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Communications Producer

  • Content & Copywriting
  • Full-time
  • Shelburne, VT
  • 40K - 60K USD a year

2022-12-15 19:20:16 UTC

We are seeking a Communications Producer to join the Hack Club team as our first marketing hire. This person will report to the COO and be responsible for helping thousands of people learn about Hack Club and the incredible stories of our teenage makers.

Hack Club is a nonprofit education organization, co-founded by high-school dropout/coder Zach Latta and war correspondent Christina Asquith run by a team of young, highly-creative engineers, overseeing a global network of tens of thousands of teen coders in the US and around the world.

We are looking for a smart, creative storyteller who understands the internet to tell Hack Club’s story to teenagers. Our story includes our vision and mission, our hackathons and parties, and the many cool technical projects we ship each month for teenagers (most recently: the world’s largest puzzle for teenagers.) This also includes supporting Hack Club teenagers to tell their own story of what they create, who they are, and the journey they’re on.

Our storytelling platforms include traditional social media (Instagram, Twitter and TikTok), as well as working with our filmmaker on short films; and with our writers on newsletters, blog posts and curated emails. We also do some curated collaborations with major tech companies and organizations (whilst avoiding any and all corporate partnerships or advertising tradeoffs.)

Our mission is to grow our movement, from 20,000 teenagers worldwide to hundreds of thousands of teen hackers. You'll run operations that can include every teenager in our community, as well as manage a budget to pay a handful of highly technical teenagers and a group of contractors (video/design). 

Your goal is to tell Hack Club's story, and place that content so that every technical teenager in the world hears about us. Hack Club is engineer-led, and half of our staff is younger than 25.  We are well supported by philanthropists, including a number of West Coast-based engineer-founders.

Our content features regularly atop Hacker News, and on GitHub Education’s blog + we've already been featured in Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and other newspapers. We have a presence on Twitter / YouTube / GitHub and have had content go viral.

The ideal candidate will have strong interest in internet communities, technology, video games, and telling stories.

Do you have a passion for storytelling and sharing amazing stories through social media?

Have you had your life changed through stories, and want to give that same experience to others?

Do you have strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once?

(if many / any of these rings true, get in touch!)

About the role:

  • Surface amazing things happening across Hack Club to generate content ideas. This will involve being in team meetings, reading our online community, and cultivating a group of Hack Club teenagers to provide input on what’s happening across Hack Club. You should be able to translate this information into public-facing content, such as creating Twitter threads, YouTube shorts, instagram posts, or content for partners to share.

  • Condensing technical projects into digestible social media posts to tell the stories of teenagers & staff at Hack Club (eg. creating engaging posts about our games our community is making, turning AMA recordings and hackathon documentaries into short-form videos, and more.)

  • Support Hack Club project launches (most recently: gaming console for teenagers, grants for hardware projects, etc.) in reaching tens of thousands of teenagers.

  • Contribute to partner newsletters, and support a blog and op-eds.

  • Inspire, lead, and manage a team of technical Hack Club teenagers to execute on these projects.

About you:

  • Excellent communications skills. You boil down complex stories to their fundamental, most compelling points.

  • Proven background shipping stories, online storytelling (ex. YouTube / Twitter / etc), or marketing materials.

  • Deep understanding of or experience working with Hack Club’s target audience: highly technical high school students.

  • Eye for detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to adapt to changing environments.

  • A background in technical spaces or working with engineers is a plus.

  • Proficiency in Google-suite and project management software.

Compensation:

  • $40,000 - $60,000 salary range

  • Vermont Preferred Gold health insurance from BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont

  • 4 weeks PTO (includes 1 week during week of Christmas)

  • 11 additional paid holidays

  • $2,000 hardware stipend (enough for a MacBook Air, nice large monitor, and external keyboard + mouse)

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