Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a press officer to join our fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.
Why you’ll love coming to work every day
You’ll help change the world. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is — and has a vision for how it should be. Add a 40-year track record of winning campaigns and ambitious plans to have an even bigger impact, and you’ve got a powerful force to be reckoned with.
You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of seasoned, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.
You’ll be a part of fearless and winning campaigns. When your mission is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and keep persevering. For more than 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, Dow Chemical, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.
You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you become the best leader you can be.
You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We know we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.
What you’ll do
For more than four decades, Corporate Accountability has moved millions of people to challenge corporate power through groundbreaking campaigns that win victories for health, human rights, democracy, and the planet. Far-reaching media — paired with strategic grassroots organizing — are at the core of what we do. They’re how we’ve won hearts and minds around the globe to build a world free of corporate abuse. They’ve fueled our significant growth over the last five years as we’ve taken on the fossil fuel industry, water privatizers, Big Food, and Big Tobacco. And they’re key to building even more power.
That’s where you come in. We’re looking for someone to help us expand our team to go bigger and bolder in securing groundbreaking, widespread media coverage that exposes corporate abuse and motivates people to take action with us. You will thrive if you are excited about, and good at, engaging with reporters to make sure our analysis and campaigns make headlines around the world. That means becoming an expert on the many facets of corporate abuse, Corporate Accountability’s campaigns, and the corporate accountability movement, finding creative ways to connect and build relationships with journalists and thought leaders online, via phone, and in person, and crafting and driving compelling media and digital content from start to finish.
You’ll do it all by partnering with a broad, cross-organizational team collaborating to craft the exact right messages and get them out into the world. And through it all, you’ll keep essential systems running to make sure we meet our deadlines, produce the best content possible, and build the deep, meaningful relationships that are key to building a better future for all people.
Who you are
- The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have make you mad as hell — and you want to do something about it.
- You understand that changing the imbalance of power in the world, its inherent racial injustice, and the oppression people of color experience is central to your work for justice. You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression.
- You’re a tenacious organizer and communicator. You know social change happens person to person — so you’re not afraid to strike up conversation with a stranger, direct message someone on Twitter, or hop on the phone to pitch a reporter on their next big story. You can build relationships with integrity and build power for global change with people from diverse backgrounds.
- You are highly organized and have solid experience managing projects from start to finish, meeting deadlines, and managing both up and laterally to get what you need. You appreciate elegant and effective processes and are passionate about creating and implementing them. And when something doesn’t go as planned, you’re ready to adapt to changes and challenges and adjust to get back on track.
- You’ve got writing skills. You know how to distill complex issues into a simple, persuasive argument — and you can tweak that argument for different audiences in different contexts. Your strong attention to detail ensures your copy is clean and nearly error-free every time. And you consistently seek and implement feedback to improve your craft as you go.
- You thrive on social media. You’ve got experience managing social media accounts, executing social media strategy, and/or creating content for social media platforms. You get excited about finding new ways to reach people and inspire them to action.
- You have at least one year of communications, media outreach, organizing, or other relevant experience.
- Bonus: You are fluent in Spanish and/or French.
What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day
- Pitch media events, stories, and analysis of breaking news to journalists across the U.S. and around the world.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with reporters and thought leaders, and work with your team of spokespeople to do the same—whether that’s traveling to get coffee with them in person, talking on the phone, commenting on their social media posts, or anything in between.
- Maintain a comprehensive reporter database and hone other administrative systems, including files, records, and creation of media-related fundraising tools. You’ll also monitor, analyze, and track earned media and news developments relevant to our campaigns and mission.
- Draft, edit, and proof a range of media and digital copy, like pitch memos, advisories, press releases, blog posts, op-eds, and social media posts.
- Project manage content creation from start to finish, including collaborating with people from across the organization to identify the most compelling content, drafting tight copy, shepherding it through editing, reviewing, and proofreading, and organizing to ensure your communications reach as many people as possible in the world.
- Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, recruitment, and campaign activities.
Salary and benefits:
- Salary range: $42,900 – $48,800, commensurate with experience.
- Our comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization) and dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization and the option to add dependents at an additional cost); FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; and 401(k) with employer match.
- Competitive vacation, sick time, and holiday policies.
- Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.
- Energetic Campaign Headquarters complete with open, collaborative work spaces and a big, social kitchen.
Location: Campaign Headquarters in downtown Boston, MA.
We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next press officer.
To apply: Attach your résumé to the online application and include a short cover letter answering why you are interested in working at Corporate Accountability in this role. Please include where you first heard about the position.
Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around — a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.
Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.