Position Available: Media and Communications Coordinator

Location: Tucson, AZ
Apply by: October 3, 2021
Start: November 8, 2021 (local to Tucson)*

*If you’re relocating, we can be flexible with the start date

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Background

No More Deaths/No Más Muertes is a humanitarian aid organization that seeks to end death and suffering in the US-Mexico borderlands. We are a volunteer-led, consensus-based organization. Over the past few years the platform and reach of the organization has increased, the Media Coordinator role was initially established to accommodate an increase in media needs during a period of government repression directed at the group and subsequent criminal trials of volunteers and has now shifted to also be a public facing communications role, supporting the Fundraising Working Group, Abuse Documentation and other Working Groups.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  1. Receive incoming media inquiries, vet requests, and prioritize inquiries based on capacity and how well the inquiries fit into strategic messaging goals. (10%)
  2. Manage rapid media responses for No More Deaths newsworthy incidents and national/local news on border militarization. This includes creating draft talking points and press releases, assisting in planning press conferences and speakers, contacting and training NMD media representatives, and coordinating interviews for media representatives. (25%)
  3. Increase No More Deaths media capacity by hosting media trainings, train-the-trainer workshops, and organizing past and current talking points (15%)
  4. Representation at meetings: The Media Coordinator will convene Media meetings as needed, attend bimonthly Spokes meetings, Finance Meetings, Fundraising meetings, and attend the meetings of other working groups as needed. Coordinators often also take on some organization administrative tasks such as facilitating, note-taking and organizing proposals (10%)
  5. Engage in proactive media cultivation: pitching Op-Eds/stories; following up with friendly reporters to maintain relationships (5%)
  6. Social Media: update the No More Deaths website and create social media posts for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with input from volunteers. (30%)
  7. Maintain and update No More Deaths’ media list (5%)

NOTE: Hosting media visits to the field (Ajo, Nogales, Arivaca, etc.) and taking interviews as a spokesperson is an optional/volunteer aspect of this role, and will not be counted towards the hours of the position. Critical events, such as raids – might require you to work over your weekly 30 hours (which you will be compensated for).

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  2. Familiarity with immigrant justice organizing.
  3. Ability to work independently and proactively seek out feedback and support.
  4. Familiarity with consensus and horizontal organizing.
  5. Experience talking to the media about complex issues.
  6. Experience working with, MailChimp, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  7. Valid driver’s license and ability to travel, may include travel south of Border Patrol interior checkpoints

Contract Conditions:

  1. Term: November 8, 2021 – November 8, 2022 with check in at 6 months.
  2. Hours: 30 hours/week, $16/hour
  3. Health insurance including dental
  4. Work phone and computer will be provided
  5. Flat organization/non-hierarchy practices
  6. Flexible work hours
  7. You will have a team of support (working group) that will assist you in your work tasks

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No More Deaths strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. Individuals with personal ties to the border or who identify as coming from an affected community are especially encouraged to apply. U.S citizenship is not a requirement. No More Deaths is an equal-opportunity employer. Thanks for your interest in this position!