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Jobs, Fellowships, and Funding
Shoutout to Patrick Boehler, Mike Rispoli, Ashley Alvarado, and Brooks Brunson for posting these on Slack! Share other opportunities and relief resources on the #jobsandfunding Slack.
Audience Editor, On Being: “We are looking for someone to bring their voice and talents to executing an audience-first engagement strategy that serves our very active, counter-culturally broad, and growing community of listeners. A core focus of the Audience Editor will be to drive engagement around our public radio and podcast portfolio.” Location: Can be remote; prefer Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and NYC. Deadline: Monday, June 8
Also new this week:
Many more on the #jobsandfunding Slack
The Gather Slack is the thriving hub of our community, where we brainstorm together, ask for and offer advice, and connect with each other. Join here.
- June 1 chat on libraries & collaboration: Andrea Wenzel is organizing a series of “Engaged Journalism Exchange” conversations, and the next one’s about collaborating with libraries. RSVP here.
- Guide to ID info needs during COVID-19: Gatherers loved this guide to help newsrooms consider their strategies for identifying information needs (by the Lenfest Institute and Listening Post Collective). Read it here.
- Proposal process: A Gatherer asks, “What’s your newsroom’s process for when a reporter or editor wants to propose a reader callout?” Answer here.
- Multiple FB accounts streaming Zoom: Can multiple Facebook accounts broadcast the same Facebook Live event from Zoom? Join the conversation.
- COVID newsletters: A Gatherer is thinking about the usefulness of COVID-related newsletters, especially when information is buried or context isn’t easy to discern. They ask, “What key facts are you sharing each day? What is the basic info that you’re collecting and how are you putting it into context?” Answer here.
Hot Read: "Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America" by The New York Times. (This is the Gather community's most-shared story on Twitter this week. Look for other 'hot reads' in Friday's Nuzzel newsletter and in the #reads channel on the Gather Slack.)
Meet Heaven Taylor-Wynn, this week's Featured Member.
Name: Heaven Taylor-Wynn
What you do: My title is “Multimedia Reporter” for MediaWise, but I run our social media and oversee our ambassadors program. Periodically I will produce a fact-check video or complete interviews with students studying media or folks who are interested in learning more about the project.
Why you’re on Gather: @Josie introduced me to this Slack channel! When I’m brave enough, I intend to reach out to a few folks for mentorship. Thus far, I’ve gotten a lot of insights about social media and methods other newsrooms are using.
One thing you want to learn on Gather: I’d like to know more about audience development. We’re trying to reach teens and they can be an elusive group. Would love to connect with anyone who’s on a teen-facing publication.
One thing you have to share on Gather: I’ve spent a lot of time on Facebook ads lately and would be happy to share more about that.
One thing about your work that gets you especially pumped up: There’s no one in our space doing what we’re doing quite like we are!
Who or what inspired you to get into this work? I had an amazing experience as a PolitiFact intern while in college a few years ago. A few months before graduation I saw the job posting and decided it’d be fun to return to Poynter and work on a project with a similar goal.
Would you rather work in chaos or quiet? This is funny because I recently discovered brown noise (search it on YouTube). and I’ve been listening to that while working from home. It’s a I feel like it’s both quiet and chaotic? Lmk what you think if you check it out! Probably chaos though.
Links for ways to connect with you.
My LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/heaventw
My twitter: twitter.com/h_taylorwynn (not super active)
Follow MediaWise @Heaven -- MediaWise on everything!