JOB: Social media producer needed at ProPublica

UPDATE: The position has been filled. Welcome, Blair Hickman!

I was recently hired as the social media editor at ProPublica, taking the place of the Guardian-bound Amanda Michel.

My first responsibility will be finding someone to join me.

We need someone who will be largely responsible for the day-to-day use of ProPublica’s social media accounts. Furthermore, we need a daydreamer who demands to be a leader in how an investigative newsroom can use social concepts to aid its reporting. We’re seeking experience in social media, but we also need someone who insists on coming up with fresh ideas. Read this recent interview for more on what we’re looking for.

Wanna know why I was attracted to ProPublica? It’s a Pulitzer-winning newsroom that focuses on investigations of “moral force,” so you know the work you’re doing is significant. Under Amanda’s leadership, ProPublica has a history of valuing social media and crowdsourcing. The news app team is an industry leader. In short: It’s a great place to do great work.

The position is full-time with benefits, and you will work out of the office in New York. We may have a fuller description available soon, but I wanted to get the word out there now. Please get in touch if you’re interested – email or Twitter – but also please accept a delay in my getting back to you. I’m still employed by and won’t tend to this during work hours.