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We are currently looking to fill the following positions:


We are looking for a Philly resident to take over The Citizen social media, connect with our audience, and grow our online community. You’ll…

  • Maintain the Citizen social media calendar with help from contributors
  • Create the weekly newsletter
  • Provide your own take on Citizen articles on social posts to spark conversation. You’ll be able to manage ongoing threads, ensuring they remain respectful and relevant.
  • Connect with thought leaders and influencers in the civic space online, with the goal of getting them to engage with and share Citizen content.
  • Identify and improve opportunities for conversion to The Citizen website, sponsorship, and membership
  • Support graphic design for social media posts and YouTube thumbnails, and properly format provided video and photo content.
  • Publicize Citizen events and get partners, speakers, and sponsors aligned in social promotion strategies. You’ll also be in-person for all Citizen events, posting real-time updates and capturing behind the scenes (1-2 events per month)
  • Research keyword trends and optimize daily editorial content, manage link building, and oversee content strategies to improve organic rankings
  • Manage paid advertising campaigns and sponsored posts
  • Track and report on monthly progress.

Ideally you…

  • Have 2-4 years of experience in SEO and managing content on WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok with a history of success in audience growth
  • Have a deep interest in news, cultural and civic happenings in Philadelphia
  • Are proficient in media tools like Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite, Canva, Keynote, Google Workspace and basic video editing software
  • Are proficient in analytic software and working knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Are interested in making Philadelphia a better place and highlighting the great things people are doing across the city
  • Are tactful and respectful in online conversations and have experience in building a distinct brand voice
  • Open and willing to learn new tools, platforms and techniques as trends change

Why work with us?

  • Your future colleagues are an extremely competent and passionate team dedicated to making Philadelphia a better place for everyone
  • New ideas are encouraged and you’ll have the opportunity to have your creative voice heard. If you like to write, you’ll have the opportunity to publish articles for additional compensation.
  • We all work together and know the foundations of the role
  • You won’t have to read run-of-the-mills news everyday
  • You’ll work from home mostly, while enjoying socialization once a week at an in-person team meeting and also at events
  • You get to connect with changemakers and thought leaders locally and nationally
  • In addition to paid time off, starting in January 2023, we’ll experiment with 4-day work weeks
  • Continued learning and professional development (like conferences or online programs) are encouraged and have the opportunity to be financially sponsored by The Citizen

This is a full-time position in the 40-45k range with health benefits and PTO. You will report to the executive editor and work closely with the publishing and events team. This position is best suited for those living in the Philadelphia region. Send your resume and a brief cover letter to:  [email protected]


The Philadelphia CItizen, the only local nonprofit media outlet that combines solutions journalism with calls to civic action as a means to revive democracy, is looking to hire a passionate and ambitious Philadelphian to be our new Director of Sales and Philanthropy. In this position you’ll report to the co-executive directors to:

  • Leverage corporate relationships to sell sponsorship packages for event series and signature events
  • Leverage relationships to secure grant and other philanthropic donations
  • Evaluate and expand on current sponsorship agreements
  • Manage reporting processes and sponsorship database
  • Develop and execute strategies and opportunities for revenue generation through sales and philanthropy
  • Oversee execution of sponsorship agreements
  • Manage relationships with sponsors and other funders, including at occasional evening and early morning events throughout the year

All with the goal of bringing in the resources to propel The Citizen’s growth and impact over the next several years.

Ideally you:

  • Are dedicated to civic and social responsibility
  • Are civically-engaged and passionate about making Philadelphia a better place to live for everyone
  • Are an entrepreneurial self-starter
  • Have experience with corporate/sponsorship sales with existing contacts and strong relationships throughout the Philadelphia corporate community
  • Have a proven track record of sales success
  • Are collaborative and creative with disparate stakeholders

Why work with us?

  • Your future colleagues are an extremely competent and passionate team dedicated to making Philadelphia a better place for everyone
  • You get to connect with changemakers and thought leaders locally and nationally
  • You’ll have the opportunity to share ideas for the best ways The Citizen can achieve its mission throughout the organization
  • You’ll have the chance to intimately shape The Citizen’s short- and long-term goals and strategies, as part of a planning process set to begin in 2023
  • We uphold the values of the employment practices we uphold in our Business for Good articles (ie: creating a fun, respectful and fulfilling workplace that encourages a work-life balance). In 2023, this will include a trial four-day work week 

This is a hybrid position, with most work being done remotely. There will be some in-person requirements, whether to meet potential or current sponsors or for the occasional in-person meeting. Applicants must be based in the Greater Philadelphia area. This is a full time position with generous salary and benefits, as well as a bonus for meeting agreed-upon goals.

Please email [email protected] or call 215-828-6603.


The Philadelphia Citizen is looking for experienced Philadelphia-based reporters who are critical thinkers with a passion for telling stories that are civic-minded; problem-solving; contextual; and smart.

Please send brief cover letter and links or PDFs of articles or relevant work to [email protected].

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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