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Alabama Newsroom Administrative Researcher (Remote Friendly)

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MuckRock Foundation
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Anywhere, AL

MuckRock Foundation


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Published 19 days ago

$15/hour

The MuckRock Foundation is an investigative journalism non-profit looking for a part-time administrative assistant to help journalists and researchers keep their records organized and requests for information on track.

Serving tens of thousands of users, MuckRock is a collaborative news site that brings together journalists, researchers, activists, and regular citizens to request, analyze, and share government documents, making politics more transparent and democracies more informed.

We make the process of submitting public records requests simple, and our digital transparency tools power journalism read by millions each month.

We're looking for an administrative researcher to help us submit public records requests in Alabama, which requires in-state citizenship to file.

You'll submit requests on behalf of our users, file paperwork related to the requests, and collect and forward mail.

In addition, you'll help build and maintain our database of agency information. We currently have over 15,000 government agencies on file from which our users can requests records. You'll help us keep their contact information up to date and communicate with records offices to ensure we are sending requests as effectively as possible.

We're looking for someone who is highly organized and detail oriented with great communication skills, both written and over the phone. This applies to internal communication with staff and external with agency contacts. Building our agency database requires consistent followup and maintaining relationships with records offices, so we need someone who is skilled in persistent yet amicable communication.

This position is remote and part time at 10 to 20 hours per week. While the hours are flexible, the majority of this work must be done during regular business hours Monday through Friday. You'll also need to be available during established times to check in with staff.

Requirements:

  • Alabama residency with government-issued photo ID
  • An address at which you can receive mail - this can be a PO Box provided by MuckRock
  • Your own computer and strong internet connection

Hours per week: 10

Schedule: Flexible within business hours Monday through Friday

Salary: $15 per hour

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to through the Idealist submission form.

The MuckRock Foundation is an investigative journalism non-profit looking for a part-time administrative assistant to help journalists and researchers keep their records organized and requests for information on track.

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  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule

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Flexible hours and work environment

Flexible hours and work environment

Location

Anywhere, AL

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