Community Development Organizer- New Hampshire
Who We Are
At Courier Newsroom, we empower individuals and communities through local reporting that helps people understand and affect the issues impacting their lives. We believe that by investing in the work of local journalists across the country we can positively impact civic participation and build a healthier democracy from the ground up. Through state-specific original reporting and human-focused storytelling, we highlight the issues and forces that shape our lives while calling attention to the impacts of policy-making and political action at the local level. We are a rapidly growing team with new ideas on how to change the landscape of this world.
The New Hampshire Community Development Organizer is responsible for the development and stewardship of relationships in a brand new COURIER property in New Hampshire. The focus of this role is to introduce COURIER and our New Hampshire newsroom to mission-aligned organizations, as well as content creator communities, with the goal of collaborating to source and share content, and strengthen the pro-democracy media infrastructure in the granite state.
This is a fully remote position based in New Hampshire that will require some weekend work/flexible scheduling.
This role takes on actionable, measurable opportunities to leverage the growing strength of this movement to increase organic reach of COURIER content, provide valuable insights and disinformation training to partners, and connect organizations with reporters to amplify programmatic work, key movement voices, and humanize/localize policy in meaningful ways for COURIER’s core audience in New Hampshire. In addition, the Community Development Organizer will actively seed content and create strategy around organic reach and grassroots partnership development in relation to content and products our New Hampshire state team produces.
The New Hampshire Community Development Organizer will report to the National Organizing Program Manager, and will work closely within the state team structure with the community and political content producers.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Meeting weekly metrics for partnership outreach and active partnership development
- Meeting weekly metrics for content seeding in online communities and/or other learning agenda items geared toward organic growth, reach, and engagement
- Building database infrastructure on grassroots partnerships
- Stewardship of partners, including monthly communication goals and routine 1:1 check-ins, as well as opportunities to gather for special briefings, trainings, and roundtables
- Working with the organizing director to develop and execute community-building plans and communications for a community of state-based influencers and content creators
- Building out training modules for partners and co-hosting trainings with partners
- Working to build out content distribution pipelines within the state portfolios
- Creating source a rolodex for New Hampshire
- Providing data infrastructure feedback to continually strengthen our capacity to monitor and measure efficacy of programs
- Collaborating on any new relational organizing + civic education projects that develop to benefit New Hampshire and our state property there in 2023-2024
- Staying connected to other digital organizers in the state, and develop opportunities to come together in community to find efficiencies and ways our New Hampshire state newsroom’s content can be a part of broader organizing structures
The ideal candidate will have:
- Be familiar with and connected to the grassroots communities in New Hampshire
- Have at least two cycles of experience working in New Hampshire with grassroots activist groups, mission aligned nonprofit organizations, and local political stakeholders, and be able to leverage those networks
- Digital organizing experience and proficiency in all major social platforms
- Ideas about building and stewarding online communities
- Comfortable in a start-up environment and enthusiasm for testing and learning in both programmatic and tactical innovation in the digital organizing space
- Comfortable pitching and building new relationships
- Interest in collaborating with state and regional influencer networks
- Passionate about protecting democracy through strategic local news, and interest in working directly with our state teams to support content creation in a variety of ways
- Comfortable on camera
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, weekly metrics, and drive programmatic goals forward
In addition to a base salary, Courier Newsroom offers a competitive benefits package, including a full suite of healthcare benefits, paid time off, and a flexible working arrangement.
Annual Salary Range: $52,000-$80,000
Equal opportunity employer
Courier Newsroom is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.