Hi! 👋🏾 We’re Prism—a community of journalists, experts, truth-tellers, and justice seekers committed to delivering in-depth and thought-provoking news and analysis, by and for communities of color.

Want to join us? We’re hiring! Read on to learn more about our Community Engagement Editor (full-time) role and check out our Jobs page for additional opportunities.

As a nonprofit, independent news outlet led by journalists of color, Prism reports truth to power. Our coverage informs and animates the fight for justice at every point where power is built—from grassroots movements, to policy change, to lasting shifts in our culture. Activists, thought leaders, decision-makers, and all those who believe in justice for all come to Prism for deep reporting and honest insights on the most pressing injustices of our time—delivered through the lens of those who are most impacted.

While we are headquartered in California, we are a fully-remote team—with staff member locations ranging from the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and the US South.

About the role

Reporting to the Audience Director, the Community Engagement Editor will be the primary connector between Prism and our audiences, with responsibility for amplifying Prism’s mission by writing original content off-platform and fostering deep relationships with individual readers and their communities. Under the direction of the Audience Director, the Community Engagement Editor will help produce new products like newsletters, social media campaigns, and research emerging platforms and trends. 

The Community Engagement Editor will also be responsible for managing the daily social media posting schedules and keeping a finger on the pulse of conversations happening on social media to help make recommendations to the editorial team about potential coverage needs. 

The Community Engagement Editor will:

  • Serve as content creator and storyteller to connect with readers and amplify Prism’s reporting on social media, newsletters, and other off-platform channels 
  • Collaborate with the Audience Director to design and produce creative products for engagement including newsletters, social media content, and graphics
  • Manage all organizational social media accounts and strategy, including day-to-day posting, promotions, digital campaigns, partnership activations and other engagement opportunities
  • Analyze social media trends and emerging platforms to strengthen relationships with target audiences by sourcing reader feedback, and conducting data analytics and partner outreach
  • Support the audience team in event planning, production, and promotion 
  • Support the Audience Director in recommending emerging areas of coverage to the editorial team based on social media trends, including recommending opportunities for multimedia content (podcasts, video, etc)
  • Assist with the execution and management of marketing campaigns designed to reach target audiences
  • Manage and build Prism’s Impact Tracker to regularly assess the impact of Prism reporting
  • Design surveys and audience outreach tools to deepen relationships and engagement with target audiences 

Starting salary will be between $70-75K.

This role is a salaried, full-time position with benefits. Like all of Prism’s team, this role is fully remote, and we will consider candidates based anywhere within the U.S.

Prism offers a generous benefits package including:
– 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
– 6 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, and 2 weeks paid sick leave per year
– paid parental leave (16+ weeks)
– paid sabbatical leave every 3 years
– 401(k) match
– professional development support
– home office stipend

Prism has a 32-hour, four-day workweek from Monday to Thursday. All staff are provided with a loaned MacBook Air, AirPods, and additional tech as needed.

Our approach

From everyday readers to movement leaders, we help people to see the full story of injustice, and to better understand what is broken, how to fix it, and who’s leading the way.

Our coverage deeply explores issues of racial justice, mass incarceration and policing, workers’ rights, gender justice, immigration, electoral justice, and the climate emergency. We report fully and accurately on the most pressing matters of our time by listening to and amplifying the experiences of people impacted by these issues. We’re led by and written for people of color, with a shared commitment to widen the lens on injustice. Prism’s approach to reporting is grounded in trust and relationships, centering the people and communities who experience injustices firsthand. We’re investing in this model by providing a platform for the next generation of journalists, storytellers, and thought leaders of color.

Who we’re looking for

You’re a creative storyteller with a passion for social justice and community-building. At Prism, we believe in the power of journalism as a tool for change: as the Community Engagement Editor, you’re someone who enjoys connecting with people with stories and will serve as the main point of contact between readers and Prism.

You don’t need to be verified on social media or have a huge following, but you must have a strong voice and a point of view that communicates Prism’s mission to the world. You might also be someone who thrives in building relationships with people, calling people into conversations about social justice, and creating meaningful partnerships with organizations and communities to build coalitions with a shared vision. In the Community Engagement Editor role, you will listen to readers’ needs, feedback, and questions and bring them back to Prism so we can better provide the news that will help readers reshape their communities for the better.

Additional desired qualities include:

  • Strong, creative writing ability and interest in creating original content to promote Prism stories and journalists
  • Interest in data and research to make recommendations to the newsroom by analyzing social media trends and conversations to for story-gathering/leads
  • Experience working with content management and analysis systems like Google Suite/Google Analytics, WordPress, and MailChimp
  • Working design knowledge of Photoshop or Canva
  • Experience in creating multimedia content (GIFs, charts, graphics for email newsletters, podcasts/audio, and social media)
  • Curiosity and eagerness to understand how Prism stories are amplified on our main platforms (email, social) through data, research, and sourcing reader feedback
  • Community-builder who thrives in connecting with others through organizational and community partnerships
  • Passion for social justice and understanding how media influences policy, organizational change, or community organizing

If you see yourself in some of the characteristics we’ve described—even if you may not have the exact experience you think we’re looking for—please reach out! We’d love to hear from you.

To apply

To apply for the Community Engagement Editor position, please create a single-document PDF that includes the following:

  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach this position and why your experience and skills make you best suited
  • Your resume—one to two pages
  • Two to four examples of your past or current work that demonstrate your voice and style

Email join@prismreports.org with your single-document PDF containing what’s outlined above, along with the subject line Community Engagement Editor, by the conclusion of Monday, October 10. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Consistent with our mission, we believe the experiences of BIPOC, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other invisibilized groups should be centered in our work and we encourage people from these identities to apply to join us.

Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, whistleblower status, or any other personal characteristics protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Back to Jobs page.