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DEMCAST COMMUNITY ROLES
STATE OUTREACH COORDINATORS
State Outreach Coordinators will help DemCast connect the dots within your state – linking our effort to local activist groups like Indivisibles and Democratic Party groups so that we can curate and amplify their content. You will work in tandem with Content and Social Media Captains assigned to your state, together comprising a DemCast state leadership team.
STATE CONTENT CAPTAINS
As Content Captains, you will find potential content creators (writers, podcasters, graphic artists, etc.) in your state, prompt participation, mentor them, identify stories that need to be told and share those ideas with the creator team.
STATE SOCIAL MEDIA CAPTAINS
This essential role requires finding social media digital activists in your state, introducing them to the model, identifying what state-specific messages need to be amplified, and guiding their engagement and amplification.
One of the key roles from a content production standpoint, Campaign Correspondents will cover one or more local and/or state-level campaigns: attending events, interviewing candidates/constituents, reporting on GOP opponents, diving deeply into community perception of key issues, etc.
Do you like to write about, analyze and report on the political world for your own blog site or on Medium/Daily Kos? We would love to share your content via DemCast as well, where you will benefit from our social media amplification network. If you’re not already writing elsewhere, we’re happy to post and boost your writing. We’re especially interested in topics that generally get overlooked by media – with an emphasis on state/local races & topics.
DEMCASTERS – SOCIAL MEDIA AMPLIFIERS
DemCasters are social media users who agree to spread our blue messaging by sharing content from the site and using/amplifying #DemCast hashtags. Posting, tweeting & sharing grassroots media helps to spread a positive message about our movement.
Got opinions? Do you want to make the case for particular policies, positions and/or politicians through persuasive opinion writing? Your perspective is welcome on DemCast.
GRAPHIC ARTISTS & VIDEO PRODUCERS
Memes, graphics and videos are increasingly important in modern day campaigning and this age of information warfare. DemCast will publish and store a library of high-quality, grassroots-produced graphic content with smart tags that can be easily found & shared in tweets & posts on social media. If you are producing pro-blue, truth-telling graphic content, we can help spread it across social media.
With all of this content coming in, we’re going to need some help assuring that everything is aligned to our editorial standards. Content editors will review drafts and provide feedback to grassroots content creators. Editors will also provide guidance about story cultivation/curation. This is a great role for individuals with backgrounds/training in journalism. We will also need copy editors to do final checks on grammar, spelling & word choice for produced pieces.
FACT-CHECKERS / RESEARCHERS
Because we’re crowd-sourcing content, we need to be sure that all factual claims made in media pieces are legit. Our contributors will bear the bulk of responsibility for ensuring the veracity of their work, but we want to catch any errors before publishing. Maybe you’re not an artist, writer or social media expert, but you like getting into the weeds and researching what’s true in this age of disinformation. Consider joining DemCast in a fact-checking / research capacity!
DemCast is largely about curation – finding independent voices & artists who carry a ‘DemCast’ message. Curators will patrol the internet and look for high-quality, pro-blue digital content/contributors that would be a good fit for DemCast. Curators will also work to identify potential topics that need more attention in the public discourse, and share those with Content Captains & Editors.