Communications and Messaging Coordinator

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Not Left, Not Right, Forward

Forward California is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our
team as the volunteer Communications and Messaging Coordinator. This
leadership position reports directly to the California Co-chairs of the Forward
Party. You should expect to be able to allocate up to 8 hours/week in this position.
The Communications and Messaging Lead for Forward California, will spearhead
the development and execution of strategic communication initiatives, showcasing
our values and policies to diverse audiences. They will play a pivotal role in
shaping the party’s narrative, fostering media relationships, and driving impactful
campaigns to propel Forward California’s mission forward.

Key Responsibilities:
This position will lead a remote team of volunteers to assist with the following
Strategic Communications:
● Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies to
effectively convey Forward California’s values, policies, and
● Craft compelling narratives and key messages to resonate with
diverse audiences, ensuring consistency across all communication
● Establish and maintain relationships with media outlets, journalists,
and influencers to secure positive coverage.
Public Relations:
● Serve as the primary point of contact for media inquiries, press
releases, and interviews.
● Proactively identify opportunities for media engagement and manage
crisis communications when necessary.
Content Creation:
● Oversee the creation of engaging and shareable content for various
platforms, including social media, newsletters, and the party website.
● Collaborate with designers, writers, and other team members to
produce visually appealing and informative materials.
● Ensure all content adheres to branding guidelines and resonates with
the target audience.
Social Media Management:
● Develop and implement a social media strategy to enhance the
party’s online presence and engagement.
● Monitor social media trends, analyze metrics, and adjust strategies
● Foster community-building through interactive and meaningful online
Marketing Campaigns:
● Plan and execute campaigns to promote party initiatives, events, and
membership drives.
● Utilize data-driven insights to refine messaging strategies and
maximize outreach.
Strategic Planning:

● Contribute to the development of the party’s long-term strategic
plans, ensuring that communications and messaging objectives are
aligned with broader organizational goals.
● Participate in strategic discussions to shape the party’s overall vision
and direction.

● Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a
related field is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be considered in
lieu of a formal degree.
● Proven experience in communications, public relations, and messaging, with
a focus on political or advocacy-related work.
● Strong understanding of California’s political landscape and key issues.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to think strategically and creatively to reach diverse audiences.
● Experience with social media management and analytics tools.
● Strong organizational skills.
● Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
● A commitment to the values and goals of Forward California.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their
relevant experience and motivation for applying, and a portfolio of relevant work
to [email protected] with the subject line “Application:
Communications and Messaging Coordinator – Forward California.” Applications
will be accepted through 23 February, 2024.