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Who We Are: Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates (PRA) is a national nonprofit devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We provide research, strategy, and briefings to expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights. PRA publishes The Public Eye magazine quarterly. Our office is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Who You Are: Communications Coordinator

You are a talented, early career communications professional who believes in the power of research to inform social justice advocacy. You are committed to informing winning strategies to fight the right, block White nationalism, theocracy, and authoritarianism and advance reproductive justice and LGBTQI justice. 

This position is based in our Somerville, Massachusetts office. The entire PRA staff is currently working remotely due to COVID-19-related precautions until September 2020 at the earliest, but working from the office is required for this department under ordinary circumstances. Modest relocation assistance will be provided to cover moving costs if needed.

This position will be supervised by the Communications Manager. The Communications Assistant will be part of a four-person communications team, including the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief.

The Communications Coordinator at Political Research Associates plays four important roles: 

  • Creation, implementation and monitoring of a robust social media strategy to increase PRA’s reach, build new audiences, and draw attention to critical threats and opportunities. 
  • Strategic design and development of new media deliverables including, but not limited to, video, webinars, podcasts, and interactive online experiences to feature PRA research content in innovative and engaging ways. 
  • Maintenance, optimization, and updating of the PRA's website (Drupal CMS). 
  • Support of the Communications Team and broader organization through limited administrative tasks and event support.

Responsibilities

Social Media

  • Establish and implement a social media calendar identifying audiences, topics, stories and distribution channels.
  • Create, update, and maintain content and community engagement across all PRA social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Generate original content for social media platforms to drive traffic to PRA’s website, promote articles that PRA publishes, and highlight PRA research findings and team.
  • Track and collect data that evaluates communications activities including social media, email and website analytics, creating measurement reports and offering recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure reliability, consistency, clarity and relevance in the use of data, including use of infographics to illustrate concepts and trends
  • Actively grow followers and engagement for organizational social accounts and engage social media followers as partners and allies for amplifying content.
  • Stay up to date with latest social media best practices, digital security, and technologies.

New Media

  • Strategic design and development of new media deliverables including, but not limited to, video, webinars, podcasts, and interactive online experiences to feature PRA research content in innovative and engaging ways.
  • Co-create communications calendars integrating the creation, release, and promotion of new media deliverables, including, but not limited to, audio and/or visual and interactive web products.
  • Work across the organization to generate content ideas and create work plans.
  • Produce and edit audiovisual and graphic materials, specifically short videos and produced audio segments.
  • Research and conduct outreach to potential new media partners, including local and national media outlets and podcast networks.
  • Interface with freelance contractors in the creation of digital media deliverables.

Website

  • Prepare online articles and other website content for publishing, to be reviewed by Communications Manager.
  • Identify and procure stock photos for online publishing.
  • Prepare monthly analytics reports with actionable recommendations for user experience.
  • Work with PRA’s web development contractor to monitor website to ensure it is up-to-date, bug-free, and optimized for search engines.

Team/Organization Support

  • Inventory maintenance and order fulfillment for merchandise and promotional materials.
  • Compiling materials for press and funder packets.
  • Event support, including running tech for PRA-hosted webinars, video conferences, speaking engagements, and briefings run over Zoom.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will either have completed a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, new media or a related field or have equivalent experience of 1-2 years, which can include internship, volunteer, or paid positions. Relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities may include:

  • Outstanding communications skills in English, both written and oral, including ability to craft messages for diverse public audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience managing social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in working with data analytics tools to prepare actionable reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects) to produce professional content with minimal technical support.
  • Demonstrated experience editing short videos and audio, and gathering, managing and posting audio and video content on social media.
  • Some experience using Website Managements Systems (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress).
  • Ability to synthesize complex information in meaningful and creative ways for distribution to a variety of audiences.
  • An understanding of branding in order to creatively and innovatively integrate the PRA voice into produced content.
  • A willingness to learn new digital media production skills, including, but not limited, to basic html, javascript and/or css coding.
  • Interest in digital security learning and implementation is a plus.
  • Organization and project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Organizational skills sufficient to manage a project with multiple contributors, tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence while part of a team.
  • Experience in movements for social justice and anti-oppression frameworks and practices.
  • Interest in deepening knowledge of PRA’s areas of research and broad trends in right-wing organizing in the U.S.

Who We Are: Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates (PRA) is a national nonprofit devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We provide research, strategy, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Generous compensation package includes full employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contribution, fabulous colleagues, and a collaborative working environment. This position is part of PRA’s bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035.

This full-time salaried position ($45,000-$47,000) is based in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Generous compensation package includes full employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contribution, fabulous colleagues, and a collaborative working…

How to Apply

Please apply via this link. Position is open until filled.

Political Research Associates is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), social justice commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from communities most negatively affected by right-wing ideologies & campaigns to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and Two-Spirit people; genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.

Please apply via this link. Position is open until filled.

Political Research Associates is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and…

Location

Somerville, MA

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