Opportunities at MLP
Position open until filled
Media Literacy Project is seeking a full-time Campaign Coordinator to coordinate all media justice community organizing campaigns. The primary function of this job is to manage all campaigns, supervise community organizing staff and volunteers, and develop and strengthen MLP’s base and organizational partnerships.
Media Literacy Project’s media justice campaigns and programs for the coming year include continued participation in the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice and the Siembra campaign. The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice is led by national prison justice organizations and works in collaboration with regional and local organizations with the goal of reducing the cost of prison phone rates. The Siembra campaign is our campaign for responsible speech in our media and communities. MLP coordinates these campaigns in New Mexico. The Campaign Coordinator will also facilitate the creation of a mesh network in Albuquerque, working in partnership with organizations in MLP’s Digital Justice Coalition.
Communications and Marketing Director
Position open until filled
Media Literacy Project is hiring a full-time Communications and Marketing Director to create and implement comprehensive communications and marketing plans that are aligned with MLP’s strategic plan for:
• strategic messaging and social justice framing;
• maximizing MLP trainings and product sales;
• defining communication priorities that effectively amplify MLP programs and advocacy campaigns to advance broader organizational goals;
• creating communication campaigns that strengthen donor development and fundraising.
In concert with senior leadership team, the Communications and Marketing Director sets goals with clear accountabilities, designs low cost, high impact communication strategies with evaluation measures, manages web and social media presence, optimizes MLP operations to support more efficient and effective communications while building media relationships and handling publicity for local, regional, and national MLP activities. Budget responsibilities include creation and oversight of program budget.
• Provide leadership in all areas of responsibility
• Help build and support team efforts
• Supervise communications team
• Produce strategic plans and timelines; measuring and reporting progress against benchmarks
• Develop stories, materials, and publications that advance MLP brand and identity
• Support grant writing and reporting functions, as needed by the Executive Director
• Coordinate MLP events and participation in community activities
• Enhance web presence and increases visibility through social media
• Support staff with technical training, editing, publications
• Make presentations and offer training and advice to community partners and clients
Trainings and Sales
• Establish earned income goals and reach targets
• Write business plans and implement marketing strategies that promote MLP trainings and products to achieve earned income goals
• Build client base and increase relationships with identified audiences
• Generate content for news stories
• Adapt national news and frame policy issues for local and regional outlets
• Write and distribute press releases
• Develop and submit articles for publication
• Successfully pitch stories
• Serve as primary point of contact for media
• Maintain and expand media relationships
• Catalogue coverage
• Monitor department budget, handle expense reporting, and process purchase requests in a timely manner
• Share responsibility for staff meetings
• Shares responsibility for office maintenance
• Further the mission of MLP through support of outreach and community organizing campaigns
• Minimum 5 years experience with social justice oriented approaches to framing, media strategy, and advocacy communications
• Proven project management skills including experience coordinating high functioning teams
• Strong journalistic research and writing skills with the ability to write for various audiences across multiple media outlets
• Knowledge of media justice and media reform issues and experience in advancing social change agenda
• Ability to train and teach others about communication
• Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
• Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
• Hands on experience with web design and interactive media, Drupal preferred
• Publishing and graphic design software,
• Ability to work across MAC and PC operating systems in general
• MS Office
• Database software
• Presentations and technical set-ups
Salary: Salary is commensurate with relevant experience.
Location: Qualified applicants must live in the US.
Application Procedure: To apply, email cover letter and resume to: Carly Miller carly [at] medialiteracyproject [dot] org. Please do not call the MLP office with questions about this posting.
Media Literacy Project is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about the Media Literacy Project visit http://medialiteracyproject.org/.
Media Literacy Project accepts interns for semester or year-long projects for college credit. Our work relates to many areas of study including: American Studies, Communications & Journalism, Cinematic/Media Arts, Education, Health & Wellness, Latin American/Chicano Studies, and Sociology. Check with your respective department for credit opportunities. If you are interested in an internship contact us at info [at] medialiteracyproject [dot] org or 505.828.3129.
Media Literacy Project always accepts volunteers. Volunteers can have a weekly or monthly schedule, or just drop in as needed to help out with specific projects. We are especially interested in volunteers who have media production, graphic design, campaign, community organizing, communications, administrative, or general media literacy experience. Volunteers help us with media justice campaign work, capturing and compressing media clips, editing video, media monitoring, researching media facts, documenting Media Literacy Project events, designing materials, translating materials, assisting at events, and helping out with the daily office work. Media Literacy Project staff train volunteers on specific programs and applications as needed. Media Literacy Project could not successfully accomplish all the work we do without our dedicated team of volunteers. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in volunteering at info [at] medialiteracyproject [dot] org or 505.828.3129.