Commonplace, a podcast founded and hosted by poet Rachel Zucker, seeks part-time help to assist with social media and digital marketing strategy.

Commonplace conversations explore the anecdotes, politics, phobias, spiritual practices, and other extra-literary forms of knowledge that are vital to an artist’s life and work. One feels, when listening to Commonplace, the pleasure of eavesdropping on the kind of unexpected, intriguing connections that only happen when interesting people sit together in a small room and talk about their real concerns, ambitions and pleasures. Past guests have included: Claudia Rankine, Terrance Hayes, Cathy Park Hong, Morgan Parker, D. A. Powell, Sharon Olds, and Tommy Pico.


  • Participate in collaborative planning and production process for Commonplace episodes representing social media needs; brainstorm / research for future episodes
  • Plan and implement weekly social media plan to support overall digital marketing strategy; interpret and report social media analytic data and adjust social media plan to promote growth and engagement
  • Manage social media accounts, representing Commonplace appropriately in all online engagements
  • Generate and appraise episode transcripts for potential social media content; create and format content for social media platforms
  • Coordinate with publicist and team to plan social media initiatives in support of Patreon fulfillment and growth

Additional Responsibilities (depending on experience and interest)

  • Content edit episodes (listening to raw episodes, making note of content to cut or move in preparation for sound editor to make final edits)
  • Draft newsletters for e-blast announcing publication of new episodes, summarizing and contextualizing them

Qualifications (the ideal candidate would have at least 2-3 of these)

  • Interest in podcasts and new media
  • Interest in literature, and especially in contemporary poetry
  • Interest and/or experience in anti-racist activism, equity, and justice
  • Experience copywriting for social media and digital marketing
  • Proficiency in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and social media aggregate systems such as Buffer, Hootsuite, or Tweetdeck (we use Buffer)
  • Responsive, organized, and personable with a sense of humor

The Social Media and Marketing Assistant/Manager should be available 5-7 hours per week, with more hours required during production time (bi-weekly). They will be paid commensurate with experience but not less than living wage based on where you live and will start with a trial period (one week of planned social media engagement).

BIPOC, LGBTQIA individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and a short letter of interest explaining why you want to work on Commonplace and outlining relevant skills and experience to [email protected]. Applications will be read as we receive them. Please send materials by February 5, 2021 to be considered.

Valentine Conaty, Project Manager
Contact e-mail: [email protected]

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