Job Openings

Department: Web Team
Supervisor: Web Editor & Chief Digital Officer

Sojourners' online publication seeks a journalist and editor to write, report, solicit, edit, curate, package, and share stories of religion and justice.

Recognizing that religion and justice are two lenses that cut across many beats and verticals, we're looking for an inquisitive, digitally adept editor with a nose for religion stories in unfamiliar places — or unexpected religion stories in familiar places. Our ideal candidate will be a details-minded generalist, equipped to write/edit stories from religion in sports to denominational leadership changes to local organizing around clean water and sacred lands ... and curate them all under our Sojourners brand.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly and collaboratively with the Web Editor/Chief Digital Officer and the web team to create dynamic, timely content for Sojourners’ online publication.
  • Copyedit and content edit submissions for the online publication.
  • Report and write articles for the online publication.
  • Produce quick-turnaround stories with a Sojourners take on breaking news.
  • Contribute to soliciting and our short- and long-term story calendar.
  • Cultivate our core contributors and recruit new contributors.
  • Collaborate on integrated social media efforts.
  • Represent Sojourners publications at public events, conferences, etc., as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least two years’ experience editing for an online publication.
  • Experience working on multiple pieces and with multiple writers at once.
  • Writing and reporting clips, preference for religion/politics/culture/justice-focused stories.
  • Experience using an enterprise content management system (Drupal preferred).
  • Proficiency in utilizing Facebook and Twitter for publication and producing platform-appropriate messaging. Reddit, Instagram, and/or additional platforms a plus.
  • Familiarity with audio/video production.
  • Ability to move quickly from one project to the next, juggle multiple assignments at once, respond quickly to breaking news, and document it all on Slack.
  • No qualms about using the Oxford comma.
  • Degree in journalism or communications a plus.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Department: President's Team
Supervisor: Director of President’s Office and Advocacy

Sojourners seeks an Executive Assistant with a heart for social justice and a vocational calling to provide excellent executive-level scheduling and events management support to Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis.

Position Function: Under the direction of the President’s Office Director, the Executive Assistant coordinates the schedule and activities of the President’s office and manages the President’s speaking events.

Responsibilities 

  • Manage all aspects of the President’s full and complex schedule, providing context as needed to assist in discerning priorities among the many opportunities received.
  • Prepare briefing materials for external and internal meetings as needed.
  • Represent the President in making initial contacts, responding to invitations, and arranging meetings as requested; provide appropriate follow-up to meetings involving the President.
  • Screen telephone calls, correspondence, and emails to the President; assist with the preparation of letters and other communications from the President.
  • Manage response to incoming speaking event inquiries, including developing opportunities as appropriate with hosts, negotiating details of speaking contracts, managing logistics and choreography of scheduled events, creating/editing Sojourners’ event publicity, convening meetings as required to review pending requests, and assisting with decision-making on speaking invitations.
  • Coordinate and integrate opportunities at speaking events with Advocacy, Mobilizing, Communications, and Advancement Teams to maximize opportunities.
  • Invoice event hosts for event-related expenses and keep track of event receivables, including honoraria; complete expense forms related to the company credit cards that belong to the President.
  • Book all travel arrangements for President and his traveling staff.
  • Assist Research Assistant to the President with preparation of briefing materials for President prior to scheduled events.
  • Manage all correspondence and arrangements for Sojourners’ visitor program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year’s experience in a similar administrative position.
  • Executive-level scheduling experience for a public figure, including speaking events development and management.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and attention to detail; excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment, discernment, and confidentiality as required, and to respond to a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment.
  • Vocational interest in an executive support position; commitment to the mission and vision of Sojourners and an understanding of its place in the Christian church world.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Executive Assistant Search, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff. 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.

Department: Campaigns and Mobilizing
Supervisor: Rev. Terrance McKinley, Director of Campaigns and Mobilizing

Do you have a heart for social justice? Sojourners has an immediate need for an Immigration Campaign Coordinator to join our dynamic team providing initiative and support to Sojourners’ immigration campaign. This is a two-year position with the opportunity for extension pending funding.

Job Function: Activities and responsibilities include policy research and legislation tracking, writing and communications projects, relationship building and representation at coalitional meetings, and social media efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Equip and mobilize church and lay leaders around immigration related issues.
  • Research policy issues, track legislation, and lead internal campaign strategy.
  • Provide policy updates to relevant Sojourners staff on a regular basis.
  • Attend partner meetings and immigration-related events as assigned.
  • Assist with social media and online platforms for Sojourners’ immigration campaign.
  • Lead rapid response efforts with media and communications staff.
  • Organize logistics for immigration related forums, strategy sessions and speaking engagements.
  • Draft content for monthly e-newsletters on immigration.
  • Respond to constituent inquiries via e-mail and phone as needed.
  • Provide administrative, publication, and scheduling support for national policy events as needed.
  • Support the planning and execution of mobilizing actions and/or events, including rallies, marches, and/or conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Understanding of, and appreciation for, faith communities and faith-based advocacy.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in immigration policy/advocacy or with immigrant communities.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Experience working with social media and online communications platforms.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Previous advocacy experience preferred.
     

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Immigration Campaign Coordinator Search, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Department: Web Team
Supervisor: Director of Multimedia

 

Sojourners is seeking a Video Producer to join our growing multimedia team. The producer has a deep passion for journalism and video that focuses on social justice issues and religion. They will work with our multimedia team to write, produce, and edit a variety of content for Sojourners’ digital publication and advocacy work.

RESPONSIBLITIES :

  • Produce a range of video content for our online publication as well as projects for our advocacy and campaign teams. This includes pitching, writing, and producing documentaries, scripted call-to-action videos, motion graphic explainers, and other forms of media.
  • Schedule and manage pre-production for shoots, story outlining, drafting questions, and conducting on-camera interviews and standups.
  • Edit projects that were filmed in the field from freelancers and also from our in-house production team.
  • Produce and/or edit audio stories for our podcasts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in professional journalism or documentary work.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro (After Effects and other Adobe Suite knowledge is a bonus).
  • A proven track record of managing productions and creating interesting video content.
  • Flexible to pick up other duties as needed, such as shooting or motion graphics in a pinch and understands the needs of working on a small team.
  • Highly motivated and doesn’t need a ton of oversight.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at once and operate under deadline pressure.
  • A passion for social justice issues with a Christian perspective.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Sojourners and an understanding of its place in the progressive Christian church world.

To Apply:

Please send a website portfolio, cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Department: Advertising/Advancement
Supervisor: Director of Advertising Sale

Do you have a heart for social justice and experience in sales or marketing? Sojourners has an immediate opening for an Advertising Manager in our Washington, D.C. office that may be for you.

The Advertising Manager generates non-restricted revenue for Sojourners through sales of advertising that appears in Sojourners magazine, email publications, and website, and manages event sponsorships. This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-minded and innovative media sales professional.

This position includes an existing strong book of business, but prospecting new business is also required. Sojourners’ best advertisers include universities, seminaries, book publishers, financial institutions with a socially responsible investing focus, and nonprofits. If you enjoy working with these types of organizations to help them spread the word about their work, this could be a good role for you. We provide formal training and ongoing mentoring.

Responsibilities: You will maintain current accounts, prospect, develop relationships with decision makers, meet in person or over the phone to conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals that offer solutions, and close the sale.

  • Source and generate qualified new prospects through competitive research and cold calling.
  • Develop relationships built on trust and credibility with prospective and existing clients.
  • Understand the marketing needs of advertisers, which ad placements best meet their objectives, and create compelling proposals.
  • Develop competence for deciding which companies or organizations are good prospects for our niche audience.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency to reach out to last-minute advertisers when deadlines are approaching or when sales are needed past the posted deadline.
  • Patience and persistence on the occasion of a longer sales cycle.
  • Time and resource management skills used effectively to exceed sales goals.
  • Complete weekly progress reports to update supervisor on account activity, pipeline, and forecasting.
  • Close sales in order to meet monthly and yearly revenue targets.
  • Provide back up for Advertising Assistant and Director for ad coordination, trafficking, and magazine ad layout approvals.

Required and Preferred Skills: The ideal candidate is someone who is goal-oriented, a self-starter, has a sharp attention to detail, and is a problem solver.

  • 1-2 years’ experience in media sales or support.
  • Previous experience in magazine and/or digital publishing.
  • Passion for nonprofit journalism and the intersection of faith and social justice.
  • Four-year college degree; marketing, business or related field is preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and adhere to deadlines.
  • Thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communication skills.
  • MS Office proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • An interest in marketing, advertising, communications, or publishing.
  • Previous database experience a plus.
  • Previous web editing experience, Photoshop, and basic HTML a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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