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Communications Counselor (CA)

FCP Communications

FCP Communications

Marketing & Communications, Legal
California, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Full Court Press- Communications Counselor (Hybrid-CA)

Who We Are

Full Court Press Communications works with foundations, nonprofits, advocacy coalitions, government agencies, mission-minded businesses, and more. We help these organizations communicate about their social change initiatives, including campaigns on the environment, climate change, healthcare, housing, and homelessness. We pride ourselves on being:

  • Small but mighty. We are a team that takes on projects ranging from local issues in the Bay Area to nationwide campaigns.
  • Responsive and effective. We tell our clients what we’re going to do and we deliver.
  • Social change focused. We work primarily with organizations that are working on important social issues, from the environment to affordable housing.

What You’ll Do

As a Communications Counselor, you will:

  • Write a TON of content, from messaging materials to press releases to op-eds to memos to social media content. We’ll look to you to translate complex policy ideas into easy-to-understand communications materials.
  • Provide strategic counsel to our clients and contribute to planning documents that map out communications strategies. Together with senior staff, you’ll help our clients wrestle with communication opportunities and challenges.
  • Work on client projects from start to finish, be responsive to ongoing requests, and consistently deliver great results for our clients. You’ll support the facilitation of client calls and meetings and track action items with great attention to detail.
  • Get stuff done for our clients every day - from calling reporters to running social media ads to planning press events. We’ll rely on you to keep track of what needs to be completed, when it needs to get done, and then make it happen.

Who You Are and Your Keys to Success

Interested in the position? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You have 3-6 years of experience in a communications role for a nonprofit, advocacy organization, public relations firm, elected official, or political campaign.
  • You’re an excellent writer with experience translating complex ideas into concise and easily understood content.
  • You take a proactive approach to getting work done and have experience tracking multiple projects and priorities.
  • You have strong verbal communication skills, and you have experience contributing to calls and meetings.
  • You possess a strong attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and thoroughness.

In addition, you may have experience with the following (these experiences are desired but not required for the position):

  • You’ve contributed to an organization's getting media coverage by reaching out to reporters or supporting the planning for a press event.
  • You’ve contributed to the creation of social media content for a variety of platforms.
  • You’ve supported the creation of some sort of planning document, such as a social media strategy, a roadmap for organizing an event, or other relevant activity.

If You Were Here Right Now, You Would Be

  • Drafting a press release announcing new support for the effort to designate national monuments in California.
  • Writing an op-ed on the importance of protecting 30% of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030.
  • Creating social media content to address the need for affordable housing in the Bay Area.
  • Building media lists, tracking media coverage for clients, and compiling weekly and monthly reports.

What Else Should You Know

  • This is a full-time, salaried position. The compensation is $70,000 - $85,000 annually.
  • Candidates should expect to work during our office hours (9 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT). Occasional night, weekend, and travel for client events may be required.
  • We will accept applications from anywhere within California. Priority will be given to Bay Area-based candidates.
  • This is a hybrid position. For Bay Area based candidates, this will include a requirement to work two days per week in FCP’s office. This will include travel to the Bay Area once a month for candidates outside of the Bay Area.
  • New employees will be provided with a laptop and other work set-up items.
  • We contribute up to $300/month to company-sponsored health care plans for employees.
  • We match employee 401(k) contributions up to 6%.
  • We offer 15 days annually of Paid Time Off. After 5 years at the company, employees increase to 20 days annually of Paid Time Off. We also offer 9 paid holidays throughout the year.
  • In addition to strong management and on-the-job learning, we offer an annual $250 professional development stipend to each employee.

How to Apply

  • To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume to FCP-Jobs@cause-capacity.com. In your cover letter, include links to any work product you would like to highlight.

FCP is an equal-opportunity employer. FCP does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.