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Texas Appleseed

About the Organization

Texas Appleseed is a public interest justice center. Our nonprofit works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. We anchor a dynamic network of pro bono partners and collaborators to develop and advocate for innovative and practical solutions to complex issues. Texas Appleseed also conducts data-driven research that uncovers inequity in laws and policies and identifies solutions for lasting, concrete change. Visit us at www.TexasAppleseed.org.

Job Description

The Communications Associate assists the Communications Director with Texas Appleseed's external communications needs — social media, contact information for reporters, and more.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Assist communications director and project directors on communications activities
  • Maintain local, state and national media lists (Note: We do not have access to a media software database)
  • Develop monthly news coverage reports using Google Alerts> Monitor local, state, and national news stories, and help identify relevant news opportunities
  • Serve as an additional editor for Texas Appleseed publications, web copy and other documents
  • Communications writing (including website writing, newsletters, blog posts, social media posts, press releases/advisories, and infographics)
  • Interact with journalists, our partners, board members, and other groups> Assist with media-related events, as well as special events
  • Offer ideas to elevate our work (e.g., new marketing tools, ways to incorporate storytelling into our work, etc.)
  • Creative concepting for public relations and advertising campaigns

Candidate Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • A commitment to social and economic justice and a passion for communications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing or other related field
  • At least one year of professional experience in one of the above fields
  • Adept at writing, including press releases, blogs, infographics, newsletters, human interest stories, and posts for various social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn)
  • Strong editing skills, including knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized with strong time-management skills
  • Strong familiarity with digital communications and social media
  • Strong oral communications skills and ability to interact with diverse constituencies, including people affected by our work, community partners, board members, journalists, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills> Ability to prioritize tasks and easily work across various issue areas and projects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Some travel to other Texas cities for board meetings and special eventsBONUS SKILLS
  • Video editing expertise, particularly Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or iMovie> Photography skills
  • Google AdWords knowledge> Fluency in SpanishADDITIONAL DETAILS> Reports to Communications Director
  • This is a part-time, salaried position: 15-20 hours a week spanning a minimum of three days at the Texas Appleseed office
  • Texas Appleseed’s office hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each weekday.
  • The position is an immediate opening. It is open until filled.COMPENSATION
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Email your resumé, cover letter, two original writing samples, and two references (using the subject line Texas Appleseed Communications Associate) to the following: Kelli Johnson, Communications Director, [email protected], Brennan Griffin, Deputy Director, [email protected]

Please no phone calls; we do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position. We will confirm receipt of your email within three business days. Job URL: https://www.texasappleseed.org/careers