The Economic Security Project (ESP) is seeking a Digital Communications Manager to work with our growing communications team. This position will report to and work alongside the Communications Director to coordinate and implement ESP’s communications strategy, which is focused on growing the impact and reputation of our guaranteed income and anti-monopoly work.
We live in a time of historic economic uncertainty. The dramatic increase in unreliable work and the concentration of wealth in too few hands threatens to undermine the foundation of the modern social contract: the idea that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get ahead in America. Low-income Americans are struggling to pay heating bills and make rent, and many in the middle class live on the financial brink as skyrocketing housing, childcare, and medical costs overwhelm stagnating incomes. Nearly 40 percent of Americans do not have enough savings on hand to cover a $400 emergency. Technological advancements threaten to accelerate these trends.
The Economic Security Project challenges this status quo by catalyzing ideas that build economic power for all Americans. As an ideas advocacy organization, disburse grants, identify gaps, develop communications research to inform the movements, and coordinate events and convenings to encourage investment and action from others. We aim to support the emerging leaders in the economic justice field and ensure they have the networks, know-how, and resources to succeed.
We’ve identified two fights we think we can win: (1) a guaranteed income that would provide an income floor for all Americans and (2) anti-monopoly action to rein in the unprecedented concentration of corporate power. We pick our fights based on our analysis of where our team can add value, where there are gaps in the existing ecosystem, and where a little push could turn an idea from a trend into a substantive intervention that improves people’s lives.
Economic Security Project is a 501(c)(3) with a 501(c)(4) sister organization, Economic Security Project Action. Economic Security Project is co-chaired by Natalie Foster, Chris Hughes, and Dorian Warren. The Economic Security Project’s Executive Director, Taylor Jo Isenberg, has over ten years of experience building complex organizations. We’ve recruited a high-caliber team of campaigners, communicators, and operators to help us realize our vision.
In this role you will work closely with the Communications Director and Content Manager to generate and coordinate the production of impactful editorial content to advance narratives that move forward ESP’s key initiatives. You will play an important role in highly collaborative and interdisciplinary Communications and Culture teams, working to ensure accurate, consistent, and effective storytelling.
Digital Audience Strategy (60%):
- Develop and maintain engaging online social spaces that expand the awareness of ESP campaigns and target niche audiences via social media, website, and email channels
- Analyze engagement data and audiences to create recommendations focused on growing the reach and impact of ESP initiatives
- Write, edit, update, and schedule cross-channel digital content using social media management, email marketing, and website content management systems;
- Create and maintain a content calendar to keep staff and stakeholders informed and coordinated on plans and strategy
Cross Team Support (25%):
- Assist with the planning, execution, and technical support for digital live stream events
- Provide guidance and support to advocacy, policy and programmatic teams with the digital execution of their campaigns
- Assist in the development of staff and stakeholder digital tools trainings
Big Picture Growth and Coordination (15%):
- Maintain an updated proficiency with new media tools and trends
- Strategize across teams on our overall narrative strategy, with an eye to broader public engagement exposure, and an ability to bring a critical lens that prioritizes equity and inclusion in all aspects of our communications
- A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Politics or Economics, or equivalent professional work that establishes familiarity with our issue areas
- Minimum of six years’ experience in communications teams, working with issue advocacy organizations, or related experience
- Experience and/or proven commitment to economic, social, and racial justice with the ability to discuss the intersections between them
- Excellent written, speaking, editing, and research skills, including the ability to seek out and quickly synthesize complex information from disparate sources
- A strong background in writing and storytelling, with the ability to create effective narratives and impactful messaging
- Top-notch project management skills, including the ability to illicit and incorporate feedback from staff at all levels of the organization
- Ability to work on deadline, adapt to changing situations, prioritize, and switch between different projects and tasks on short notice
- Quick learner and ability to take initiative and problem-solve
- Experience with Asana, Slack, and G Suite a plus
The Economic Security Project is a virtual office with staff across the country. The Digital Communications Manager will report to the Communications Director, who is based in New York City. The salary range is $70,000-$95,000. An excellent benefits package including 401(k) employer match; 100% employer paid health, vision and dental coverage; and generous vacation/PTO policy. It is full-time and considered exempt from FLSA overtime rules.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and an optional work sample at the application link: https://www.economicsecurityproject.org/jobs/#job-870956. The sample should be a piece of recent work that you were primarily or significantly responsible for. Please provide brief contextual information describing the purpose of the work and, if applicable, how it was used to advance a strategy.
Because the Economic Security Project values a diverse and representative workplace, people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and people of all gender identities are strongly encouraged to apply. ESP is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.