The Houston Local News Initiative (“HLNI”) is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to advance democracy in our communities and strengthen the lives of all Houstonians one story at a time. HLNI is launching soon as an independent, nonprofit digital news operation that will cover a broad range of topics serving the Greater Houston community. HLNI is initially supported by a coalition of three of Houston’s leading philanthropies including Arnold Ventures, The Houston Endowment and the Kinder Foundation.
At HLNI, we are expanding our newsroom team to include a Social Media Manager. The Social Media Manager will report directly to the Director of Audience Engagement and will design and execute upon all social media campaigns. You will be a strategic thought partner and force multiplier on whatever topics are most impactful for achieving the mission. Your campaigns will drive reader engagement with HLNI’s reporting and events.
We will consider applications on an ongoing basis, but we encourage those who are interested to apply ASAP.
You are passionate about telling stories through new social mediums. You have an eye for design and an ability to execute. You find joy in adapting the latest trends in media to drive reader engagement and celebrate reporting.
EXCELLENCE: We wake up every day with the intent to be the best at what we do. We hustle. We have grit. When we make mistakes, we’ll learn from them.
INCLUSION: We aren’t all the same, and those differences are what make us better. We’ll respect each person’s uniqueness. Perspective, context and life experiences help us to tell the story.
AMBITION: We will be bold and creative, open to all ideas big or small. We really mean it.
FUN: We are not making widgets, although there is nothing wrong with widgets. We tell stories - and stories are often fun, so we believe in having lots of fun.
COLLABORATION: We are all in this together. We may not always agree, but we will listen to each other and communicate candidly and respectfully.
We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.