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Reports to: Director of Knowledge DisseminationPosition type: Part-Time ContractorStart and End Date: April - December 2019Hours per Week: Starts at 10 hours/week in April and May 2019. Then increases to 20 hours/week in June 2019 until December 2019.Hourly Wage: $22 / hourLocation: Remote
 
ABOUT SOLUTIONSU AND SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM NETWORK

SolutionsU connects you to solutions stories about responses to the world’s challenges. We identify, vet, and tag solutions journalism stories in one searchable database: the Solutions Story Tracker. These stories cover a wide variety of people, communities, and institutions working to advance change around the globe. SolutionsU aims to accelerate the diffusion of these stories and the teachable lessons embedded in them – expanding the potential reach and impact of effective ideas and their problem solving. 

SolutionsU is a project of the Solutions Journalism Network: a nonprofit organization that seeks to rebalance the news, providing readers with critical reporting on society's problems and stories that explain how individuals, institutions, and communities are responding.

Role Description:

The SolutionsU Newsletter & Social Media Strategist will manage SolutionsU’s online communications, including newsletters and social media. We are looking for someone who has a passion for storytelling, honed social media and newsletter skills, and the ability to identify and parlay public moments into opportunities to connect others with relevant solutions stories.

KEY Responsibilities:
  • Regularly push out our content and engage with SolutionsU community via Newsletters and Social Media
  • Conduct lean, iterative tests to inform communication strategy
Daily Responsibilities
  • Update SolutionsU plans within SJN’s Editorial Calendar, working closely with SJN’s social media team and proactively reaching out to the Dissemination Team to better surface and prioritize content to be featured.
  • Manage internal newsletters, including the timely execution of The Response (weekly), Tools for Teaching (monthly) and the SolutionsU newsletter (monthly), which surfaces new content, conversations, and individuals in compelling ways.
  • Manage social media channels: Twitter, Facebook Page, and Instagram (Using digital analytics to quickly spot trends, identify connectors and influencers, and amplify powerful ideas; mining the latest social media and digital engagement tools and tactics to create a consistently meaningful and rewarding experience that advances the value of our community.)
  • Newsletter: Design, Content, Frequency (Evaluate newsletter offerings, investigating how we might best maximize our efforts while meet our users needs; A/B testing for existing newsletter products.)
  • Social Media: Push vs Pull Strategies (Test how we might best share our content and engage our community, using analytics and data to measure progress; report back to the team about the important feedback and themes that you’re hearing, including what are the questions people come to our database asking or what do people love or dislike about our platform.)
We are looking for:
  • Outstanding Written Communicator with an Eye for Design: You write well. You are clear and concise in your communications. You are creative and use visuals and design to strengthen the power of your message.
  • Connector: You thrive when you are connecting people with solutions stories (and related resources) in meaningful ways. You are always thinking of ways to getting the word out and best engaging others with content.
  • Activator: You are constantly asking “when can we start?” You have an appetite for experimentation. You like to take an action, look at the result, and then use those learnings to inform your next action or text.  
  • Adaptable: You have an appreciation for ambiguity, and can hit the ground running. We’re a fast-paced organization experiencing a lot a growth, so you must be able to thrive in an ever-changing environment.
  • Data Enthusiast: You reveal ways to improve our work through better understanding of our data. You feel comfortable using digital analytics to quickly spot trends, identify connectors and influencers, and amplify powerful ideas.    
  • Self-Starter: You work well alone and with others.
  • Driven & Dependable: You always get the job done and strive to get the best result possible with what you were given. You have excellent self-organization and time-management skills.
  • Detail-Oriented: You pay close attention to details, make important observations, and ask critical questions.
  • Passionate: You deeply care and believe in using the power of solutions journalism to build a better world.
  • Proficiency: Mailchimp; Social Media Management Platforms; Google Suite
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I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
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Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
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Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Help us grow our database of solutions stories! Please enter the following information. Our staff will review the story, and if it meets our criteria (see below), it will be added to the Solutions Story Tracker®.

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It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.

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