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Communications Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Remote

Website MoveOn

Temporary Communications Coordinator (Remote, Temporary) at MoveOn

Full-time •  Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the Contiguous U.S.

Ends Dec. 30, 2024 

MoveOn is a people-powered force for progress. We wield independent political power by bringing millions together to take action to create a country with a place of honor and dignity for everyone—where all are welcome, we take care of one another, and where everyone is set up to thrive.

For more than a generation, MoveOn has been a bulwark against the radical right and has channeled millions of voices to end wars, protect democracy, and advance justice for all. We’ve built political power for progressive change through mobilizing the left to Democrats so that we can advance our vision of an America for all.

MoveOn is the largest multi-issue digital-first political campaigning organization in the country. We drive rapid-response campaigns at scale on a multitude of key issues at high-impact moments while building sustainable campaigns that resonate and grow over time. Whether it’s democracy, health care, foreign policy, economic justice, immigration, or otherwise, MoveOn provides our members with timely ways to take action for change.

The Communications Coordinator role will provide key programmatic and administrative support for day-to-day communications activities across the communication team. The Communications Coordinator will ensure the team collaborates and coordinates effectively to help achieve its 2024 goals and objectives.

Are you passionate about harnessing the power of traditional and social media for good? Are you an extremely organized communicator and an excellent writer who enjoys the fast-paced nature of campaign work? Are you passionate about protecting democracy and taking your communications career to the next level? MoveOn seeks two Temporary Communications Coordinators this cycle in a temporary role throughout the pivotal election year of 2024 to play a key role in supporting the communications team. The Communications Coordinators will assist our Media & Messaging and Content & Engagement teams with rapid response, media relations, and social media promotions and outreach; and a variety of cross-functional, support and administrative tasks to support our departmental, campaign, electoral, and organizational goals.


  • Assist with day-to-day execution of communications campaign work, including but not limited to conducting communications-related research, drafting, and editing documents  for media outreach, campaign communications, and digital content.
  • Support initial drafting and eventual implementation of content and products under the supervision of members on the team, including press releases, advisories, pitch notes, social media copy, social media toolkits, media backgrounders, op-eds, letters-to-the-editors, and other materials as needed;
  • Support communications and press needs at in-person events, rallies, and conferences, including capturing visual assets, social content, and other on-site needs.
  • Work with the Social Media Manager and Director of Content to support producing, editing and drafting engaging content on social media;
  • Post materials online and update websites;
  • Monitor, track and maintain reports of media and social media coverage; help track and report on campaign and media communications results. and bottomline the systems needed to effectively track and monitor our activities and results.
  • Translate political messaging and dense information into impactful, persuasive prose that is easily digestible by broad audiences for social media graphics and video.
  • Conduct research on and fact check current political issues for content and social, editing and proofreading copy as needed.
  • Support development of and maintain editorial calendar.
  • Assist with social data operations.
  • Build out new media and social media outreach lists.
  • Help maintain strategic and collaborative communications calendar
  • Coordinate between communications departments and other teams as needed to manage the flow of requests and content in a timely manner.
  • Participate and take notes on important internal and external meetings; and
  • Perform other administrative duties as required.

A successful candidate will:

  • Have experience with and a deep commitment to applying anti-oppression frameworks, especially regarding racial, gender, and economic injustice.
  • Showcase effective time management and organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and deadlines with precision and efficiency.
  • Display a proactive and adaptable approach to work, emphasizing a commitment to learning and developing skills within the communications field and contributing consistently to team success.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, fostering positive relationships with team members, stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Collaborate actively in brainstorming sessions and contribute creative ideas to enhance communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment to consistently developing and improving organizational equity; show experience in implementing equitable practices and culture, with a demonstrated track record of success.

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum experience of 1-2 years in communications, social media, public relations, or advocacy;
  • Issue advocacy, campaign and/or political experience preferred;
  • Excellent writing, storytelling and interpersonal communications skills. Ability to draft documents under tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaboratively support plans and implement strategies that anticipate next steps, as well as respond to rapid-onset events
  • Ability to investigate and learn new communications technologies
  • Ability to regularly meet deadlines
  • Good listening, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter/X, and Instagram and Tik Tok, and ongoing interest in staying abreast of cutting-edge digital platforms
  • Proficiency with digital reporting tools and an eagerness to learn and manage systems
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to work independently and juggle competing priorities and strict deadlines;
  • Basic graphic design and photo editing skills a plus, but not required; and
  • Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently
  • Good organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Google Apps, Slack, Zoom (including webinar features); AirTable; Meltwater, Adobe Suite and Cision a plus
  • Flexibility to travel as required in the performance of duties.

Reports to: Managing Director for Media and Messaging OR Senior Director of

Social and Content

Location: The position may be based anywhere in the contiguous United States. May require occasional travel.

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: At MoveOn, we commit to equity in our compensation philosophy and practices. We are committed to equal pay for equal work. To counter systemic compensation issues in this country and pay inequality, we have a non-negotiable compensation practice. We utilize benchmarking and peer organization data to ensure we provide competitive nonprofit compensation and benefits. The annual salary for this position is $82,520.90. In addition to the base salary, we offer a monthly home office subsidy.  We also offer an internet and phone subsidy of $2,100 annually and a health and wellness subsidy of $900 annually. All of these cash benefits are added to your bimonthly paycheck. We offer strong medical, dental, and vision benefits, which are free to employees and children of employees (spouses or domestic partners can be added at a subsidized rate). We offer employer-paid premiums for life insurance; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year, prorated for the period that you work; 18 weeks of paid parental leave (birth, adoption, foster care placement of a child), 10 days accrued paid sick time prorated for the period that you workpaid family medical leave; and 8 staff holidays and 6 floating holidays. We contribute 5% to your 401(k) after six months of employment. We also offer a $1000 professional development budget each year for each staff member. Civic Action and Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Listing Expires: June 12, 2024
Major(s): Advertising, Media