Lead Storyteller: Digital Content & Comms Manager

Hack Club
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Posted
November 3, 2022
Full Time
United States
Remote
$60,000-$120,000 / year

Passionate about creating content for an inspired mission? HackClub.com is a nonprofit education organization, led by a team of young, highly creative software engineers, running a global network for tens of thousands of teen coders from around the world.

We are looking for a smart, creative storyteller to craft media about Hack Club teenagers and what they create, as well as to capture our inspiring vision and mission, and translate it across various platforms, including social media, email newsletters, op-doc videos, blog/op-ed posts, direct emails, and curated collaborations with major tech companies and organizations (whilst avoiding any and all corporate partnerships or advertising tradeoffs.)

In this new role, 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.

 

LOCATION, HOURS, PAY, and BENEFITS

  • Remote position. Travel to HQ in Shelburne, Vermont 2-3 times a year
  • Full-time, flexible hours Monday through Friday
  • 4 weeks paid time off, plus 11 holidays, plus health insurance
  • Hardware stipend of $2,000 (e.g., to buy a MacBook Air, big monitor, external keyboard and mouse)
  • SALARY: $60,000-$120,000 / year

 

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU HAVE SOME OR ALL OF THESE QUALITIES…

  • You’re an experienced digital content producer, who has successfully made content go viral
  • You’re a good editor. You can shape an idea, and give solid feedback
  • Have a demonstrated ability to repurpose long-form content (blogs/Op-Eds/conversation transcriptions) into micro-content (short videos or static posts, stories, memes).
  • Are super organized and an efficient planner
  • Have basic editing skills to make short videos
  • An entrepreneurial self-starter and a hard worker
  • Are able to both see the day-day and zoom out to the big picture
  • Above all, you love working with teenagers and you’re technical

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own and execute on our goal to reach every technical teenager on the planet
  • Consistently push out high quality social media
  • Collaborate with major partners to push out content (GitHub/FIRST)
  • Successfully facilitate your team of 2-3 teenage content producers to lead on most projects
  • Specific project examples: Curate and manage a 30-60-90 day content calendar, produce video content that tells Hack Clubbers’ stories, generate monthly blog posts, oversee the production of newsletters, pitch big-idea collaborations with YouTubers… and more

 

REQUIRED

  • You are a self-starter who likes to work independently, and can own goals
  • You are a sharp, detailed writer, who believes in showing not telling, and doesn’t create content that feels promotional or corporate
  • You love working with teenagers, and know how to facilitate them to lead on projects
  • You’re really excited to tell highly-technical stories, and comfortable with not understanding yourself a lot of the terms/code under the hood
  • You have a proven track record of creating content, whether it’s viral tweets or videos, or journalism articles or short videos.
  • Software skills: Expertise in social platforms, able to use Slack, Google Docs, spreadsheets and databases, and have basic video editing skills
  • Engineering/coding skills are a strong bonus but not required
  • TIME ZONE: You must be within 3 hours of Eastern Time. US Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones are ok; Mexico and South America are ok; time zones in Alaska, Europe and Asia are not

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HEREbit.ly/lead-storyteller-hack-club

 

TO LEARN MORE, feel free to contact our search partner, Charlene Wallace, at charlene[at]charlenewallace.com, for a confidential exploratory conversation.

About 
Hack Club

Hack Club is a fun, 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization, founded by high-school dropout Zach Latta and run by a team of young, highly-creative engineers, running a global network for tens of thousands of teen coders from around the world. We support high school coders in starting coding clubs, hackathons, and building awesome projects.

  • “Radical”
  • “Hack Club is inspiring a generation of teenagers to become highly-technical builders, innovators and problem-solvers”

Founded in 2014, now with 16 full-time employees, Hack Club’s mission is to support, inspire and motivate teenagers from all backgrounds to become highly technical and use their computer skills to solve our greatest problems. Our goal: to become as ubiquitous, as universal, and as culturally foundational for young people today as the Girl and Boy Scouts were 70 years ago.

Check out this short documentary about our recent Hackathon, Assemble, or this one about 2021’s 10-day cross-country coding trip by train, The Hacker Zephyr, to meet a few of the teens in our community. Growing fast, we currently work with 20,000 teens in 36 states and 28 countries.

Christina Asquith is Hack Club’s cofounder and COO. Check out this profile: From Journalism To A Tech Nonprofit: This COO’s Big Pivot To Empower The Next Generation Of Coders, Forbes, 6.29.21

For more about Hack Club, check out the Hack Club Philosophy and our Code of Conduct. View our real-time transparent finances at Hack Club Bank. HQ is in Shelburne, Vermont.

 

For a deeper dive...

Hack Club Helps Teens Get Interested in Computers | WCAX News (Vermont) 1.12.22 (3:05)

Elon Musk Donates $1 Million To Hack Club In Support Of Teen Coding Programs | Tesmanian 10.9.21

Hack Club Bank is Live | Medium 2.26.19

Zach’s TED-style talk at AccelerateGoodGlobal 2018 | 3.29.18 (7:40)

Teen Hackers Try to Convince Parents They Are Up to Good | Wall St. Journal 10.1.19

 

Hack Club provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence status, possession of a GED instead of high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.

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