Essential Stories from the Front Lines


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Essential Stories Project is an independent, not-for-profit organization aimed at elevating the voices of people on the frontlines for social justice. Founded in April 2020, our growing international, all-volunteer team covers inside stories and hosts live conversations with people on the frontlines of the Covid19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement nationally and globally, providing timely stories and clear calls to action. Diversity, equity, and community are among our core values, and they shape our relationship with our viewers and each other. Below is a list of open positions on our team. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for these jobs, including people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. All team members are skilled professionals in our respective fields. We each bring our passion for social justice, leadership in our expertise, and love of teamwork to this collaborative. All work is done remotely and is a volunteer. We offer all our media and events free to the public.

Artistic Video Editor

Seeking an experienced artistic Video Editor to join our international team of passionate filmmakers making change through documentary, intersectional conversations, and interviews. Learn More

Breaking News Editor

The ideal candidate has terrific judgment, strong experience writing and editing political stories, and the ability to quickly turn breaking news. This is a player-coach role for a person who has a cooperative spirit, loves breaking news, and scoops. Learn More

Breaking News Reporter

The ideal candidate is tuned in to the news cycle and part of the daily conversation. The ability to write quickly, accurately, and with clarity on a tight deadline is paramount. Must love: breaking news scoops and finding angles our audience needs. Learn More

Digital Producer

As Digital Producer, you will work closely with the editorial and production teams to ensure content is published on time and with all necessary edits and elements. You will help manage the editorial team, ensuring they are in sync with production deadlines and priorities. Learn More

Director of Partnerships and Platforms

As Director of Partnerships & Platforms, you will broker republishing agreements with publishers whose audiences would benefit from free access to Essential Stories’ content; you’ll work with the editorial team to place our best enterprise journalism with exclusive media partners, and you’ll oversee the placement of ESP content on third-party platforms. Learn More