Progressive Women's Voices Training

Organization: 
Women's Media Center
Deadline: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
Description: 

Progressive Women's Voices is the premier media and leadership training program serving women in our country and will help you master effective interview presentation techniques and improve your skills to serve as thought leaders in the media. For more information on Progressive Women's Voices,

Application Process:

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.

Selected participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Be assured that ability to pay is not a consideration in the review process. We will be providing a limited number of scholarships so that the program is accessible to women who need financial support. Women representing diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, professions, ethnicities, abilities, ages, geographical regions and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (including those who have previously applied).

Costs:

Individuals/Small Nonprofit Rate: $295
Corporate Rate:  $1,000
Celebrity/Executive/Patron Rate: $2,500

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