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Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Creative Content Producer, Jobs With Justice

Position overview: 

Jobs With Justice is hiring a creative content producer to join our team and make a difference in the lives of working people. This person is responsible for implementing our multimedia storytelling strategy and works closely with other members of the communications team and staff to create compelling content that educates, inspires, engages and informs a broad range of audiences about our programs and campaigns. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social justice and is excited to use storytelling to simplify complex ideas and drive narrative change.

This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office and will be supervised by the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Produce a range of video content for our website and social media channels as well as projects for our advocacy and campaign teams. This includes pitching, writing, and producing documentaries, scripted call-to-action videos, motion graphic explainers, and other forms of media.
  • Schedule and manage pre-production for shoots, story outlining, drafting questions, and conducting on-camera interviews and standups.
  • Edit video and audio projects that were filmed in the field from staff and partners.
  • Create digital collateral for social media, including static images, illustrations, and infographics
  • Shoot and edit photography content
  • Produce and/or edit audio stories for our upcoming podcast

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in professional journalism or documentary work.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative products (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop,); working knowledge of entire suite a plus.
  • Photographic and video proficiency (Experience with Canon C100 and DSLRs a plus).
  • A proven track record of managing productions and creating interesting video content.
  • Experience with audio production (set up for radio, podcasts, etc.).
  • Excellent communicator who has ability to research and produce content under short deadlines on a range of topics and adjusting to a range of styles and voices.
  • Good research and fact checking abilities.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects at a time and working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with social media platforms and effective uses of Twitter and Facebook for campaigns and organizations.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate and establish rapport with staff, colleagues and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Comfort in a team environment, and experience working in both a lead and support role.
  • Interest or experience in and knowledge of workplace and economic issues, labor, social justice, organizing, and/or progressive policy and advocacy issues.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed in performance of duties.

How to apply:
Submit resume, relevant video/digital samples, references, and cover letter/letter of interest to info@jwj.org.

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Salary and benefits: The Creative Content Producer is a union-represented position, and, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, starting salary is between $ $53,600 to $60,800, depending on experience. Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Jobs With Justice provides a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits.

Important notice for applicants:

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please follow the job application instructions specific to the position you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or direct solicitations please.


Media Relations Specialist, Jobs With Justice

Position overview:   

Jobs With Justice is hiring a media relations specialist to join our team and make a difference in the lives of working people. This person is responsible for monitoring news and providing social media and research support.  The media relations specialist works closely with other members of the communications team and staff to create compelling content that educates, inspires, engages and informs a broad range of audiences about our programs and campaigns. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office and will be supervised by the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Monitors news and tracks editorial coverage of core issues in the media.
  • Maintains media relations database, builds press lists, pitches story to media outlets and coordinates media requests.
  • Develops news releases, news materials, online content and organizational updates for external audiences
  • Develops and executes short- and long-term media engagement plans to advance our campaigns and issues.
  • Assists in producing social media content for various digital platforms.
  • Assists in drafting content for our campaigns, research publications, website, staff speaking engagements, and events.
  • Assists with rapid response efforts and strategic communications as needs arise.
  • Conducts communication and messaging research for strategic initiatives and campaigns.
  • Enhances and executes departmental priorities and supports departmental and organizational strategies.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Produces and distributes daily morning roundup of major news and editorial coverage of key labor, economic and workplace issues.
  • Coordinates responses to media inquiries to build relationships and advance issues.
  • Proactively seeks media opportunities for staff and our issues through active pitching to reporters and multi-media producers.
  • Prepares staff for media interviews and creates media appearance prep packets
  • Writes and disseminates pitch notes, backgrounders, fact sheets, press releases and advisories.
  • Conducts background communications research to support narrative change focus of the organization
  • Assists in coordinating communication department workflows through use of editorial calendars, project timelines and other deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • 3 minimum years of relevant job/ fellowship experiences.
  • Communications and/or media relations experience in local, state or federal legislative, regulatory, or workplace organizing campaigns.
  • Experience using media tracking software such as Meltwater or Cision
  • Experience creating or executing long and short-term media outreach plans
  • Experience tracking media impact metrics
  • Excellent communicator who has ability to research and produce content under short deadlines on a range of topics and adjusting to a range of styles and voices.
  • Good research and fact checking abilities.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects at a time and working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with social media platforms and effective uses of Twitter and Facebook for campaigns and organizations.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate and establish rapport with staff, colleagues and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Comfort in a team environment, and experience working in both a lead and support role.
  • Interest or experience in and knowledge of workplace and economic issues, labor, social justice, organizing, and/or progressive policy and advocacy issues.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed in performance of duties.

How to apply:
Submit resume, relevant writing/digital samples, references, and cover letter/letter of interest to info@jwj.org.

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Salary and benefits:The Media Relations Specialist is a union-represented position, and, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, starting salary is between $53,100 and $60,300, depending on experience. Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Jobs With Justice provides a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits.

About Jobs With Justice:

Jobs With Justice is a national network expanding people’s ability to come together to improve their workplaces, their communities and their lives. We create solutions to the problems working people face by leading campaigns, changing the conversation and moving labor, community, student and faith voices to action. We win real change at the national and local levels by challenging corporate greed and demanding an economy that works for all. Learn more at www.JWJ.org.

Important notice for applicants:

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please follow the job application instructions specific to the position you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or direct solicitations please.


Transit Riders Union Organizer, Coalition for Economic Justice 

The Coalition for Economic Justice in Buffalo, NY is seeking a full-time Transit Riders Union Organizer

Background: The Coalition for Economic Justice’s (CEJ) mission is to unite our member labor, faith, and community organizations and activist with allies and resources to win campaigns that promote economic justice for all through building strong, diverse, sustainable communities. Buffalo Transit Riders United (BTRU), a CEJ campaign since the fall of 2016, is a collective of transit riders working for a more efficient and responsive transit system in the greater Buffalo area.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign support: Under supervision of Executive Director, develop and implement campaign strategy and coordinate coalition campaign work;
    • Work alongside the Crossroads Collective to implement environmental justice initiatives
    • Organize Transit Riders to ensure a strong NFTA for all where no one lives further than 2 minutes away from a transit stop.
  • Internal organizing: Strengthen participation of member groups in coalition campaigns and activities;
  • Mobilization: Maintain and grow mobilization structure and coordinate coalition leaders, staff, and volunteers in mobilizing member groups and activist base for coalition actions and events.
  • Coalition building: Work with Executive Director and coalition leadership to reach out to allies and recruit new organizations and individual activists to Coalition for Economic Justice through one-onones, presentations, tabling, and other outreach activities. o
    • Create labor community partnerships that can move a progressive climate agenda forward
  • Fundraising: Work with coalition leadership, staff and volunteers to develop and implement grassroots fundraising activities, including maintenance of fundraising lists, direct mail, and fundraising events.
  • Support and Supervision for Interns: With Executive Director, support and supervise interns.Qualifications:
  • Organizing experience, including experience developing and implementing campaigns;
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement;
  • Ability to mobilize grassroots support and build diverse partnerships;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain a database and use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn other needed computer programs.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
  • Current NFTA riders are highly encouraged to apply
  • Experience with popular education and/or media work a plus.

Term of employment: We are seeking someone to start as soon as possible. Position will be permanent, pending a 90 day probation period.

Hours: Monday through Friday, may include some weekends and evening hours

Direct Supervisor: Executive Director

Compensation: $32,000 – $38,000 a year, depending on experience; fully paid health and dental benefits.

Please send a resume and cover letter to hiring@cejbuffalo.org with Transit Organizer in the title, by 12/13/19

For more information, please contact Holly Nowak at 716-892-5877 or Holly@CEJBuffalo.org