Posted On: February 16, 2021
Media Organization: Documented NY
Documented is a nonprofit news site that produces reporting for and about immigrant New Yorkers. We provide original news stories on the ground-level impact of shifts in labor policy, law–enforcement practices and bureaucratic requirements, and on the effects of new federal directives as well as Q&As and instructional guides that inform New Yorkers about food, health and financial aid and legal issues. We have won awards from the EPPY, the Online News Association and Local Independent Online News Publishers. Our work has been mentioned by The New York Times, The Washington Post, federal lawsuits, the New York City Council and many other places.
We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, by working with people with backgrounds that reflect the population of New York City. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
Documented is recruiting an Information Ecosystem Assessment Lead to conduct research on the information ecosystem and information needs of English-speaking Caribbean immigrants living in New York.
Documented is working in collaboration with the Listening Post Collective to conduct research that will form the basis for a new vertical and beat at the publication focused on Caribbean New Yorkers. The goal is to learn what the current information landscape is among the community and what platforms and technology people are using to get information.
The main goal and timeline of this job are:
To work with members of the Listening Post Collective and Documented to execute research and surveys with Caribbean New Yorkers on what their information habits and needs are. (March-May 2021)
The Assessment Lead(s) for this project will be responsible for:
Designing and conceiving of surveys and research strategies
Researching and reaching out to key groups in the Caribbean community
Recruiting and managing local community liaisons to support survey distribution, host focus groups and listening sessions and provide other assistance as needed.
Building and supporting relationships with media makers, community organizations, and residents interested in supporting local information needs.
Help organize a public forum to share the final assessment with community stakeholders.
Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/hrQ9L9pd9eBF8C6d8