The Eviction Lab is a multidisciplinary research team that built the first-ever national database of evictions in America. This dataset of over 80 million eviction records has been mapped and published through an interactive website, evictionlab.org. The Lab is currently working on a large number of studies on the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing displacement. These studies will help evaluate housing-based solutions to poverty in America by offering evidence about how housing can be an effective platform to promote economic mobility, health, and community vitality.
The Narrative Change Liaison will be responsible for coordinating the Eviction Lab’s Local Narrative Change Initiative, leading other ongoing narrative change efforts, and building relationships with community organizations and journalists around the country. This position will also represent the Eviction Lab at public events and to members of the press and will help the Eviction Lab generate data-driven housing stories to engage a variety of local and national stakeholders.
The Eviction Lab at Princeton University seeks applicants for a full-time Narrative Change Liaison. This is a two-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory job performance.
This position will act as the project leader for the Eviction Lab’s Local Narrative Change Initiative, which focuses on using Eviction Lab datasets to promote local narrative change efforts around eviction, poverty, housing affordability, and effective solutions. This initiative includes a partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP), with whom the Liaison will help develop data-driven stories about housing in America. The Liaison will also network with other community organizations and journalists across the United States, shaping the media about the housing crisis and helping to organize coalitions to produce practical solutions.
The Liaison will help generate social media content, answer media inquiries, draft op-eds and policy briefs, pitch news stories motivated by eviction data, and coordinate with the web team to optimize the Eviction Lab website.
The Liaison will also coordinate public events and private events and trainings for journalists. This includes events planned around the biggest stories produced by the EHRP partnership, which will elevate visibility of housing issues and promote community-wide conversations. The Liaison will also plan other events bringing together local influencers, including elected officials, business leaders, and community organizations, to affect narrative change.
The Liaison will represent the Eviction Lab to media, policy makers, and at conferences and convenings.
1-3 years of work experience
Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills
Experience producing or editing content for social media, print, or other public communications
Coalition builder who can work with a diverse range of groups, including data scientists, representatives from foundations and nonprofits, community groups, public officials, and journalists
Professional and/or educational background in print, digital, radio, and/or television journalism highly desirable
Experience with planning events or conferences a plus
Educational background in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or Media Studies desirable, but not required
Fluent Spanish is desirable
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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