Communications Assistant (Freelance)

We are not currently accepting applications for this position.

ProPublica is seeking a freelance communications professional to assist our PR team with daily tasks.

The primary responsibility entails using media monitoring software and keeping track of Google alerts to produce daily reports of our media coverage and weekly round-ups of our biggest and best clips. Because ProPublica is supported by donors and offers its articles free for republishing, tracking reprints and links is also crucial to our model.

Additional tasks may be assigned, such as compiling custom clip reports for editors or fundraising staff, producing documents for awards submissions and grant applications, and other administrative work.

We’re specifically looking for someone who has:

  • broad knowledge of news media and platforms and shrewd news judgment
  • experience with Cision or other media monitoring software
  • keen attention to detail
  • facility with Microsoft Office and Google Apps programs, particularly word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • the ability to work efficiently without direct oversight

This is a remote, freelance position requiring approximately 8-10 hours per week. The pay is $20/hour.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking active steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

You can apply using this form. Have questions? Email Minhee Cho at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

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