Payday Report Seeking Fundraising Director

Payday Report' Strike Tracker has tracked more than 2,000 strikes since March of 2020 (Payday Report)

Last year, Payday Report raised $104,000 through grants and crowdfunding. Because of this, we were able to support a two-and-a-half-person staff while making a significant impact on journalism. Adding a part-time fundraising director to the organization will help us take things to the next level.

Payday Report’s Strike Tracker has tracked more than 2,000 strikes since March 2020. We have been cited on the front page of The Washington Post, featured on NPR’s All Things Considered Labor Day broadcast, and profiled on American Portrait on PBS. 

Esquire described our work as “invaluable,” The New York Times called us a publication with “new energy,” and last year our work on CNN’s United Shades of America was nominated for an Emmy

Payday is seeking someone to fill a part-time position; working only a few hours a week, but potentially expanding. The new Fundraising Director will help us to professionalize our fundraising operation and seek larger grants. We encourage all types of people to apply. Send an intro letter and some examples of past work to [email protected]

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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered everything from Lula & the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball. He spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian and was labeled by the New York Times as an "abrasive gadfly" for exposing within the labor movement. Raised in a UE union family in Pittsburgh, Elk was illegally for union organizing at Politico in 2015 and used his NLRB settlement to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and is fluent in both Pittsburghese and Portuguese, which he learned when attending journalism school at PUC-Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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