Overview

Writing and communications skills are among the most important skills required for this position. The CDD-C is responsible for writing and editing public-facing materials that will be made available for chapters (e.g., sample and template emails, web content, social media posts, press releases, etc.).

This is a political leadership position, responsible for helping to develop and implement the media and messaging strategy at the chapter level, in collaboration with other PA Stands Up staff. The CDD-C will work closely with the Communications Deputy Director for Statewide (CDD-S) and under the supervision of the Narrative & Communications Director (NCD). The CDD-C will work in a deeply collaborative way with the CDD-S, whose job it is to develop and support the implementation of PA Stands Up’s communications strategy at the state level and statewide organizational level. The CDD-S is primarily responsible for strategic communications engagement and rapid response in relation to unfolding news and development at the statewide level. The work of the CDD-S and CDD-C will overlap significantly, and these two positions will work together closely and provide support for each other’s work.

The CDD-C will be an expert communicator and media practitioner, who is committed to telling the story of organizing and people-powered campaigns. The position can be based anywhere in our geographic footprint (eastern central PA), and will require regular travel within this area.

Responsibilities

  • Advance the vision and values of PA Stands Up chapters across various communications channels including through traditional media and social media.
  • Help generate the production of high quality, timely, original social media, and digital content.
  • Guide the organization’s chapter-level earned media strategy, including the creation and oversight of the execution of media plans.
  • Support chapters in cultivating strong relationships with reporters and members of the press.
  • Oversee and support chapter-level paid digital media campaigns.
  • Identify, cultivate, and amplify powerful grassroots voices in our organization and base.
  • Support and develop strong communicators and digital organizers across the organization, in collaboration with the CDD-S and NCD.
  • Stay current on best practices, trends, and technologies related to content creation and communications.
  • Develop clear, coordinated processes for the execution of department responsibilities.
  • Along with the NCD and CDD-S, personally represent the organization in the media, and prepare PA Stands Up chapter members and leaders to represent the organization.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral. This person must be a very strong writer and editor.
  • At least two years work experience managing communications strategy in a grassroots organizing, political campaigning, or advocacy context.
  • Time management is a must for this position. The CDD-S must be able to manage numerous and competing priorities in a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • ‘People skills’ are also critical for this position. The CDD-S has to work cooperatively and patiently with other staff members and volunteer leaders.
  • Experience working with persons of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual preference, gender expression, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with individuals who are differently-abled.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice through previous employment, life, or volunteer experience.
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and set priorities a must.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills; ability to overcome technical and non-technical challenges.
  • Management experience, leading teams, and holding people accountable.
  • Experience with developing/executing both digital and traditional media campaign plans.
  • Project management experience, particularly with those projects designed from scratch

Location

Pennsylvania. Must be available to travel across the state.

Hours

Full time, salaried position.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $50-60,000 FTE. PA Stands Up is dedicated to workers rights and offers health benefits and generous paid time off to its employees.

How to Apply

Please submit a RESUME and LETTER (1-2 pages) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to jobs@pastandsup.org. Put “Communications Co-Director” in the subject line.

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Source: Pennsylvania Stands Up Jobs