Jobs

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Responsible for leading Report for America’s social media strategy and growth, creating our newsletters and sharing stories about the great journalism our corps members are producing.

Responsibilities: 

  • Create and execute RFA’s social media strategy, with an eye toward greatly increasing our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers and monthly website page views.
  • Thoroughly read and intimately know the stories being produced by our corps members. Have a good eye for impactful hard news and investigations, bright features and other stories. You’ll use this information to:
      • Promote the best on social media and in newsletters.
      • Create and maintain an “impact” database of stories that have resulted in some action or that have otherwise affected local communities in important ways. We will use these stories in multiple ways to underscore the value of RFA.
  • Produce lively social media campaigns. This includes but is not limited to posting at least five tweets, 1 Instagram post and 1 Facebook post per day based on corps members’ work and other relevant RFA announcements. (Many days, you’ll produce more.)
  • Meet goals for web and social media growth, and create a monthly summary of social media metrics that you’ll produce with GroundTruth staff.
  • Maintain and regularly update another RFA database that is based on quarterly evaluation data from newsrooms on number of stories produced by corps members, etc.   
  • Reach out to other journalism organizations to promote our work, application cycles, etc.
  • Produce two digital newsletters per month, highlighting corps members’ great work, prominent mentions in other media, etc.
  • Deliver to the development team a weekly roundup of corp members’ best work that they’ll incorporate into material for fundraising and other uses. 
  • Coordinate with overall GroundTruth social media strategy.

Experience:

  • Some experience with managing social media
  • Some experience building newsletters and audience

Please fill out this form,which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

Director of Recruitment

Responsible for recruiting prospective corps members and newsrooms, and overseeing the process by which they are screened and selected. Your location is negotiable.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing relationships with a wide variety of professional organizations, universities, newsrooms and other sources to ensure that RFA attracts applicants who are geographically, ethnically and culturally diverse. This person will also seek out diverse newsrooms to partner with, including nonprofit and for-profit shops, ethnic media, and TV, radio, print and digital partners. (Travel is required.)
  • Conveying the RFA mission to various groups with passion and sincerity.
  • Overseeing the selection process. This includes working with the selection manager to fine-tune the application, setting deadlines and creating a smooth workflow process.
  • Securing and training judges. We are going to need a hundred or more volunteers for these jobs.
  • Working collaboratively and well with other directors and staffers.

Experience:

  • A successful history of work with professional organizations, universities, students and/or newsrooms, and many deep connections.
  • Evidence that you’ve successfully overseen and delivered big projects.
  • Some experience as a journalist.

Please fill out this form, which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

Director of Marketing 

Responsible for branding, public awareness and public outreach for Report for America.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Building the Report for America brand
  • Managing social media
  • Newsletters
  • Paid and niche marketing for recruitment of corps members and news organizations
  • Telling the stories of corps members
  • Swag design and cheerleading
  • Coordinating with overall GroundTruth marketing, public relations and communications strategy
Experience:
  • Several years leading communications and/or marketing efforts for an organization or company
  • Some experience with managing social media
  • Some experience building newsletters and audience

Please fill out this form, which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

Vice President of Development (GroundTruth)

With multi-year investments from regional, national and global foundations – such as the Knight Foundation, Google News Labs, Center for Investigative Journalism, and the MacArthur Foundation — GroundTruth is poised for major scale and growth. To help GroundTruth reach the next level of impact, we are seeking a Vice President of Development to partner closely with our dedicated and passionate CEO, RFA President, Board of Directors, and staff to build upon our fundraising success and ensure long-term sustainability.

Specifically, the Vice President of Development will:

  • Spearhead the strategy and execution of a comprehensive and ambitious fundraising effort to take GroundTruth from $5 million per year to $30 million per year over the next five years. Create and manage to clear metrics for success and hold others accountability to achieving metrics.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit potential 6- and 7-figure major individual, foundation, and corporate donors from existing and to-be-developed pipelines.
  • Work closely with GroundTruth CEO and Report for America (RFA) President as thought partners and collaborators, driving efforts to ensure leadership is fully engaged in funder cultivation and stewardship. Steer the work of the CEO and RFA President to enable the Board and Advisors to leverage their networks.
  • Grow and supervise a team to execute on a coordinated approach that balances securing support for our ongoing work and scaling support for new initiatives.
  • Effectively steward secured gifts and grants, keeping GroundTruth supporters abreast of our progress and setting up successful renewal of support.
  • Design and execute events to showcase the organization’s talent and raise visibility and funds (e.g. salons and galas.)
  • Develop and maintain data-driven systems to support a robust pipeline and moves management.
  • Serve as a key member of the senior management team, contributing to overall organizational strategies.
  • Present to the Board of Directors at quarterly, in-person meetings, and on committee calls as needed.

WHO YOU ARE

The Vice President of Development will bring a passion for fundraising, a desire to make an impact on a rapidly growing organization, and a heartfelt connection to education, journalism, civic engagement, and the issues GroundTruth addresses. Specifically, you are:

  • An experienced fundraiser with a track record for securing major gifts. You bring success in and enjoyment of every step of identifying, closing and stewarding funding relationships of $100K-$1M+ with individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • An entrepreneurial builder with the know-how and desire to create new fundraising initiatives and programs from the ground up. You take a hands-on approach in translating strategy into tangible activities and results.
  • A strong team leader with the ability to mentor and lead a team that will work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, startup environment.
  • A data-driven strategist who brings success in building sustainable development operations and systems. Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • A strong communicator with a knack for marketing, communications, and/or storytelling in a nonprofit setting. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships with a variety of constituents (e.g. board, staff, funders, strategic partners, fellows.)
  • A network of contacts and relationships with philanthropic supporters of journalism, democracy, and education, or related fields is a plus.
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time (domestically sometimes internationally), with the flexibility to work evening and weekend events.

Please fill out this form which will also allow you to upload a cover letter and resume.  Questions about the position may be directed to Director of Human Resources Anne O’Brien at aobrien@thegroundtruthproject.org