Posted On: January 6, 2021
Media Organization: A Better Balance
A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, uses the power of the law to advance justice for workers, so they can care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their economic security. Through policy work, strategic litigation and direct legal services, and public education, our expert legal team combats discrimination against pregnant workers and caregivers, and advances fair and supportive workplace policies like paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, predictable and flexible scheduling, and more. When we value the work of providing care, which has long been marginalized due to sexism and racism, our communities and our nation are healthier and stronger. Ensuring families of color have access to strong work-family policies—especially BIPOC workers who are currently the least likely to have access to these policies due to centuries of institutionalized racism, systemic barriers to economic mobility, and pervasive discrimination—is a core principle of ABB’s work. A Better Balance was recognized in TIME Magazine’s “16 People and Groups Fighting for a More Equal America.”
The organization has fought for and won new paid leave policies, important pregnancy and caregiver discrimination protections, breastfeeding accommodations, inclusive protections for all families, including LGBTQ families, and victories on other economic justice issues throughout the country. We are also leaders in tackling the COVID-19 health crisis for workers by advancing stronger emergency and permanent policy measures as well as providing critical direct services and Know Your Rights public education. Our advocacy work and legal efforts have gained national recognition in dozens of outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine’s The Cut, and Vox. We have also empowered our clients, former clients, and Community Advocates to share their compelling and authentic stories with the media, often disrupting traditional public narratives that marginalize low-wage working women and caregivers.
About the Role:
The Communications & Digital Outreach Coordinator will report to the Communications Manager and work with a team of legal and non-legal staff to assist in day-to-day communications efforts targeting working women and other caregivers, policy makers, partners, donors, media, and the public at large. The Communications & Digital Outreach Coordinator will also have a special focus on expanding our digital storytelling and finding new and creative ways to spread the word about our organization and share our workplace rights resources across the web.
The Communications & Digital Outreach Coordinator will be based in New York, NY, but our team is currently working remotely due to the pandemic.
-Work with Communications Manager to assist with day-to-day communications responsibilities as needed.
-Assist in the creation of social media graphics, newsletter layouts, and other compelling visual assets for communications materials.
-Contribute ideas around strategy to expand ABB’s reach across the web and develop creative ways of storytelling across platforms.
-Conduct regular research into online communities to continually conduct outreach and share important information about A Better Balance’s know-your-rights resources with new audiences.
-Help manage engagement with press and influencer contact lists and assist with regular outreach.
-Update and format website content on a regular basis within WordPress.
-This is a junior level position. College degree and 0-3 years of experience, preferably in digital media, marketing, writing, editing, journalism, or another communications role. We are open to an entry-level candidate.
-Ability to create compelling visual content for social media and other platforms—graphic design and/or video editing skills strongly preferred.
-Fluency in various digital media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
-Strong writing ability, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
-Ability to manage multiple demands and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
-Able to work independently and as a team member, with a positive attitude.
-Commitment to and passion for ending racial, gender, health, and economic injustice.
Full time (40 hours per week)
A Better Balance has an excellent benefits package, including health, and dental insurance; flexible spending account; paid vacation, sick and personal time. We are committed to “walking our talk” and encourage a healthy work/life balance for all employees.
Applications are due January 15, 2021. Please direct all inquiries to Katie O’Brien at email@example.com. Please submit cover letter, resume, and a writing sample and/or an example of your creative work. In the subject line of the email, please state “Communications & Digital Outreach Coordinator.”
A Better Balance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, family status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.