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We’re Hiring: Digital Communications Manager

The Fines and Fees Justice Center (FFJC) is a national center for advocacy, information, and collaboration on effective solutions to the unjust and harmful imposition and enforcement of fines and fees in the justice system. FFJC’s mission is to create a justice system that treats individuals fairly, ensures public safety and is funded equitably. FFJC works with justice system stakeholders and affected communities to end abusive collection practices, eliminate fees in the justice system, and make fines proportional to the offense and the individual.

FFJC is hiring a Digital Communications Manager to lead FFJC’s digital communications initiatives. Reporting to FFJC’s Communications Director, the Digital Communications Manager will promote FFJC’s work and build audiences across multiple platforms, including social media, email newsletters, and websites. The Digital Communications Manager will also be FFJC’s primary liaison with communications vendors such as web developers and graphic designers.

This position is an opportunity for a communications professional to work with a growing economic justice and criminal justice reform advocacy organization and become immersed in efforts to change the national discourse around the criminalization of poverty. The Digital Communications Manager will work with the Communications Director to support communications needs of FFJC’s state and national legislative advocacy campaigns, while helping foster the growing national movement for fines and fees reform.  This is an in-person position that will be located in FFJC’s New York City office.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Writing and editing (press releases, web copy, newsletter, etc).
  • Conceiving and executing digital media campaigns, including social media and email newsletter.
  • Conducting analytics reporting (Google Analytics, social media analytics, A/B testing, etc) to help increase FFJC’s reach with key target audiences.
  • Web content management, keeping FFJC’s domains operational.
  • Supporting Communications Director with developing PR/media relations content and strategy.
  • Supporting communications strategy for national, state, and local advocacy campaigns.
  • Performing research as needed to support FFJC publications.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ communications or digital work — experience in issue advocacy, political campaigns, journalism and/or nonprofit advocacy organizations strongly preferred.
  • Strong writer — able to write for different audiences; experience producing copy for advocacy campaigns preferred.
  • Proficiency with WordPress or comparable CMS. (Yoast SEO experience a plus).
  • Experience developing digital media deliverables, e.g. reports, interactive tools, logos, newsletters, social media campaigns, etc.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and persuasively with diverse audiences.

Nice to Have

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop / InDesign.
  • Proficiency with production/editing of audiovisual content.
  • Proficiency with Mailchimp or comparable email marketing platform.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with/demonstrated interest in criminal legal reform or related
    social justice issues.
  • Experience negotiating contracts/rates with external contractors.

Attributes

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Organized, diligent, proactive, and detail-oriented.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Sense of humor.

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
$60,000-75,000 range depending on experience, with generous benefits package.

How to Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to FFJC Communications Director Jag Davies at jdavies@ffjc.us. Please submit your application by May 8, 2020.

New Venture Fund Careers
Fines and Fees Justice Center is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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