𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘑𝘕 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰. 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘫𝘰𝘣 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋-19 – 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘺@𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮.𝘰𝘳𝘨
𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Region Collaborative Manager, Local Media Project
𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼: VP, Practice Change
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲: Full time, salaried (exempt) with benefits
𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Flexible within the U.S.: candidates should be based in the Midwest, Mountain West, or West and open to frequent regional travel.
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: $65,000 – $70,000
𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗲: Sunday, April 12, 2020
The Solutions Journalism Network, a growing national non-profit organization, is catalyzing critical reporting about responses to social problems. Solutions journalism provides a framework, grounded in journalistic ethics and informed by today’s professional challenges, that enables journalists to cover society more comprehensively, revealing possibilities for civic agency and connection.
In SJN’s seven years, solutions journalism has become a credible reporting practice recognized for driving meaningful impact in society. Over 14,000 journalists have been exposed to our curriculum. More than 400 news organizations have engaged SJN to produce staff workshops, develop reporting projects, and consult on audience or community engagement activities.
The Local Media Project (LMP), a five-year initiative (currently in year two) generously funded by the Knight Foundation, seeks to find out how solutions journalism – and journalistic collaboration – can reimagine the relationship between news and society. This reimagining can reignite trust, cultivate engagement, and create the news ecosystem of the future.
For more information, please see:
1. This one pager
2. This blog post from VP, Practice Change Liza Gross
The shape and functionality form of the news outlet of the future remains uncertain. The Regional Collaborative Manager will be at the frontlines of the experimentation that will take us there.
As Region Collaborative Manager, Local Media Project, you will oversee collaborative projects in your region with the goal of creating self-sustaining, solutions journalism-focused news hubs in communities. (To see an example of an existing collaborative, please check out Resolve Philadelphia. For more information about collaboratives, please refer to this playbook.
The LMP is an initiative of The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN), an organization whose mission is to spread the practice of solutions journalism: rigorous reporting on responses to social problems. We’ve worked with over 14,000 journalists and 200 news organizations to cover society more comprehensively, revealing possibilities for civic agency and connection.
𝗔𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹:
– Convene solutions journalism collaborative projects in your region, as well as keep an eye out for new possibilities
– Steer the ship: keep collaboratives on track once they begin by facilitating deliverable deadlines, interim reports, etc.
– Consult on pain points or questions from the collaborative (in conjunction with other SJN staff members)
– Source and facilitate training opportunities for the collaborative participants (beginning with training in solutions journalism, but the sky is the limit)
– With support from SJN staff, facilitate the collaborative’s experimentation with new audience engagement tools
– Refine a metics and data collection plan with the collaborative
– Seek unique civic partnerships with libraries, educational institutions, or other community groups with an eye towards transformation
– Advance justice and equity in communities, as well as at SJN
– Contribute to research and knowledge gathering projects with the rest of the Local Media Project team
– Participate in public-facing events and forums such as conferences, panels, talkbacks, Facebook Lives, etc.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿:
– Strong entrepreneurial aptitude: The manager won’t be content to just do tasks as directed, but rather seek out unique and transformational opportunities
– Project management skills: the manager will oversee 3-4 collaboratives at any given time
– An enthusiasm for regional travel
– An embrace of the solutions journalism approach.
– An interest in and a passion for the reinvigoration of local news
– A passion for journalistic excellence and creating the news ecosystems of the future
Does this sound like your calling? We hope so: We’re an energetic, ambitious, and fun bunch, and we want great people to join us. We need folks who know how to solve problems, with an appetite for experimentation and an appreciation for ambiguity.
This full-time position is based in the midwest or mountain west regions of the U.S. with travel expected about once a month. The Solutions Journalism Network is a 501(c)3 organization offering competitive salary with health benefits; generous paid time-off and work-schedule flexibility; and the best (actually) colleagues. Remote employees receive a technology stipend and can expect to visit the NYC HQ once or twice a year. Remote employees also gather with the entire team in the late fall at our annual retreat (usually in a beautiful rustic location somewhere on the east coast).
Diversity of perspective, identity, and experience is important to us: We want to reflect and serve the whole of society. As a result we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to seek employment, and we make all employment decisions without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local law. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Delaney Butler (email@example.com).
𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗲: Sunday, April 12
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝘀: Mid to late April
𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: Early May