Job Opportunities

Seeking: Resident Storyteller 

 

Accepting rolling applications

Location: Stockton, California

Salary: Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Role type: Full-time project position (18+ months)

Position Context: SEED is designed as a demonstration that yields not only quantitative data, but also fresh narratives and dialogues about how a guaranteed income can impact people’s lives. A successful program is one that both directly aids those in need, and also is able to tell those stories to a wide range of audiences. The stories that emerge from Stockton have the potential to shift the national dialogue around poverty, inequality, and economic insecurity.

Position Description: SEED is searching for a highly motivated individual to serve as the full time Resident Storyteller for this groundbreaking initiative that has already garnered significant national attention. The Resident Storyteller will be responsible for spearheading the storytelling work across the life of the Demonstration. This individual will be responsible for executing local projects, interfacing with media, and producing original content that captures the story of SEED.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director and key stakeholders to develop and guide the creative direction of SEED

  • In collaboration with SEED director and key stakeholders, develop a comprehensive communications strategy for the Demonstration

  • Produce original content that evokes emotions and tells compelling, people-centered stories

  • Project manage existing and future storytelling projects - ensure that key deliverables are completed; facilitate project promotion and dissemination

  • Identify new opportunities to bring in partners and tell the story of SEED

  • Use creative production techniques and new forms of media to enhance stories

  • Establish strong media relationship with local and national TV, radio and newspaper outlets

  • Design and develop promotional and outreach materials

  • Manage website redesign and launch process in collaboration with jey stakeholders and external contractors

  • Regularly update SEED social media accounts

  • Source and manage relationships with external vendors

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; background/4+ years of professional experience related to marketing, communication, or storytelling

  • Passion for uplifting Stocktonians and highlighting the lived experiences of those experiencing financial insecurity

  • Strategic, out-of-the-box thinker who is willing and able to push the envelope

  • Confident leadership, writing, communication, and organizational skills

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate and oversee the story collection, production, and distribution process

  • Ability to manage and adapt in a constantly evolving and changing environment; comfort working with ambiguity

  • Proven success in managing multiple projects and timelines

  • Understanding the strength of diversity, and the need for solutions to support all regardless of race, religion, gender, immigration status, or ethnicity

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design softwares a plus

  • Photography and videography skills a plus

  • Past journalism experience preferred

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and to info@stocktondemonstration.org. Please include “Application - SEED Storyteller” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Direct any questions to info@stocktondemonstration.org.