Media Literacy Now is hiring! We are looking for a team member to help support advocates across the country with tools, training and guidance; research, track, report on policy related to media literacy; develop model policies and work with policymakers; and advocate within Massachusetts. This job will integrate closely with communications staff and functions.

In this job you will:

  • Research policy, develop model policy, make policy recommendations. Use legiscan or other legislative tracking and data service to track and monitor legislation.
  • Communicate with local, state and national policymakers, provide advice and testimony. Collaborate with aligned organizations.
  • Develop policymaker education campaigns
  • Create advocacy tools (e.g. develop advocacy letters and recruit diverse and powerful allies to sign on to letters, develop advocacy materials including fact sheets, toolkits, action alerts, blog posts, slide decks, and social media content) working with the communications team.
  • Use social media as an awareness and engagement tool.
  • Manage and update online advocacy tools such as UJOIN
  • Update and creatively use the website (experience with WordPress a plus)
  • Be the State Advocate in Massachusetts  (Develop relationships with legislators and their staff. Testify for or against relevant legislation. Respond to requests for information from public officials, agencies, and the media)
  • Lead and support advocates and policymakers across the country. (Working with them to analyze, monitor, and advocate for and against pending legislation, budget proposals, and administrative policies and regulations.)

You are:

  • An experienced advocacy and policy professional.
  • Prepared to work independently as part of a small organization.
  • Willing to be work hand-in-hand with fundraising and communications staff.
  • Flexible. We’re a small team. We need people who can and will do whatever needs to be done.
  • Creative.
  • Technically competent. Our platforms: WordPress, Ujoin, Legiscan, Zoom, Basecamp, social media.
  • Based in Massachusetts.

We expect this to be an ongoing part-time job. We work remotely but we’ll need to meet as a team often. We also anticipate that this role would include meeting with government officials, representatives of other organizations, and advocates, both remotely and in person.

Please apply to Erin McNeill, president, Media Literacy Now. You may apply to emcneill@medialiteracynow.org or ask questions there. We look forward to learning about you.


A little bit about Media Literacy Now:

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. The ability to navigate within our complex and ever-changing media landscape depends on acquiring skills and tools to know how to consume and evaluate information, ask questions, avoid manipulation, and engage in digital spaces safely and confidently.

Since our founding as a nonpartisan policy-oriented advocacy organization in 2013, Media Literacy Now has been highly successful in its mission of advancing policy change with the goal of elevating media literacy as an educational priority. MLN is internationally recognized as a policy and advocacy leader in media literacy.

Interest in media literacy is gaining momentum.

Here is what we do to help create a world where all young people learn critical media literacy skills:

  • We educate policymakers and the public about the importance of and critical need for media literacy education.
  • We support, empower, and connect activists and communities across the country who are advocating for media literacy in their local schools.
  • We provide crucial policy and advocacy expertise and resources to help develop national, state and local policies, laws, and educational standards.

We thrive through the input of people of different perspectives and backgrounds. We need you to join our team to help make our vision a reality: 

Imagine a world where every child in the U.S. has equal access to a comprehensive and modern education that includes comprehensive media literacy skills, where all youth are well-prepared to participate, and generation of adults feels empowered and confident to consume, create and share content responsibly.

 

 

 

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