Good Jobs First

Good Jobs First
Tracking Subsidies, Promoting Accountability in Economic Development

Communications Director

Based in Washington, DC


Good Jobs First, a 22-year old non-profit based in Washington DC focusing on government and corporate accountability, now seeks a Communications Director.

Good Jobs First is a small, efficient resource center with a nimble teamwork culture. We provide constant assistance to grassroots groups, journalists and public officials on the issues of economic development subsidies and corporate ethics and accountability. Communications are integral to Good Jobs First’s everyday work: our websites and especially our four databases provide more than two million pageviews per month; we are frequently cited by the news media; and GJF is a firmly established “go to” resource for groups and activists in the U.S. and increasingly a model for groups overseas.

Good Jobs First’s newest resource is Covid Stimulus Watch, watchdogging the CARES Act and related stimulus laws.

The new communications director will:

  • help publicize Covid Stimulus Watch and promote its usage over the next three years;
  • promote GJF’s earned media profile in both outbound messaging around our studies and announcements and inbound media queries;
  • conduct GJF’s social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn;
  • identify and manage upcoming communications opportunities and implement strategies to maximize them jointly with other staff;
  • serve as GJF’s spokesperson on selective occasions while also coordinating staff relations with news media;
  • work closely with the executive director and the research director to document Good Jobs First’s impact to increase our funding base; and
  • Help staff “brand” and communicate the work, including possibly experimenting with online video platforms.

Applicants should have:

  • at least five years’ experience in activist communications, including news media outreach, social media, and web-integrated strategies, or comparable experience within journalism or online media itself;
  • strong writing, editing and speaking skills;
  • proven skills in teamwork and the ability to handle varied assignments;
  • the ability to quickly master new material and strategize with fellow staff about how to best deploy it; and
  • a demonstrated commitment to racial, social and economic justice.

Other desirable qualifications:

  • knowledge of tax policy and/or economic development issues and constituencies;
  • familiarity with non-profit organizational culture and/or organized labor; and
  • experience with video production or online video platforms.

This is an opportunity for rewarding work with a focused, highly productive resource center.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100 percent employer-paid PPO healthcare including dental and vision benefits, a 403B retirement plan with employer contribution, holidays and vacation time.

Good Jobs First is an Equal Opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Please email résumés to Greg LeRoy at: goodjobs@goodjobsfirst.org.

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