|Communications Assistant (freelance), Fall 2022|
ProPublica is seeking a freelance communications professional to assist our communications team with daily tasks.
The primary responsibility is to produce daily reports of significant media coverage across television, radio, podcasts, social media and other news reports assisted by media monitoring software and other sources. Because ProPublica is supported by donors and offers its articles free for republishing, tracking reprints and links is also crucial to our model. The communications assistant will also help maintain our internal database tracking coverage of our work. This includes sorting and tagging media mentions with additional information. Additional tasks may include compiling custom clip reports for editors or fundraising staff.
We’re specifically looking for someone who has:
experience with Meltwater, Muck Rack, Cision or other media monitoring software
keen attention to detail
proficiency with spreadsheets (experience using AirTable is a plus)
the ability to work efficiently and independently
This is a remote, freelance position requiring approximately 10-15 hours per week. Freelancers are independent contractors and will not be treated by ProPublica as employees for any purpose. Independent contractors are responsible for paying any required taxes on any compensation received and for understanding the applicable tax laws..