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Digital Engagement Producer, Part-Time

Public Narrative, formerly known as the Community Media Workshop, has spent 35 years advocating and activating media makers, nonprofit organizations, civic officials and community members in telling better stories that reshape narratives across Chicago and beyond.

We’re embarking on numerous strategic initiatives requiring an additional team member ready to tell Public Narrative’s stories and share our resources and services to expand our reach and access to more of our diverse narrative change community.

The Digital Engagement Producer will manage the organization’s social media platforms and newsletters, applying Public Narrative’s mission to the organization’s online presence output and other digital products.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Curating our bi-weekly newsletter, Narrative Change Community News, and developing additional newsletter products and campaigns designed to reach and engage with PN’s diverse stakeholders and audiences
  • Building out our audiences across our social media platform accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Building reader participation in and awareness of PN’s work and mission through social platforms and newsletter products
  • Coordinating engagement initiatives and product improvements across departments

You should apply for this position if you have experience:

  • Writing and editing news, updates, and general information resources/posts  across platforms
  • Organizing digital assets and streamlining content workflows (managing diverse media files and creating structured libraries for efficient access and use is a plus)
  • Producing newsletters in Constant Contact (our current EMS) or other EMS
  • Building reader participation in and awareness of an organization’s work, mission and brand
  • Moderating/curating user-generated content (such as comments, live discussions, etc.)
  • 2+ years of engagement/community management in media/publishing or related non-profit spaces
  • A bachelor’s degree

It also helps if you have:

  • An understanding of and appreciation for Chicago communities
  • An avid news consumer’s understanding of Chicago news, politics and economics
  • Experience increasing reach and engagement at a nonprofit and or media organization
  • Experience with email analytics as well as other listening and engagement tools like Google Analytics and social media management applications like Sprout Social and Hootsuite  (we use Sprout Social)
  • Experience with producing on-brand designs using tools like Canva, with additional experience with Adobe Creative Suite tools when needed
  • Experience with organizational and communication tools like Slack and Airtable

Additional information about this role:

The hired candidate will receive $30/hour to execute their responsibilities on a part-time basis. This role will start out as part-time with the possibility of full-time with benefits. In order to be successfully effective in this role, you must live in the city of Chicago. This role is 100% remote — 75% of that time will be spent independently and collectively working virtually, and 25% of that time will be spent in person for team meetings, events and additional programming/initiatives.

How to apply:

Please use this form to apply no later than 5:30 p.m. CT, Friday, March 1, 2024.

Email us at for any questions. No phone calls, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Public Narrative

Public Narrative is a Chicago-based nonprofit that facilitates training, programming and resource building focused on cultivating media literacy, uplifting community voices in media, and shifting narratives around public health, public safety, and public education.

We balance the public narrative through equity, inclusivity and authenticity frameworks in all aspects of media coverage, from storytelling to consumption and the production and promotion of all media forms.

We leverage the organization’s expertise in communications training and leading courageous discussions across diverse stakeholder groups, including journalists, youth, educators, members of law enforcement, researchers and other community members.

We engage in storytelling, interviews, focus groups and events for implementing narrative change strategies toward long-term, sustainable systemic change.

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