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Democracy Now! Seeks News Producer (NYC)

Democracy Now! seeks an experienced producer/journalist to join our team as a News Producer. This person will write headlines, research stories, book guests and help shape editorial content for the newscast and website. They must have impeccable news judgment, be an avid news consumer, thrive in the fast pace of live daily news, be an excellent writer and copyeditor for broadcast and web, have a good eye for editorial visuals and have a passion for Democracy Now! and independent news. They should also have a good sense of humor and work well in a team.

This position includes some shifts starting at 5:30am ET to produce the live broadcast at 8am as well as occasional travel.

Democracy Now! is a non-profit news organization based in NYC. We produce a daily TV & Radio newscast that is carried by nearly 1,400 stations worldwide. Our website, democracynow.org, gets tens of millions of page views annually and we have more than a million followers across social media platforms. Everyone who works at Democracy Now! is committed to creating and distributing high-quality independent news – it’s a great place to work.

Responsibilities

  • Write headlines (news briefs) for the daily broadcast
  • Research and pitch stories and headlines
  • Write and edit scripts under deadline
  • Identify, research, book & pre-interview guests
  • Select compelling audio, video and graphics to enhance stories and headlines
  • Provide show briefs to hosts, producers and crew
  • Edit content for web and post stories to website
  • Follow news developments throughout the day
  • Support production of occasional on-air fundraising programs for public TV and radio stations
  • Help maintain editorial calendar
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years journalism or news producing experience
  • Impeccable news judgment
  • Well acquainted with Democracy Now!
  • Live broadcast news experience strongly preferred
  • Avid global and domestic news consumer
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills
  • Proven ability to work under tight, high-pressure deadlines
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced news environment
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

This is a full-time New York City-based position with competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Democracy Now! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ-identified people are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Applications must be received no later than July 22, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting July 1, so apply soon for early consideration. To apply, please submit the following. No phone calls.

  • A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment
  • A portfolio link or work sample
  • The names and contact information for two references
  • A cover letter that addresses the following points:
    1. Why are you a good fit for this position?
    2. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
    3. What Democracy Now! story or coverage do you find particularly interesting?

APPLY HERE

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Seeks Health Media & Digital Officer (NYC)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Health Media & Digital Officer will help create innovative content and campaigns to support Planned Parenthood initiatives and engage supporters. This individual will also work closely with Planned Parenthood affiliates to identify opportunities to advance PPFA health care and education goals in the media and through digital channels.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and implement comprehensive media and digital campaign plans to advance Planned Parenthood’s health care and education goals, including both traditional media and digital outreach and engagement.
    • Draft press releases, statements, op-eds, internal memos, briefings, fact sheets, and other materials that support health and education work; work closely with digital staff to ensure that social media content reflects health campaign goals and tone.
    • Pitch reporters and digital content partners to proactively promote Planned Parenthood, its health and education initiatives, and its positions; respond to inquiries from reporters and content producers.
    • Identify journalists and content platforms to connect more deeply with Planned Parenthood. Maintain contact lists and build relationships with key journalists and content producers at a range of outlets.
    • Work closely with Digital Content and Campaigns teams to plan, manage, and execute health campaigns via web and social media.
    • Coordinate with national staff and coalition partners and other allies to implement shared media and digital campaign goals.
    • Produce or assist with media-related events and trainings; complete other special projects as needed.

REQUIREMENTS / TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

    • BA degree preferred, with related college courses or professional training a plus.
    • 4-6 years of work experience, with experience working directly with members of traditional and digital media, including reporters, producers, bloggers, and writers, preferred.
    • Knowledge of online publishing, web content, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must write and edit proficiently and quickly.

PERSONAL QUALITIES /OTHER ATTRIBUTES

    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills; a team player with the ability to gain buy-in from multiple parties in a collaborative environment.
    • Highly organized and motivated, with the ability to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of communicating with diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce, sensitivity and appreciation of cultural differences is required.

TRAVEL

    • 0-25%
DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Landmark East Harlem Seeks Historic Preservation Intern (NYC)

Landmark East Harlem (LEH) is seeking an intern to support its efforts to preserve and protect the historic, cultural, and architectural character of the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

The paid internship would begin immediately run through fall semester of 2018, with a possibility to extend through spring semester of 2019.

LEH, formed in 2015, is a collaborative effort among Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation, CIVITAS, East Harlem Preservation, the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, and other stakeholders from East Harlem. Members of LEH have been involved in the development of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan and have helped to raise awareness of historic preservation as a key component of a comprehensive neighborhood plan.

Since LEH formed, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has designated four new individual landmarks in East Harlem and has calendared another building for a public hearing in 2018. LEH will be heavily involved in advocating for the designation of new individual landmarks and historic districts during the internship period. The intern will assist with property research, preparation of testimony for LPC hearings, photographing of buildings, and education/outreach efforts.

In addition to its work at the local level, LEH has commissioned a study for a potential State/National Register-listed East Harlem Historic District. Based on this study, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined the district to be eligible for listing. In the first six months of 2018, LEH has begun a community education and outreach process to inform property owners about the benefits of listing on the State and National Registers, engage property owners in conversation around concerns and questions, and build consensus among community stakeholders about proceeding with the listing process. This requires creative and enthusiastic community engagement via both mail and digital outreach, public meetings, and interfacing with community leaders and local officials. The intern will coordinate with SHPO and work alongside LEH members to meet these goals, but will be largely self-directed.

Responsibilities will include:

● Developing a comprehensive list of property owners within the proposed district

● Creating outreach materials for educating and engaging homeowners about the proposed district

● Conducting research to support the creation of the district

● Assisting with the planning and execution of public meetings about the proposed district

● Supporting Landmark East Harlem with various communications and engagement via the LEH website and social media platforms

● The candidate should also have experience with using digital platforms (website, e-newsletters, and social media) for public outreach. A graduate student pursuing a degree in historic preservation, urban planning, community development, or a related field is preferred. Fluency in Spanish is also helpful, but not required.

● This internship is paid and will begin in summer 2018. The intern will work 10-15 hours a week, but scheduling is flexible. The intern will be based at Ascendant Neighborhood Development’s office in East Harlem but will work on behalf of LEH and report to the leadership of the group.

E-mail a letter of interest, resume, and brief writing sample to:

cirilloc@ascendant.nyc
Christopher Cirillo, Executive Director/President
Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation
421 East 116th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10029

Center for Family Life Seeks Coopportunity Coordinator (Brooklyn, NY)

We are growing the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Join a dynamic team of people who share your passion for positive social change! CDP channels the power of cooperative business ownership & grassroots social group work to address systemic oppression and shift economic power to low-income immigrant workers.

The Organization: The Center for Family Life has been at the forefront of worker cooperative development for the past 11 years.

  • We provide support and consultation services to worker-owned businesses with a commitment to fair wages and working conditions based on principles of social justice, equity, and democracy. Since 2006, we have provided technical assistance and training to 17 cooperatives representing 540 worker-owners, and trained 30 community-based organizations on cooperative development.
  • We are scaling the impact of worker cooperatives by leveraging the power of business development and marketing tools that have historically been inaccessible to low-income immigrant communities, such as booking app technology and franchising systems including shared branding and back office systems.
  • We are launching Coopportunity, a new nonprofit organization that will help develop new cleaning and childcare cooperatives with shared brands. The worker-owners are in charge of their own autonomous businesses and actively participate in building strong brands and growing the co-op ecosystem with Coopportunity. Our goal is to create a self-sustaining network of cooperatives that can bring the power of worker-ownership to more communities across the country.

     

We believe that in the current times more than ever it is important to strengthen community self- determination, leadership, and advocacy. We invite you to be part of creating a new economic system that puts people and the planet before profit.

The Position: The Coopportunity Coordinator will join us in launching a groundbreaking approach to scaling immigrant worker cooperatives in the cleaning and childcare sectors, supporting the new CoOpportunity non- profit organization and initiative, and the existing Cooperative Development Program, including:

  • Cooperative brand marketing. Working with CDP staff, consultants and worker-owners, conduct market research and develop marketing plans. This ranges from facilitating marketing strategy sessions to co- developing, implementing, and tracking creative campaigns.
  • Board guidance and stewardship. The Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting the first generation of the Coopportunity Board of Directors. Plan and facilitate board meetings and support the board with assuring financial and legal compliance of the 501c3.
  • Brand quality and industry leadership support. Work with the worker-owners across cooperatives to update and implement joint service quality standards and quality control measures.
  • Brand expansion planning and oversight. Working with the board, CDP staff and worker owners, lead the planning process for developing new cooperatives through research and finding the right partners.
  • Back Office supervision. Supervise staff providing customer service and client database management.
  • Impact monitoring. Play a key role in assessing program success by developing, tracking, and reporting on impact metrics of CDP & Coopportunity.

We offer excellent health (medical and dental) benefits, 4 weeks of vacation and sick leave, and leadership development opportunities.

The Ideal Coopportunity Coordinator will possess:

  • Strong written and oral English and Spanish skills required.
  • Superior organizational, data analysis, business, problem-solving, and communication skills. You are excited about finding and communicating the meaning behind numbers to a diverse audience.
  • B.A. or M.A. in Business, Public Administration or other related field.
  • Experience in a leadership role in a business or nonprofit organization.
  • Passion for learning while engaging in diverse and creative work. The range of responsibilities varies from conducting feasibility studies to preparing curriculum and agendas for meetings, figuring out legal incorporation and governance issues, individual and group leadership development coaching, and building a movement toward a solidarity economy. The diversity of tasks can be demanding, but if you are up for the challenge we can promise it will never get boring.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and economic democracy. You have a deep understanding of systemic oppression and are committed to dismantling it. You are eager to learn more about and strengthen the cooperative economics/solidarity economy movement locally and nationally, especially with immigrant communities.
  • Experience working on complex multi-stakeholder projects. You excel at coordinating with people and bringing them together to create and work towards a common vision.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly-collaborative work-environment.

You may be a strong candidate even if you don’t have all of the skills and characteristics described above. You might have important skills not listed here. If you are excited about this position and what you can bring to our work, we want to read your application!

Please send us your resume and cover letter by email to coopdevelopment@sco.org. Subject line should include: “Coopportunity Coordinator Position.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Center for Family Life, which is a program of SCO Family of Services, is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build a Cooperative Development Team that reflects and shares community with the cooperatives we work with. Women, people of color, LGBTQI identified people, immigrants, and people with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Seeks Research Analyst (Washington State)

The RESEARCH ANALYST will provide research support for SEIU Healthcare 1199NW’s campaigns to build power and improve standards for healthcare workers. Campaigns can include bargaining and contract fights, external organizing campaigns, issue fights, and public policy campaigns. This position reports to the Lead Research Analyst.

Job Qualifications

  • strong commitment to social and economic justice
  • bachelor’s degree with course work in economics, finance, and/or accounting
  • quantitative analysis skills and attention to detail:

    o The ability to learn how to conduct deep analyses of healthcare employer finances and business models is essential to the role.

    o The ability and/or interest to learn how to analyze health and retirement benefit plans.

  • knowledge of or experience in the healthcare industry and/or the public sector preferred
  • willingness to work long and irregular hours if needed
  • proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as good internet and database research skills

Primary Responsibilities

  • compiles, analyzes, summarizes, and presents information on industries, companies, individuals, and issues in support of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW’s program
  • gathers information through desk research as well as field research, both qualitative and quantitative – including site visits, interviews, attending public meetings and industry events, and more
  • synthesizes relevant facts and reports from a large amount of information
  • develops and implements a weekly work plan; meets deadlines
  • learns new skills and areas of expertise
  • performs other duties as required to support the union and its mission

Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an office and in the field. Irregular hours and periods of travel may be required. Ability to drive, access to a reliable automobile, and possession of a valid Washington state driver’s license required.

Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits as set by collective bargaining agreement. The salary range is $52,900 to $81,400 (depending on experience) plus an automobile allowance.

Employment Term: This is a permanent position, with a six (6) month initial probationary period.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Penny Lowry, pennyl@seiu1199nw.org

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is an equal opportunity employer committed to organizational equity and inclusion. People of Color, women, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Flatbush Tenant Coalition Seeks Community Organizer (Brooklyn, NY)

Who We Are:  The Flatbush Tenant Coalition is a member-led group of 65 (and growing) tenant associations building tenant power in central and south Brooklyn.  We develop skilled and informed tenant leaders to challenge the oppressive systems that disenfranchise low-to-moderate income tenants.  Our tenant leaders work together to plan and implement strategies to obtain much-needed repairs in our member buildings, stop harassment and displacement, strengthen tenants’ rights in NYC and across the state, and make sure that tenants have a strong voice in housing decisions and plans.

The Position:  The Coalition seeks a full-time Bilingual Community Organizer to help us build tenant power in south Brooklyn.  Responsibilities include:

 

  • Organizing tenant associations:  The Community Organizer (CO) will work with emerging and current tenant leaders to organize tenant associations and plan and implement strategies to obtain respect and repairs from the landlords of rent regulated buildings.

  • Building leadership:  The CO will work with tenant leaders to spearhead tenant rights campaigns.  This includes working with Coalition staff and tenant leaders to update and conduct trainings, prepare tenant leaders to take on new roles and develop in their current roles; and support our leaders as they educate and engage other tenants in the fight to preserve decent, safe, and affordable housing in our community.  The CO will create leadership development plans with our tenant leaders and provide constructive feedback on progress.

  • Building our base:  The CO will assist tenant leaders to conduct outreach in their buildings and in the neighborhood to build their tenant associations and identify new potential leaders and members.  The CO will also assist with developing and implementing a communications plan to build our base and strengthen our campaigns.

  • Engaging in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns:  The CO will work with tenant leaders and staff to coordinate and facilitate the Coalition’s role in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns, including our campaign to strengthen rent laws and our campaign to reform Brooklyn Housing Court.

  • Contributing to the development of a collaborative, supportive team:  The CO will take part in team, membership, and other meetings to jointly review and plan for actions, events, and campaigns.

  • Tracking our work and progress:  The CO will keep careful records of all of her/his organizing activities, using the Coalition’s database and tracking systems (sign-in sheets, Excel, Google Docs, etc.)  The CO will periodically produce reports outlining his/her work and the progress of our tenant leaders and tenant associations.

The positions include evening shifts (1 to 9 p.m.), as well as day shifts and some weekends.  The Community Organizer reports directly to the Coalition Coordinator.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A strong, demonstrated commitment to social justice and the Coalition’s mission, vision, and community organizing approach
  • At least two years of base-building and other community organizing experience
  • At least one year of experience working on NYC housing or tenant issues
  • Fluently bilingual, with a strong preference for Haitian Creole
  • Previous experience developing and conducting trainings and workshops
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and basic math skills
  • Facility with email, Excel, Word, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of issues and systems affecting low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, and communities of color, and relevant experience effectively working with these communities
  • An ability to relate to a wide range of people, including community members and families, elected officials, legal services providers, and other community-based and advocacy organizations

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume, in PDF only, to Aga Trojniak at agatftc[at]gmail[dot]com with subject heading: Community Organizer FTC

The full-time, salaried position includes good medical and other standard benefits.  Competitive salary, depends on experience.