[act-ma] Fight for the Future hiring a campaign manager

Evan Greer evangreer at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 11:24:46 PST 2013


 Job Opening: Campaign Manager / Evangelist

for Fight for the Future / Center for Rights - Location: San Francisco /
New York / Telecommute (Greater Boston Area)
The Organization

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.
Job Description.

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:

   1. running campaigns on high-impact issues
   2. managing campaigns and responses to a fast-changing, dynamic field
   3. working with a large variety of people, groups, and companies and
   spreading the message to as many stakeholders as possible
   4. fighting against money in politics and heavily-funded lobbying teams
   5. playing a key role in the planning and strategy of campaign
   organizing and organization growth
   6. leading or starting coalitions
   7. finding and securing new sources for campaigns

You should also have experience:

   1. Running online campaigns that grow fast
   2. Crafting exciting and persuasive actions
   3. Using online and traditional media to achieve broad visibility
   (including by talking with press)
   4. 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
tycheng+campaigns at gmail.com. 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.


-- 
*Evan Greer*
Campaign Manager
Fight for the Future
http://fightforthefuture.org <http://www.fightforthefuture.org>
Phone: +1 978.852.6457
Email: evan at fightforthefuture.org
Twitter: @fightfortheftr <http://www.twitter.com/fightfortheftr>

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