At the Vera Institute of Justice, our vision is of a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for all. At a propitious moment for justice reform, we are standing up and driving change on a variety of fronts—ending cash bail, ending mass incarceration, vastly improving life behind bars, ensuring that immigrants get due process, and centering all this work in racial equity. Convincing people to change the way they think and act in order to serve justice is in our DNA. We leverage our access and influence with government partners and work collaboratively with community stakeholders to transform the systems we rely on for safety and justice. If you want to learn more about life at Vera click here. Are you interested in helping a super-dedicated and productive team use best-in-class communications strategies and tactics to drive change in the justice system?
If so, read on.
Over the past five years, with 2.3 million people behind bars—we’ve reached a tipping point, and justice reform has become mainstream. It’s on the front pages, it’s bipartisan, it’s got new funders, it’s attracting cultural attention. Vera has been on the cutting edge of this change. Long known for our research and technical assistance, communications has more recently become one of the core pillars of how we do our work. We embed communications in our program and project work from the start. Our efforts have paid off—with an award-winning rebranding and website overhaul, significant media attention, dramatic growth in digital engagement, and new partnerships.
We need to leverage the increased attention to justice and to Vera’s work in particular by deploying communications and digital strategies to elevate our issues and our brand. We are seeking a Digital Content Editor to join our diverse and growing team to manage strategy and content across digital channels and help Vera tell our story across the digital landscape, including social media, email, and web.
Candidates must be excellent digital writers and editors and have demonstrated professional experience copywriting and editing for digital content platforms, as well as project management skills overseeing email and social media strategy, preferably in the nonprofit, advocacy, or political space.
Candidates must have the ability to distill complex issues in a clear and concise way to a sophisticated lay audience, as well as excellent communications skills. The ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize competing deadlines while maintaining meticulous attention to detail is a key responsibility in this role.
The Digital Content Editor will report to the Digital Engagement Director in Communications and will join a communications team of content creators (editorial, design, blog, website), media and messaging, digital, and public affairs strategists.
What You’ll Do
The Digital Content Editor will work in close collaboration with members of the digital team—Digital Engagement Director, Community Managers, Web Engagement Director, Designer, and Developer—and other members of Vera’s editorial and program teams to manage the daily workflow and production of digital content—social media copy, social media graphics and infographics, blogs, emails to the Vera subscriber list, etc.
The Digital Content Editor will be a creative content strategist and digital tactician, working with the Digital Engagement Director to plan and manage the digital content calendar, while implementing campaigns that support Vera’s programmatic and communications goals.
The Digital Content Editor will:
What We Need in You