February 12, 2014

JOB OF THE WEEK: Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Communications Director

FAMM logoFamilies Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), a national nonprofit sentencing reform organization on the verge of a major success, seeks a dynamic, creative, strategic, hard-working Communications Director to push us over the top!

The ideal candidate has experience working on a policy campaign and coordinating communication across media, grassroots and/or grasstops advocacy, and legislative lobbying efforts. Requirements include: excellent writing skills, an ability to quickly crank out op-eds and press releases, social media proficiency, persistence and fearlessness in promoting staff experts to print and broadcast media, a killer media rolodex across the political spectrum, comfort working with the political left and right, and enthusiasm for team work.  Capitol Hill experience and background in criminal justice a plus; agreement with FAMM’s mission a must.

FAMM opposes mandatory sentencing laws that prevent the punishment from fitting the crime and the individual's role in it. We support fair and proportionate justice; the right to be judged as an individual; and a reverence for liberty that abhors depriving someone of his most basic freedoms any longer than necessary to protect the rights and safety of others.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@famm.org. No calls, please.  (PF tipster)

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