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Appalshop Communications Director
The Communications Director is a senior leader of Appalshop’s CORE administration, comprised of the Executive Director (to whom the CD reports directly), Institutional Development Director, the Financial Director, and support staff. They will work with Appalshop’s Program Directors, CORE, and others as appropriate to manage the day-to-day requirements of a small communications team. The Communications Director will promote Appalshop’s institutional brand, its projects, and its products across diverse available multimedia platforms.
The ideal candidate will possess extensive multimedia communications experience, a strong network of media relationships, excellent writing and editing skills, new media expertise, and—most crucially—knowledge of, and an abiding commitment to, central Appalachia and its people.
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KFTC Organizing Academy
KFTC's new Organizing Academy represents a growing commitment to building progressive power through expanding and deepening grassroots leadership and movements in Kentucky. The Academy increases KFTC's capacity for developing new grassroots leaders with more popular education-oriented training to help emerging leaders develop their information, skills, relationships and confidence.
The Academy will include an initial cohort of about 20 participants who (along with KFTC leaders, staff and allies) will engage in a six-month training program beginning in January 2018 and concluding in June 2018. The training cohort will consist of meeting every third Saturday of the month for a training scheduled from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. from January through June 2018. The cohort will also ask that participants read, listen, watch and engage with various resources throughout their training, as well as participate in discussions and reflections with your fellow cohort members on video chats and in an online platform throughout the six-month period.
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Appalachian Reporting Project
The GroundTruth Project is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Appalachian Reporting Project, a partnership to deepen coverage in the coalfields of West Virginia and Kentucky through three, year-long reporting positions.
Accepted candidates will report directly to their respective news organizations, working from January 2018 through December 2018, and combining daily assignments with a longer, in-depth project that will be a collaboration of the three news organizations. This partnership aims to serve local communities by exploring the difficult challenges of health care, poverty and the future of work — and how those issues are interconnected — in the region. In Kentucky, the reporting fellow will be assigned to Pikeville, reestablishing a bureau for the Herald-Leader in the heart of rural Appalachia for the first time since 2011.
You will be asked to submit contact information, a resume, link to three samples of work, and brief replies to a few questions.
Deadline to submit applications is November 1 at 11:59 PM ET.
For questions, please write to GroundTruth executive editor Kevin Grant at email@example.com.
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