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Ever wish it was easier to keep tabs on an agency for interesting new documents they're posting? We've got you covered! Last month, we shared a preview version of a scraper/site alert tool that automatically watched a page for new document uploads, archived them into your DocumentCloud and then alerted you when it found something that matched the criteria you set for it.

We've since taken your early feedback and launched it for everyone, so you can now set up a site monitor in just two steps (with two extra one-time steps the first time around). To get started, log in to your DocumentCloud account, under Add-Ons > Browse All Add-Ons activate Scraper, and then select it in the dropdown to get started.
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Thursday: Share your feedback and learn how to build your own DocumentCloud Add-Ons. If you get a chance to give the new Scraper tool a try or are interested in building your own scripts, scrapers and extensions right into the DocumentCloud platform, we'd love to talk! We're having a user feedback session tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern on Zoom. We encourage people with ideas on how we can improve the usability and utility as well as those interested in building their own tools into DocumentCloud to join. We'll have breakout rooms available if needed so whether you're just interested learning more or providing feedback or want to do some programming yourself, there will be a great chance to share.

We're hiring! Come join us in building a more informed public

The MuckRock family, including DocumentCloud, is growing! We're looking for a mix of editorial, software development and operation roles. Please share with anyone who would be a good fit and excited about our opportunities:
  • Front-End Developer: This role will own the Svelte front end for DocumentCloud. DocumentCloud is a dynamic web application that we are continuing to improve. In this role, you will be an expert in UI, UX, and all things front end. They will collaborate with the technical team, customer support team, and CEO to prioritize new features and bug fixes as required by the customer and business needs. When necessary, you may also provide front-end support on our other products as well as contribute to backend code if necessary.
  • Data Reporter: MuckRock is seeking a smart, driven, enthusiastic data reporter to join our growing editorial team. Working with our staff and partner newsrooms, you’ll use data and public records to tell some of the most important stories of our time — from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health, to climate change and the environment, to criminal justice and policing.
  • Chief Operating OfficerOur first Chief Operating Officer will lead our operational and administrative functions and is key to successfully executing our strategy for growth over the next five years as we expand our operations, build-out robust earned income through paid services, and consistently execute on projects that shape local, national, and international policy.
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