Offer: Call for Applications: Women's Media Center: Progressive Women's Voices
Applications are currently open for the 2012 Progressive Women's Voices! APPLY NOW! The application deadline is June 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm.
New York: September 14-16
Washington, DC: August 24-26
Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program for women in the country. Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.
With the WMC’s training and support, over 100 Progressive Women’s Voices experts have been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Elle, New York magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Variety, Mother Jones, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Salon, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times; by the Associated Press and Reuters; on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CBS Nightly News, Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, Bill Moyers, numerous NPR shows; and within hundreds of other top-tier media outlets.
The Women’s Media Center seeks women who have something to say and are eager to dive into the media conversations on the important issues of the day. Are you the next Rachel Maddow? Do you want to become a political contributor who is called upon to serve as a strong progressive voice in the media? Apply for the WMC’s Progressive Women’s Voices program today! Criteria for selection include:
•Identification as a progressive feminist who is a recognized communicator in your field
•Demonstrated media savvy, political knowledge, ability to converse on many issues
•Willingness and desire to promote yourself, engage in new media experiences, and reach media goals
•One-year commitment to the leadership and training program
Progressive Women’s Voices starts with a highly competitive application process. Women who graduate from the program leave with a sophisticated understanding of the current media climate, what messages work best for different audiences, the most effective interview presentation and techniques, and specific training on how to:
•Position themselves as thought leaders/experts in their fields
•Craft strong media messages and newsworthy pitches
•Prepare for an interview
•Manage friendly and hostile broadcast interviews
•Incorporate video into their work
•Develop and place op-ed articles
Women representing diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, professions, ethnicities, ages, geographical regions, and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (including those who have previously applied).
The PWV program is extremely competitive. Because of the high volume of quality applications, the WMC cannot accept as many deserving women as we would like. Candidates who have previously applied will be rigorously and impartially considered.
Applications for Progressive Women's Voices are now open. We are currently accepting applications for both trainings and will close the application process at 11:59 PM on June 4, 2012. Apply now!