City Bureau Documenters Field Coordinator

We are excited to be the home of City Bureau’s Documenters program in Cleveland. Documenters are residents who inform their communities by attending and documenting City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County public meetings. 

The Documenters Field Coordinator, in collaboration with Neighborhood Connections staff, will:

  • coordinate and manage deployment of Documenters;
  • edit and review the content produced from Documenter assignments;
  • organize and lead skill-based trainings;
  • and meet with community groups and community-based institutions to recruit Documenters.

Neighborhood Connections expects the Documenters Field Coordinator to uphold our

Mission and Values at all times.

We are seeking the following qualifications:

  • Two – five years in relevant fields such as journalism, community organizing and/or political campaigning;
  • Proven experience managing a diverse group of people and ability to provide skills-based feedback to Documenters before, during and after assignments;
  • A working knowledge of interviewing techniques, note-taking, mobile audio/video recording, basic mobile photography and social media platforms;
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics;
  • Has a sharp news judgment;
  • Has strong communications skills;
  • Is highly determined, organized, detail-oriented and a multi-tasker;
  • Is familiar with cloud-based database and content management tools (i.e. Google Docs).

Typical Duties include:

  • Organize and conduct trainings;
  • Manage and maintain the Documenters community;
  • Review and provide skill-based feedback for Documenters content in real time;
  • Produce social media content relevant to Documenters;
  • Stay current on local news;
  • Analyze Documenters content;
  • Monitor general incoming communications.

Hours and Compensation:

This is a contract position with flexible work hours expected to average 40 hours per week based in Cleveland; some work can be done remotely. The Neighborhood Connections office is located in the Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. on the RTA HealthLine. Weekend or nighttime hours may be necessary, as the coordinator will spend time attending community events, creating relationships with neighborhood groups and organizing training gatherings. Some work travel may be required for professional development and networking.

Neighborhood Connections is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and contractors.

Why You Should Apply:

  • You want to define a new mode of civic engagement and empowerment through hands-on learning.
  • You understand the value of community-led accountability in a people-centered democracy.

Projected Timeline


If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and a cover letter to Lila Mills, communications manager at Neighborhood Connections, by May 31, 2020.