Job Title: Campaign Manager
Position Status: Full time, salaried, exempt. This is a 24-month fixed term position with continuance dependent on funding and other strategic considerations.
Work Location: Negotiable within the United States. We have an office in Washington, D.C. (currently closed during the COVID pandemic, with D.C. staff working from home) and are open to remote work from other geographic locations in the United States. Preference will be given to those based in California, New York or D.C. to support networking and engagement.
Document Date: 3/3/2021
The campaign manager focuses on engaging Free Press’ more than 1 million members, hundreds of allies and the broader public to demand an open, accessible and affordable internet, stop runaway media consolidation, end mass surveillance, protect press freedom and ensure diverse voices are represented in the media. Our campaign work occurs both online and in the field; this position builds national and local ally relationships, executes creative tactics, and develops engagement strategies to advance our campaigns.
The campaign manager focuses on different campaigns and issue areas over time including our work on internet freedom, press freedom and platform accountability. This position will focus on corporate-accountability campaigns — putting pressure on media and tech companies to stop the spread of hate and disinformation, advance racial equity and serve the public interest — as well as legislative and regulatory campaigns. The campaign manager’s focus may shift or expand to different issue areas over time.
In collaboration with our campaign, digital, policy and cultural organizing staff the campaign manager provides oversight, rapid response, coalition engagement, online organizing and mobilization efforts and represents Free Press in public. The campaign manager is responsible for fostering collaboration and communication internally and externally. The campaign manager develops and executes a range of tactics including digital mobilization, content creation for emails, blog posts and op-eds, outreach and engagement with new and existing local and national allies, creative stunts, and contributing to overall campaign development and strategy.
The campaign manager reports to the senior campaign director. This job requires flexibility in work schedule, generally aligning to U.S. East Coast business hours. Evening and weekend hours are required at times, especially to handle “rapid response” needs. Frequent domestic travel, including multi-day trips, is expected once the pandemic is under control.
Free Press is composed of two separate organizations, Free Press and Free Press Action Fund. Both entities share the same overall mission and employees will have time assigned to one or both entities. This job description refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “Free Press.”
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Free Press is committed to offering competitive pay and generous benefits, including group medical insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, retirement benefits, health-reimbursement accounts and paid family leave. Annual paid time off is a total of nine weeks, including vacation, health-care leave and holidays.
This position is categorized as a “tier 2” position, in the context of five possible functional classifications at Free Press, ranging from coordinator (tier one) to executive (tier five).
The starting salary at Free Press for a campaign manager who meets the above qualifications is $60,000-$65,000. Starting salary is based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. To counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, we use a nonnegotiable starting salary system, while benchmarking our pay to competitive markets in the nonprofit sector.
How to apply:
Complete our online application at the link on the top right of this page. Fully answering the application questions is an important part of the application process.
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This position was posted the week of March 8, 2021 Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and we encourage candidates to submit applications by April 2, 2021. This search will remain open until the position is filled. The ideal candidate will be available to begin work in April 2021.
Free Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value excellence and diversity in our workforce. People of color, women, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, gender-nonconforming and formerly incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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