Communications Coordinator

Website PRAEyeRight Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates is seeking a Communications Coordinator to strengthen PRA communications across digital platforms, including social media and web.

Who We Are

Political Research Associates is a social justice research and strategy center devoted to supporting organizations, civic leaders, journalists, and social sectors that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We provide changemakers with strategic insights and actionable research in order to identify, disrupt, and compete with movements and institutions that undermine democracy, justice, and human rights.

PRA produces investigative reports, articles, and tools; publishes the peer-reviewed magazine The Public Eye; advises social justice movement organizers; and offers expert commentary for local and national media outlets. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial and immigrant justice, civil liberties, and economic justice. Our office is located in Somerville, Massachusetts

What You Will Do

The Communications Coordinator is primarily responsible for the following:

Implementing and monitoring a multi-platform social media strategy to increase PRA’s reach, build new audiences, and draw attention to critical threats and opportunities.
Assisting with the creation and deployment of new media projects including videos, audio, and interactive experiences.
Supporting the Communications team and broader organization through administrative tasks such as documenting social media engagement metrics and performing virtual  event support.
Assisting with the communications of Religion Dispatches, a digital publication of Political Research Associates.

Who You Are & Keys to Success:

An Enthusiastic Communicator: Work to craft messages, both written and oral, for a diverse public audience; synthesize complex information in meaningful creative ways.
Excited about new technology: Quickly adapt to different social media platforms and ever-changing algorithms; be able to learn softwares needed for design.
Organized and Systematic: Organize and execute multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines, both independently and with others on a team.
Shared vision: Commitment to movements for social justice and anti-oppression frameworks and practices.

SALARY, BENEFITS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Salary: This is a full-time salaried position ($60,000/year).

Paid Time off:

Paid Vacation Leave: 15 paid vacation days per year
Paid Holidays:  3 PRA Holidays + 12 Choose-your-own Holidays
Paid Office Closures: 5 day Winter Break
Paid Health & Wellness Leave: 6 hours accrued per pay period up to 200 hours
Additional: 4-day/32-hour work week pilot starting in Spring 2023. Eligible for 2 month paid sabbatical after reaching 5 years tenure. Civic Duty Leave; Bereavement Leave; PFML

Other Benefits:

100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. PRA also offers a 5% employer contribution of salary towards a socially responsible retirement fund, anniversary bonuses, as well as fabulous colleagues in a collaborative working environment and $1000 professional development.

This job is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035.

Location:

Remote or Greater Boston area. This position is eligible for full telecommuting or you can choose to work from our office in Somerville, Massachusetts. Relocation assistance is provided. PRA’s office hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET, but we offer flexible schedules to all employees.

Political Research Associates is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), social justice commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from communities most negatively affected by right-wing ideologies & campaigns to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and Two-Spirit people; genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.

To apply for this job email your details to contact@politicalresearch.org