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𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘑𝘕 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴. 


Title: Operations Assistant, Local Media Project

Reports to: Delaney Butler - Program Coordinator, Local Media Project

Position type, duration: Part-time (20 hours/week), Contractor, one year minimum

Location: Work remotely, east coast time zone preferred

Compensation range: $24.00 - $28.80/hr

Applications due: September 20, 2021 5PM ET

Interviews: October 4, 2021 through October 8, 2021

Start date: October 25 or November 1, 2021


Background:

The Solutions Journalism Network, a growing national non-profit organization, is catalyzing critical reporting about responses to social problems. Solutions journalism provides a framework, grounded in journalistic ethics and informed by today’s professional challenges, that enables journalists to cover society more comprehensively, revealing possibilities for civic agency and connection.

 

In SJN’s seven years, solutions journalism has become a credible reporting practice recognized for driving meaningful impact in society. Over 14,000 journalists have been exposed to our curriculum. More than 400 news organizations have engaged SJN to produce staff workshops, develop reporting projects, and consult on audience or community engagement activities.


The LMP aims to catalyze at least 15 collaboratives that will report on a pressing challenge in a community with a solutions journalism perspective in order to change the prevailing negative narrative around the issue and stimulate audience engagement. Collaboratives will complete a two-year residency with the project.


This newly created role will report to the program coordinator and provide operational and administrative support to both the team and the landscape of collaborative projects. 

 

Role Description:

We’re looking for an organized and enthusiastic operations assistant to support our growing team. This role will take over approximately 50% of the current program coordinator’s duties. 


The assistant will work closely with the LMP team and with the collaboratives themselves to ensure smooth performance and maintenance of all underpinning systems. 


You will:

- Broadly support the 5-person team Local Media Project team as they catalyze and steward local news collaboratives 

- Process payments for 9-15 active collaboratives 

- Support the initial financial and legal set-up of new collaboratives (as well as the maintenance of existing ones) 

- Implement and facilitate quarterly data updates for each collaborative 

- Pinch hit with contractors on invoices, payment schedules, responding to inquiries, and collecting financial information 

- Work with collaborative conveners on scheduling conversations

- Light team management: getting feedback on meeting topics, taking notes, planning dedicated time for certain conversations, etc. 

- Organizing the informational flow between collaborative and the team 

- Light tech support for collaboratives and the team (google, AirTable, etc.)


We need:

- Meticulous organization

- Attention to detail 

- Project management or project support experience 

- Interest in working with news collaboratives

- Adaptability in workflow and communications 


Do you have skills or experiences that we haven’t thought of that you can bring to this job? Tell us how you can see this role benefit from your own individual experiences.


We welcome a broad range of applicants for this role. The compensation will be determined, within the range of $24.00 - $28.80/hr, based on level of experience.  


Equity, Justice, Diversity and Inclusion at SJN means a workplace where individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. Diversity of perspective, identity and experience are important to us. We aim to reflect and serve the whole of society, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to seek employment. We make all employment decisions, however, without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local law. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Eva Blanc (eva@solutionsjournalism.org).  



Timeline

Applications due: September 20, 2021 5PM ET

Interviews: October 4, 2021 through October 8, 2021

Start Date: October 25 or November 1, 2021


More questions? Please see our FAQ for this role here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13mDUFYl5ElR9Hw9Op4gl92gfu39byBVNrycNGgbgk9Y/edit

𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘑𝘕 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴. 


Title: Operations Assistant, Local…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 25, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 20, 2021

Salary

$24.00 - $28.80/hr, based on level of experience.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, New York, NY None, United States

How to Apply

Please apply at this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedOwRNEl6OTVWGSCezpYqoKFf28IbiIC18YTdmq9Htz71AkQ/viewform

Please apply at this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedOwRNEl6OTVWGSCezpYqoKFf28IbiIC18YTdmq9Htz71AkQ/viewform

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