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The Democracy Collaborative Foundation [democracycollaborative.org], a national research and development lab for the democratic economy, seeks a Communications Editorial Manager to help craft and disseminate our research and analysis on the need for systemic solutions to our economic, racial, and climate crises, and to tell the stories that highlight alternative models of ownership and control of the economy. 

This full-time, nonexempt, bargaining unit, classification 5 position will report to the vice president of communications and work closely across our teams of researchers, fellows, and community wealth builders working on visions, models, and pathways toward an equitable, sustainable, and democratic economy. 

Duties and responsibilities

Your principal duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Create and manage content for the full range of TDC programs, including for its websites, social media channels, newsletters, its other digital properties, and external publications
  • Assist in representing TDC and its programs in various forums and in the media
  • Offer strategic communications guidance based on knowledge of best practices and emerging innovations in messaging
  • Help advance policy solutions and best practices for local, national, and international audiences through multiple channels, online and offline 
  • Work with vendors, partners, and staff to help manage and provide strategic direction for projects, publications, and campaigns 
  • Participate in shaping overall communications strategy 

Required Qualifications

  • Understanding of and general alignment with The Democracy Collaborative’s mission of advancing a democratic economy and its values of community, integrity, communication, reflection, equity, balance, and ambition.
  • At least seven years of post-college experience in communications-related work (including communications work in a political or public policy research position)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with multiple types of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and beat deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Skill in engaging with organization allies, media, and funders
  • At least intermediate understanding of HTML and web design
  • Competence in using a broad range of content creation tools, including graphic design, audio, and video software (particularly Adobe)
  • Understanding of and ability to embody diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices in their work

Location

The position is virtual. The employee must have access to dedicated space and sufficient internet bandwidth to carry out the responsibilities of the position. Some amount of travel, including travel to occasional all-staff in-person meetings, will be required.

Compensation

The annual salary range begins at $70,918, commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, we offer a generous benefits package that includes health care, three weeks of paid vacation per year, and a 403(b) retirement plan with an above-industry-average employer match.

New employees shall be subject to a six-month probation period.

To apply

Send résumé/CV with references, a detailed cover letter regarding your interest in and desire to make a contribution to the mission and work of The Democracy Collaborative, and samples of published work to jobs@democracycollaborative.org. Include “Editorial Manager” in the subject line. Please note that given the volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant. No phone calls, please. We will contact all candidates who qualify for first-round interviews.

The Democracy Collaborative Foundation is committed to building a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

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