Communications Fellow – The Yale Review
Mentor: Will Frazier, Managing Editor
The Yale Review (TYR) is America’s oldest “little magazine.” Founded in 1819, TYR has recently completed an expansive rebrand and re-launch, including a fully reimagined print magazine and a new website.
The incoming fellow will gain experience across a range of activities central to magazine publishing, with a primary focus on digital growth, user engagement, subscription and membership growth, and social media development, as TYR continues to expand its online reach after a new website launch in spring 2021.
Working closely with the managing editor, the Fellow will be responsible for helping execute TYR’s social media strategy on a variety of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, with a focus on cultivating an audience using creative modes of outreach, including email marketing, as well.
The fellow will help draft social media posts and promotional language for TYR’s website and online store to incentivize user engagement, website click through, and subscription and membership growth.
The Fellow will work with the editors to translate user engagement data into institutional action points. Along the way, Fellows receive training not only from our editor in chief, an award-winning author and former editor at The New Yorker, Slate, and The Paris Review, but will also engage in learning sessions with assorted industry professionals. Recent fellows took part in discussions with editors at The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Slate, as well as strategy sessions with a web strategist for The Paris Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, and The London Review of Books and members of one of New York’s leading design firms, Pentagram. Fellows will leave with extensive hands-on experience in what it means to work in content strategy, social media, and communications at the highest echelons of literary and intellectual publications.
- Managing multiple social media accounts and guiding their strategies
- Crafting original content for weekly newsletter
- Exploring site traffic analytics to better promote content
- Contributing to strategy sessions as TYR develops its site, newsletter, and podcast
- Proofing, copy-editing, web-editing, and other core elements of publishing
- Strategic planning and organizational skills
- Project management
- Ability to work independently/take initiative
- Strong writing skills
- Strong oral communication skills
- Effective team player
- Basic computer/web knowledge
- Curiosity and willingness to learn
- Familiarity with various social media platforms, interest and experience with digital publishing
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.