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Communications Writer/Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OAKLAND INC

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Work with our communications and committee teams on various types of messaging to connect with Voters, Influencers, and other local Nonprofit Organizations by creating compelling content!

At The League of Women Voters in Oakland, our mission is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in voting and good governance. We pursue our mission through education on major public policy issues and by influencing public policy through research and advocacy.

Overview: If you are looking to gain more writing and content development experience, this opportunity will be a great way to further your career goals while contributing to a worthy cause. We are searching for a someone who has at least one year of Writing, Communications, or Content development experience to spend about 5-10 hours per week working with a few committees to create or edit their messaging to then post to our updated website. We have other volunteers drafting our newsletter, and social media posts.

Basic Tasks: You will work with content creators, designers, and advocacy strategists. You will create or edit messaging so that others can push the content live in various channels. There will be a regular check-in with each of 3-4 Committee Leads to understand what their upcoming content needs are going to be. We stay organized across teams by relying heavily on Slack and Google Suite.

This position requires a self-motivated, organized, and responsive individual who has a passion for defending democracy, informed voting, local politics, and who has a working understanding of apps and technology.

Your role:

  • Multi-channel writing and communications
  • 1+ years experience in writing, communications or content marketing
  • Occasionally create or post content to our website (built on Wix so very easy to use)
  • Passionate about connecting with local voters through compelling communication and events

Please send a link to your LinkedIn profile and/or your resume to the current Comms Lead, mjanefelice@gmail.com

Thank you!

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About LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OAKLAND INC

Location:

PO BOX 71838, OAKLAND, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. We pursue our mission through education on major public policy issues and by influencing public policy through research and advocacy. Through collaboration with community organizations and by advocacy with local government, we’ve been able to make a positive impact in voter education and engagement by: - Supporting more voter participation in under-served communities - Development of fair representation through nonpartisan re-districting and campaign finance reform - Creating new ways to evaluate citizen oversight committees

Description

Dating to its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters U.S. has a long, proud history of expanding voter access, fighting voter suppression, advocating for limits of money in politics, and opposing partisan and racial gerrymandering. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

The League of Women Voters Oakland is part of a national network of more than 700 local and state Leagues with more than 500,000 members nationally operating in all 50 states. With more than 300 members, League of Women Voters Oakland is the largest per capita membership of any big city League in the State of California, serving Oakland voters since 1964.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal
Politics
Education & Literacy, Justice & Legal, Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 10 hours per week

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