Communications and Digital Organizing Manager

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This part-time, 24 hr/week position will work with co-directors and members to develop and implement communications plans to support our campaigns and organizing work, focused on reducing jail incarceration in New York City, improving conditions of confinement, and securing community reinvestment.

Ensure strategic press coverage of our work including: monitoring and responding to press coverage; creating (or editing) and distributing press materials like advisories, op-eds, and LTEs; supporting the planning and execution of press events; and building relationships with media.
Produce multi-media materials, including graphic designs, videos, etc. either directly or in coordination with consultants and volunteers.
Create, publish, and share content for our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
Edit and design campaign materials, including event flyers, fact sheets, and reports.
Maximize utilization of our database to advance our organizing efforts.

A commitment to our mission & our work: organizing with people and communities directly impacted by incarceration to achieve decarceration and system transformation
Previous experience using various tools of communication (social media, email, earned media) for advocacy and organizing purposes.
Excellent writing skills, with experience creating clear and concise messages to reach different audiences.
Knowledge of New York’s media and organizing landscape.
Ability to create plans & implement them with attention to detail and strong follow through.
A high level of comfortability with graphic design tools, Google Suite, social media platforms, and ability to adapt quickly to new technology tools (such as our database, mass texting tools, etc).
Ability and flexibility to meet tight deadlines.
People who have been impacted by the criminal legal system or are formerly incarcerated are encouraged to apply.

$26/hr – $31hr per hour; along with a generous benefits package including full medical benefits and paid vacation.
We hope to expand hours for this position in the future, if further funding is secured.

Please email cover letter, resume, design sample, and writing sample to with “Communications and Digital Organizing Manager” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. We will begin interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis, with the goal of filling the position by August 15th.

Note: While this position will start remotely, we anticipate returning to in-person work by September 2021, with some in-person tasks prior to that.

Freedom Agenda is a member-led project dedicated to organizing people and communities directly impacted by incarceration to achieve decarceration and system transformation.

The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, or marital status. People of color, LGBTIQ individuals, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, migrants, and individuals who have personal experiences with poverty are encouraged to apply. People with experiences working in the sex trades, African/Black people, and/or transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.