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Public News Service: Spanish Researcher and Outreach Coordinator (virtual role)

Job Description
Organization: 
Public News Service
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Nationwide, Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Other
Job Description: 

Part-Time role – 10-12 hours/week (with opportunity to grow)

Public News Service is a national public interest newswire.  We find and report public interest stories that need to be told, often from marginalized voices. We distribute print and broadcast stories to other local media outlets across a state, region, or the entire country. Reaching far beyond the traditional news bubble, more than 7 million people a day hear or read these stories through a network of state news services.

We are seeking a Spanish Researcher and Outreach Coordinator for a part-time (starting at 10 – 12 hours/week) virtual role, conducting market research and outreach to Spanish media outlets in targeted states. This is an excellent opportunity for an outgoing self-starter to build relationships with media outlets that serve the Spanish-speaking community across the country, and national news and research organizations.  This position has potential for future growth within our organization

Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities 

Conduct market research and relationship-building to support broad pick up in Spanish language media in targeted states.

Systematically build and enhance relationships with many more Spanish media outlets and talk shows and add these outlets to the PNS distribution system

In-depth conversations with these outlets to find out what content they want related to educational topics of interest to their audiences.

Identify and build relationships with Spanish-speaking spokespeople for these stories and additional talk show interviews, as far as resources allow.

On an ongoing basis, advise and alert outlets to stories distributed through the PNS network that might interest these journalists and their audience/communities.

Requirements 

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent English and Spanish verbal and written communication skills
  • 3 – 5 years of work experience in the Spanish journalism and/or communications industry.  Contacts in the Spanish language radio space is a real plus.
  • Successful relationship builder with demonstrable success in creating productive partnerships
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Google Suite products
  • Experience working within a virtual team

 

Hours: Part time (flexible schedule) and ongoing.  This is a virtual (home-based) role.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Excellent English and Spanish verbal and written communication skills
  • 3 – 5 years of work experience in the Spanish journalism and/or communications industry.  Contacts in the Spanish language radio space is a real plus.
  • Successful relationship builder with demonstrable success in creating productive partnerships
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Google Suite products
  • Experience working within a virtual team
Compensation/Benefits

Compensation 

$12,500 annually

How To Apply

Please send a resume (preferably in Word format) to careers@openmediafoundation.org

Public News Service is an equal opportunity employer.

As an organization, we are committed to advocating for a sustainable, equitable and just future. Our corporate culture is supportive and compassionate and well as highly accountable. We have a newsroom sensibility, and are highly deadline driven. As a small group with a big mission, we depend heavily on each other and welcome diversity in all forms.

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