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This job will be working on setting up a new collaborative that will bring together the best community-based independent and local journalism from all over Scotland into a curated news product.
It will involve setting up a network of publishers and running a news website as well as promoting it through social media and other communication channels.
The project is just getting started, so this will be a chance to be involved with an exciting new media project from the offset.
The project is made possible with funding from the Google News Initiative through their Innovation Challenge Project.
About This Role:
This role will be assisting the project manager to coordinate and facilitate the development, launch and running of the project.
Please note, that as this position is grant funded, the contract is only up until 31 October 2023. We hope that after this date, we will be in a position to extend the contract, but this is not guaranteed at this stage. It will be reviewed on 31 August 2023.
- Build and maintain relationships with community and local journalism publishers all around Scotland
- Help to facilitate product development and impact tracking sessions
- Help coordinate, track and organise various project aspects
- Contribute to communications and marketing strategy and help promote the project
- Creating and managing social media accounts
- Help develop an engaged membership programme and increase member numbers
- Research further funding possibilities including ad sales and grant funding
- Write copy and edit web content
- Contribute to discussion on strategy and business growth
- Additional research and admin tasks as required
Job title: Project/Communications Coordinator
Location: Can be based in our Govanhill newsroom, or at home anywhere in Scotland
Terms: 2 days per week — temporary freelance contract until 31 October 2023
Salary/rate: £140 per day
Deadline: 12pm on Monday 19 December
Interest in helping to strengthen independent community/local media
Experience of co-ordinating projects
Able to take the initiative and work proactively
Able to work as a part of a team
Ability to build and develop working relationships and partnerships
Experience of building social media audiences
Highly organised and details orientated
Proficient with commonly used computer programmes such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience of using file-sharing platforms such as Google Drive
Experience in journalism
Knowledge of – and contacts within – the Scottish media
Experience working for a social enterprise/third-sector organisation
Experience of working in a membership organisation
Experience of facilitating meetings online
Able to travel to Govanhill for occasional in-person meetings
*Please note that candidates who do not meet every single requirement are still encouraged to apply as there will be opportunities for external training as required.
We strive to be an inclusive and diverse organisation and particularly welcome applications from people who may be typically under-represented in the media industry. We offer a family-friendly flexible working environment.
Greater Govanhill CIC is a community-rooted media organisation. We aim to challenge negative stereotypes, provide a platform for marginalised voices, break down cultural barriers and bring people together.
We publish an award-winning free, solutions-focused, multilingual community magazine. We also produce a radio show on a local community radio station, and we run training workshops and events.
How To Apply
To apply, send a CV and cover letter (maximum 2 pages for each) setting out how you meet the requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Monday 19 December. Please mention Journo Resources when you apply, it really helps us out.
Interviews are expected to take place – in person or via Zoom – the week commencing 19 December. Ideally, the applicant would be available to start in January.
If you require us to make any adjustments to ensure any part of this process is accessible to you, or have any questions about the job, please get in touch via the email address above.