The Pulitzer Center K–12 education team is seeking a Marketing and Communications Assistant to support the reach and efficacy of our education programs through marketing, research, strategic partnerships, and evaluation.
The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, has strong writing and research skills, and is passionate about our mission: To cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public by connecting students and teachers with underreported global news stories and the journalists who cover them.
- Write and schedule social media posts featuring K-12 education content, moderate the K-12 team’s Facebook group, and write and build education newsletters in Mailchimp
- Evaluate promotion efforts and the reach of digital resources using social media, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics, among other tools
- Assist with research and developing marketing strategy for key K-12 initiatives and resources
- Support the evaluation of K-12 digital resources and education programs through surveys, research, focus groups, and more
- Create original graphics and source images for K-12 events, initiatives, outreach materials, and social media campaigns
- Support website design and web maintenance needs, and build content on the Pulitzer Center website
- Apply a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens to all strategy development and implementation
- May be called on to support the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of other K-12 team programs and resources as needed
- Strong organization, research, writing, and communication skills
- Passion for K-12 education and the Pulitzer Center’s mission
- Experience managing social media platforms and evaluating associated analytics
- Graphic design skills, especially using Canva and Photoshop
- Familiarity with Mailchimp and email marketing techniques
- Comfort using Google Suite, Slack, Asana, Zoom, and/or other communications and content management systems
- Experience with web design, website maintenance, Drupal, and HTML a big plus
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (read more about how the Pulitzer Center defines these terms here.)
Salary and benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition, the Pulitzer Center offers a comprehensive benefits package and a collegial work environment.
Remote/flexible location. Due to the remote nature of this position, candidates should have stable high-speed internet access.
The Pulitzer Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of independent, quality journalism worldwide with an ambitious network of educational partnerships at the K-12 and college levels. We support more than 150 reporting projects a year, working in partnership with dozens of media outlets worldwide, hundreds of secondary and middle schools, and a Campus Consortium network of 35-plus universities, community colleges, and historically Black colleges and universities.
The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected, and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details.
How to Apply
Please apply before midnight on October 19, 2021, using this link. The form asks you to upload a resume, provide a personal statement of interest (no more than 500 words), and answer three short questions related to your qualifications for the position. The form also requires you to provide contact information for three references.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until the deadline.
For more information about the Pulitzer Center and its K-12 programs, visit pulitzercenter.org and pulitzercenter.org/education.
About this company
The Pulitzer Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality, independent journalism worldwide. Projects backed by the Center have produced some of the best reporting of the last decade, on such issues as conflict and peace-building, environment and climate change, migration and human trafficking, emerging science and health, criminal justice, and much more. Center-supported projects have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys, National Magazine Awards, and more.
Since opening its doors in 2006, with high ambitions to fill in the gaps in underfunded global reporting and inspire a new generation of journalists to cover big global issues that affect us all, the Pulitzer Center has expanded its funding and mission to support more than 170 reporting projects a year, sparking high-impact stories in more than 600 news outlets and forging strong partnerships with leading national and international media, including The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets on all continents.
The Pulitzer Center’s unique education and outreach program brings the organization’s projects and journalists into hundreds of school and university classrooms as well as a wide range of public forums. The Center works closely with a network of 35-plus universities, community colleges, and HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), bringing journalists onto campuses in person and online and providing mentored reporting fellowships for university students involved in the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium.
The Center is currently engaged in a major expansion of the organization’s educational work as lead education partner for The New York Times’ 1619 Project. In addition, the Center is developing a similarly ambitious education program globally under the auspices of its Rainforest Journalism Fund and the Rainforest Investigations Network.