The Common Good

Current Job Openings

Director of Audience Engagement

Department: 
Web Team

Supervisor: Web Editor and Chief Digital Officer

Sojourners has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to serve as Director of Audience Engagement to guide the growth of Sojourners with an emphasis on content promotion and communication with our audience. This position works directly with the Magazine Editor, Director of Advocacy and Communications, and Chief Advancement Officer to ensure messaging coordination over Sojourners’ platforms.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement, with the Web and Magazine Editors, marketing and communications strategies for content promotion and growth of Sojourners’ platforms, including print and online publications.
  • Oversee the growth of and communications with Sojourners’ email audience.
  • Oversee trends and analytics to implement best practices for audience engagement and growth.
  • Manage audience response to Sojourners’ communications and publications.
  • Work with Senior Director of Circulation to grow revenue and readership of Sojourners magazine.
  • Work with the Online Organizing Associate to develop and implement online/e-mail campaigns based on the organization’s issue priorities to grow and deepen the engagement of the Sojourners online community.
  • Convene a cross-departmental team with the primary goals of growing Sojourners’ online audience and online fundraising.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in marketing and communications, especially content promotion, message development, audience and readership growth and analysis, and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of building online and print audiences and communities.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and editing, and speaking comfort and experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills to handle several assignments simultaneously, attention to detail; ability to multitask and prioritize. Excellent interpersonal skills essential.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Sojourners’ faith-based mission.
  • Ideal candidate will have background in creative design and direction.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Director of Audience Engagement Search, Sojourners, 3333 14th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff. Women and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Press Secretary

Department: 
Messaging and Mobilizing Team

Supervisor: Director of Advocacy and Communications

Sojourners has an immediate opening for an energetic and experienced Press Secretary to join our Washington, D.C. staff. The Press Secretary handles media requests and pitches for Jim Wallis and other Sojourners spokespersons, helping to elevate Sojourners’ voice in national, political, and religious media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Media Relations for Sojourners’ President, Jim Wallis, and Sojourners

  • Leverage the President’s voice through pitching and media booking.
  • Identify and cultivate new opportunities to leverage and amplify the work of Jim Wallis and Sojourners in the media.
  • Handle media inquiries, schedule interviews in consultation with the Executive Assistant to the President, and prepare briefing documents to assist organizational spokespersons.
  • Build relationships with reporters interested in the unique perspective and work of Sojourners and organizational spokespersons; provide background interviews for reporters and on-the-record responsibilities, as needed.
  • Lead the monitoring of news coverage around Sojourners’ priority issues and coverage of the organization; identify opportunities to comment on stories of interest.
  • Write and distribute media advisories, press releases, and press kits.
  • Manage media-related projects, including press conferences, events, and projects as assigned.
  • Manage the Communications Assistant (intern) on interview logistics, briefings, interview preparation, and substantial media training.
  • Assist the President and Director of Advocacy and Communications in developing and implementing communications strategy and talking points.

Managing the President’s Public Voice

  • Assist the President with writing and editing of op-eds, columns, statements, articles, books, and social media.
  • Draft briefing materials and talking points for President and other organizational spokespeople.
  • Staff the President and other organizational spokespeople at press events, interviews, and any other opportunities.
  • Provide editorial and message feedback on books, podcasts, and other large communications projects as needed.

Providing Communications Support to Partners/Coalitions

  • Liaise with outside partners in nationwide campaign efforts.
  • Provide pitching, media booking, and writing capacity for coalitions and key partners working with organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience in communications work, including pitching, media relations and follow-up, and media and messaging strategy.
  2. Experience with strategic planning, coalition work, budgeting, program evaluation, and supervision.
  3. Knowledge of the media and political world, as well as the church and religious world.
  4. Knowledge of social, racial, and economic justice issues and the biblical and theological foundations and frameworks for addressing them.
  5. Excellent communication skills, including writing and editing, and speaking comfort and experience.
  6. Exceptional organizational skills to handle several assignments simultaneously, attention to detail, ability to multitask and prioritize; excellent interpersonal skills essential.
  7. Ideal candidate will show great discretion on appropriate use of President’s voice and contribution to press stories.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Press Secretary Search, Sojourners, 3333 14th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff. Women and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.