The 2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
$1 Million. 10 Winners. One Year to Shape LA.
Submit your idea by March 29, 2019
Compensation: $18-$22 per hour, 25 hours per week
Fostering Media Connections (FMC) is a nonprofit news organization that harnesses the power of journalism and media to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families.
We report and produce our own coverage, which is published on two distinct platforms: The Chronicle of Social Change, an online news site, and Fostering Families Today, a bi-monthly print magazine.
We then market those stories to mainstream and niche media outlets in an effort to change the overarching child welfare and juvenile justice narratives towards solutions, not simply problems.
Finally, we train youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems the basics of journalism so they can take a more prominent position in the policy discourse that shapes their lives.
The organization has established regional hubs in Arizona, Michigan, New York and Wyoming, in addition to its home base in California.
The communications and engagement coordinator position is a part-time role reporting to the vice president. This person will help FMC by identifying and implementing social media strategies based on which stories resonate most with our readers. We want this person to grow our audience and increase our page views via social media and newsletter production.
This is an opportunity for a motivated and people-oriented individual who wants to make a difference in impact-driven journalism by listening to communities and fostering lasting relationships. You should be a self-starter who can see the big picture while working on the details of engaging audiences on social media and growing newsletter subscriptions. You think in headlines, tweets, and subject lines.
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, journalism, communications or related field is preferred but not required.
If this sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your cover letter, work samples (such as press releases, email or social media campaigns) and resume to [email protected]