Senior Communications Specialist
Joel (at) jwj.org
(202) 393-1044 x108
Joel Mendelson is responsible for the development and execution of communications strategies, monitoring news and editorial coverage of core issues, and drafting written, digital, and other content for campaigns, research publications, and various projects. Before joining the team at Jobs With Justice, Joel served as a researcher for American Bridge 21st Century and worked on issue campaigns with groups like Better Georgia and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. He has also worked in political campaign management, communications, field operations, research, and served as a legislative aide in the Georgia General Assembly. Joel holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kennesaw State University, where he published nearly 90 columns for two student newspapers. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Joel spent time growing up and living in Louisville, Kentucky and just outside Atlanta, Georgia.