Overview

More Perfect Union

Position Title: Social News Producer

Reports to: Senior Director of Video Strategy

Salary Range:  $85,000

Location: Remote

Applications will be accepted for this position on a rolling basis. 

 

More Perfect Union is an advocacy and journalism organization with a mission to build power for the working class. We cover politics, policy, labor, business, and economics news through a class lens, and we pair our reporting with activism to help working people win policy fights. Launched in February 2021, More Perfect Union’s coverage has garnered over 100 million video views and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

 

We’re hiring a social news producer to lead our real-time news coverage on social media, especially on Twitter. Our social accounts are already powerful tools for advancing our original video reporting. We’re looking for a news junkie with exceptional writing and research skills to expand their scope — to turn our social accounts (especially Twitter) into hubs for breaking news and emerging scoops, studies, polls, TV clips, viral videos, etc., relevant to our mission.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Closely monitor a broad range of sources — media outlets, newswires, trade publications, TV news, legislative hearings, and so on — for important, interesting, or underreported information that More Perfect Union should elevate
  • Scour social media, Reddit, and similar sources for compelling or newsworthy user-generated content relevant to our mission (i.e., worker videos or photos documenting injustice, footage of labor activism, political protests)
  • Write accurate, engaging, highly-shareable tweets and other social media content to elevate these stories and scoops through a class lens
  • Verify and report out news scoops and other leads as necessary
  • Consistently uphold strict editorial standards for accuracy and credibility
  • Seek out and leverage data insights to inform our content creation decisions
  • Assist with other aspects of social distribution, including scheduling content, community management, and optimizing posts for engagement and searchability
  • Work with producers and social media team to identify key statistics, quotes, and other interesting material from More Perfect Union’s original reporting to highlight on graphics, text posts, and other social media content
  • Operate in a nimble, fast paced environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience/Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a news, media, or advocacy organization as a journalist or content producer. Experience covering politics and economic issues is preferred
  • Extremely active consumer of news content on Twitter and other social media, with a deep grasp of how content breaks through on various platforms, and a nuanced understanding of which types of content perform well on respective platforms and how to use various platforms to search for specific types of content
  • A track record of using research and other remote reporting skills to advance stories
  • Experience leveraging social media analytics to inform content strategy
  • Passion for experimenting with new and emerging social media platforms and coverage formats
  • Enthusiasm for producing rigorous journalism that features strong storytelling and achieves real-world impact
  •  A broad interest in progressive politics and advocacy, labor organizing, electoral politics, and the policymaking process at the local, state, and federal levels

At More Perfect Union we strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, post-secondary educational status, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply.

More Perfect Union is offering a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package including: health, dental and vision benefits, flexible savings accounts, life insurance, short term/long term disability, monthly home office stipend, paid federal holidays and PTO.