyn Nets, Susie Fishbein, and former MLB #1 Overall Pick, Ron Bloomberg. The camps are truly unique!
There are various openings across all six camps. In particular, there are opportunities to join Round Lake Camp, the inclusion program for campers with special needs ages 7-17. The most common diagnoses include autism, ADHD, anxiety and learning disabilities. These positions are most suited for students studying a related field, or those who show a strong interest and the appropriate people skills.
NJY has witnessed the powerful opportunities it provides its staff with each summer. The unique environment fosters incredible personal growth, helps establish invaluable professional networks, guides resume enhancement and facilitates social connections with peers from all over the world and across the US.
If you’re interested, please contact Sam Aboudara, Director of Staffing and Training via firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a lot you can offer their campers and just as much that NJY can offer you!
Nitzanim Religious School Teachers
Temple Sholom, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Bridgewater, NJ looking for creative, engaging and experiential teachers to join our Nitzanim (name of our religious school) team. Our program meets on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm and Sunday mornings from 9:30am-12:00pm. (one position is for Wednesdays only)
We are looking for individuals that can connect and relate to learners. Bring Judaism alive by making it relevant and meaningful to them through experiential learning.
Candidates should love working with children, have a passion for Judaism, a strong work ethic, be proficient in Hebrew decoding, and some teaching experience. Camp and Youth group experience is a plus. We offer supportive supervision, a great working environment and opportunities for professional development.
If you are interested in joining our team and teaching with amazing children, please contact Ilene Cohen, Director of Youth Education & Engagement at email@example.com
Kadima advisor needed at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for a dynamic, resourceful and organized leader. A car is a must. We have supportive clergy and are looking to increase involvement in our youth program for our 6th to 8th graders.
To apply, please send resume and contact information for three references to Susan Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Kadima Advisor Application.