Common Justice is seeking a dynamic storyteller, culture shifter, and writer to develop, pitch, and create narrative shifting content that will change the way we talk about violence, survivorship, accountability, healing, racial justice and mass incarceration.
Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transforms the lives of those harmed and fosters racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first alternative-to-incarceration and victim-service programs in the United States to focus on violent felonies in adult courts. Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing, and justice for survivors and their communities.
Common Justice’s work includes broad narrative-shifting efforts to support changes in both policy and culture. The organization is committed to telling the truth about violence—about the people who survive it, the people who cause it, and the strategies that will work to end it. The communications work creates and deploys broad new platforms to elevate the voices and leadership of those impacted by violence from the block to the Capitol.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Research and write materials including op-eds, blog pieces, and media guides that shift the narrative about violence and mass incarceration in the U.S.;
- Create and utilize deep relationships with partner organizations, individuals, and internal staff to drive curation and creation for Common Justice’s media including webinars, podcasts, ads, and IG Lives;
- Work with the Director of Communications to identify strategies that amplify Common Justice’s campaigns, direct service work, and policy initiatives;
- Collaborate with Digital Manger to create a content calendar that ensures timeliness, sensitivity, and relevance for all public-facing digital content; • Owns, manages, and writes Common Justice’s blog;
- Remains informed about relevant industry trends and cultural trends, and deeply understand the intersection between racial justice, criminal legal system issues, and popular culture;
- Seeks opportunities to elevate Common Justice’s mission, campaigns and narrative shifting practices into the news cycle;
- Works to develop communication materials; such as training guides, talking points, and reports that advance narrative goals
- When possible, builds relationships with beat reporters at key outlets and geographies
Common Justice seeks a candidate with the following qualities, skills and experience:
- At least 3 years of experience as a communications professional;
- A commitment to Common Justice’s mission of racial justice and ending mass incarceration;
- Demonstrated ability in writing and editing persuasive materials including talking points, op-eds, press releases, and messaging documents on deadline;
- Previous campaign experience in a non-profit, labor union, or social justice setting;
- Ability to prioritize competing projects and multi-task across teams working across various offices;
- Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, with a proactive approach;
- Passionate, energetic and a strong work ethic;
- Committed to winning.
Salary is commensurate with experience within Common Justice’s pay range of $62,500 - $68,500 for a manager position. A competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401 (k), and substantial vacation. Please submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter indicating where you found this position to [email protected]. Please include “Manager of Storytelling and Content Strategy” in the subject line of your email. Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.