Rochester, NYC, or Remote

Measures for Justice is a non-partisan, fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to make good criminal justice data available and actionable to spur reform. While we do not advocate for any specific reforms, we do work to make change possible by increasing system transparency, trust, and accountability. We’ve got world class criminal justice data and technology chops. And a culture that demands excellence, rigor, and people who like to make good ideas come to life.


Since 2011, we have pioneered a methodology to compare how different justice systems perform on the county level and led the charge to improve county-level criminal justice data. We have strong support from prominent philanthropists, in particular from leading technology entrepreneurs and criminal justice foundations from both sides of the aisle, across the country, as well as from system practitioners and policymakers nationwide.


The Job

Not everyone understands why data matter or what to do with them. Your job is to work with the Director of Communications to develop narrative campaigns we can execute across multiple channels to make what we do come alive. 


Data are wonky if you let them be. So let’s not. Instead, let’s show people what can be accomplished in criminal justice when people have the facts and listen to them. 


We are seeking a media whiz: an outstanding writer, communicator and marketer, who also understands multimedia and how it can be deployed on social. We’re looking for someone who has no problem going off into a corner to think big and come back with the big ideas. 


Your job will include opportunities to be involved in the big picture and creative planning. You will be asked to create campaigns and run events. You will also be asked to write press releases, pitch stories, format and write a newsletter, and help generate regular content.



What You Will Do, Specifically:  

  • Work with the Director of Communications on PR, communication and marketing tactics to to build awareness of MFJ’s brand, products, solutions, and services;

  • Assist the Director of Communications and the Vice President of Development with researching and drafting materials related to fundraising and grant applications; 

  • Build MFJ’s presence on various social media and thought leadership platforms (Medium, e.g.) and help to generate regular content;

  • Develop and help lead on- and off-line events that attract an array of audiences (media, funders, criminal justice organizations);

  • Help oversee communication for local data efforts and products.  

  • Help manage and parse MFJ’s media/contact lists.

  • Conduct prospect research, as needed, to provide initial support for the new VP of Development.


About You 

  • PR/Marketing/media experience (~4-6 years) identifying, researching, and crafting compelling stories and campaigns;

  • Thrive in fast-paced environments; 

  • Strong writing and editing skills; experience developing narratives based on data preferred but not required;

  • Ability to transition from high-level strategic thinking to deep-dive, roll-up-your sleeves work.

  • Firm grasp of how to engage on social media and create content in different forms including video, podcasting, etc.  

  • Strong people, communication, presentation skills;

  • Work well under deadline;

  • Detail oriented and highly organized (can juggle multiple projects at once);

  • Demonstrated relationship-building experience;

  • Passionate about wanting to do good in the world.


Next Steps


To apply, please visit our website - https://www.measuresforjustice.org/about/jobs. Please note, a cover letter and a recent writing sample is required (e.g., a client proposal, pitch letter, press release, blog post, etc.).

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


MFJ is committed to equity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a casual work environment. Our office is wheelchair accessible.  

 

It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please contact Jill Wesley at jill.wesley@measuresforjustice.org