Job Openings

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


Sojourners seeks a rising journalist and editor to offer a range of support for Sojourners’ award-winning online publication sojo.net, social media platforms, and email newsletters.

We’re looking for someone who can juggle a variety of editorial and social media responsibilities at once and is eager to jump into new projects. Our ideal candidate will be nimble, details-oriented, and endlessly curious, with an ability to uncover the faith and justice angle of stories that cut across beats and verticals.

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.
  • Copy edit, fact-check, and research stories.
  • Produce quick-turnaround stories with a Sojourners take on breaking news.
  • Write and report on stories as pitched or assigned.
  • Optimize online articles for social sharing.
  • Where needed, assist the Audience Engagement Editor on data analysis, strategy, and implementation.
  • Manage the Sojourners Twitter handle and coordinate coverage with campaign Twitter handles.
  • Curate Verse & Voice, our daily contemplative newsletter.
  • Build and proof weekly newsletters.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience editing for an online publication.
  • 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.
  • Ability to move quickly and juggle multiple assignments at once.
  • Degree in journalism or communications a plus.
  • Graphic design or other multimedia skills a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Assistant Web Editor 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 fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Department: Campaigns and Mobilizing Team
Supervisor: Executive Director

Do you have a heart for social justice? Sojourners seeks to fill the position of Digital Mobilizing Coordinator at a unique time in our organization’s history. Sojourners provides our audience with award-winning reporting, commentary, and resources, as well as opportunities to put faith in action for social justice. We are currently in the process of strengthening efforts to build a faith-based community equipped for both online and offline action and engagement. Working directly with the Executive Director and alongside other leaders, this person will develop and execute a national digital advocacy program in support of our mission and strategic advocacy and movement building goals.

The Digital Mobilizing Coordinator is a fast-paced, self-driven position requiring advanced proficiency in digital technology and strong interpersonal skills, including knowledge of movement and community building strategies and a commitment to agility and innovation.

Responsibilities:

  • Devise and oversee digital strategies for Sojourners online/offline mobilizing program.
  • Work alongside Campaign Coordinators, the Director of Campaigns and Mobilizing, and the Director of Advocacy to conceive, draft, and manage production of digital advocacy messages and campaigns, including monthly and rapid response action alerts using email, text, and calls.
  • Conduct data analysis, testing projects, and ongoing research to continuously improve processes, systems, and strategy for innovative mobilizing efforts.
  • Manage constituent advocacy database and serve as the primary point of contact for relationship with software vendor(s).
  • Track media, messaging, and policy related to Sojourners campaigns to inform planning.
  • Work closely with the digital team to support and enhance audience engagement and growth efforts.
  • Support the planning and execution of mobilizing actions and/or events, including rallies and marches, and support campaigns-related social media management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong background in advocacy or political campaign organizing with knowledge of the intersection between faith and politics, social justice issues, and relationship to the federal policy system.
  • At least three years’ experience in online organizing or campaigning.
  • Proficient computer skills and prior experience with internet applications, including email, constituent relationship management, social networking, and web applications.
  • Working knowledge of multi-channel organizing tools, especially peer-to-peer texting.
  • Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to align diverse, cross-organization stakeholders around strategies and plans.
  • Ability to think creatively and willingness to take on new challenges.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Sojourners and an understanding of its place in the progressive Christian world; comfort working in a faith-based environment with Christians from a variety of denominational backgrounds.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Digital Mobilizing 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 fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

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


Love Sojourners’ message and want others to hear it? Sojourners is looking for a creative, energetic, and data-oriented biblical social justice evangelist who is enthusiastic about helping guide the growth of Sojourners’ platforms and reach new audiences with our message.

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.
  • Implement, analyze, and adjust strategies for the growth and engagement of Sojourners’ email constituency using Luminate, working cross-departmentally to help oversee overall list health.
  • Track social media best practices and, with the other editors, utilize those platforms for audience engagement, cultivation, and list acquisition.
  • Compile and track weekly analytics across platforms to gauge trends and growth.
  • Manage audience response to Sojourners’ email communications and publications (i.e., comments sections and feedback forms).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • One-to-two years’ experience in audience engagement, particularly content promotion, audience and readership growth and analysis, and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of building online and print audiences.
  • Experience building reports, building and segmenting email sends, and querying within Luminate. (Other CRM programs a plus.)
  • Experience crafting platform-specific messaging across social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Experience reporting from Google Analytics and/or other audience analytics tools.
  • 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.

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 fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Supervisor: President’s Office / Director of Communications

Do you have a heart for social justice and a strong media portfolio? Sojourners has an immediate opening for an experienced Press Secretary to the President to join our Washington, D.C., staff. The Press Secretary to the President works with the President/Founder Jim Wallis and the Director of Communications to handle media requests and pitches, helping to elevate Jim’s public profile, vision, and voice in national, political, and religious media to increase the impact of Sojourners and the wider movement for faith doing justice that Sojourners helps to lead.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage the lead message and voice of Jim Wallis and other voices we want to lift up, including Executive Director Adam Taylor, through pitching and media bookings to national, political, and religious media.
  • Identify and cultivate new opportunities and build new contacts to leverage and amplify Jim Wallis’ media, speaking, podcasts, columns, and new book release and book tour.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to develop and oversee executive messaging efforts.
  • Handle media inquiries; schedule interviews in consultation with the Director of the President’s office and prepare briefing documents.
  • Build relationships with reporters interested in Jim Wallis’ unique perspective, message, and work; provide background interviews for reporters and on-the-record responsibilities as needed.
  • Lead the monitoring of news coverage and social media around Jim Wallis’ priority issues; identify opportunities to comment on stories of interest.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to strategize, write, and distribute relevant media advisories, press releases, and press kits.
  • Oversee the President’s social media.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Established media contacts and relationships within the political and church world.
  • Proven experience with press work, including pitching, media relations and follow-up, media and messaging strategy, and social media.
  • Expert knowledge of the media and political world, as well as the church and religious world.
  • Ability to understand and express Jim Wallis’ message and apply personal faith to public life as Sojourners does.
  • Knowledge of social, racial, gender, economic justice, war and peace, environmental justice, life, and dignity issues and the biblical and theological foundations and frameworks for addressing them.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience with media tracking software; exposure to Meltwater software a plus.
  • Ideal candidate will show great discretion and selection 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 to the President 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 fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Department: Communications
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer / President

Do you have a heart for social justice and a strong personal faith that you apply to public life? Sojourners has an immediate opening for an experienced Director of Communications to join our Washington, D.C., staff. The Director of Communications is responsible for developing and coordinating an overall communications strategy for the organization, lifting up the lead voices of Sojourners Founder/President Jim Wallis and Executive Director Adam Taylor, and other Sojourners spokespeople and partners, by overseeing media requests, pitching, and outreach and helping to elevate Sojourners’ vision and voice in national, political, and religious media.

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

  • Responsible for leveraging the message and public profile of the organization’s lead face and voice, President and Founder Jim Wallis, the voice of Executive Director Adam Taylor, other Sojourners spokespeople, and Sojourners’ campaigns, through pitching and media bookings to national, political, and religious media; assist the organization in lifting up new voices of color and women from Sojourners staff and partners.
  • Identify and cultivate new opportunities and build new contacts to leverage and amplify the work of Jim Wallis, Adam Taylor, and Sojourners in the media.
  • Develop and oversee media strategy working with the executive team and organizational messaging efforts.
  • Work with the President’s Press Secretary and others in creating and responding to media inquiries, including in preparation for the President’s new book release and book tour; oversee the scheduling of interviews and the preparation of briefing documents in consultation with the President’s staff.
  • Build relationships with reporters interested in the unique perspective, message, and work of Sojourners; provide background interviews for reporters and on-the-record responsibilities as needed.
  • Lead the monitoring of news coverage and social media around Sojourners’ priority issues and coverage of the organization; identify opportunities to comment on stories of interest.
  • Oversee and take responsibility for the tasks to strategize, write, and distribute relevant media advisories, press releases, and press kits.
  • Oversee the President’s and organization’s social media, working with the Press Secretary and others.
  • Work with the Press Secretary to manage all media-related projects, including press conferences, events, and projects as assigned.
  • Work with and help build the capacity of the President, Press Secretary, Communications staff, Executive Director, Director of the President’s Office and Advocacy, and Director of Campaigns and Mobilizing in developing and implementing the communications strategy and talking points in relationship to advocacy and campaigns agendas.
  • Manage Communications Department staff and fellow.

Press Support to Partners/Coalitions

  • Liaise with outside partners in nationwide coalition media efforts such as the Circle of Protection and the Matthew 25 Pledge, and projects such as Lawyers and Collars.
  • Provide pitching, media booking, and writing capacity for coalitions and key Sojourners partners.
  • Help to lift up the voices of Sojourners partners and allies, especially new voices and faith leaders of color.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven experience in press work, including pitching, media relations and follow-up, and media and messaging strategy.
  • Experience with strategic planning, coalition work, budgeting, program evaluation, and supervision.
  • Expert knowledge of the media and political world, as well as the church and religious world.
  • Ability to develop and maintain media contacts and relationships.
  • Understanding and experience with the message of Jim Wallis and Sojourners, and desire to apply personal faith to public life as Sojourners does.
  • Knowledge of social, racial, gender, economic justice, war and peace, environmental justice, life, and dignity issues and the biblical and theological foundations and frameworks for addressing them.
  • 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.
  • Ideal candidate will show great discretion and selection on appropriate use of President’s voice, the Executive Director’s voice, and other Sojourners voices and contribution to press stories. 
  • Previous experience with media tracking software; exposure to Meltwater software a plus.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Director of Communications 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 fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

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

Job Function: The Multimedia Director manages the multimedia department, as part of the web team, to provide video, photo, and other digital media content for the Sojourners flagship platform sojo.net and other projects.

RESPONSIBLITIES :

  • Manage the Sojourners multimedia department.
  • Shoot, edit, and post photo/audio/video content to sojo.net.
  • Provide equipment and editing support for podcasts.
  • Create graphic elements for social media and other digital collateral.
  • Create Summit video resources and provide video/live stream support for The Summit.
  • Deliver short video packages for a quick news turnaround.
  • Represent Sojourners in film industry and professional groups, including potential multimedia funders.
  • Pitch and develop longer-form documentary pieces.
  • Help provide training/resources for our Facebook Live productions.
  • Provide additional news coverage and culture support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a communications field and at least two years’ experience in multimedia communications.
  • Small team coordination or management experience.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative products (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop,); working knowledge of entire suite a plus.
  • Photographic and video proficiency (Experience with Canon C100 and DSLRs a plus).
  • Experience with audio production (set up for radio, podcasts, etc.).
  • Knowledge of AP Style a plus.
  • Familiarity with Drupal content management system a plus.
  • Ability to learn on the job and turn around projects on a quick timeline to work with the news cycle.
  • Adaptable, self-starter, team player, be able to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • 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 cover letter, resume, portfolio or demo reel, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Multimedia Director 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 fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

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