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Below are the current open positions with The Philadelphia Citizen.

Special Events Coordinator

The Special Events Coordinator will plan and coordinate all event logistics for The Philadelphia Citizen. This position requires a strategic and nimble thinker who can assist with presenting a robust event program that helps Philadelphians find their path to civic engagement through events.

Central to the Citizen’s mission is to bring together leading thinkers and influencers with community members in conversation about the most important issues facing Philadelphia and the nation today. As such, this position is of critical importance for both operational and financial success.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide administrative support including, but not limited to, creating event documents, compiling event and meeting materials, and tracking and processing budgets and expenses.
  • Coordinate, plan and manage event logistics
  • Assist with general communications to internal and external audiences
  • Create, maintain and track event invitations and guest registrations with TicketLeap and/or CRM system and event platform.
  • Conduct research on potential venues, vendors and event opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

The position requires a detail oriented self-starter with strong customer service and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and identify and address challenges and meet deadlines; working knowledge of special events; and good verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, WordPress and Powerpoint as well as ability to work within a CRM system and event platform preferred. Schedule requires availability for occasional evening and weekend events.

Education and Experience:
1. Minimum of two years prior event coordination experience
2. Prior experience utilizing a database and/or event platform is recommended.

Contract position; salary commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to anisa@thephiladelphiacitizen.org.

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Writer
The Philadelphia Citizen, a nonprofit news site that produces solutions-based journalism with an eye to igniting civic engagement, is looking for experienced Philadelphia-based writers who are critical thinkers, with a passion for telling stories that are civic-minded; problem-solving; contextual; and smart. Please send brief bio and links to articles to edit@thephiladelphiacitizen.org.

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Internships
Internship positions are available in every department for the fall and spring. All positions offer the opportunity to help shape a one-year-old publication whose mission goes well beyond journalism: To make Philadelphia better by giving Philadelphians the tools and inspiration to become more civically-engaged. Having a small, dedicated staff means interns can contribute well beyond just their job descriptions, gaining experience in journalism, nonprofits, startups and civic engagement.


Editorial interns

Editorial interns will:

  • Help with the research and writing of articles on The Citizen website, with opportunities to contribute articles on a variety of topics related to Philadelphia
  • Attend editorial meetings with editors and writers to brainstorm story ideas
  • Take on various tasks related to content on the website
  • Have a voice in how stories are presented on the site, with the opportunity to weigh in on editorial decisions
  • Help as needed at events
  • Jump in wherever else needed!

 

Please send a letter of interest, a brief bio and clips if you have them to edit@thephiladelphiacitizen.org.

 


The Philadelphia Citizen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Philadelphia Citizen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Philadelphia Citizen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Philadelphia Citizen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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