ABOUT THE JOB
The ACLU seeks a full-time Associate Producer in the Digital Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY.
An experimental, nimble and growing team, the Digital Department is responsible for online engagement of the rapidly growing community of ACLU supporters and the central role that community plays in the organization’s long-term work and sustainability. The digital department works closely with national leadership as well as the ACLU’s 54 affiliates.
Reporting to the Senior Executive Producer, the Associate Producer will be responsible for helping produce the ACLU podcast, At Liberty, including elevating its production value while producing consistent and timely episodes.
- Assisting in the production of a weekly, interview and narrative-based show on cutting-edge issues in civil rights and civil liberties
- Working with the communications team, the social team, lawyers and policy strategists across the organization to book, schedule, prepare, and package timely episodes
- Produce a research brief and prep interview questions for the host for weekly episodes
- Develop new ways to expand At Liberty’s presence on key digital platforms
- Write and edit scripts for each episode working with the Host/Executive Producer, and the editors
In addition to:
- Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
- Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Demonstrated experience preparing research and interview questions for stories
- Demonstrated experience with producing either audio or video, including researching, booking, and, basic editing, and scripting
- Demonstrated experience managing relationships and partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders
- Familiarity with digital engagement including defining, targeting, and growing an audience and experience working with social media professionals
- Ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to strict deadlines
- An understanding of the digital media landscape
- Attention to detail, accuracy, ethics, and brand values
- Ability to move seamlessly between teams, departments, and projects in order to answer to multiple goals and objectives at the same time
- 2-3 years working in journalism
- Audio and video editing experience
- Research experience
- Experience translating political content into accessible, compelling, and creative stories
- Experience writing for audio
The annual salary for this position is $85,466 (Level I). This salary is reflective of a position based in New York, NY. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Note that most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our National offices are headquartered.
ABOUT THE ACLU
The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
For over 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.
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The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.