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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Media & Democracy Program Campaigner is a year-long position that will work closely with the Media & Democracy Program Director, Program Fellow, Special Advisor, and other Common Cause staff to build strategic campaigns around advancing critical reforms needed to advance an open and accessible media ecosystem.

The position focuses on engaging Common Cause’s more than 1 million members, hundreds of coalition allies, and the broader public to demand an open, accessible, and affordable internet, combat media consolidation and promote media ownership diversity, and hold social media platforms accountable. Our campaign work occurs both online and on the ground. This position helps build national and state level relationships, executes tactics, and develops grassroots and grass tops strategies to advance our campaigns.

In collaboration with our campaign, digital, and communications staff, the Campaigner leads campaigns at the federal and state level that engage coalitions, provide rapid response, and conduct online organizing and mobilization efforts around media and democracy activities. The Campaigner also helps foster collaboration with coalition allies and executes on a variety of campaign tactics including digital mobilization, email action alerts, blog posts, online and offline events, and campaign toolkits.

LOCATION: Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create winning campaigns (online and offline): Work to protect and expand our democracy by ensuring an informed and engaged public. Lead campaigns for an open, accessible, and affordable internet; to combatting media consolidation; to promote media ownership diversity; and to hold social media platforms accountable for impacts on our democracy.
  • Campaign planning/development: Anchor campaign planning and development in collaboration with Media and Democracy Program Director, Special Advisor, Program Fellow, digital, policy, communications and other staff. Identify new opportunities for engagement including developing objectives, identifying targets, and potential allies. Coordinate with coalition allies to execute campaign strategies.
  • Writing: Draft email alerts, blog posts, one-pagers, social media toolkits and other advocacy materials designed to inform and encourage Common Cause members and allies to act on media and democracy campaigns.
  • Member Engagement: Utilize our infrastructure of membership mobilization to make an impact. Develop online and offline actions and content to engage members and the public.
  • Centering Equity: Center equity in media and democracy campaigns, ensuring that communities who are most impacted by the existing media ecosystem are at the center of our solutions. Strengthen relationships with existing partner organizations that serve communities of color and other historically marginalized communities.
  • Build Expertise: Stay up to date on emerging campaign strategies and digital trends and build expertise on media and democracy policy issues. Integrate knowledge into work projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of directly relevant organizing and campaigning experience in a nonprofit public interest organization or similar work setting
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in one or more media and democracy issue areas
  • Ability to work effectively and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Collaborative working style and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Digital skills in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom webinars, and Slack preferred

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: $60,000 – $65,000; plus, a generous benefits package

TO APPLY: Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to Common Cause’s Senior Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include Media and Democracy Campaigner 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

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Founded with 4,000 core members in 1970 to serve as a people’s lobby, Common Cause has grown into a nationwide network of more than 1 million members and supporters, with a presence in 30 states and Washington, D.C.

We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. To be truly of, by, and for the people, government must reflect everyone it serves. We’re all better off when people from all walks of life participate in self-governance. Every American wants and deserves a voice in shaping the future for our families and communities. We believe democracy is how a free society resolves its differences. And to do that well, we must all agree the process is fair, produces equitable outcomes, and reflects our communities, our values, and our priorities. Nobody wins all the time, but if the process is fair, at least we can trust it.

We side with only the people. Working together, we are building a democracy that works for all of us. Every aspect of our elections and representative self-government must be fair, open, accessible, and set-up so we all have faith in the integrity of election outcomes and the people we elect to serve us.

We are solutions oriented. Our network of democracy experts, working at the state and local level across the country, are winning pragmatic, common sense solutions and building a national movement that will make sure our generation secures and strengthens democracy for the next. We work to ensure that every vote counts, that every eligible voter has an equal say, that our elections represent the will of the people, and that our government is of, by, and for the people.

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.

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