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Executive Director (Remote), Journalism Funding Partners

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Executive Director
Journalism Funding Partners

 

The Organization

Founded in late 2019, Journalism Funding Partners (JFP) is a start-up nonprofit with the mission to “help local news organizations serve their fundamental role of informing citizens about their communities.” JFP works directly with newsrooms (both nonprofit and for-profit), foundations, philanthropic entities, individual donors and members of the public to create new ways to fund journalism.

Established in response to the crisis in local journalism, Journalism Funding Partners (formerly McClatchy Journalism Institute) is dedicated to connecting funders and newsrooms to provide content and resources for local journalism. With every part of the local news landscape under threat, JFP seeks to support local professional and academic newsrooms regardless of size, structure, ownership or location – playing a matchmaking role in the growing realm of philanthropy-supported journalism. The majority of JFP’s first-year projects focused on connecting local newsrooms with support from community funders – successfully partnering with 12 news media organizations and shepherding over $1.2 million in philanthropy for specific reporting projects, labs and positions.

Looking at 2021 and beyond, JFP aspires to evolve and expand its philanthropic and programmatic offerings, with possibilities including working with funders to identify projects that fit with their philanthropic goals, raising unrestricted funds from major contributors to make awards to local newsrooms, developing a newsroom fellowship program, and providing training and guidance to newsroom leaders on how to effectively work with funders in their local communities.

www.jfp-local.org

 

The Opportunity

The JFP board is made up of 11 volunteers with extensive experience in journalism, education, law, nonprofits and philanthropy. In its first year, JFP was run by its volunteer board with the support of a part-time independent contractor. At the end of 2020, the board approved creation of a full-time, salaried Executive Director position. An interim leader is currently in place to help guide the organization during this search period.

The next Executive Director’s role will include leading the organization during a time of entrepreneurial, mission-driven growth. The Executive Director will be the sole staff member, making it essential that the person be a motivated self-starter, able to balance leadership skill sets with administrative skill sets. The Executive Director will work with a highly engaged, hands-on board of directors to develop new programs and funding models, continue and improve current activities and models, and continually assess how to best achieve JFP’s mission and aspirations.

The Executive Director is expected to work remotely, from their own home or workspace, and the JFP board has no geographic preference for where the Executive Director lives/works.

 

 

The Role

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and oversees all aspects of the organization’s fundraising, operations and programs.

Responsibilities include:

Fundraising and Relationship Management
Identifying, securing and stewarding grants and donations sufficient to ensure both the financial health of the organization and the accomplishment of JFP’s mission and goals – as well as managing the relationships and contracts that match funders with newsrooms and projects.

Strategic Planning
Leading the Board in ongoing strategic planning to ensure that JFP’s mission and goals are clearly articulated, with an achievable plan to achieve them.

Program Execution, Evaluation and Development
Ensuring that all existing programs are executed with focus and excellence, and leading the board in regular assessment of their impact/efficacy. In collaboration with board members and community partners, developing new programs, activities and funding models to realize the goals articulated in strategic planning.

Financial
Management of all financial activities, including budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting – ensuring maximum resource utilization and a positive financial position.

Operations
Supervision and implementation of organizational operations including: efficient management of resources, contract management, internal and external communications, file and data management, and other activities necessary to ensure smooth and productive operations.

Board Engagement
Working closely with the Board of Directors to support, guide and fulfill the organization’s mission – as defined by the Board – and effectively communicating with the Board, providing in a timely and accurate manner all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Communications
Serving as JFP’s primary spokesperson to partners/constituents, the media and the general public. Managing the website, social media collateral materials.

Engagement in the Journalism Community
Enhancement of JFP’s image by being active and visible in the journalism community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

 

 

 

Skills and Qualifications Required

SOLID NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE

  • Five-plus years of demonstrated fundraising success.
  • Experience implementing and managing the operational infrastructure required for a successful development program, including database systems and vendor and finance management.
  • Comfort and experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate donors and partners.
  • Entrepreneurship, including a proven ability to develop and execute new funding and solicitation models.

 

DIRECTOR-LEVEL NONPROFIT EXPERIENCE

  • Five-plus years at the director-level or above of a 501(c)3 organization.
  • Proven ability to have initiative, good judgment, and ability to make decisions independently while working within an engaged, collaborative board structure.
  • A track record of budgetary responsibility and sound fiscal management skills.
  • Skilled in organizational management with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Demonstrated success in modern marketing and communications efforts.

 

THE ABILITY TO THRIVE AND INSPIRE IN A “VIRTUAL” ORGANIZATION

  • A self-starter, comfortable working as the sole staff member.
  • Solid administrative skills that ensure an organized home office and excellent institutional operations.
  • Tech friendly, skilled in a variety of office software, internet/social-media savvy.

 

RELATIONSHIP AND RESULTS-ORIENTED LEADERSHIP

  • A person of integrity with a strong work ethic, high energy, a sense of humor and humility.
  • A well-rounded, big-picture thinker.
  • A professional with a strong sense of accountability and a practical ability to get things done, combined with the flexibility to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives.
  • Exposure and commitment to diversity and equity. Ability to interact successfully with people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets – inside and outside of an organization.
  • Experience, education and/or networking in journalism/broadcasting preferred.
  • A passion for JFP’s work and mission required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

Compensation

Salary range of $80,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience, plus a budget for benefits to be determined based on employee’s preference. JFP is an entrepreneurial endeavor, and the board is looking for an Executive Director who can and will grow with the organization.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to the search committee via email to [email protected]. Applications are being accepted through April 1, 2021.

Climate Justice Fellow Job Listing

Climate Justice Fellow job listing

 

High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, seeks applicants for a climate justice fellowship. The fellowship is designed for early-career print and visual journalists interested in reporting on climate change and environmental justice, and will provide on-the-ground reporting opportunities and a chance to dive deep into important stories, as well as professional mentorship and career development.

 

The fellowship will run for six months, starting July 1 2021, and includes coaching and instruction from across HCN's editorial and art departments. Fellows will work with the leaders of our North, South, Indigenous Affairs and Reflections & Reviews desks to produce reported stories, analysis pieces and/or essays. Visual journalists will produce photo essays, multimedia projects and/or videos.

 

Candidates will bring curiosity, fair-mindedness and a desire to share stories from and for communities and individuals who are disproportionately impacted by climate change, from Indigenous nations on the frontlines of sea-level rise to communities of color living in the shadow of oil and chemical facilities.

 

High Country News is part of a growing number of newsrooms addressing a historic lack of representation, inclusion and equity in journalism with effective solutions. We welcome applicants from all life experiences and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people and those from marginalized and low-income backgrounds.

 

Duties/outcomes will include:

 

The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist to build their knowledge and expertise of the impacts of climate change on traditionally underserved communities - and how those communities are responding.

 

Fellows will publish at least 8 bylined stories over the course of their six-month fellowships. Visual journalists will produce at least 3 photo essays, videos or multimedia pieces, and other assignments as needed.

 

Each fellowship will include a major capstone project that could be a feature-length reporting project, a multimedia story, a short documentary video or an interactive, digital piece.

 

Fellows will contribute to the editorial vision and success of the magazine by collaborating with other journalists, joining regular departmental meetings, and sharing subject matter expertise.

 

Skills and experience:

 

Candidates should have the ability to create thoughtful, even-handed journalism for digital or print audiences, and insights into one or more of the West's under-reported and under-represented communities.

 

We're looking for enthusiastic, committed early-career journalists who have the ability to work as a member of a dispersed, diverse editorial team and to contribute to the cultural competence of the organization.

 

Applicants should be versed in the foundational principles of reporting, producing insightful, fair-minded written or visual stories consistently on deadline.

 

Most importantly, they should demonstrate a passion for creating journalism for diverse audiences that deepens readers' understanding of the West's natural and human communities.

 

Compensation and general terms:

 

Working hours are flexible but fellows should expect to work between 30 and 35 hours each week.  Fellows are paid a stipend on a bi-weekly basis of $1,187.25, which includes a work-from-home allowance. Support with IT equipment is also provided.

 

This position is open to candidates who reside in Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. HCN's business headquarters is in Paonia, Colorado, but the editorial staff works remotely.

 

High Country News is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. HCN is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé and cover letter and samples of your work (3-5 written stories, 10-15 still images, or links to 3 videos or multimedia projects) to [email protected] with "HCN Climate Justice Fellowship" in the subject line.

 

Background:

 

High Country News is the nation's leading independent source of thoughtful, in-depth reporting on the Western United States. Established in 1970, HCN produces an award-winning monthly magazine and a popular website, along with email newsletters, special reports, books and events. From Alaska and the Northern Rockies to the Desert Southwest, from the Great Plains to the West Coast, HCN is a beloved and essential resource for those who care about this region.

 

HCN has been a leader in reporting on environmental justice issues, and spotlighting varied communities' struggles to adapt to a changing climate. At the same time, we have provided unparalleled learning opportunities and support for emerging and early-career journalists through our internship and fellowship programs. Over 225 alumnae have gone on to work for The New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, National Geographic, the LA Times, and many large and small publications, and to hold leadership and decision-making posts in government and the private sector.

 

High Country News is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to inform and inspire people to act on behalf of the West's diverse natural and human communities. Its journalism is supported largely by its devoted readership through subscriptions and contributions, with additional revenue from grants and advertising. It has received countless honors and accolades, including two coveted George Polk Awards.

 

In a time of media fragmentation and polarizing sound bites, readers come to High Country News for fact-based, independent journalism and civil conversation across diverse perspectives. With the decline in local newspapers leaving news deserts across the nation, HCN's relevance is sharper than ever.

Production Assistant, Bloomberg Media

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. The buzz of a recent tech breakthrough. We work hard, and we work fast - while keeping up the quality and accuracy we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time.

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is setting out to become the indispensable source of information for the world's most influential business leaders.

We are looking for a Production Assistant to help support the production teams for Bloomberg TV and Radio. We’ll trust you to be a self-starter, with a can-do attitude and a passion for finance!

You’ll write and research compelling segments. You’ll have a keen eye and source video and graphics elements. You’ll be flexible with working hours to accommodate production schedules and a collaborative team-player.

You’ll need to have:

-Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
-Spent time in a live news/production environment
-Strong editorial, storytelling, communication, and editing skills
-A background in journalism
-Ability to work early mornings and holidays
-Flexibility with hours as needed

We'd love to see:

-A passion for finance and economics

Does this sound like you?

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/89233

If you think we’re a good match. We’ll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Ad Sales Assistant, Crown Media Family Networks

ROLE SUMMARY

This position is responsible for working with Account Executives and Sales planners to service and maintain agencies and clients on a daily basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


• Assists with the maintenance of media schedules
• Builds and modifies sales orders including weekly allocations and move requests
• Stewards client accounts by creating and updating flowcharts and change notices
• Makes good on all pre-empted spots as well as monitoring programming changes
• Coordinates added value implementation
• Other tasks as assigned by supervisor


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


• Bachelor's degree is required with emphasis in Marketing, Communication or Advertising preferred
• Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


OTHER CHARACTERISTICS/COMPETENCIES


• Ability to pay close attention to detail and to understand written and oral instructions
• Ability to organize and schedule work effectively
• Ability to create flowcharts highly desired
• Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast paced, time-sensitive environment
• Prior Sales experience is preferred
• High level of database proficiency
• Prior Media internship or experience highly desired
• Ability to effectively with a wide variety of people
• Ability to effectively plan work schedule and follows through to completion
• Ability to listen well and actively engage others to facilitate positive outcomes
• Personally commits to excellence in every aspect of work

Note: Relocation will not be provided.

Donor Researcher - CalMatters

Are you a team player who is passionate about news, philanthropy and building sustainable business models for nonprofits? Are you comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment?

We’re looking for a colleague to join our three-person development team. In this role, you’ll manage our donor prospecting initiatives, identifying potential major donors, foundations and institutions. You’ll evaluate major donor prospects for high giving capacity, affinity, and interest in an informed electorate; foundation prospects for how their strategic giving priorities align with our work, and institutional prospects for how their business goals align with ours. 

Your work will be crucial in helping us secure major gifts, capital campaign contributors, planned gifts, foundation and institutional support for our work. You will work collaboratively with, and report to, our Publisher, who manages the Development team; and the Director of Development, who handles foundations and institutional giving; as well as the Director of Donor Engagement, who oversees major gifts. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, build and continually replenish and track our pipeline of major donors, foundations and organizations and companies we can tap to support our work 
  • Lead our Salesforce donor and donor management tracking, including managing the pipeline data, campaigns, major updates to donor database, and creating annual major donors, foundation and institutional renewals, reports, dashboards, process documentation
  • Work closely with our Director of Operations and Development Associate on tracking prospects, pledges, renewals, invoices, and donation deposits  
  • Leverage leading philanthropic publications like Inside Philanthropy and tools such as iWave, DonorSearch to identify major donor and foundation prospects, conduct wealth screenings 
  • Leverage tools including GrantStation, FundraisingMaps and Inside Philanthropy grants database for grants and foundation prospect research
  • Maintain and continually improve our fundraising data and tracking systems, processes
  • Be committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at CalMatters

Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, three years of experience in philanthropy, ideally in California, and: 

  • Passion for media, philanthropy, civic engagement and democracy
  • Keen interest in California and state government policies and politics
  • Exceptional verbal, organizational and research skills, ability to multitask, and establish effective timelines for accomplishing long-range goals
  • Proven track record producing effective prospect research and managing a donor pipeline
  • A positive, team-oriented approach and ability to work independently in a team environment
  • Proficiency with fundraising databases and tools including Salesforce, iWave, Donor Search, and/or other fundraising tools
  • Grant writing experience a plus

We value diversity and encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. Our excellent compensation program includes competitive salaries, great healthcare and a 401(k) match. 

If you are interested, please email a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re a great fit to [email protected] and include the job title in the subject line.

Development Associate - CalMatters

CalMatters is looking for a team-oriented professional to join our dynamic three person development team.

As a development associate, you will be responsible for assisting and supporting the development team and providing general administrative and program support. We also look to every member of our team to recommend new approaches, procedures and processes to continually improve the efficiency of our team. You will report to and work closely with the publisher, who manages the development team, as well as the major gifts director and the development director to handle donor communications and to identify potential sources of donations and track the progress of fundraising campaigns. Here are the key responsibilities: 

Donor Communications & Event Support

  • Handle donor communications, including coordinating, formatting and executing donor communications such as thank yous, holiday cards, briefing event invitations and reminders and follow up; preparing guest lists and bios; tracking event attendance 
  • Help with preliminary research as needed to build and replenish pipeline of major donors, institutions and foundation prospects
  • Coordinate stewardship touch points, internal and external meetings, arrange meetings, send invites 
  • Pull basic data for grant reports
  • Coordinate with the membership team on fundraising communications and list management
  • Update donation pages on our website

Fundraising, Financial Tracking, Database Management 

  • Perform basic administrative duties in Salesforce including updates to donor database, creating annual major donors, institutional and foundation renewals, reports and dashboards, and maintaining Salesforce documentation
  • Meet weekly with revenue team about needed database updates; make the updates
  • Handle and track pledges, invoices, donation deposits in QuickBooks
  • Update MailChimp fundraising distribution lists
  • Review, track and report on funds and gifts, generate and distribute reports

Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, two years of experience working on a development and fundraising team handling a variety of development duties and:

  • Passion for media, philanthropy, civic engagement and democracy
  • Keen interest in California and state government policies and politics     
  • Excellent verbal, research and writing skills
  • A positive, team-oriented approach
  • Sound time-management practices
  • A high degree of professionalism with internal and external audiences
  • Ability to organize materials, pay attention to details and accuracy, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while working independently
  • Basic knowledge of Salesforce, iWave, Donor Search, QuickBooks a plus

We value diversity and encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. Our excellent compensation program includes competitive salaries, great healthcare and a 401(k) match.

If you are interested, please email a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re a great fit to [email protected] and include the job title in the subject line.

Client Services Associate, Bloomberg Media

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. We work hard, and we work fast — while keeping up the creativity and entrepreneurialism we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time.

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from Bloomberg Quicktake to Bloomberg Green.

We have expanded our commercial business beyond media advertising sales to offer a full range of agency services from strategy to creative, content, communications and in-market activations. We are looking to grow our Client Services team by adding an associate to lead independent campaigns as well as to help support large, integrated media campaigns.

We’ll trust you to:

-Work cross-functionally with Sales, Strategy, Creative, Media Planning, Finance, Ad Operations, Data -Science & Insights, Editorial and Events to deliver work that is on strategy, time and budget
-Develop detailed project plans / timelines and manage cross-functional teams to deliver work that is on strategy, time and budget
-Assist Creative team with the development and creation of creative assets by gathering logos, assets, brand guidelines and specs
-Coordinate and capture notes from internal meetings and weekly client statuses
-Build relationships with clients, agencies and colleagues across different departments
-Update internal systems with required project updates
-Build a strong working knowledge of the Bloomberg Media ecosystem
-Provide strategic and operational support across the team as needed

You’ll need to have:

-2-4 years experience in an account management, project management or integrated production role at an agency or digital-first media company
-Experience creating timelines and working cross-functionally
-Exceptional attention to detail
-Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
-Familiarity with the media and marketing landscape
-Positive, can-do attitude, with a desire to learn and grow

Does this sound like you?

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/88966

If we believe you’re a good match we'll get in touch to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Policy Director for ACLU MT ($73-78K, Montana)

The ACLU of Montana Foundation (“ACLU of Montana”) seeks a passionate, energetic, and committed Policy Director to lead its Advocacy and Policy Department. This is an opportunity for a visionary professional to build on the success of the premier civil liberties and civil rights organization in Montana.  The Policy Director is responsible for advancing the ACLU of Montana’s ambitious civil liberties policy agenda before the state legislature, the executive branch, tribal governments, local government bodies, and administrative agencies; assuming leadership in related policy projects; overseeing the Indigenous justice policy advocacy and organizing program; and leading and collaborating on integrated advocacy initiatives.

 

ABOUT THE ACLU OF MONTANA

The ACLU of Montana (founded in 1972) is an affiliate of the national ACLU (founded in 1920) and operates as a private, non-profit organization.  We are the state’s largest and most influential civil rights organization. Our current top priorities are Indigenous justice, criminal legal reform and ending the criminalization of poverty, LGBTQ equality, and voting rights. We work on a range of additional issues including reproductive justice, immigrants’ rights, freedom of speech and religion, and informational and digital privacy. The ACLU of Montana envisions a fair, equitable, and free Montana that welcomes and celebrates diversity of all kinds. In our Montana, everybody is treated with dignity and respect, and has equal access to rights and freedoms.

The ACLU of Montana maintains a fast-paced and friendly work environment, with a current staff of 14 and an office located in Missoula. To learn more about the staff and work of the ACLU of Montana, please visit www.aclumontana.org.   

 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

ACLU of Montana is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, Indigenous people, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ and two-spirit community, those who have been formerly incarcerated or are currently under supervision, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We seek to build a team that reflects that diversity. All qualified applicants who share this vision and who have a desire to contribute to our mission are encouraged to apply.

 

The ACLU of Montana does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, faith, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, tribal affiliation, disability, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and one that honors and promotes a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We are engaging in ongoing internal equity work, including racial caucusing.

Our work environment is friendly, with flexibility and consideration of personal needs and circumstances.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

As a person with a leadership role in a small team, you will balance many critical areas of work:

  • Lead and oversee the ACLU of Montana’s policy program at the state, tribal, and local levels.
  • Work collaboratively across departments to plan and implement effective multi-disciplinary and integrated advocacy policy initiatives, involving a combination of policy, legal, communications, public education, and organizing strategies.
  • Develop and implement the ACLU of Montana’s legislative agenda (including in the legislative interim); lobby members of the legislature and the Governor’s office; track and analyze legislation that affects civil liberties; draft amendments; prepare and deliver testimony; attend and advocate in legislative commissions, taskforces, and workgroups; and identify opportunities for bipartisan support on ACLU issues.
  • Cultivate relationships and build coalitions, and work in partnership with varied and diverse constituencies, including key officials, tribal governments and leaders, staff, and impacted community members and organizations.
  • Lead or participate in state-wide ballot measure campaigns or other electoral engagement campaigns.
  • Prepare policy and educational programs to advance policy objectives; draft action alerts, talking points, issue briefs, reports, op-eds, and website updates.
  • Respond to media requests on policy issues and speak at events and forums.
  • Manage the Advocacy and Policy Department (APD), including planning, coordinating, and reviewing the work of the APD and programs; providing strategic oversight and support of the Indigenous justice policy advocacy and organizing program; and supervising and mentoring APD staff.
  • Develop and oversee the APD budget.
  • Assist with fundraising and donor relationships as needed.
  • Participate in and support equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging work and initiatives.
  • Serve on ACLU of Montana’s leadership team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Significant experience in political, legislative, or policy related work, and a deep understanding of the legislative process.
  • A strong passion for social justice and commitment to advancing the ACLU of Montana’s values, mission, and goals.
  • Experience working collaboratively in coalitions; ability to take a leadership role in coalitions, including developing shared plans, coordinating external and internal communications, and navigating internal political dynamics among partner groups.
  • Experience working effectively and respectfully with impacted community members, diverse coalitions, community groups, and individuals across the political spectrum.
  • Experience successfully supervising and mentoring staff.
  • Exceptional analytical, research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and keep organized in a fast-paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, and adjust strategy to frequently changing demands.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards of lobbying and professionalism.
  • Ability to work long hours, especially during the legislative session, travel frequently between Helena and the Missoula office, and travel to meetings and events throughout the state.
  • Proficiency with computers, in particular Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong leadership skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other staff members, board members, lawyers, clients, volunteers, and coalition partners and diverse communities.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and respect for differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance and class. Understanding and willingness to engage with the issues of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The following experiences are particularly valuable - please be sure to address these in your resume or cover letter. We encourage you to apply even if you do not have these qualifications:

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, other significant education in relevant areas of law.
  • Significant education in public policy.
  • Experience in and/or a deep understanding of community organizing work.
  • Experience in campaign planning and/or management.
  • Understanding of a broad range of civil liberties issues and strategies and experience working or volunteering extensively in a social justice or civil rights organization.
  • Experience working in places where diversity and equity initiatives are forefront.
  • Experience working with or in, or deep knowledge of, Montana legislative and other governmental processes, and/or Montana’s tribal governments.
  • Experience living or working with or in, or deep knowledge of, Montana’s tribal communities and Indigenous people.
  • Lived experiences including, but not limited to:
    • Being directly impacted by the social and civil rights issues addressed by ACLU of Montana
    • Living or working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    • A history of personal work on issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity and belonging, particularly on issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Policy Director will be based in Montana. This position is based in Helena during the legislative sessions; location at other times is open to discussion. The position will be remote, at least through September 6, 2021, and until the office re-opens after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This position is full-time, exempt, and will pay an annual salary of $73,000 - $78,000, depending on experience. Excellent benefits offered, including health and dental insurance, short and long-term disability and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and generous vacation, holiday, family and medical leave policies. Relocation stipend for actual moving expenses available up to $4,000, depending on distance and number of family members, contingent on two years’ employment.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All applications are treated confidentially. Please submit (in pdf format if possible):

1.     A letter of no more than one page describing your interest in the position. Please indicate in your letter where you saw this job posting.

2.    Resume.

3.    Two relevant professional writing samples of no more than 15 pages in total.

 

Email your application to jobs [at] aclumontana.org or mail it to:
ACLU of Montana, Attn: Hiring
P.O. Box 1968, Missoula, MT 59806
 

Please put “Policy Director” in the subject line of your email or on your envelope.

 

DEADLINE

We will begin reviewing applications March 8, 2021. Applications after that date are encouraged and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are aiming for a start date in late April or May 2021.

Coordinator, Development & Programming - Crown Media (Studio City, CA)

Summary:

Coordinator is responsible for a large volume of creative projects in multiple stages of development. Works closely with Lead and Senior Executives providing a high level of proficiency and support in the development of original content as well as managing the production-post process for Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies Now content. Role is responsible for coordinating information flow between production and network executives as well as shaping creative content, providing assist in staffing key crew positions and casting talent to excite channel demographic. This position may also be assigned to handle special projects as necessary including, but not limited to, presentation preparation and comparative programming research. This position has no supervisory responsibility.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Responsible for a slate of 30+ creative projects working with several Lead Executives including Senior Management.
    • Manage information flow between key network players and all key roles of production.
    • Provide notes and creative feedback on project ideas, story submissions, all script and post-production stages. Involved in all creative decisions.
    • During production, views all dailies and make recommendations if problems arise (i.e. any deviation from script, make up, wardrobe, focus or lack of coverage).
    • Provide support in pitch meetings with talent, agents, and show creators as well as review creative submissions and make recommendations for programming development.
  • Maintains company-wide database for each project assigned, communicating all key staff roles per production, casting, screening and delivery dates as well as tracking writer payments per WGA standards. o Coordinate script/project tracking for development and production records.
    • Coordinates all calls, meetings, and screenings relevant to personal slate.
    • Interact daily with other divisions within the company regarding all matters that pertain to programming, including Scheduling, Publicity, Promotion, Marketing, and Business & Legal Affairs.

 

Basic Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • 1-3 years television experience, with at least 1 year development experience preferred.
  • Proficient PC skills
  • Microsoft Office experience

 

Other Requirements :

  • Prefer prior experience and advanced proficiency supporting lead executives in movies and series in the following:
    • Story and character development
    • Post Production
    • Note compilation and synthesis
    • Cable and broadcast television knowledge
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

 

 

Development Producer

We are looking for an experienced, creative, and tapped-in Development Producer to join our Original Content team. We seek an imaginative and strategically minded individual, who is knowledgeable and excited about culturally driven content, who is highly capable of participating in a creative and collaborative environment, but can also manage their time independently if needed. The successful candidate will be able to effectively multi-task, juggling internal brainstorms, creative development, talent outreach, and construction of all development materials.

If you have strong storytelling skills, a positive attitude, and are highly organized - join us in shaping the future of the content landscape.

Responsibilities Include

  • Ideate, contribute, and develop original formats and creative used to fuel the original content slate
  • Responsible for the hands-on creation of development materials, including; log lines, treatments, creative documents, decks, sizzles, and presentation tapes
  • Organize and run brainstorm meetings and development sessions
  • Provide notes on submitted pitches, treatments, and episodes
  • Work with Production teams to produce development content
  • Work with Talent Relations team to scout and identify talent that is representative of the Fuse brand
  • Work with our internal Content Strategy team to maintain Fuse’s creative mandates for content, and to help inform and craft how those mandates are executed throughout original content
  • Research the media landscape to inform new projects; analyze content performance, viewer data, and customer feedback
  • Support the Creative Executives in all department-related and series-related projects, internal and external requests and special team initiatives
  • Work closely with Creative Executives on projects as requested/interested

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 2 years of experience in writing and producing short form videos
  • Identifying stories/creative that will connect with the Fuse audience
  • Deep knowledge of music culture preferred
  • A solid understanding of digital video and social media platforms including, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Full-scale production experience, including creating scripts/treatments, producing shoots on location and in studio, and post production.
  • Interest in newer or emerging platforms
  • Deep understanding of how to make shareable content for a variety of media
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong background in conceptual and visual thinking.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Must have great communication skills and be able to give and receive critical feedback in a small team environment
  • Experienced in deadline driven environment and internet video
  • Passion for music and youth culture

Submit your online application here.

FUSE Media is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.