CMCS Grant Writer

Grant Writer

Part-time, Contract (Renewable)
Positions Available: 2

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is offering a paid internship to secure $60,000 for 1) an ethical and eco-friendly studio space and 2) brand new television program show at the studio. The mandate of the show is to engage and honour outstanding achievements, heighten public awareness, and increase audience attendance, viewership, and appreciation of human rights, animal ethics, and environmental sustainability that our audience and fans advocate. Our followers and partners are public intellectuals, faculty members, researchers, writers, artists, journalists, publicists, and publishers worldwide. Benefits include payment of $6,000 stipend (or an equivalent percentage of funds raised) upon successful approval of grants as well as flexible hours of operation and working online at any location. Long-term contracts, higher funds, and a position in the television production team will be available to the successful intern.

We are particularly looking for an enthusiastic partner who is highly connected and strongly believes in our brand values, and is not afraid of going the extra mile to invite a celebrity, pitch to angel investors, venture capitalists, philanthropic foundations, and sponsors to secure the grant. This position is ideal for a grants writer who is has proven track record in securing grants in arts and is interested in celebrity activism for urgent advocacy of social causes. The unique candidate will combine excellent communication skills with a strong sense of arts and philanthropy for social change.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Director and Producer with the following skills:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of grant and proposal writing experience required, preferably in arts and philanthropy in New York City
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on grants, assuming responsibility for quality and timeliness of completed grant submissions
  • Working knowledge resources and application process for foundation and government fundraising
  • Strong budgeting skills for preparation of grant proposals and reports
  • Willing to make phone calls and send email enquiries as needed
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail coupled with strong prioritization
  • Strong proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs required
  • Must exhibit excellent judgment and flexibility for effective outcomes
  • Desire to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and results-oriented production team
  • Supports ethical values for human, animal and environmental ethics
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience

To apply for this exciting and challenging role, please forward your CV and a short covering letter to
Dr Samita Nandy at  Application deadline: December 31, 2018


The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization and research network that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame.  The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS facilitates research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change. URL: