Director of National News

GLAAD’s Director of National News is responsible for executing the organization’s work in the national news media to ensure fair and accurate representations of LGBT people and issues in mainstream national newspapers, magazines, television, radio and new media. This position will be located in our New York office.

Job Responsibilities

• Set vision, goals and objectives for GLAAD’s national news team
• Identify and develop strategic opportunities to elevate stories to illustrate the concrete harms faced by LGBT people due to lack of equal protection
• Identify, develop and lead campaigns to challenge defamatory news coverage and encourage fair and accurate reporting of LGBT people and events
• Analyze national news coverage, determine fairness and accuracy and develop strategic response. Persuade media outlets to correct stories with problematic language/content
• Build and sustain relationships with key national news gatekeepers and decision makers
• Maintain database of contacts across mainstream national media outlets
• Identify stories and spokespeople that fit into the movement’s public education goals, with a particular focus on reaching people of faith and people of color
• Broker high-level diversity meetings with key national news gatekeepers and decision makers
• Media prep and coordinate crisis communications plans for leaders, organizations and everyday people in advance of high-level broadcast news and print opportunities
• Engage GLAAD members to take action against a wide range of faulty media reports, prompting apologies and corrections
• Execute effective media campaigns
• Brainstorm strategic national story pitches and placements for GLAAD constituents and GLAAD leadership
• Develop high-level national spokesperson trainings
• Plan, write, edit and proof written materials including press releases, calls to action, blog posts and letters to media professionals, op-eds and letters to the editor
• Identify, research and document trends and developments within the news industry
• Maximize GLAAD’s visibility at conferences as a resource to journalists
• Serve as GLAAD spokesperson on as needed basis to communicate media advocacy work
• Oversee staff, fellows, interns/ maintain departmental budget

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in media or communications or related field
• At least seven years of work within the national news media or communications related field
• Demonstrated success in writing, editing and reporting
• Dynamic speaking skills
• Network of national media contacts and experience communicating with high-level media decision makers
• Excellent relationship-building skills and extremely positive attitude
• Media campaign experience preferred
• Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines
• Media training experience
• Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work under deadline pressure
• Internet savvy including experience with Facebook, Twitter and other online organizing tools
• Knowledge of, and commitment to, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
• Demonstrated commitment to teamwork among staff and volunteers
• Ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities
• Excellent knowledge of word processing, database programs, internet research,
Lexis Nexis, Cision and spreadsheet programs

Supervision

The Director of National News reports to the Deputy Director of Media Programs and supervises the Associate Director of National News, a fellow and an intern.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 403(b) retirement plan; escalating vacation beginning with three weeks+; Paid sick, personal days and holidays; and 100% organization paid health benefits for employees including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, flexible work arrangements, employee assistance program and life and long-term disability insurance.

Contact

Name: jobs@glaad.org - no phone calls please
**Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement in order to be considered**

Other Notes:

GLAAD is a business casual dress environment.
GLAAD does not have the ability to provide sponsorship or relocation benefits to candidates at this time.

Associate Editor

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) seeks a full-time Associate Editor to assist the Editor in producing our bimonthly magazine on Latin American politics and U.S. relations with the region, NACLA Report on the Americas (nacla.org). The ideal candidate will have a background in both Latin American studies and magazine journalism. Working in our New York office, the Associate Editor will perform the following tasks:

* Assigning and editing the Reviews section and the media-critique column
* Collaborating with the Editor on copyediting, fact-checking, and proofreading all sections of the magazine
* Photo and illustration editing, caption writing
* Establishing and moderating a new NACLA blog with three or four contributors
* Maintaining an editorial internship program (one intern per semester)
* Collecting author contracts and performing post-publication duties, including uploading each issue to our website, handling contributor payments and thank-you letters, and maintaining general author communications
* Convening and planning bimonthly meetings of the NACLA editorial committee
* Planning events in the New York area to promote the magazine, such as author lectures or media appearances

Required qualifications:

* Copyediting experience, preferably with The Chicago Manual of Style
* Solid research skills and familiarity with fact-checking
* Excellent written English
* Knowledge of Latin American politics and history, as well as U.S. policy toward the region
* Familiarity with Macintosh computers and the editing tools in Microsoft Word
* Compatibility with the goals and perspective of NACLA

Preferred qualifications:

* Fluency in Spanish
* Academic training in Latin American studies
* Familiarity with Adobe InDesign
* Knowledge of HTML and online content-management systems

Salary: $32,000. Full health and dental coverage. Start date: February 2011 (if not sooner). Minimum one-year commitment. Women, people of color, LGBTQI, and people of various physical abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples (published or otherwise) to nacla.job@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2011.

Director, Communications (New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago preferred)

Position Summary:

We are searching for a director, regional communications to lead our media strategy in eight to ten regions. Our Communications team ensures Teach For America's external reputation accurately reflects its internal programmatic and organizational strength and quality, and strategically leads our media and public relations efforts.

About Teach For America:

Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.

In the 2010-2011 school year, more than 8,200 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members will be teaching in 39 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 3 million students. More than 20,000 Teach For America alumni are working in education and many other fields, where they continue to advocate for students and families in low-income communities. While only one in six corps members say they were interested in the teaching profession before joining Teach For America, nearly two-thirds of our alumni remain in the field of education.

We are a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $220 million budget and over 1,500 staff. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment, maintain focus on quantitative measures, and are committed to continuous improvement.

Team Overview:

The Public Affairs team manages Teach For America's government affairs, media and communications relationships, research and policy, and legal affairs. The team works to build support in the media, policy, academic, and nonprofit communities for Teach For America's ongoing efforts, ensuring that our external reputation accurately reflects our programmatic and organizational strength and quality.

The Communications team strives to leverage national and local media to drive broad public understanding of Teach For America's mission and impact and support key organizational goals.Teach For America's communications directors work closely and collaboratively with regional and national internal teams. They are responsible for developing and ensuring the alignment of communications tactics and messages with the regions' unique strategic priorities and assets. Communications directors also serve as the key liaison between Teach For America and all media outlets within assigned regions.

Responsibilities:

Ongoing:

Working closely with Teach For America's executive directors to develop and execute regional strategic plans that are aligned with organizational priorities

Working with executive directors to manage portfolios of critical regional relationships with print, broadcast, radio, and online journalists as well as district PR contacts

Developing and implementing response strategies for a variety of media requests, including crisis communications situations

Managing regional media events, such as press conferences, Teach For America Week, and regional alumni summits

Preparing Teach For America staff and corps members for media opportunities

Developing and implementing creative story ideas that support regional and national communications objectives

Working closely with the managing director, regional communications on the organization's broader regional media strategy and outreach

Qualifications:

Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites:

Education and skills:

Bachelor's degree is required

Formal communications/public relations
and/or journalism experience is preferred, but not required

Approach to Work:

Ability to set vision & direction, and to motivate and inspire team members

Ability to work through others to meet aggressive goals

Must be an excellent strategic thinker with the ability to prioritize tasks and effectively work toward deadlines

Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details

Ability to build and manage relationships with external parties and internal team leaders

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a sense of possibility, high expectations and an entrepreneurial spirit

Technical Skills:

Must have exceptional written and oral communications skills

Advanced Excel skills

Benefits and Salary:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity:

Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

Copy Writer

Large Graphic Arts Company / Commercial Printer needs Creative Writer to further develop Website Content and existing blog. Broad subject topics are available.

Responsibilities:
1) Research and create a list of related articles and/or blog topics
2) Write a minimum of 2 articles and/or blogs per week
3) Help to write / enhance website copy as needed

Requirements:
1) Excellent writing skills
2) Experience in e-commerce and web development
3) Strong knowledge of internet and web based business
4) Desire to brainstorm and contribute & be a team player!
5)Telecommunication

Other:
• A telephone meeting with marketing manager each week will be required
• Compensation to be negotiable based on experience

Part-time Publishing Assistant

Major Responsibilities:
Manuscript tracking:
• Log newly received manuscripts into the CPAJ database.
• Redact and send out manuscripts to the assigned reviewers.
• Send manuscripts to authors for revision or back to reviewers for a second review of revisions, as necessary.
• Enter reviews received into the database.
• Send acceptance, rejection, or request revision letters to authors.
• Send copyright assignment forms out to authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication. When completed copyright letters are received, log into the database and file.
• Send reminder notices to outstanding reviewers as necessary.
Other support duties:
• Mail complimentary copies each month to authors published in that issue.
• Compile Annual Index after each issue is published.
• Process requests for reprint permissions.

Minimum Requirements:

• Experience and knowledge commensurate with an undergraduate (B.A. or B.S.) or graduate (M.A. or M.S.) degree or degree-in-progress in journalism, English, communications, or publishing.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word and Excel/Access)
• Proficient in Internet usage.
• Meticulous attention to detail.

Junior Copywriter

CreativeFeed is seeking a multi-disciplined copywriter to join our growing team. Here, you will be a key part of a dedicated, entrepreneurial group of communications experts. For CreativeFeed copywriters, strong conceptual, writing and strategic skills are a must.

We want to meet writers who yearn to exercise their full repertoire of creative thinking and wordsmithing on behalf of some fun and interesting clients.

At CreativeFeed, we don’t make advertising for advertising’s sake. We create smart communications made to activate, to engage consumers and to drive our clients’ business. We make award-winning work, but we don’t always do so through traditional means.

What’s that actually mean? It depends on the day. We work quickly on many different jobs. Sometimes that means writing scripts, websites or banner copy. Other times it means writing blog posts, marketing copy and strategy decks.

Since he or she will work both independently and as part of the larger group, a candidate must demonstrate ability to multitask, self-motivation and collaboration.

NOTE: CF copywriters won’t always work within the traditional writer/art director partnership. So your creative and strategic leadership on projects will help keep us keep projects running smoothly.

If this sounds like a challenge you’d like to try, give us a call. We like to meet smart people who don’t want to follow the usual advertising approach.

Your responsibilities:
• Collaborate with Creative Leads (CD and AD) to draft copy concepts and executions
• Take ideas and solutions from concept through implementation and execution
• Write for multiple deliverables including websites, widgets, emails, banner campaigns, user interfaces, style guides, print and presentation collateral
• Contribute to our creative process and strategic thinking

Your qualifications:
• 2-3 years experience writing professionally
• A solid portfolio with interactive and long-form copy examples
• Strong grammatical and editorial skills
• Knowledge of basic graphic design and layout principles
• Experience with working on large brands with existing brand guidelines
• Excellent communication skills

This is a freelance to fulltime position in New York City. Candidates must be able to work on-site each day. Unfortunately we can’t provide travel or expenses if you don’t reside in the New York City area. We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Direct applicants only, no staffing or third-party recruiters please.

Assistant Editor

CreativeFeed is seeking a motivated journalism recent graduate to take on the role of Assistant Editor for a new, up-and-coming project. The ideal candidate will excel in creating quality work while working in fast-paced environments as they will be responsible for compiling news trends daily, creating strong article headlines, and writing corresponding pieces for breaking topics. This equity opportunity will be great experience for anyone interested in breaking news and/or digital journalism. This new venture will become a national and international endeavor and is spearheaded by a group of serial entrepreneurs from the advertising, media, and technology industries.

Investigative/Research Associate

• Seeking individual with journalism / research skills to assist asset manager in conducting field research on multiple projects.
• Research projects will be focused on understanding emerging industry dynamics and competitive positioning of individual companies.
• No traveling required.
• Finance background / skills not important.

Diverse sets of projects including topics such as:

- data storage/pricing/value added services (private companies & pricing dynamics)

- infotainment for cars (navigation, stereo, video, internet connectivity) - what are the auto companies working on longer term for these systems? How info-rich are automobiles going to be over the next 5-10 years?

- background industry research for underlying demand drivers

Project Coordinator – Knowledge/Information/Web Management

The Project Coordinator – Knowledge/Information/Web Management will be responsible for coordinating AVAC’s web-based activities, managing publications and translations, and maintaining and strengthening AVAC's information architecture. S/he will focus on the maintenance of the AVAC website, clinical trials and trial sites databases, and be responsible for organizing and managing its internal materials and resource library. This position requires an eye for detail and superb organizational skills, and the candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate tasks in a flexible manner to address changing needs.

Assitant Editor

CreativeFeed is seeking a motivated journalism recent graduate to take on the role of Assistant Editor for a new, up-and-coming project. The ideal candidate will excel in creating quality work while working in fast-paced environments as they will be responsible for compiling news trends daily, creating strong article headlines, and writing corresponding pieces for breaking topics. This opportunity will be great experience for anyone interested in breaking news and/or digital journalism. It will also provide great exposure for your work as this project has the potential to reach over 500,000 readers daily. This new venture will become a national and international endeavor and is spearheaded by a group of serial entrepreneurs from the advertising, media, and technology industries.

Compensation: commensurate with experience.

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to opportunities@creativefeed.net with the subject title “Assistant Editor Position.” Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

To learn more about CreativeFeed, please visit our website creativefeed.net.