Category Archives: Job Opportunities

Voto Latino Seeks Field Organizers

Voto Latino seeks to immediately hire several field organizers for its United We Win 2010 mid-term elections voter registration campaign. The organizer will be responsible for conducting non-partisan voter registration in Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Rio Grande Valley, Denver, and southern Florida.
The ideal candidates will be experienced in handling a wide range of grassroots organizing tasks, will be detail oriented, and will be self-starters with the ability to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be well-organized, and work well under pressure while remaining flexible, resourceful, and efficient.
This individuals will form part of Voto Latino’s national United We Win campaign team. Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is the first and leading national, nonprofit, civic engagement organization to mobilize the fastest growing group of Americans – Latino youth.
The Field Organizers will:
– Register American Latino voters between the ages of 18 and 34 at a wide variety of locales, including but not limited to community college campuses, festivals, concerts, places of worship, and places of commerce
– Distribute United We Win campaign collateral to individuals and community groups
– Build local partnerships to maximize impact
– Recruit at least 20 local youth volunteers to maximize impact
– Report to Voto Latino’s national, Washington, D.C. office on a daily basis
MUST HAVE:
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Excellent time management skills
-Strong knowledge of local Latino demographics
-Strong verbal and written skills
-Strong knowledge of social media and digital technology
-Strong interest in Latino politics and civic life
STRONGLY PREFER:
-2+ years experience with grassroots organizing or political campaigns, or 3+ years in a communications field
-Contacts at universities, NGOs, and community groups in the region
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Candidates will need to have their own car, as this position will require significant travel across the area.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@votolatino.org with “Field Organizer Position – (Preferred Location)” in the subject line.

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Voices for Children in San Antonio Seeks External Communications Coordinator

Voices for Children is a research and advocacy organization committed to improving the quality of life for San Antonio’s children through strategic planning, research, advocacy and action. Voices is looking for an External Communications Coordinator with proven expertise in the areas of marketing, media, communications and a passion for the issues that impact the children in our community.
General Description:
The External Communications Coordinator supports the Executive Director and Voices for Children in ensuring that all messaging is consistent with the work and mission of the organization.
Responsibilities:
* Manage website and other social media outlets
* Manage media rapid response to issues related to child well-being. Draft letters to the editor and communicate regularly with media to build relationships. Plan and assist with periodic press conferences to highlight children’s issues or new data release.
* Engage in public relations/relationship-building with stakeholder groups including service providers, families, policy makers, funders and other centers of influence
* Create and implement marketing plan
* Engage mass media outlets for materials insertion, placement and/or coverage on an ongoing basis.
* Lead production and promotion of the annual report on the status of children
* Lead special event efforts
* Other duties may be assigned
Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, or Journalism preferred
* 1 to 3 years of related non-profit or for-profit experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, or Journalism preferred
* Bilingual preferred
* Experience working on multiple projects with minimal supervision
* Experience working in a web-based environment with the ability to stay current with fast-changing media
* Knowledge of current events and ability to network effectively
* Creative writing skills demonstrating clarity and on-target messaging
* Effective public presentation skills in small and large groups
* Organized and detail-oriented
* Ability to work cooperatively with other Voices for Children staff and volunteers
Compensation:
$35,000 to $38,000
Respond by September 13, 2010 with Resumes/Cover Letters to: cmessina@voicessa.org
Application Instructions
Respond by September 13, 2010 with Resumes/Cover Letters to:
cmessina@voicessa.org

Application for 2010 NLMC Television Writer’s Program Extended to September 20th

The new deadline to submit applications will be September 20th. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this program which has successfully placed over a dozen writers in television networks. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NLMC) Writers Program is not for beginners. It is for those writers who can write at least one half-hour comedy or one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period of time.
The program will take place in Burbank, CA from November 8th to December 10th. Each participant is expected to complete at least one script by the end of the five-week session, which will then be read by network executives.
Those writers whose scripts show promise will be interviewed and mentored by the network executives with the idea of placing them on a show.
A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant.
Flight, housing, and meals will be provided.
The program will commence on November 8th.
If selected, you must be available to fly and stay in Burbank, CA from November 6 – December 10, 2010
Writing samples must be in English and Television scripts are preferred.
Please note that writing teams are ineligible. The deadline for submissions is September 20th. Scripts will be evaluated and program participants announced on October 22nd.
For writing samples to be considered, the following must be submitted:
* Program Application
* Resume/Bio
* Writing Sample (1) hard copy and (4) CD copies (each CD should have a copy of the script saved in PDF Format)
* Notarized release forms
* A paragraph explaining why you want to write for television

To download program application and release forms, please visit
http://nhmc.org/writersprogram
Writing sample must be post marked by September 20th and sent to:
Tatiana Arizaga
National Hispanic Media Coalition
55 S. Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
For more information please call or email Tatiana Arizaga at (626) 792-6462 or tarizaga@nhmc.org.

Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for The Media Consortium

*Job Description*

Where:Telecommute
Status: Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for “Weekly” news summary blogs. Contract is 3 months with option to renew.
Who: The Media Consortium
Compensation:* Weekly stipend of $150 for approx. 10 hours/week ($15/hour)

The Media Consortium, a network of leading progressive independent journalism organizations, announces a freelance blogging and promotions position for a web and independent media savvy journalist with strong background in immigration and immigration reform.

This work is a key component of The Media Consortium’s MediaWire project–an aggregation and distribution initiative intended to spotlight, build traffic and generate buzz for Media Consortium members’ reporting on the nation’s most critical issues including health care,immigration and the economy.

Media Consortium bloggers write weekly syndicated “best of” roundups
highlighting exemplary content from our members. Blog posts will be
based on content aggregated from the economy, environment, health care,
immigration feeds aggregated on Delicious. Opportunities for longer,
feature-length articles may arise later on. Articles and blog posts
written by Media Consortium bloggers are featured in leading blogs and
progressive journalism outlets across the country.

Job requirements include:

* Writing one weekly blog of 800-1000 words that rounds up and key
stories from Media Consortium members for syndication across the net.
* Using social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to weekly posts/blog.
* Helping identify online communities and sites to promote and place blog posts.
* Joining scheduled calls with Media Consortium staff to plan outreach and coverage.

Qualifications:
* At least 2 years experience as an issue-based or political blogger
or reporter
* Familiarity with progressive media organizations and the
political/issue-based blogging community.
* Comfortable with the concept of adding multimedia elements to
reporting.
* Self-starter and team player with a sense of humor.

*Note that this is a contract position. Send a cover letter, resume, and links to your work to: erin@themediaconsortium.com. No phone calls please. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Program Manager, Operations for AIDE in Austin

How would you like to plan and develop new and existing experiential learning programs abroad? AIDE is a not-for-profit organization that offers international intern, teach, work, and volunteer placements. AIDE has programs in Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Peru, South Africa, and Spain.
The Program Manager works with the AIDE Team, and is responsible for assisting with the department’s operations to ensure that placements, orientations, participant relations, contracts, and materials are handled within required time frames. The Program Manager is responsible for making complex travel arrangements and working with related departments to ensure participant satisfaction and resolve issues as they arise. The role also involves frequent contact with the finance department to generate and review invoices and activate participant insurance. The Program Manager supports the planning and development of new and existing programs, and develops associated online and print materials. The Program Manager maintains internal and external communications as necessary, and develops marketing strategies to support increased program participation.

Qualifications

– Experience with international operations and marketing is a plus.
– Must be passionate about cultural exchange and international travel.
– Must speak intermediate Spanish (experience traveling and/or living in Latin America is a plus).
– Skilled knowledge of Excel and Word are required.
– Must possess operating knowledge of commonly used internal databases, or be capable of learning them quickly.
– Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Business, Marketing, or other relevant field.
– Must possess a calm demeanor and function effectively under pressure, as well as a strong ability to create reports, meet deadlines, set goals, multi-task, and prioritize.
– Minimum one year experience in customer service and operations required. International experience preferred.
To Apply
Please send an e-mail to jobs@aideabroad.org with cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
Please include the position of interest in the subject line

Openings with the Center for Media Justice

The Center for Media Justice is hiring for three positions open: Deputy Director, Associate Director (Programs), and an Americorp/Vista position with the Digital Arts Service Corp.
About the Center for Media Justice
CMJ is a movement-building communications strategy and advocacy center for grassroots leaders and organizations based in historically disenfranchised communities nationwide. Our work builds the power of movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights to become more effective, transformative, and collaborative.
CMJ works with organizing groups and movement-building alliances nationwide to transform communications policies, strategies, and practices in the service of racial and economic justice through the Justice Communications Program, the Media Justice Movement Building Program, and our signature project, the Media Action Grassroots Network. As an emerging leader in the movement for media justice and communication rights, CMJ is committed to building a staff team and organization that is collaborative, strategic, and effective.
To Apply
Please email or mail a resume, and a cover letter answering the following questions:
1) What do you see as the role of media and culture in shaping conditions for low-income communities/communities of color?
2) What is your experience building strong organizations and why do you think this work is important?
Email address: jobs@centerformediajustice.org
Postal address: 1611 Telegraph Ave., Ste 510, Oakland, CA 94612

Center for Media Justice Now Hiring

Open positions: Deputy Director, Associate Director (Programs), Development and Promotions Manager.

Center for Media Justice is a movement-building communications strategy and advocacy center for grassroots leaders and organizations based in historically disenfranchised communities nationwide. Our work builds the power of movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights to become more effective, transformative, and collaborative.
We work with organizing groups and movement-building alliances nationwide to transform communications policies, strategies, and practices in the service of racial and economic justice through the Justice Communications Program, the Media Justice Movement Building Program, and our signature project, the Media Action Grassroots Network. As an emerging leader in the movement for media justice and communication rights, CMJ is committed to building a staff team and organization that is collaborative, strategic, and effective.

Full information about all three jobs is attached and here: http://centerformediajustice.org/home/about/jobs-at-cmj/