Advancement Project is hiring a
Who we are:
Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project is a cutting-edge, no-holds-barred national organization dedicated to building local power in communities of color. Centered on a movement lawyering approach, defined as community-centered racial justice lawyering, Advancement Project supports power building in grassroots organizations working to eliminate oppressive structures in our laws and institutions and shift narratives towards transformative change. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline to the fight to expand the right to vote, from calling for a complete overhaul of how we view the police and carceral state, to fighting for immigrant justice, Advancement Project impacts real change from the ground up. Building on more than 20 years, we continue to evolve our strategic thinking and creativity to imagine a more just world in which people of color can thrive, be safe, and free. – and we are excited to bring on new talent to forward our vision.
The Advancement Project’s track record of success includes:
We are seeking a passionate press strategist to develop and implement an ambitious media strategy for one of the organization’s program areas (policing and criminalization, voting rights, and education justice). The press strategist will develop and maintain key relationships with top journalists, editors, producers, editorial boards, and publications and create press materials. They will also collaborate across organizational teams and local grassroots partners on press strategy for national, state, and local campaigns and initiatives. We are looking for a strong writer with a solid background in media relations with previous work experience in a grassroots social justice organization as a plus. This role will sit in the Communications team and will collaborate with communication staff on broader press, design, and narrative change strategies.
Advancement Project is a unionized organization. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Communications and will be part of our bargaining unit with compensation determined by the bargaining unit’s compensation structure.
What you’ll do:
Develop an ambitious media strategy for the organization’s work on one of three program areas (policing and criminalization, voting rights, or education justice) and collaborate with other press staff.
Develop and maintain key relationships with key journalists, editors, producers, editorial boards, and publications and create press materials.
Pitch stories and features to print TV, radio, podcasts, and digital platforms.
Maintain press lists and media contacts, as well as cultivating relationships with media contacts.
Access breaking news and support rapid response/crisis communications.
Create press materials, including news releases, statements, quotes, op-eds, LTEs, advisories, talking points, lines of responses, and notes to reporters.
Collaborate with cross-organizational teams and local partners on press strategy for national, state, and local campaigns and initiatives.
What you need to be considered:
Please submit a writing sample with your cover letter.
This position pays between $70,400 and $84,500 depending on experience