Food Project Communications and Organizing Coordinator
Public Justice, a non-profit legal advocacy organization that pursues high impact lawsuits to
combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory
corporate conduct and government abuses, is seeking to hire a Food Project Communications and
Organizing Coordinator who is strong writer, has a deep interest in organizing, and who is
excited to employ communications skills to further our basebuilding and advocacy work in our
Food Project. The Public Justice Food Project is the only legal project in the country focused
solely on dismantling industrial animal agriculture—particularly, the structures that enable the
consolidation of corporate power and extractive practices in our food system—and supporting a
vision of animal agriculture that is sustainable, humane, and owned by independent farmers. We
believe we cannot make change alone, and that we must align ourselves with allies across
movement sectors and combine litigation with basebuilding and narrative shift to create
meaningful and lasting change.
The position reports directly to our Food Project Outreach Manager, is based in our Washington
D.C. office, and is open immediately.
More about the position:
The Food Project Communications and Organizing Coordinator will contribute to the Food
Project’s communications and basebuilding goals through content creation, management of day to day communications needs related to press as well as digital platforms, collaboration with the
communications and development departments and external coalition partners, and logistical
support for communications and basebuilding projects. A skilled communicator who’s curious
about the intersectionality of our work would excel in this position, as we intend for our content
to tell stories that challenge the dominant narrative about food, farming, and the environment.
We want to hear your ideas about how to engage different audiences, and how to expand
people’s understanding of issues surrounding food, farming, work, climate, racial inequity, and
more. Candidates should be interested in people and building relationships, as the work of the
Food Project depends on our ability to create lasting, trusting relationships with grassroots
organizations whose members are directly impacted by industrial animal agriculture.
• Work closely with the Food Project Outreach Manager to support communications and
basebuilding plans for the Food Project.
• Coordinate with the Development and Communications departments to further the goals
of the Food Project.
• Help develop communications strategies that support the values and advocacy goals of
the Food Project.
• Create written and graphic content for the promotion of the Food Project as well as its
cases and campaigns, including blog posts, emails, and social media.
• Provide day-to-day management of the Food Project’s social media.
• Support the press needs of the Food Project, including building press lists, drafting press
releases, and pitching stories to journalists.
• Coordinate with external coalition partners for aligned campaigns or cross-promotion
• Provide logistical support for the Food Project’s organizing plans, including scheduling
meetings, managing meeting notes and synthesis, and vendor management.
• Assist in the development, maintenance, and recruitment of Food Project member
networks, the Food Project Attorney Network and Food Project Allies.
• Exceptional writing skills and a strong interest in writing.
• Organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Experience working with web content management systems and social media platforms.
• Experience in writing for advocacy and social media
• Vision, creativity, enthusiasm, and excellent interpersonal skills
• At least two years of responsibility for nonprofit, campaign, or advocacy-related
• Ability to ask questions and seek out advice, as well as take the initiative to move
projects forward when possible.
• Team-oriented with the ability to work well independently and remotely when necessary.
• Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of and the ability to work with individuals and
groups from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
• A strong desire to build a movement to achieve a more just food system.
• Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work community that
This is a full-time, exempt position, with a salary range of $44,000 to $55,000, depending on
experience. We provide two weeks of paid vacation, two weeks of sick leave, and two personal
days each year, all federal holidays, employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance premiums,
and a 401(k) plan.
Public Justice is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and progressive workplace.
Women, people of color, LGBTQ applicants, people with disabilities and veterans are all
strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a
• Cover letter that conveys why you are drawn to Public Justice’s mission and what makes
you a good fit for the Food Project and the position.
• Writing sample, which may include essay-style writing or web/social media content.
• Contact information for three references.
Your application should consist of two electronic files: (1) your cover letter, resume, and
references in a single .pdf file; and (2) a writing sample in another .pdf file. The application
deadline is August 15, 2020, at which point applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until
the position is filled. Please submit both files to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information, please visit our website at www.publicjustice.net.
Job posted: 2020-07-02