ProPublica seeks an events associate to contribute to the development, growth and execution of a wide range of events and programs targeted toward audiences in the Midwest, South and Southwest. As ProPublica expands operations with reporting hubs in these three regions, you will work with the director of marketing to support live digital and in-person experiences that spark debate, encourage lively discussion and bring ProPublica’s investigative journalism to life.
What you’ll do here:
Work closely with the director of marketing to develop and implement creative, effective event concepts and series focused on ProPublica’s ambitious local reporting projects.
Work with reporters and editors to develop engaging, impactful events, from local community-based conversations to larger-scale national talks, constantly striving for innovative event models and engaging speakers.
Identify and engage local communities through research, email communications, social media marketing and other outreach strategies, in collaboration with engagement reporters/editors and other members of the communications team.
Help build strategic partnerships with cultural, educational and media organizations, collaborating on new vehicles for content engagement, audience growth and impact.
Manage event logistics, soup to nuts, including writing and design for promotional copy; travel and lodging arrangements; and day-to-day communications with staff, partners, speakers and vendors.
Create effective marketing plans that engage and motivate audiences, including the implementation of social media promotion, email marketing and online advertising
Take a playful, creative approach to identifying opportunities for collaboration and experimentation in the production of unique digital and live event experiences that further ProPublica’s mission.
We’re looking for someone with most of the following skills:
Demonstrated ability to plan events, with strategic approaches for target audiences and objectives
Excellent writing skills, including experience writing marketing or public relations copy
Experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse network of individuals and organizations
Digital marketing proficiency in one or more of the following channels: email, social media and online advertising
Ideally, you also have experience working with some of the tools we use, including our content management system (Craft), email marketing system (Sailthru), events management and webinar software (Eventbrite, Zoom) and streaming video (YouTube Live).
We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
If all of this sounds exciting to you, you can apply using this form (insert link). The deadline is Sunday, Nov. 29, at 11:59 p.m. PST.