We are The Markup (https://themarkup.org/) — a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism organization based in New York City. We're hiring!

Job Description

The Markup seeks a Partnership Manager to work on a new journalism project covering what content the social media platforms choose to amplify to their users.

The Partnership Manager will be part of a large-scale nationwide effort to create the first statistically representative panel of Facebook and YouTube users. The panelists will use a tool created by The Markup to allow us to monitor what is being broadcast to their social media feed. The Markup will use this data (with personal information from panelists redacted to protect their privacy) for a reporting project.

The Partnership Manager will be responsible for coordinating with journalists, especially broadcast, and other researchers that want to report on the findings from our panel of users. The Partnership Manager will cultivate and maintain relationships with reporters and academics that will republish and report on our findings. If you have experience in journalism and have a passion for data-driven investigative journalism, we want to hear from you.

This is a temporary position from now until the end of January.

The deadline for applications is October 31.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with broadcast news outlets and other key partners
  • Communicate regularly with the reporters and data journalists about their findings
  • Collect anecdotes and stories from the data that can be used in reporting 
  • Write documentation for journalists who want to use the data
  • Collect and track all mentions of the project in news outlets
  • Identify researchers and other potential partners of interest for these findings
  • Prepare reports about distribution of the project 

Qualifications

  • Have experience in journalism.
  • Have excellent communications skills.
  • Write clearly and can produce easy-to-understand instructions.
  • Are motivated by the issues of equality and justice.
  • Are not scared of numbers.
  • Are not scared of tech jargon - and skilled at transforming it into layperson’s speak.
  • Work well with others.
  • Familiarity with data journalism is a plus but not required. 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time hourly position for the three month period. The rate will be established based on the successful candidate's experience, education and skills.

Ideally, this role would be based in New York, but since we all live on video-conference now, we are open to a remote option for strong candidates. 

Here’s what you should know about us

We investigate how powerful actors use technology to reshape society. With little accountability or oversight, technology is affecting who we vote for, how we raise our kids, who is able to get housing, jobs, healthcare and have a comfortable life. You deserve to know more about how this is happening, and what you can do about it. 

This mission is woven into everything we do. We don’t take shortcuts -- even if that means searching high and low for the right newsletter platform or taking the time to perfect an investigation. We pride ourselves on an organizational culture that is inventive, rigorous, collaborative, and courageous. 

The Markup is committed to becoming an antiracist organization. And as an organization led by women, we do our best to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do -- of which hiring is just a part. We encourage you to ask us about what concrete steps we are taking in service of these ideals. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and/or formerly incarcerated people. A college degree is not required. Grit, wit, kindness, and a strong work ethic are necessary. 

Come do your best work with us. We’re excited to meet you!

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the form below and submit a cover letter and resume. Please do not contact the hiring manager directly, and please do not send a resume to staff at their individual email addresses.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, don’t hesitate to contact jobs@themarkup.org. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, country of origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. 




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