ProPublica announced today that it has hired Adam Harris as assistant social editor. Harris will manage the nonprofit newsroom’s social media accounts and create original content that amplifies its journalism on social platforms. He will start on Oct. 7.
The founder of AMH Strategies, a digital marketing firm that helps small businesses expand and engage audiences through social media, Harris is well-versed in audience development. He directs a broad range of strategies to grow audiences across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, in addition to creating content and design for company websites. As a freelance journalist he has covered politics, culture and technology for BBC and Ebony magazine.
“I'm excited and grateful to join the accomplished team at ProPublica during these exciting times,” said Harris. "I can't wait to join the newsroom."
In his new role at ProPublica, Harris will help build online communities by engaging readers and journalists in conversations and collaborative experiences, reporting and writing content that extends the reach of stories on social platforms, and experimenting with new social tools.
“We are thrilled that Adam Harris is coming on board and taking the reins of our social accounts,” said Amanda Zamora, senior engagement editor. “Our team looks forward to working with him to improve and innovate how we engage readers in our investigative journalism.”