Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. We are committed to ending child sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. We build technology to find abuse victims faster, make online environments safer, and deter criminal behavior.
We’re a nonprofit that operates like a tech startup. We build powerful products, lead new programs, maintain essential resources, and develop awareness campaigns to attack the issue from all sides -- because we refuse to live in a world where the technology to help children exists, but isn’t being used. We won’t stop until every child can simply be a kid.
In 2019, we took the stage at TED and shared our audacious goal of eliminating child sexual abuse material from the internet.
At Thorn, we combine the nimbleness of a startup with the mission and values of a nonprofit. Our success is measured by how many children we've helped save, how many cases we've contributed to solving, and how much harm we've prevented. Our culture is built and stands on three shared values:
Trust. Our team’s ability to build networks based on trust is ultimately what delivers impact for the children we serve. Our investment in building trust in our lives, relationships, and company is an active resistance to the abuse we are fighting.
Inclusion. With your different story, your different approach, your different opinions - we are stronger because of these differences. To succeed at our ambitious goal, we need solutions that have never been found before, from individuals willing to bring their unique personal and professional experiences to work on behalf of our mission.
Resilience. We love a challenge. We also know ourselves, and for the most part, we'll work non-stop if we aren't actively naming the trade-offs and costs of our work. To make sure we can keep building in the way that we love, we build personal, professional, individual, and group practices based on our hard-won wisdom so that we can sustain ourselves and our team for the long-term.
Earned media is a primary channel through which Thorn advances our business goals and brand objectives. The role of the Communications Director reaches across nearly all areas of the organization to develop and distribute the stories that move our mission forward. Communications Director will be responsible for:
The Communications Director sits in Thorn’s External Affairs department and reports to the Vice President of External Affairs. This unique role works closely with all cross-functional partners to support our three verticals: enabling victim identification, equipping tech companies, and empowering youth & the communities that support them.
The Communications Director will join a passionate, dynamic, innovative, and ambitious team committed to doing whatever it takes to eliminate child sexual abuse. The right candidate is highly collaborative, native to technology and media, and ready to use their professional expertise for meaningful social impact.
At Thorn, we understand the value of developing a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences. We prioritize diversity within our team and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Your skills are needed here.
Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. We are committed to ending child sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. We build technology to find abuse victims faster, make online environments…
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