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NEW MEDIA DIRECTOR, NC POLICY WATCH

OUTREACH COORDINATOR, SECOND CHANCE INITIATIVE OF THE WORKERS' RIGHTS PROJECT


NEW MEDIA DIRECTOR, NC POLICY WATCH

The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking a New Media Director to join the staff of its media project, NC Policy Watch.

The New Media Director will be responsible for website design and maintenance and all aspects of interactive and social media for NC Policy Watch, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and YouTube, and also serves as multimedia journalist/photojournalist for N.C. Policy Watch news stories. The New Media Director is responsible for using these new media creatively in order to more effectively communicate the JC and Policy Watch agenda to new and existing audiences. The position will report directly to the Director of NC Policy Watch and work closely with the NC Policy Watch team.

The New Media Director will be expected to:

  • Frequently update websites and blogs with both original material and cross posts and links from other sources;
  • Take photographs and research and design data-based infographics to supplement articles by N.C. Policy Watch reporters;
  • Analyze metrics for website, social media and other online properties, using Google Analytics and other tools;
  • Develop and implement data-based strategies for engaging and building audiences on social media, mobile devices and other online venues;
  • Edit audio and video for posting online;
  • Continuously seek new and creative media;
  • Film and stream live events where appropriate;
  • Create and maintain templates for newsletters and sign up forms;
  • Provide primary support for N.C. Policy Watch web servers and/or consult with third-party server support where necessary to keep website operating smoothly;
  • Provide support to the Justice Center communications team, including assisting with the Justice Center website and new media communications efforts;
  • Work with other project members to develop the goals and work plan of the project;
  • Support the work of other Justice Center projects and staff members in order to advance the goals of the organization;
  • Work with other Policy Watch staff to develop the goals and work plan for the Project;
  • Provide support to the work of other Justice Center staff and help to advance the goals of the organization;
  • Serve as a member of the Justice Center communications team helping to advance the communications efforts of the organization.

The successful candidate will have a degree in journalism or a related field; at least two years (five years preferred) of experience with dynamic websites built in Drupal, WordPress or similar CMS, driving traffic with social media, video and audio editing, and website construction and management, familiarity with PHP, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, and JQuery. Strong interest and experience in using online media, familiar with Google Analytics, Facebook ads, etc.; excellent written and oral communication skills and knowledge of AP style; familiar with visual design and graphics principles for both online and print; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud suite and other internet communication (video, audio, etc.), website and social media applications, ability to work independently and support the work of others in the organization required; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references, in a single PDF that has your name in its title, with “New Media Director” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. Visit our website, www.ncjustice.org.  No phone calls please.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
 

SECOND CHANCE OUTREACH COORDINATOR

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The North Carolina Justice Center, is seeking a temporary part-time Second Chance Outreach Coordinator (30 hours per week for expected duration of two years) to build support for the Justice Center’s reentry policy agenda among allied organizations and the public through collaborative and high-quality engagement. This position provides strategic outreach and communications support for the Workers’ Rights Project’s Second Chance Initiative, including coordinating the work of the NC Second Chance Alliance and otherwise educating and engaging the public—particularly individuals with criminal records and their family members— around reentry issues. The position will collaborate with other project staff members to ensure that project research, writing, and other communications are accessible to broad audiences around the state. The Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Director for Advocacy. 

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work with and energize community-based groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds; first-hand experience with the impact of a criminal record is strongly preferred; experience with policy and issue advocacy campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging including social media is preferred; strong written, oral and presentation skills including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate policy and legal issues to a wide variety of audiences; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and a willingness to learn new communications platforms as needed; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of low-income North Carolinians. Some travel, evening and weekend availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum starting salary of $32,000 per year, dependent upon education and experience) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.