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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center


Social Media Contractor - Public i Newspaper

Posted 12.31.2020

In line with its recent Disinformation Project grant awarded by the Independent Media Center, the Public i, Champaign-Urbana’s alternative newspaper, is seeking an individual skilled in social media technologies to work with us on a part-time, time-limited contract basis. Although not required, the ideal candidate will be familiar with the social justice community in Champaign-Urbana.

Major responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Expand the presence of the Public i and its content on diverse social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  2. Connecting with the wider C-U social justice community to achieve the following goals:
  3. Increase the number of local social justice advocates writing articles for the Public i;
  4. Increase the volume of information on developments in the social justice community that can be carried on Public i outlets including our sites on the web and on Facebook.

The successful candidate will be paid $15 per hour for approximately 3 to 5 hours per week of work. Total renumeration over the term of the contract cannot exceed $700 which is the amount of the grant awarded for this position.

Again, the successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of popular social media platforms.  Familiarity with the local social justice community is desirable.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and short cover letter to Editorial Committee Member Janice Jayes at