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Community engagement specialist

We’re looking for a self-starter with ambitious ideas to help create new models for public engagement around investigative reporting.

You’ll be asked to continue our tradition of creative storytelling and experimentation, while also helping launch a brand-new collaboration between our newsroom and local journalists in a handful of cities across the country.

In the next two years, we will forge collaborations in and around four cities, coordinating investigative reporting projects and engagement efforts alongside local outlets and community groups. We’ll also be looking for opportunities to take our major in-house investigations on the road to meet people where they are, in their communities.

We need a teammate who knows how to guide healthy, efficient collaborations. This role is a mix of community organizer, listener, instructor, partnerships manager and creative adviser. You must be able to juggle a variety of projects and look for ways to tie them together. The ideal candidate thrives on experimentation with a team spirit – someone who likes to stay organized and on track but is open to serendipity and exploring wild ideas suggested by others.

You’ll design and execute on-the-ground community engagement initiatives and events inspired by our reporting and the reporting of our partners. You’ll be asked to lead workshops and conversations with local partners. You’ll work with our editorial team to coordinate collaborations around investigative reporting with local partners.

We value diverse life experiences and backgrounds, relentlessness, camaraderie and a drive to make a difference.  This position will report to our director of audience and is based at our headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Significant travel is required.

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Questions? Email Audience Director Hannah Young at

CIR is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce