Help Wanted: TCMA Seeks Community Engagement Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Community Engagement Coordinator
LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro

SALARY: based on qualifications    TYPE: Part Time / 20 hours DEADLINE: 8/28/2009

The Twin Cities Media Alliance is seeking a community engagement coordinator who will build relationships with organizations and leaders in diverse Twin Cities communities and promote the use of the Daily Planet and Media Alliance as community resources. Outreach to ethnic, immigrant and other underserved communities is a priority.
Responsibilities include representing TCMA / TCDP at community events, giving presentations to community organizations, distributing marketing materials, promoting the Daily Planet and Media Alliance to local and national media, recruiting participants for TCMA classes and workshops, organizing public events, coordinating and scheduling classes, and training community members in the use of the Daily Planet as a resource for information sharing and community building.

This position requires a combination of community organizing and digital media/ journalism skills. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and editorial skills, the ability to create and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with writers, media partners, and readers; strong public speaking and facilitating skills; and experience with social networking and online community building. S/he must have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

The ideal candidate will also be able to support the work of the other members of the Daily Planet and Media Alliance staff with by doing some of the following: teaching media skills classes and conducting writers groups; creating audio and video content, and posting content to the Daily Planet website.

Send a letter of application with resume to TCMA executive director Jeremy Iggers at

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