Media Literacy education – which teaches students to apply critical thinking to media messages and to use media to create their own messages – is a key 21st century skill. Media Literacy is critical to the health and well-being of America’s children, as well as to their future participation in the civic and economic life of our democracy.

Since its founding as a policy-oriented advocacy organization in 2013, MLN has made significant progress putting media literacy on the public policy agenda. MLN is internationally recognized as a policy and advocacy leader in media literacy.

MLN, a 501c3 nonpartisan organization, has been highly successful in its mission of advancing policy change with the goal of elevating media literacy as an educational priority. Interest in media literacy is gaining momentum.

Communications functions are essential to our mission of public awareness and policymaker education. We are looking for someone who understands that we are building a movement and who knows how to get attention for a cause. 

We have projects large and small as well as continuing communications needs. We need you to join our team to help make our vision a reality:  media literacy as a key element in the education of every child in the US. 

This is a consulting gig or part-time job with flexible and irregular hours.

In this job you might:

Develop creative communications support / PR for national public awareness campaign

Find innovative ways to promote partnerships

Increase press coverage

Use social media as an awareness and engagement tool

Use your graphics skills to create products and materials

Update and improve the website

Create videos and other content

Write newsletters, edit stories

Create advocacy toolkits

Work hand in hand with development staff

Implement your own ideas to help us meet our mission

You must be:

Passionate about media literacy education



Based in the Boston area.

We expect this to be an ongoing, part-time job that will vary in hours. 

You may be a consultant with many clients or just one. You’ll work remotely but we’ll need to meet as a team often. We don’t have a set rate. You’ll let us know what your rate is when you apply.

If you are interested, please send your application, in whatever form, to Board President Erin McNeill at


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