Job: Creative Producer

Working Partnerships USA is seeking a talented storyteller to lift up the voices of marginalized communities, amplify the power of grassroots organizing, and drive transformative campaigns for economic, social, and racial justice.

The Creative Producer will craft materials that shift public narratives, from videos to social media graphics to op-eds. They will also build the relationships that are essential to any movement, whether that’s connecting reporters with working families or growing our online audience and moving supporters to take action.

The ideal candidate will be a compelling writer, have a keen eye for design, and have experience creating multimedia content. They will thrive in a fast-paced campaign environment, with the ability to keep multiple projects moving, plan for and hit deadlines, and collaborate with partners both inside and outside the organization. The Creative Producer will report to our Communications Director and work closely with our organizing and policy teams.

The Organization

Working Partnerships USA is a community organization bringing together the power of grassroots organizing and public policy innovation to drive the movement for a just economy. Based in Silicon Valley, we tackle the root causes of inequality and poverty by leading collaborative campaigns for family-sustaining jobs, stable and affordable housing, healthy communities, and a democracy where all our voices are heard.

Our campaigns take on some of the leading issues of our time — the gig economy, the housing affordability crisis, the tech industry’s impact on our communities, the future of work. Our work draws national attention and shapes conversations and campaigns across the country.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create compelling content (written, graphics, and video) that tell the stories of communities impacted by the campaigns we work on and shift public narratives around these issues.
  • Use social media, mass email, texting, and digital advocacy tools to advance our narratives and win issue campaigns.
  • Pitch stories to reporters, write press releases and talking points, serve as a media point person, and coordinate interview requests.
  • Use digital tools to grow our base of supporters and move people to take action.
  • Perform other duties as required to support the work of the organization as a whole.

Desired Skills

As our Creative Producer, you’ll wear many hats. If you’re a quick learner and are excited to pick up new skills, you should apply if you have ~70% of this list:

Writing & Messaging

  • Ability to write quickly and compellingly for a variety of audiences and in different formats, from press releases to research reports to op-eds.
  • Strong editing skills. You can take two clunky paragraphs and turn them into two crisp, punchy sentences.
  • Attention to detail. You’ll catch typos, change hyphens into em dashes, and notice when a color doesn’t match our style guide.
  • Ability to take complex issues and explain them clearly.
  • Excited to dig into the nuance of language and draw from research and best practices to craft compelling messages.

Design & Multimedia Content Creation

  • Strong design sense. You care that materials are on brand, easy to read, and convey the right emotions.
  • Experience designing for both print materials (reports, factsheets) and the web (social media, web video, email). You’ve probably used Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, or their equivalents.
  • Photography: You can take emotionally powerful photos, and have probably used a DSLR or Mirrorless camera (bonus points if you shoot in manual mode).
  • Video production: You can shoot and edit video, and can use Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or another editing suite. You think about how to make videos that work well online. Bonus points if you can create motion graphics with After Effects or similar.

Press Outreach & Engagement

  • You’re comfortable calling, emailing, and building relationships with reporters and newsrooms.
  • You think about how to make a topic interesting to the media and pitch it to reporters.
  • You will make sure we get reporters what they need to write a good story — creating talking points for spokespeople, scheduling interviews, and doggedly following up with staff and allies as needed.
  • Strong organization and tracking skills — you make sure things don’t slip through the cracks, and that our busy team gets back to reporters in time to meet tight deadlines.

Social Media Management

  • Creating engaging posts for social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), especially in an advocacy, electoral, or movement context.
  • Managing multiple social channels and growing online audiences.
  • Creating and testing digital ads (primarily Facebook), especially for advocacy.
  • Moving followers up a ladder of engagement, from following on social to signing up for emails/texts to taking offline action.

Digital Organizing & Advocacy

  • Writing, managing, and testing email outreach programs.
  • Experience with a CRM/supporter database like NationBuilder, EveryAction, or ActionNetwork.
  • Creating and running broadcast and peer-to-peer texting programs.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS helpful.

Dedication to Justice

  • Commitment to social, racial, economic, environmental, and gender justice.
  • Experience with advocacy organizations, political campaigns, and union or community organizing a plus.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends regularly as needed.
  • Strong work ethic and personal commitment to excellence.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Additionally, all Working Partnerships USA employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, or a written request for reasonable accommodation due to medical disability or sincerely held religious belief.

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit, bend, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift approximately 20-25 lbs. on occasion.
  • Stand and move throughout the office.
  • Have consistent and reliable attendance.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Work under pressure with changing, ambiguous priorities.
  • Communicate effectively and promptly to clients or employees of the organization.
  • Climb stairs and steps.
  • High level of manual dexterity to adeptly type and use computer equipment.
  • Auditory and visual skills – Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

Compensation & Location

Annual salary range for this position is $65,000 to $72,000 and will be based on experience. Generous benefits package including full family health, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacations and holiday leave; and 401(k). This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and an excellent opportunity for those seeking career advancement over time.

During COVID-19, our staff is remote. Due to the on-the-ground nature of this role (shooting videos, taking photos at actions, etc), you’ll need to be able to regularly attend outdoor events in Santa Clara County (with appropriate safety precautions). Long-term, the Creative Producer will work out of our office in San Jose, CA.

Working Partnerships USA strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.