Regional Communications Strategist
WEST — located in Los Angeles or Bay Area in CA, Denver, CO, Portland, OR, preferred
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Part of the Common Cause Communications Department, this position is responsible for coordinating communications strategies and support in the state regions to assist their strategic communications and media needs; working as part of the communications department to keep the team informed on upcoming opportunities and trends emerging from the regions; and working with state staff to increase capacity around communications functions and other tasks assigned by the Communications Director.
This position works directly with national and state staff and will be responsible for:
- Coordinating state activities, state executive directors or communications staff, where applicable, state-based media, and other communications staff.
- Working on communications strategies to amplify the Common Cause work in the states and coordinate with federal work as necessary.
- Assisting with writing, editing, and pitching op-eds and letters to editors for state staff.
- Writing press releases, media advisories, and talking points to prepare state staff for media interviews.
- Updating select state webpages with press releases, statements, advisories, news clips and supporting material.
- Organizing and hosting online media briefings with select states which includes the technical operation of Zoom conferencing and serving as on-camera moderator of webinars and media briefings so state directors can take part in panels.
- Organizing and producing Facebook Live streaming shows including booking weekly guests, scripting talking points, building, and promoting social media and technical operation of Zoom to Facebook Live streaming behind the scenes.
- Managing social media accounts and content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for select states. Creation of multimedia content including Canva graphics and videos for social media, and Kibbitz video production for states.
- During elections, coordinate social media content from staff and volunteers serving as poll monitors at vote centers. This includes shooting pictures and videos of staff on the scene and voters who have just cast their ballots.
- Work closely with national and state policy staff, and other communications and digital staff providing overall communication to each state operation.
- Experience in strategic communications, media relations, social media, TV/Radio, booking; long-form publication/production pitches.
- Strong writing and editing skills, with accuracy and speed being highly valued.
- Knowledge of congressional or state legislative operations and political campaigns preferred.
- Experience understanding, developing, and interpreting public opinion data, framing research, and the essential function of translating complex public policy issues into narratives and stories that connect voters with common values, connect people, and connect to tools that help advocates win.
- Ability to work in close collaboration with others, but also independently, and with remote management and colleagues.
- Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and perform a variety of tasks, solve problems, and prevent them when possible.
- Well organized and attentive to detail.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 to $90,000; plus, a generous benefits package
TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include Regional Communications Strategist (in parentheses which region for which you are applying) in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law. This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.