Sahan Journal —a growing nonprofit digital news organization that provides journalism for, by, and about Minnesota’s immigrant and refugee communities— is seeking an experienced digital and video producer with a knack for reaching diverse audiences through innovative approaches. It’s an exciting opportunity to join a newsroom producing important journalism about communities that haven’t been covered well—or covered at all—by traditional media. Come help us invent the kind of diverse media nonprofit that the news industry needs!
The ideal candidate must be comfortable with scripting, shooting, editing, and producing multimedia content that will succeed on social platforms. The candidate should have excellent news judgement, familiarity with digital publishing and SEO best practices, and strong writing skills.
The producer must be a super social media user and stay ahead of emerging digital news platforms to help our audience discover and engage with our content. The producer must be passionate about the future of news, digital storytelling, and viral news coverage.
The ideal candidate understands the power of visuals and video and will work with our reporting staff to advance our video storytelling. The candidate will be innovative, creative, and responsive to the ever-changing landscape of digital journalism and knowledgeable about how new technologies may morph coverage. The candidate will help develop audience engagement strategies for the newsroom.
Since its founding, Sahan has emerged as an innovator in the field of digital nonprofit journalism, with strong community support and a young, diverse readership. We work intensely and collaboratively. Our five-person newsroom constantly produces stories that shed light on the lives and experiences of Minnesota’s new Americans.
Everyone on staff wears multiple hats to get the work done. We are a diverse newsroom with a mission to elevate the voices of immigrants and refugees and center the narrative on their lives. That means, among other things, we insist on building a culture of deep respect, mutual support, and equity in the workplace.
Salary range: $45,000-$55,000 per year, with full medical and dental benefits.
How to apply: Send us five recent samples of your work to Editor/Executive Director Mukhtar M. Ibrahim at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to chat about the job before applying, contact Mukhtar via email. Please put “Multimedia Producer” and your name in the subject line.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
We look forward to hearing from you!