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Canopy Atlanta is a community-led journalism nonprofit founded in 2020 that equips metro Atlanta residents to access information about their communities, and to tell and share stories that are responsive to community desires.

We’re seeking collaborative journalists, organizers, community leaders, and metro Atlantans to join our staff (see our current team here).

Current opportunities:

Civic producer

Canopy Atlanta is seeking a civic producer for a new program focused on covering local government meetings called Atlanta Documenters. This is a part-time position at about 15 hours per week. The civic producer will:

  • Work with CA staff to review, fact-check and approve Documenters content daily and on deadline
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to community Documenters
  • Help curate reports and notes for a weekly newsletter, working with CA staff
  • Consult with/support CA’s editorial coverage, especially about local government
  • Support Canopy Atlanta events, including workshops

You should consider applying if:

  • You believe in creating a more equitable society by getting more metro Atlantans—especially those from historically marginalized communities—involved, engaged, and centered in government decision-making and journalism.
  • You’re able to distill complicated topics into conversational and easy-to-understand language.
  • You’re thorough, detail-oriented, and love the intricacies of local government.
  • You’re highly collaborative, enjoy giving and receiving feedback, and love working with people from all walks of life.
  • You’re comfortable with being in a startup environment—and learning as we go.

Compensation: $24/hour

 

Application Process

***  To apply, please answer the questions in this form by Sunday, July 3 at midnight. ***

You can also schedule a brief chat with Canopy Atlanta cofounder Sonam Vashi before you apply to talk through what questions you might have.

After an initial screening, select candidates will be invited to participate in a round of interviews with staff and community members. 

Please email hello@canopyatlanta.org with questions.

 

About Canopy Atlanta

Founded in 2020, Canopy Atlanta is a community journalism nonprofit that equips metro Atlanta residents to access information about their communities, and to tell and share stories that are responsive to community desires. Working in the five-county Atlanta metro region, we choose, report, and share stories with Atlantans, redefining who journalism is by and for. 

Communities help us choose story topics in each issue through listening conversations via canvassing, phone calls, social media, and other innovative engagement methods. To report the stories, we pay and train residents to tell those stories alongside experienced journalists through words, photos, audio, and more. After we publish each issue, we share the stories with the community through live events, partnerships, printed materials, and more.

Over the last two years, CA has produced dozens of narrative, investigative, and multimedia stories; trained 15 Fellows to build their communities’ abilities to keep accessing information and telling stories; and enabled more than 200 metro Atlantans to participate actively in the production of journalism about their communities. We’ve won three Atlanta Press Club awards and received recognition from Columbia Journalism Review, ProPublica, Nieman Lab, and many others. Our fellows have used their training to keep publishing stories in publications such as the New York Times, The Grade, Atlanta Progressive News, and Our West End Newsletter.