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Our team is a mix of committed organizers, campaigners, policy experts, digital communicators, administrators and fundraisers. We're committed to recruiting and retaining creative, ethical, smart and innovative people with a sense of humor. We center racial justice in our work and seek new team members who share our values and approaches.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance; retirement benefits; health reimbursement, dependent care and commuter-expense accounts; and up-to-date IT systems that allow for flexible work locations. We think that employees do better work if they have time to enjoy life with friends and families, so we offer a total of nine weeks of paid time off each year.

People of color, women, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, gender-nonconforming and formerly incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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California Campaign Manager

The California campaign manager anchors Free Press’ organizing, network building and policymaking efforts in California in support of a robust civic-media environment. As a member of the Journalism and Civic Media Program, the campaign manager will help design and oversee implementation of our California campaign to serve the information needs of residents across the state and strengthen local news and community and ethnic media. This work will involve advocating across several of Free Press’ issue areas, including our efforts to build a new future for journalism, protect digital civil rights, and engage communities in the fight for equity in traditional and social media. 

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Media 2070 Senior Director

This position leads our Media 2070 project, a fast-growing organizing hub for thousands of people around the world engaged in surfacing the history and impact of systemic media anti-Blackness and sparking processes for repair. The senior director will focus on building collaborations at the intersection of racial justice and media, as well as the narrative and cultural components of the broader movement for Black reparations. The senior director is responsible for working with individuals both inside and outside Free Press to cultivate ideas and collaborations that transform the media system. This position will provide leadership, coaching and strategic planning needed for the Media 2070 team.

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National Field Director

The national field director for Free Press’ Journalism and Civic Media Program will focus on winning meaningful state-policy change in support of a robust civic-media environment. The director will oversee a nationally coordinated, multi-state campaign to pass public policies that transform local news and create equitable access to civic information. The director will be responsible for developing and implementing campaign strategies and tactics; leading, managing and supporting field organizers, campaigners, advocates and consultants; and creating durable power and infrastructure to secure policies that strengthen local news and support civic-media models. They will have a deep grasp of how to execute field-organizing strategies, equitably build coalitions, manage relationships with lawmakers and staff, and mobilize people.

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Policy Counsel

The policy counsel will advance our priorities with the Federal Communications Commission and Congress, including broadband access and affordability, broadcast ownership, competition and mergers, Net Neutrality, racial justice and media reparations. The policy counsel will build relationships with key FCC staff and have a deep grasp of the political and corporate actors shaping debates before the agency. The policy counsel will strategize around the FCC’s interplay with Congress, the Department of Justice, the executive branch, the courts and the public. The policy counsel will track related legislative, rule-making and adjudicatory proceedings and seek to advance Free Press Action’s positions therein. The policy counsel will analyze legislation, write briefs and advisory memos, conduct legal research, contribute to position papers and file comments in regulatory and adjudicatory proceedings.

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Production Manager

The production manager coordinates the production of all outgoing email outreaches and SMS messages. They are responsible for creating new action pages and email messages in our CRM using industry-best practices. They regularly conduct and analyze testing to identify effective strategies, messaging and formatting of outreach communications. The production manager works with the marketing and communications team to develop plans to expand digital engagement beyond email.

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    Are you open to staff working remotely?

    A: We’re looking for the best people, no matter what part of the United States they live in. We have an office in Washington, D.C., and roughly two-thirds of our staff work remotely from other locations.

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