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Communications Director

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The Justice Collaborative | San Francisco, CA
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The Justice Collaborative


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Published 26 days ago

Salary

$80,000 - $110,000
Salary is commesurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


About The Justice Collaborative

The Justice Collaborative is a team of legal experts, researchers, journalists, and media strategists working across a collection of aligned projects that share the common goal of bringing human dignity and restraint to our deeply flawed criminal justice system.

Criminal justice policy is built upon a maze of local, state, and federal laws and procedures. We supply deep legal, policy, and communications expertise to cut through the complexity and confusion. Our work empowers, educates, and supports a community of leaders, problem-solvers, and allies, both outside the system advocating for change and inside reform-minded offices determining the fate of individual people thousands of times every day.

We are fighting for a criminal justice system that monitors and incarcerates as few people as necessary for as little time as necessary to keep our communities safe. We want a system that is tightly coupled to physical safety, recognizes that every person has inherent worth and potential for change, treats each person with dignity and respect, and does not squander limited resources that should be used for other services and programs better suited for creating healthier and safer communities.

The Justice Collaborative is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides, a non-profit 501(c)(3), and Tides Advocacy, a non-profit 501(c)(4).


 About the Position

Communications Director is responsible for planning and implementing TJC’s strategic communications, media relations, social media, and messaging for advocacy, policy and/or media & culture teams. This position reports to the Director of Media Strategy. The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Advise our advocacy and policy teams on all media related-aspects of their issue-advocacy campaigns;
  • Work to ensure consistent organizational messaging across the criminal justice landscape and broader public presence of TJC and across divergent TJC campaigns;
  • Draft talking points, media releases, fact sheets, media backgrounders, pitch memos, op-eds, LTEs, backgrounders, and other written work product for reporters, elected officials, and advocacy partners on a wide variety of issues.
  • Pitch stories to print, radio, and television reporters, and work with advocacy, policy and/or media & culture teams to help build their experience and skills pitching media.


Desired Qualifications

  • A proven track record in running media strategy and coordination, including experience planning, managing, and executing successful media campaigns;
  • 7+ years of criminal justice work experience in law, journalism, communications, advocacy, policy, organizing, politics or a mixture thereof;
  • A strong understanding of the criminal justice system and the people and processes that drive incarceration;
  • A sophisticated understanding of the media landscape, a working and ongoing understanding of criminal justice news and events, and a voracious appetite for criminal justice news and events;
  • A deep passion for criminal justice reform;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and emphasis on accuracy;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, problem solve, and manage multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Demonstrated maturity and judgment to handle high-stakes and sensitive communications with public officials, organizers, advocates, and media;
  • Requires some travel and willingness to work nights and weekends when necessary;
  • Ours is a virtual workspace and requires comfort working in that environment;
  • Applicants may live anywhere in the United States;
  • Spanish language fluency highly desirable.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Justice Collaborative and Tides Advocacy are an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.


Applicants with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

About The Justice Collaborative

The Justice Collaborative is a team of legal experts, researchers, journalists, and media strategists working across a collection of aligned projects that share the common goal of bringing human dignity…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@thejusticecollaborative.com, with “Communications Director” in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@thejusticecollaborative.com, with “Communications…

Location

San Francisco, CA
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