The Future of Music Coalition, a great advocacy group that works for more fair and balanced public policy on music-related issues, is hiring a Communications Director. If you’ve got the passion for media justice, defending the rights of musicians and music fans, then this might be the job for you.
Check the full job description after the jump…
posted August 23, 2007
Job Title: Communications Director
Reports to: Executive Director and Deputy Director
Supervises: Web Design Consultants, Printers, Graphic Designers, Intern
Start Date: October 1, 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: full-time position, range of 48k plus health insurance
FMC Mission: The
Future of Music Coalition is a not-for-profit collaboration between
members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual
property law communities. FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers,
and the public about music / technology issues, while also bringing
together diverse voices in an effort to come up with creative solutions
to some of the challenges in this space. FMC also aims to identify and
promote innovative business models that will help musicians and
citizens to benefit from new technologies.
its mission through a number of activities. First, we organize public
discussion of issues that impact musicians and the public at large,
making sure to include a variety of voices in the conversation. Second,
we submit testimony, publish articles and speak on panels to make sure
the creators’ experience is heard. Third, we encourage musicians and
citizens to publicly document their experiences on the FMC website.
Finally, we generate original research on historic trends and issues of
import to the public to more completely illuminate the mechanics of the
FMC seeks a creative, self-directed communications specialist to work
in a very fast paced and exciting environment. With the Executive
Director, Deputy Director and Policy Director, this person would
develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan for FMC,
including consistent outreach to and contact with journalists,
coalition members, musicians and peer organizations.
Organizational and Program Promotion – 50%
- Sets and implements an ongoing visibility campaign highlighting FMC’s programs, events, and positions on issues.
- Works with Deputy and Program Directors to craft effective messages for campaigns and determine appropriate outlets.
organizational contact with journalists. Create press releases,
cultivate relationships with reporters, pitch stories, maintain media
Content Creation – Writing and Design – 50%
with Deputy Director to determine which projects and issues are
currently core for FMC. Find ways to translate this work so it’s easy
for the public to engage.
- Research issues and
oversee creation of tools to educate public around core issues, such
as: internal policy briefs, public fact sheets, interviews, articles,
website content and podcasts.
Responsible for maintaining website architecture and overseeing content management.
writing, design and production of annual report, organizational
brochure and other marketing and promotional documents such as
postcards, brochures, business cards, etc. As necessary, create and
manipulate graphics and logos using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
necessary, document control for coalition work – editing, formatting,
disseminating, and working with coalition partners on documents meant
to educate the public on issues.
Excellent communication, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of PR and media, sharp and fast writing skills. Experience
with graphic design, print production and web architecture strongly
preferred. Marketing or journalism background preferred. Music
background or familiarity with music industry strongly preferred. Very
good understanding of FMC programs and related issues is helpful, but
Software: Fluency with
Microsoft Word. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop,
QuarkXPress, Excel, Powerpoint highly preferred. Basic web
proficiency, with blog experience preferred. Familiarity with
Dreamweaver and HTML coding very helpful.
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (ideally similar to the type of writing on www.futureofmusic.org), and salary requirements by September 30, 2007 to firstname.lastname@example.org.