Who We Are
Full Court Press Communications works with foundations, nonprofits, advocacy coalitions, government agencies, mission minded businesses and more. We help these organizations communicate about their social change initiatives, including campaigns on the environment, climate change, healthcare, housing, and homelessness. We pride ourselves on being:
- Small but mighty. We are a team that takes on projects ranging from local issues in the Bay Area to nationwide campaigns.
- Responsive and effective. We tell our clients what we’re going to do, when we’re going to it, and then we deliver.
- Committed to our causes. We work primarily with social change organizations that are making the world a better place.
What You’ll Do
As a Communications Counselor, you’ll primarily focus on environmental and land conservation campaigns. You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects aimed at protecting millions of acres of public lands and rivers, increasing the urgency of addressing the climate crisis, and highlighting the need for all Californians to be able to access and enjoy the outdoors. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll:
- Write a TON of content, from messaging materials to press releases to op-eds to memos to social media content. We’ll look to you to translate complex policy ideas into easy to understand communications materials.
- Provide strategic counsel to our clients and contribute to planning documents that map out communications strategies. Together with senior staff, you’ll help our clients wrestle with communications opportunities and challenges.
- Work on client projects from start to finish, be responsive to ongoing requests, and consistently deliver great results for our clients. You’ll support the facilitation of client calls and meetings and track next steps and action items with great attention to detail.
- Get stuff done for our clients every day - from calling reporters to running social media ads to planning press events. We’ll rely on you to keep track of what needs to be completed, when it needs to get done, and then go make it happen.
Who You Are and Your Keys to Success
Interested in the position? Here’s what we’re looking for:
- You’re an excellent writer and you’re experienced in translating complex ideas into concise and easily understood content.
- It’s likely you’ve had several years of experience in a communications role for a nonprofit, advocacy organization, public relations firm, elected official, or political campaign.
- You’ve managed social media platforms and understand how to create content for a variety of channels.
- You’ve contributed to an organization getting media coverage by doing outreach to reporters or supporting planning for a press event.
- You’ve supported the creation of some sort of planning document: a social media strategy, a roadmap for putting on an event, or other relevant activity.
- You have experience working independently and under short deadlines and bouncing quickly from task to task without missing a beat.
If You Were Here Right Now, You Would Be
- Creating social media content to highlight the need for increased funding for public lands programs throughout the American West.
- Calling reporters to encourage them to write a story on how California’s state legislature needs to do more to address the climate crisis.
- Writing content for a new website highlighting public lands in the California Desert and encouraging local residents to get involved in protecting these places.
- Drafting an op-ed to highlight Latino Advocacy Week and the need for all Californians to have equitable access to the outdoors.
What Else Should You Know
- This is a full time, salaried position. The compensation for this position is $65,000 - $75,000 annually. We will consider applicants from anywhere within the United States.
- Candidates should expect to work during our office’s hours (9 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT). Occasional travel to California may be required (approximately 3-5 times/year).
- New employees will be provided with a laptop and other work set-up items.
- We contribute up to $300/month to company sponsored health care plans for employees.
- We match employee 401(k) contributions up to 6%.
- We offer 15 days annually of Paid Time Off. After 5 years at the company, employees increase to 20 days annually of Paid Time Off. We also offer 9.5 paid holidays throughout the year.
- We invest in our people. In addition to strong management and on-the-job learning, we offer an annual $250 professional development stipend to each employee.
How to Apply
- To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, include links to any work product you would like to highlight.
FCP is an equal opportunity employer. FCP does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.