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Public Citizens for Children & Youth is Hiring!
Public Citizens for Children & Youth
Montgomery County, PA
Job Description

 

Position Title: Part-time Bi-Lingual Journalist Reporter / Montgomery  County, Pennsylvania 

Position Summary 

PCCY is seeking to hire a talented journalist with a demonstrable history of writing  insightful articles that capture the impact of public policies on the lives of people. We  are especially interested in hiring a reporter who can use real life stories to expose  weaknesses in public safety-net, education and other public systems intended to  create greater economic opportunity especially for families of color.  

The selected journalist will be on the ground floor of PCCY’s launch of Dis/parities, a  new reporting niche aimed at shining a light [of news] on the lives of parents and  children of color living in Norristown and Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The news effort is  being launched in partnership with The Urban League of Philadelphia and ACLAMO  (Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County/or the Latin American  Community Action of Montgomery County). 

The position requires a self-motivated reporter who can create and produce accurate,  informative and relevant reporting in these communities and engage four community  residents as Community Media Fellows. Strong candidates for the position will have a  

track record of creating networks and building relationships to develop leads and  inform news reporting; have knowledge of at least one, or both communities in which  the journalist and Fellow will co-generate news coverage, Pottstown and Norristown,  and highly developed social media knowledge and skills.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Build a network of community leaders and other key contacts among the Black  and Hispanic residents of Norristown and Pottstown who can help identify and  build out compelling stories for news coverage in each of these communities. 
  • Identify with our partners two residents of each city to serve as eyes, ears and  touchstones, and who will serve as Community Media Fellows and help generate  news and build out context and background for stories.  
  • Assess with the Media Fellows, partners and others in the community unmet  needs in the safety net, education or other public support systems aimed at  generating opportunity that should, but is not, producing real benefits for Black  and Hispanic families and produce a year-long reporting calendar that enables the  production of 10 in-depth features/stories in each community. 
  • Offer informal training in the form of Zoom or in-person workshops for the Media  Fellows such as: the basics of good reporting, how to create a strong news story  outline, methods of interviewing sources and processes to get to final edit [of  stories]. 
  • Help create media relationships with news outlets to carry news produced by  Dis/parities. 
  • Draft, edit and produce final copy for twenty feature stories and develop visual  concepts and elements for social media dissemination of the stories.  
  • Work with PCCY to optimize its, and our partners, dissemination channels. Track  and share creative and effective child advocacy messaging campaigns from other  states/cities and consider how those examples can be applied to our work.  

Qualifications 

  • Candidates must have a track record of being published and be able to write  short-form and long-form news accounts as well as features. 
  • Candidates for this position must be outgoing, easy to work with, have a track  record of meeting deadlines and being highly organized.  
  • Candidates must have a car and be able to work unconventional hours. This  position requires you to attend events or meetings that may occur on weekends  or outside the “9 to 5” window. 
  • Candidates must have a passion for being well-informed about events,  relationships and what is happening in these communities.  
  • Strong verbal bi-lingual English and Spanish skills  
  • Knowledge of video-production and social-media savvy a plus. 
  • Able to build trusting relationships with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically  diverse communities. 
  • Experience as an editor or experience editing is a plus. 

 

Reports To: Executive Director 

Salary: This part time position pays $35,000 

Apply: Resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 4:15pm -- alyssao

 

Position Title: Part-time Bi-Lingual Journalist Reporter / Montgomery  County, Pennsylvania 

Position Summary 

PCCY is seeking to hire a talented journalist with a demonstrable history of writing  insightful articles that capture the impact of public policies on the lives of people. We  are especially interested in hiring a reporter who can use real life stories to expose  weaknesses in public safety-net, education and other public systems intended to  create greater economic opportunity especially for families of color.  

The selected journalist will be on the ground floor of PCCY’s launch of Dis/parities, a  new reporting niche aimed at shining a light [of news] on the lives of parents and  children of color living in Norristown and Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The news effort is  being launched in partnership with The Urban League of Philadelphia and ACLAMO  (Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County/or the Latin American  Community Action of Montgomery County). 

The position requires a self-motivated reporter who can create and produce accurate,  informative and relevant reporting in these communities and engage four community  residents as Community Media Fellows. Strong candidates for the position will have a  

track record of creating networks and building relationships to develop leads and  inform news reporting; have knowledge of at least one, or both communities in which  the journalist and Fellow will co-generate news coverage, Pottstown and Norristown,  and highly developed social media knowledge and skills.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Build a network of community leaders and other key contacts among the Black  and Hispanic residents of Norristown and Pottstown who can help identify and  build out compelling stories for news coverage in each of these communities. 
  • Identify with our partners two residents of each city to serve as eyes, ears and  touchstones, and who will serve as Community Media Fellows and help generate  news and build out context and background for stories.  
  • Assess with the Media Fellows, partners and others in the community unmet  needs in the safety net, education or other public support systems aimed at  generating opportunity that should, but is not, producing real benefits for Black  and Hispanic families and produce a year-long reporting calendar that enables the  production of 10 in-depth features/stories in each community. 
  • Offer informal training in the form of Zoom or in-person workshops for the Media  Fellows such as: the basics of good reporting, how to create a strong news story  outline, methods of interviewing sources and processes to get to final edit [of  stories]. 
  • Help create media relationships with news outlets to carry news produced by  Dis/parities. 
  • Draft, edit and produce final copy for twenty feature stories and develop visual  concepts and elements for social media dissemination of the stories.  
  • Work with PCCY to optimize its, and our partners, dissemination channels. Track  and share creative and effective child advocacy messaging campaigns from other  states/cities and consider how those examples can be applied to our work.  

Qualifications 

  • Candidates must have a track record of being published and be able to write  short-form and long-form news accounts as well as features. 
  • Candidates for this position must be outgoing, easy to work with, have a track  record of meeting deadlines and being highly organized.  
  • Candidates must have a car and be able to work unconventional hours. This  position requires you to attend events or meetings that may occur on weekends  or outside the “9 to 5” window. 
  • Candidates must have a passion for being well-informed about events,  relationships and what is happening in these communities.  
  • Strong verbal bi-lingual English and Spanish skills  
  • Knowledge of video-production and social-media savvy a plus. 
  • Able to build trusting relationships with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically  diverse communities. 
  • Experience as an editor or experience editing is a plus. 

 

Reports To: Executive Director 

Salary: This part time position pays $35,000 

Apply: Resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Job Location: 
Montgomery County, PA