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Jobs, Fellowships, and Funding
- Nextdoor for Journalists: Have you used Nextdoor as part of your journalism? We’ll talk about how journalists are using Nextdoor and what they can learn by experimenting on platforms that are new to them. (Beth O’Malley, Joe Lanane, Gracie McKenzie)
- What Does “Local” Mean? How do local communities define themselves? How do news outlets define their audiences? And how do journalists know what’s important to their audiences and what niche they can fill? (Amy Schmitz Weiss, Jesse Hardman, Madeleine Bair)
- Engagement workflow: What are the biggest challenges specific to engagement work — both for internal communication on an engagement team and for communication with the rest of the organization? (P. Kim Bui, Emma Carew Grovum)
Shoutout to Gracie McKenzie and Terry Parris, Jr.
for posting these on Slack! Check out the #jobsandinternships and #grantsandfunding Slack channels to see what other opportunities Gatherers are sharing.
Audience & Community Engagement Editor, Eviction Lab, Princeton University:
“This position will help the Eviction Lab build out its network of reporters and researchers. The Editor will also partner with our Senior Narrative Change Liaison to hold media trainings, conduct press briefings, and organize events around the launch of major Eviction Lab projects.” Location: Princeton, NJ.
Summer Engagement Intern, THE CITY:
“You would report to Terry Parris Jr., THE CITY’s engagement director, and help him scheme, lead and execute the best way/s to reach people with news and information. This can take many forms — everything from Twitter threads, writing newsletters, building questionnaires and reading every response, finding communities online and off, facilitating community conversations, organizing community gatherings and, yes, reporting stories.” (Student only.) Location: NYC
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- Virtual events strategy: A Gatherer is looking for example documents for creating a virtual events strategy, from the high-level (mission alignment, revenue model) to nitty-gritty (tech, resource, and staff needs) to production templates. Do you have any to offer?
- Engaging seniors: Who wants to brainstorm or mutually learn about ways to better engage seniors? Answer this ask on Slack.
- Nextdoor for news: Has your newsroom used non-traditional platforms like Nextdoor to promote local news? One Gatherer is asking, and several members chimed in.
- Audience Bill of Rights: Have you read Axios’ new Audience Bill of Rights? It’s worth a look. If your newsroom offers something like this, or you want to create your own, share it on Slack.
- Youtube from scratch: Advice needed on growing a YouTube following from scratch! Share your insights here.
- European funders: What are some funders for European engagement work? Respond here.
- Clubhouse: Yes, it’s the hot new app. But what about engagement uses? Share your opinions here.
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