Director of Impact and Evaluation 

Responsible for assessing what’s working and not working, and helping to measure and demonstrate the impact of both individual corps members and the program as a whole.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing  metrics and impact agreements with each news organization
  • Working with news organizations to track impact throughout service year
  • Establishing a scalable system for data collection and impact assessment
  • Working with outside evaluators to create high quality evaluations of program impact
  • Developing new ways to convey impact 

Experience:

  • Some experience designing evaluation or monitoring strategies for news organizations
  • Familiarity with newsroom cultures
  • Facility with academic approaches to non profit evaluation and assessment

Lead efforts to generate support from local and regional funders and work with local news organizations to raise local philanthropic support. Reports to the President of Report for America.

Responsibilities:

  • Raise money from local and regional foundations for the Report for America program
  • Work with local news rooms to identify and solicit funds from local philanthropy (foundations, individuals, corporations) to provide the “local” share for Report for America reporting positions
  • Work with GroundTruth’s Development Officer as well as the CEO of GroundTruth to  generate support for Report for America in general and to coordinate with the Ground Truth’s development strategy.  

Experience:

  • Several years of experience in nonprofit development
  • Experience in training or teaching (to help train local news organizations how to advance their local fundraising efforts)
  • Passion for, and familiarity with, the cause of local journalism

Responsible for branding, public awareness and public outreach for Report for America.  


Responsibilities:

  • Building the Report for America brand
  • Managing social media
  • Newsletters
  • Paid and niche marketing for recruitment of corps members and news organizations
  • Telling the stories of corps members
  • Swag design and cheerleading
  • Coordinating with overall GroundTruth marketing, public relations and communications strategy

Experience:

  • Several years leading communications and/or marketing efforts for an organization or company
  • Some experience with managing social media
  • Some experience building newsletters and audience, a plus.

Pitch your audio story to the GroundTruth Podcast Incubator

Please fill out the form below



NOTE: We have selected submissions for our fall podcast season, which is in production. However, we are still accepting submissions for future seasons.  

Do you have a powerful reported story that deserves its own podcast episode? The GroundTruth Project is launching a story incubator aimed at providing emerging audio reporters and producers with the support they need to create an audio documentary for the award-winning “GroundTruth” podcast. The GroundTruth Project will bring the full muscle of its podcast team and partnerships to the stories selected, providing mentorship to the storyteller and turning the piece into a powerful podcast episode with reach and impact. 

Journalists whose pitches are accepted will receive guidance from veteran audio storytellers, editorial support from the GroundTruth podcast team, access to recording studios and voice coaching, professional mixing and sound design, digital production and episode promotion. The storyteller will also be paid $1,500 for the story. Additional funds may be made available in some cases to cover expenses. 

The “GroundTruth” podcast, which is produced by The GroundTruth Project in partnership with WGBH and PRX, has been the recipient of an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and four regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards since its launch in September 2015. Episodes produced through the GroundTruth Podcast Incubator may reach additional listeners through GroundTruth’s radio and podcast partners.

ELIGIBILITY

The GroundTruth Podcast Incubator is open to independent audio producers and reporters, as well as those working at news organizations. There is no limit on age or experience, but preference will be given to early-career journalists (up to five years of experience). Applicants are not required to be in the Boston area, but those who are would have the opportunity to work out of the GroundTruth offices at WGBH in Boston.

GroundTruth is most interested in stories that could only be told by reporting in the field — stories that get to the “ground truth.” It’s not just an idea. It’s a technical term coined by NASA, referring to the human measurement on the ground. We’re looking for audio that captures the essence of places and people, and makes listeners feel like they’re there. We’re open to great stories of all kinds, but have a particular interest in stories that connect to issues of social justice, human rights, health or the environment. We’re interested in 15- to 30-minute audio documentaries that may be local, national or global. Series ideas will be considered in exceptional cases. 

Strong preference will be given to journalists who have done some or all of the reporting needed for their story and can share samples of compelling tape. In other words, we are interested in seeing well-formed stories and reporting, rather than ideas that have not yet been tested.

HOW TO APPLY

To submit an application for the GroundTruth Podcast Incubator, fill out the form below. You will be asked to provide information on your story, as well as on your background. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Applicants will receive a response within two months of submission. Questions may be directed to Mitch Hanley: mhanley@thegroundtruthproject.org


ABOUT THE GROUNDTRUTH PROJECT

Committed to supporting and inspiring a new generation of journalists to tell the most important stories of their generation, The GroundTruth Project is based in Boston at the PBS flagship, WGBH. Since it was formally incorporated as a non-profit in 2014, GroundTruth has offered more than 125 reporting fellowships and workshops to top, emerging journalists around the world and distributes their award-winning work through editorial partnerships with PRI The World, PBS NewsHour, PBS FRONTLINE, The Atlantic, ABC News, the Huffington Post and other leading news organizations.

The GroundTruth Project is seeking a Deputy Digital Editor to join our team at our headquarters at WGBH, the flagship PBS station in Boston. We’re looking for someone with solid digital experience and a passion for reporting who is drawn to our mission to train the next generation of journalists through our global reporting fellowships and our local reporting service initiative, Report for America. This person thrives in the spirited environment of a fast-growing startup news organization. 

Working closely with GroundTruth editors and reporters, the Deputy Digital Editor will be responsible for helping edit content and develop digital reporting projects related to our coverage areas and programs. The Deputy Digital Editor will report to the Senior Editor. 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Senior Editor and Digital Editor to assign, develop and edit written and multimedia content by our network of corps members and fellows. 
  • Collaborate with editorial team to edit newsletters and original content, and publish assets through our CMS
  • Produce original social media content and support and amplify the content of our editors, fellows and contributors
  • Contribute to the shared editorial calendar, identifying coverage opportunities and developing the resources to carry them out
  • Work in tandem with editors and reporters to support production of additional media assets, including podcast and documentary films

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and 1-2 years of related experience in digital publishing as an editor or reporter. 
  • Ideal candidate is highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of any given project -- and have an interest in working with emerging journalists. 
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and able to multi-task with a sharp eye for editing, including copy editing.
  • Employment eligibility to work with GroundTruth in the U.S. is required, and candidate must be able to work full business hours at our headquarters in Boston.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple responsibilities.  
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience with WordPress and working in a CMS preferred. 

Please note that these job descriptions are not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

The GroundTruth Project is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.