Reporting to the Communications Director, the Multimedia and Digital Marketing Coordinator is a key member of the Pulitzer Center’s communications team and uses the latest digital marketing tools to help tell the Pulitzer Center’s brand story. 

Versatile, creative, and resourceful, the Coordinator will produce video, graphic social media content, engaging marketing emails, original website landing pages, and collaborate with the Communications Director and Graphic Designer to help devise marketing and communications campaigns. 

As part of a team that provides internal communications and marketing agency support for the organization as a whole, the Coordinator must be comfortable working with a variety of internal stakeholders, external vendors, and partners. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Multimedia Production

  • Produce the Pulitzer Center’s key promotional videos, including the Center’s annual year-end-review video, fundraising campaign videos, and other multimedia products as needed; create short-form videos for social media 
  • Own and manage the Pulitzer Center’s Behind the Story video series, working with grantees to produce short, compelling videos that give audiences a compelling glimpse into the journalism process
  • Document Pulitzer Center events, annual conference, exhibits, Reporting Fellows Washington Weekend, and other relevant events, creating highlights videos on short turnaround when asked
  • Ensure media is backed up and archived appropriately, organize and keep track of multimedia production equipment, work with IT Manager to administer multimedia-related subscriptions and tools (Otter.ai, Storyblocks, Canva, etc)

Social Media

  • Devise and execute multimedia-based social media campaigns
  • Manage the Center’s Instagram account and publishing workflow, keep track of analytics, respond to comments and story posts
  • Maintain YouTube homepage and playlists, ensure video thumbnails align with style, monitor comments, keep track of analytics
  • Provide backup support to the communications team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as needed

Website and Email Marketing

  • Create new landing pages in support of the Center’s marketing and communications priorities
  • Serve as point-of-contact for external web development vendor, ensuring that ongoing website support requests are fulfilled in a timely manner
  • Devise and execute email marketing campaigns in Mailchimp
  • Provide Mailchimp support to Center colleagues 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to the Pulitzer Center’s mission
  • 1-3 years of professional experience, internship experience accepted; strong student work samples can supplement professional experience
  • Experience in nonprofit communications and marketing strategies
  • DSLR video and photography
  • Video production & editing
  • Experience with streaming platforms like YouTube and Facebook
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress
  • Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Emma, or similar email marketing platforms
  • HTML and CSS 
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for working with platforms like Instagram and YouTube
  • Google Suite or Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule when necessary—this position sometimes requires work outside normal business hours, or on weekends 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Willingness to attend in-person events (when COVID-19 restrictions and risks are minimized)
  • Some local and domestic travel (when COVID-19 restrictions and risks are minimized)
  • Spanish-language proficiency highly desirable, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree, or relevant professional experience

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume by Friday, May 28, using this form with a cover letter, video and writing work samples, and three references. 

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected, and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Salary will be commensurate with work experience and academic qualifications. This position includes excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.

LOCATION REQUIREMENT

The Pulitzer Center is working remotely due the COVID-19 pandemic. Although remote and hybrid work options will be available for this position after COVID-19 restrictions and risks are minimized, the need to cover in-person events requires that the successful candidate be located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. 

ABOUT THE PULITZER CENTER

In 2006, the Pulitzer Center opened its doors with a donated desk, modest seed funding, and high ambitions: to fill in the gaps in under-funded global reporting and inspire a new generation of journalists to cover the big global issues that affect us all. Since then, the Pulitzer Center has built a fantastic staff and expanded its funding and mission to support more than 170 reporting projects a year on pressing global issues, sparking high-impact stories in more than 600 news outlets annually. The Pulitzer Center is behind some of the best reporting of the last decade: on conflict and peace-building, environment and climate change, migration and human trafficking, emerging science and health issues, criminal justice, and much more. The organization’s projects have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys, National Magazine Awards and more. 

The Pulitzer Center has built a network of more than 1,300 professional journalists and college students and has forged strong partnerships with leading national and international media: The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets in all continents. The Pulitzer Center staff is global: a majority of the team is based in the Washington, D.C., area, with other staff members based in five countries outside the U.S.

The Pulitzer Center’s unique education and outreach program brings the organization’s projects and journalists into hundreds of school and university classrooms as well as a wide range of public forums. The Pulitzer Center works closely with a network of 35-plus universities, community colleges and HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), bringing journalists onto campus in person and online and providing mentored reporting fellowships for students attending universities that are part of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium. The Pulitzer Center is also currently engaged in a major expansion of the organization’s educational work in the United States, as lead education partner for The New York Times on The 1619 Project; the Pulitzer Center is developing a similarly ambitious education program globally under the auspices of its Rainforest Journalism Fund and Rainforest Investigations Network.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org.