Campaign Manager / Evangelist
for Fight for the Future / Center for Rights - Location: San Francisco / New York / Telecommute (Greater Boston Area)
Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. We primarily work on high value, fearless projects that can be seen by millions. The highlight of these efforts so far is the largest online protest in history, internet-wide strike against the web censorship bills SOPA and PIPA, and is an example of the impact a passionate few can have when engaging with the larger web community; see americancensorship.org, sopastrike.com, freebieber.org, and fightforthefuture.org/pipa. This could be a dream job.
Our organization is focused on developing high-impact campaigns that resonate with people and help them band together to exert their power. The Campaign Manager/ Evangelist position is one of the most important roles in our work - it is central to the organization and its effectiveness. If you ever wanted to build online experiences that reach out, grab people, and help them change the world, then this is the job for you. We’re looking for someone to continue to build that organization with us, from the ground up.
We're looking for someone smart and savvy and who can be funny and playful with ideas; we're looking for someone who can speak to people's humor, fears and what gets them going; and we want someone who has purposeful humor and creativity as well as poignant ideas and language that can cut through political gridlock and debate.
We look for people with a rigorous and thought-provoking perspective on a wide range of political issues, and especially on tech and policy. We want you to be a thinker and someone who can synthesize a problem or an idea out of ordinary interaction and frustrations / struggles.
Desired Skills & Experience
Ideally, you should have experience with or want to have experience with:
- running campaigns on high-impact issues
- managing campaigns and responses to a fast-changing, dynamic field
- working with a large variety of people, groups, and companies and spreading the message to as many stakeholders as possible
- fighting against money in politics and heavily-funded lobbying teams
- playing a key role in the planning and strategy of campaign organizing and organization growth
- leading or starting coalitions
- finding and securing new sources for campaigns
You should also have experience:
- Running online campaigns that grow fast
- Crafting exciting and persuasive actions
- Using online and traditional media to achieve broad visibility (including by talking with press)
- Fighting hard for something
Compensation. Market Rate / Commensurate with Experience
Location, terms. The team will be 100% remote-—no need to commute or relocate. If you're interested in relocation, let us know. We’d start working with you on a contract basis at an hourly rate, but we will be able to offer full-time position with competitive salary and benefits to the right person.
To apply: If you’re interested, send links to work you’ve done to [email protected]. Show us that you excel at the things we’re looking for. If you like, include links to or samples of your writing–ideally in situations where you’re writing to persuade a group of people to believe something or take an action. Include as much relevant information as possible: significant things you’ve done, projects you’ve worked on, etc. Being well-rounded is a plus, so don’t exclude significant skills or achievements just because they aren’t activism related (e.g. starting a business, or being a musician).
Note: we expect this job announcement to reach a lot of people who are very politically active, but who may not be sold on the significance of this particular cause. So here’s a quick summary of how we see the threat and the opportunity:
First, technology is increasingly the foundation for social participation and the pursuit of justice. We depend on a combination of software, devices, and the internet to get news, read books, organize others— a slew of essential activities. Second, digital technology contains a basic social justice: once something gets made, it costs relatively little to give everyone access.
This means two things: 1) to preserve our existing freedoms and institutions we have to fight to keep their technological underpinnings free from interference. 2) If we’re successful we win much more than that: a world where everyone has equal access to many of humanity’s most valuable creations (knowledge, cultural expression, and the digital tools to make more).
There are several excellent organizations working on the same set of issues; we can be very effective working in collaboration with them by focusing on public-facing campaigns and employing a different mix of tactics. The organization’s founding team also has an interesting track record in doing just this.