Jul 10, 2019

Communications Specialist

  • Dignity and Power Now
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Marketing / PR Social Justice

Job Description

·      Develop a press strategy and launch all press releases

·      Focus on traditional media content and outlets, including but not limited to, print newspapers, magazines, online blogs, and prison publications

·      Produce and edit original written content for the organization including but not limited to editorials, blogs, newsletters, magazine articles, press releases, literature, petitions, and speeches

·      Coordinate any media consultants

·      Develop relationships with editors and media professionals to further DPN's reach and influence

·      Develop and manage an organization-wide blog contribution schedule

·      Edit and format other staff content as requested

·      Maintain and update the DPN website including updating plug ins and platforms, updating content, adding all news mentions to news page, adding new videos and photos

·      Develop relationships with prisoners and act as a medium to magnify their voices through traditional media

·      Respond to letters from incarcerated people and outreach to incarcerated people through letter writing

·      Actively get organization-wide content placed in local, national, and worldwide publications

·      Research and identify new writing opportunities and outlets

·      Represent DPN in media interviews and at events along with other staff members

·      Expand organizational contacts through networking or sponsoring events

·      Provide accurate sources and links for text used online

·      Maintain knowledge of new writing trends

·      Develop talking points with staff members prior to interviews and speaking engagements 

·      Develop and implement all social media content and social media strategy on platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo, and the DPN Website

·      Interact with public on all online platforms and send correspondence to appropriate staff

·      Retain consistent growth in followers and establish new goals

·      Identify and implement new online platforms

·      Develop and implement a social media marketing plan and budget

·      Format and post blogs

·      Work to launch new video content, to archive video content on YouTube, Vimeo, DPN website, and to produce social media videos

·      Work to launch press releases and archive on the DPN website

·      Provide a detailed analysis of platform and marketing analytics

·      Graphic design including but not limited to social media graphics, gifs, protest signs, banners, slide presentations, merchandise, and literature

·      Build a strong DPN base through social media

·      Establish, work towards, and evaluate base-building goals

·      Format and send newsletter

·      Source and credit when necessary

·      Work with management to strategize messaging and persuasive visual content

·      Source and credit Creative Commons when necessary

·      Research and maintain knowledge of new social trends, and design trends and techniques


‘Dignity and Power Now’ is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants, including formerly incarcerated individuals. We are proud to comply with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (LA Ord. 184652).

Please send CV and a thoughtful cover letter to admin@dignityandpowernow.org

Please send work samples such as writing, social media and graphics samples.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Coordinator, Entry Level

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