CultureALL is hiring - Community Journalist

October 22, 2022

About the Position

CultureALL has 1,001 success stories about Iowans becoming more inclusive and accepting of diversity, while striving toward equity. We seek a community journalist to accurately portray CultureALL’s expertise as a resource for cultural education and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion). Your coverage of CultureALL programs and services will allow readers to see their own potential for growth and opportunity. The more interested you are personally in learning about the people in our networks, the more you will be a catalyst for our inclusive and equity-minded communities.


Journalism (40%)

Write feature stories about CultureALL programs, services, and impact

Profile the people and organizations in CultureALL’s networks (presenters, clients, partners, volunteers, donors)

Pitch compelling story ideas about timely and current issues that interest CultureALL’s networks

Attend CultureALL events and document details to include in newsworthy stories

Produce a combination of video, blog posts, interviews, photos, social media, e-news blasts, and more, in accordance with the Communications Strategic Plan

Plan and organize content for quarterly campaigns to serve each prioritized audience (educators, businesses, donors)

Social Media Engagement (25%)

Maintain a presence on social media for CultureALL to show our expertise as a DEI resource

Grow audience, reach, and engagement across platforms

Monitor and moderate posts that are important to CultureALL’s networks

Livestream CultureALL events when appropriate

Update websites as needed

Community Building (20%)

Strengthen community relationships by interviewing, observing, and collaborating with people in CultureALL’s networks

Engage the people in our networks as content creators

Promote and share events or topics that are important to CultureALL’s networks

Implement the Communications Strategic Plan, prioritizing work activities accordingly

Work with the CultureALL Board of Directors to update the Communications Strategic Plan

Graphic Design (5%)

Organize and format online content with professional quality for each media platform

Photograph key moments to show how CultureALL programs transform attitudes and behaviors

Record and edit video to demonstrate the impact of CultureALL’s programs

Contact Database Management (5%)

Enter relevant information into Salesforce CRM

Ensure contact information for mailing lists are up-to-date

Generate reports to send newsletters and e-blasts to CultureALL’s networks

Other Duties Possible (5%)

Recognize donors and document details about how they were recognized

Update CultureALL webpages

Promote CultureALL events

Co-produce CultureALL’s annual report

Co-produce classroom facilitator’s guides

Draft marketing materials

Write proposals to attain grant funding (possible)

Minimum Qualifications

Training and experience in journalism, communications, ethnography, or related field

Demonstrated writing, editing, and interviewing skills

Aptitude for video production and photography

Demonstrated ability to engage collaborators

Proven skill for maximizing social media

Highly motivated to serve CultureALL’s mission

Aligned with CultureALL’s values

Additional Qualifications

Advanced understanding of concepts related to culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion

Superb writing skills – adjusting for each media format and message strategy

Creative and inquiring mind with excellent interviewing and research skills

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Able to build rapport with a diverse array of people

Disciplined with strong time management skills; driven to meet weekly and quarterly goals

Comfortable with cloud technology; experience with Salesforce is desirable

Solid understanding of relationship marketing and its components

Highly professional - with integrity, optimism, energy, and collaboration

Experience in planning communications strategy


Full-time, Salaried

$45,000 - $60,000, plus benefits

Location Greater Des Moines

Start Date December 5, 2022

How to Apply

Send Required Materials to by November 15, 2022

Required Materials

a cover letter detailing qualifications and relevant experience


3 relevant references

3 published professional writing samples (digital or online samples are acceptable)

About CultureALL

CultureALL expands the capacity of Iowans to accept and adapt to differences. Our mission is to lead communities to value diversity.

We are a network of 80+ immigrants, refugees, and other Iowans from 45+ cultures. Since 2005, we have engaged Iowans of all ages in learning about our neighbors, colleagues, and classmates whose life experiences are different from our own. Our tools, resources, and strategies open communities to new ideas and ways of thinking. As we bring people together from diverse backgrounds to PARTICIPATE in cultural traditions, these experiences lead Iowans to APPRECIATE the diversity around us and ELEVATE our attitudes and behaviors, giving us the skills and grace to accept and adapt to differences. CultureALL has become recognized as the premier network of culturally authentic, interactive learning experiences. In a typical year, these multicultural experiences impact 30,000 students, teachers, and adults, mostly in Central Iowa.  Sharing Cultures Elevates Us ALL. Visit our website:

CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our society and the quality of life for all.