J Street is looking to bring a talented content creator and branding manager onto our communications team who believes in our mission and will help drive our success advocating for diplomacy-first US policies and building a powerful political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.
We are looking for a savvy, creative communications professional with strong attention to detail who can play a key role in the creation and distribution of attractive branded materials and content for a wide range of purposes within the organization. The ideal candidate will have a passion for design and strategy, and for ensuring that the content we produce is consistent and visually engaging.
For our team, every day is a potential new challenge as we react to and work to shape a fast-moving news cycle. The person in this position must be comfortable working in such a dynamic environment on a contentious and rapidly evolving issue. They will have the interpersonal skills to build productive relationships with multiple teams within J Street, as well as external designers and production teams. They will have a strong interest in US foreign policy and politics and in J Street’s unique organizational mission.
The person in this position will work within our integrated communications and digital teams to manage the creation of engaging materials for online and offline distribution while ensuring all materials follow our style guide and meet our standards for quality, consistency and efficacy. They will be a voice for a powerful and growing organization working on some of the most contentious and important issues in US foreign policy and American politics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and edit outgoing branded materials to ensure they follow our style guide, working with internal staff and external designers/producers.
Help develop branding strategies for new initiatives.
Advise staff on best practices for creating and distributing materials.
Write and edit copy for J Street marketing materials.
Manage J Street’s content library.
Create dynamic and engaging content to bring more attention to our cause, enlist new members and solicit donations and/or actions.
Support the digital team in the creation and distribution of social media and website content.
To Apply for the Position
We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities who care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below:
Cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified
Portfolio or examples of past work or projects (preferred)
List of three references
At J Street we value an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our employees, and the communities we work with. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in design, marketing or communications, preferably for an advocacy group, campaign or congressional office
Keen attention to detail
Professional experience creating, managing, or distributing branded content
Ability to work quickly under frequent news and organizational deadlines
Broad familiarity with J Street’s issue-set
Ability to work independently, taking initiative to set and meet professional goals
Ability to work collaboratively across the organization
Passion for advocacy work and belief in the importance of diplomacy
Video and image editing experience preferred (a portfolio of prior work is a plus)
Familiarity with Canva and the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere) preferred
There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. J Street will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic, and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, J Street advocates policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests, as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of over 60. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with employees in seven cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
The J Street family of organizations includes J Street, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC, a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money for federal candidates; and the J Street Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) that works to educate the public and raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.