JOBS

Digital Organizer, Consultant

Prism is seeking a Digital Organizer, Consultant for a contract period of 90 days (at roughly 25 hours per month), with the possibility of full-time employment or a longer-term consulting project upon contract end. The Digital Organizer, Consultant will work with one nonprofit organization as part of our Democratizing Philanthropy pilot project to provide “soup-to-nuts” support in the realm of list swaps and/or lead generation work and donor conversion work. The scope of this support will include developing creative content for emails, designing welcome series and digital campaigns, tracking successful donor conversion, as well as on-going coaching and support. The Digital Organizer, Consultant will apply learnings from the pilot project to develop Prism’s long-term Democratizing Philanthropy strategy and efficient process flow for working with additional nonprofits throughout 2020.

While we are headquartered in Oakland, CA, applicants may choose to work remotely, anywhere in the U.S.

General Responsibilities

During the 90-day contract period, the Digital Organizer, Consultant will work directly with the Executive Director to design a sustainable model for our ongoing Democratizing Philanthropy project by engaging in the following scope of work:

  • Support one nonprofit to develop creative content for email-based lead generation
  • Liaison with lead generation team at Daily Kos
  • Support one nonprofit to develop a welcome series for new lists
  • Provide regular coaching to one nonprofit throughout contract period (90 days), as needed; estimated four meetings throughout consultancy—at onset of list acquisition, at one week, at one month, and at three months
  • Measure donor/activist conversion rates throughout contract period
  • Develop a recommended road map for Prism to develop this capacity to support dozens of organizations throughout the year

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice
  • Cultural competency with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
  • At least two years’ experience in digital organizing, including designing and running digital campaigns
  • Ability to conceptualize digital strategies and develop a digital organizing plan for nonprofit organizations
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to write compelling, error-free content for email
  • Ability to collect and analyze donor conversion metrics
  • Prioritization and flexibility—focused on goals and able to problem-solve in order to meet them; skilled at planning and tracking complex projects, juggling competing priorities, and adapting when plans need to change (which they sometimes do, unexpectedly)
  • Alignment with Prism values and mission

Compensation

Compensation will be based on final scope of work. Total cost of initial contract not to exceed $7,500 or 75 hours.

To Apply

Please email join@ourprism.org by January 31, 2020, with a cover letter, sample past email creative, and resume, along with the subject line: Digital Organizer, Consultant. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Senior Editor

Prism is hiring a Senior Editor to manage our Senior Fellows program and operations, as well as provide additional editorial support to the Managing Editor, reporting team, and contributing writers. Prism’s Senior Fellows are national leaders who help establish the big ideas that will guide each vertical’s narrative; staff reporters and contributing writers will delve into and advance these ideas through their contributions. Current verticals include electoral justice, criminal justice, and gender justice. This full-time, exempt position reports directly to the Managing Editor.

While we are headquartered in Oakland, CA, applicants may choose to work remotely, anywhere in the U.S.

General Responsibilities

Senior Fellowship Management

  • Provide editorial support to Senior Fellows, including writing coaching and structural and line edits to drafts
  • Act as primary editor on all stories within Senior Fellow-led series
  • Participate in application review for Senior Fellow positions
  • Lead editorial training and onboarding for new Senior Fellows
  • Develop series concepts based on senior fellow narrative arcs and stories, recruit freelancers, and work with Prism staff to complete the series stories, explainers, and multimedia/interactive elements not being produced by the fellows themselves
  • Meet with Senior Fellows twice per month to track progress and provide guidance
  • Regularly update the Managing Editor on Senior Fellows program, including progress on drafts and edits, research support needs, etc. during weekly check-in meeting, and via email/Slack outside meeting times

Additional Editorial Support

  • Support the Managing Editor in creation, editing, scheduling, and production of stories, images, and videos representative of Prism’s brand and voice
  • Write one to two stories per month, ideally within the Senior Fellow series
  • Serve as second point of contact for editorial issues
  • Coordinate with our communications team to amplify editorial work, including ensuring stories written by our team are shared effectively across platforms and outlets
  • Support Managing Editor to build on opportunities to use diverse media including podcasting, photojournalism, and video

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice
  • Cultural competency with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, and optimism
  • Ability to coach both established and emerging voices (including non-journalist writers)
  • Experience as a strong writer who is also an adept at conceptualizing and copy editing
  • Ability to think ‘social and digital first’ ensuring that content is engaging and shareable
  • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment
  • Alignment with Prism values and mission

Consistent with our mission, we believe the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ persons should be centered in our work and we encourage people from these communities to apply to join us.

Salary & Compensation

Starting salary will be between $70-80K. Prism offers a comprehensive, progressive benefit program, including 100% employer-paid medical/dental/vision insurance (50% for dependents) available at start date; six weeks paid vacation plus eight paid holidays per year; 70 hours paid sick leave per year; generous maternity/paternity leave policy; 401(k) match; professional development support; and more.

To Apply

Email join@ourprism.org with your cover letter, resume, and three references in a single-file document, along with the subject line: Senior Editor, by the conclusion of Sunday, January 26. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Administrative Assistant

Prism is seeking a contract, part-time Administrative Assistant (20 hours/week) for a temporary period of 90 days, with the possibility of part-time or full-time employment upon contract end. Rate of pay is $25 per hour. This position will report directly to the Operations Manager.

While we are headquartered in Oakland, CA, applicants may choose to work remotely, anywhere in the U.S.

General Responsibilities

This position involves a combination of administrative, IT, and logistical support, including:

  • Contract management support
  • Invoice management support
  • Scheduling assistance
  • Team travel logistics
  • Reimbursement support
  • Organization of files
  • Ordering of materials
  • Troubleshooting broken equipment and IT

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice
  • Cultural competency with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, and optimism
  • Outstanding organization and detail orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience with administration and/or office management
  • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment
  • Alignment with Prism values and mission

Consistent with our mission, we believe the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ persons should be centered in our work and we encourage people from these communities to apply to join us.

To Apply

Email join@ourprism.org with your cover letter, resume, and three references in a single-file document, along with the subject line: Administrative Assistant, by the conclusion of Sunday, January 26. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Digital Communications Manager

Prism is hiring a Digital Communications Manager to develop, implement, track, and optimize our digital and social media content and marketing campaigns across all digital channels. The Digital Communications Manager will be key in helping us achieve our goal to shift the narrative around reflective democracy and underreported issues facing marginalized communities. This full-time, exempt position reports directly to the Communications Manager.

While we are headquartered in Oakland, CA, applicants may choose to work remotely, anywhere in the U.S.

General Responsibilities

Day to day, the Digital Communications Manager will design digital and social media strategies and corresponding content to achieve marketing targets for Prism and Prism Senior Fellows and will work in concert with our Communications Director to broaden Prism’s strategic approach by:

  • Regularly tracking and getting insights into competitors' strategies
  • Designing and executing all digital media campaigns according to communications goals including email, social media and display advertising campaigns
  • Staying up-to-date with digital media technologies and latest trends
  • Optimizing spend and performance based on the insights
  • Collaborating with agencies and other vendor partners
  • Measuring and reporting performance of all digital and social media platforms and marketing campaigns, and assessing against goals (ROI and KPIs) via weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly digital analyses

The Digital Communications Manager will also oversee content creation and management of all Prism social media channels by:

  • Designing, building and maintaining all social media channels
  • Managing, creating and publishing original, high quality content
  • Liaising with writers and Senior Fellows to ensure content is informative and appealing
  • Communicating with industry professionals and influencers via social media to create a strong network
  • Training internal teams to integrate and maintain a cohesive social media strategy
  • Facilitating audience-organization communication via social listening best practices

Lastly, the Digital Communications Manager will oversee maintenance and troubleshooting of the Prism website by:

  • Regularly reviewing all pages to ensure the website is fully functional
  • Overseeing the troubleshooting process for website bugs
  • Collaborating with the Communications Director and website vendors to create landing pages and optimize user experience
  • Manually uploading all content as necessary

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Three to five years’ experience in social media and website management
  • Fluency in a variety of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at minimum) and publishing software (e.g. Hootsuite, Sprout Social)
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends) and website content management best practices
  • Up-to-date familiarity with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement
  • Ability to pivot from strong analytical and data-driven thinking to highly creative thinking

Additional ideal (but not required) skills include:

  • Experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns

Consistent with our mission, we believe the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ persons should be centered in our work and we encourage people from these communities to apply to join us.

Salary & Compensation

Starting salary will be between $60-65K. Prism offers a comprehensive, progressive benefit program, including 100% employer-paid medical/dental/vision insurance (50% for dependents) available at start date; six weeks paid vacation plus eight paid holidays per year; 70 hours paid sick leave per year; generous maternity/paternity leave policy; 401(k) match; professional development support; and more.

To Apply

To apply, please create a single-document file that includes the following, in this order:

  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and why your experience and skills make you best suited
  • Your resume—one to two pages—including a link to your LinkedIn profile and portfolio of work, if you have one
  • Links to at least two digital/social media campaigns you have worked on with a brief explanation of your role, the campaign’s goals, and the outcome
  • Three references

Email join@ourprism.org with your single-document file containing what’s outlined above, along with the subject line: Digital Communications Manager, by the conclusion of Sunday, January 26. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Call for Pitches

Prism, a nonprofit working in tandem with Daily Kos, is looking for freelance pitches. Prism covers a range of subjects, including voting rights and electoral justice, criminal justice, gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, and the environment. We accept reported features, profiles, op-eds, and personal essays on those topics and others that relate more broadly to our focus on reflective democracy. Consistent with our mission, Prism aims to feature the voices, perspectives, and stories not currently centered in traditional media, so we’re especially interested in receiving pitches from people of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ people.

To learn more about the kinds of stories we’re looking for, check out our website and also check out the things we share on our Twitter and Facebook feeds to get a feel for the kind of work that moves us. Stories written for Prism also appear in Daily Kos, leveraging its multi-million reader reach to educate a growing progressive readership.

Send pitches to our managing editor, Ashton Lattimore, at ashton@ourprism.org with the word “Pitch” in the subject line. Include links to your previously published works if you have them, but don’t worry if you don’t - we’re interested in offering a platform for emerging voices along with more experienced writers. If you don’t have published clips to share, send writing samples that you feel best represent your voice and writing style. Pay for accepted pieces is $.40/word.