Back Pocket Media is hiring and expanding with new funding from the Knight Foundation

Two-time Brown Institute grantee Back Pocket Media is hiring a Business Development Manager. This marks their first non-founder hire and offers an opportunity to do meaningful work at the intersection of journalism, storytelling and democracy. If you’re interested in learning more, you can view the job posting here

The BD hire is supported by a recently-awarded grant from the Knight Foundation to deepen the impact of Back Pocket’s unique brand of live journalism – which brings journalists closer together with the communities they serve by sharing intimate, first-person stories about important works of journalism. 

The Knight funds will also support a storytelling festival in Philadelphia that celebrates the city and shows the human story behind the region’s biggest headlines. The inaugural event will include journalists from newsrooms both large and small alongside poets, musicians and other public figures. It is expected to draw a crowd of 1500+ people and is slated for fall 2023. 

About Back Pocket Media – Over the last three years, Back Pocket Media has partnered 25+ news orgs across the country to put on storytelling events that feature impactful local journalism on stage. Their events help newsrooms reach new audiences, build trust with underserved communities and promote collaboration across local media ecosystems.