NEWS ENGAGEMENT ANALYSTS (job, October 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Hearken:

“Hearken is looking for an analyst to join our growing European team.

This role will be focused on supporting the growth of our consulting practice in Europe. We are looking for someone who is excited by breaking into a new market and developing the business from scratch. We’d like this member of our team to have a strong interest in community engagement and audience development, and be keen to expand and apply that knowledge.

Time in this role will be divided between assisting with service delivery via strategy and content creation, conducting business development in target markets, and supporting our current partners to achieve their goals. The ideal candidate will be an excellent listener and strategic thinker and will be key in accelerating Hearken’s European expansion.”

DEADLINE: October 15.



Via PRX:

“PRX is looking for someone passionate about audio storytelling and community engagement to run the PRX Podcast Garage’s newest location in Washington, D.C.

The PRX Podcast Garage is a community recording studio, classroom, and event space that supports new voices in podcasting and public media. In 2016, PRX opened the first PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, Massachusetts to support the work of local audio producers and storytellers. The facility now runs more than 100 events and workshops a year - serving over 2,500 participants - as well as a professional recording studio. Most importantly, the Podcast Garage is a welcoming community for new audio makers to get inspired, collaborate, and create.

Now, PRX is opening a second Podcast Garage in D.C. and we’re looking for the right person to bring it to life. We are a unique space in the audio world and this position is too. While you’ll work closely with the Podcast Garage team, there is also a lot of autonomy to imagine and implement ideas. The job is customer-focused ⁠- people come and go throughout the day, so you must be able to provide excellent hospitality. We are also an experimental organization where new ideas come up and change happens quickly, so you must be flexible and excited to contribute to that change. Finally, we are looking for someone who has a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity with a passion for supporting new voices in media.

This role is a full-time position, Wednesday through Sunday, based in the heart of D.C.’s creative community.The Community Manager will report to the Senior Manager of the Podcast Garage and work with remote PRX staff in Boston, Minneapolis, and New York City.”

DEADLINE: July 14.





Via Engaged Journalism Accelerator:

“We want to make it quicker and easier for news organisations of all sizes to discover and try out experiments that help them find an engagement model that works for them.

That’s why, with your help, we want to create a directory of engagement experiments.

Experiments can be:

  • Stopping something that you think has little impact

  • Iterating on and improving something that your organisation is already doing

  • Starting something new to engage your community

They don’t have to be successful (there's no shame, and there are often many learnings, in failure) but they should have a clear aim and measures of success.”

DEADLINE: June 12.



Via American Press Institute:

“The American Press Institute has opened applications for a new year-long program to support news organizations that want to build more of their journalism based on community listening.

We’re looking for individuals who want their journalism to be better informed and inspired by their communities’ needs but who need guidance on strategies to make that happen. The goal is to empower more journalists and newsrooms to build the muscle for community listening by completing one long-term project, seeding the opportunity to spread that approach into more aspects of their newsrooms.

Interested journalists can apply by May 24 for a combination of in-person training, an expert visit to their newsroom, and remote support in completing a project designed to build this engagement skillset into one’s news organization. API will select roughly 10 journalists (reporters, editors, producers, etc.) representing different newsrooms to receive this support starting in summer 2019 and running through summer 2020.”





Via Texas Tribune:

“We’re looking for someone who can be an expert listener, in the newsroom and with our readers. You will be passionate about gathering feedback — both quantitative and qualitative — and using it to improve the relevance and accessibility of our news products. You are a newsletter and audience engagement nerd, who knows the difference between an effective social headline and an email subject line. You are an avid consumer of state and national politics/policy news and will use your talents to make our journalism more accessible to a wider audience. You get satisfaction from learning who our readers are by name, and connecting them with our journalists and each other. You have a track record for driving engagement, whether it’s getting people to show up for an event, to subscribe to a newsletter or to weigh in on a conversation. And you know how to measure the effectiveness of your efforts.”