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We are seeking a Communications Officer to support our Fellowships and Awards (F&A) team! Our team manages a grantmaking strategy providing essential funding and resources to partners in the movement for a healthier internet. You will be a key player in communicating about a fellowship and awards program that supports important work across movements to build a more open, secure, and inclusive internet. You will lead all aspects of communications-related writing, planning and capacity support for the F&A team. The ideal candidate will formally be part of Mozilla’s small, dynamic communications team, collaborating with other marketing and communications colleagues across the Foundation, while being committed to supporting the work of our F&A team.
- Writing, Editing & Content Production: Confident writer and editor, responsible for ghostwriting blogs and opinion pieces for Mozilla Fellows as well as supporting them to communicate their ideas to funders, partners, and non-academic audiences. As our Communications Officer, you will also be responsible for generating concise and compelling communications materials and collaborating with teammates to produce videos and social media content.
- Capacity Building: Building the capacity of our fellows and awardees to effectively communicate their work by developing their presentation skills, identifying appropriate communications tools and designing communications plans for individual fellows and awardees. This may include direct training but also identifying external support that may be contracted as necessary, in addition to assessing needs of our team, host organisations, and alumni.
- Media Relations: Work closely with the Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations and Mozilla Foundation’s roster of PR agencies to identify external media opportunities.
- Communications Strategy: Working with colleagues to develop the F&A team’s communications strategy and planning. Identifying what the team needs to communicate effectively and to whom, from creating templates to planning a regular cadence of communications outputs. The Communications Officer will lead on implementing this strategy but will develop it in collaboration with Program Officers, Fellows and Awardees, and Mozilla colleagues.
- Communications Planning: Responsible for maintaining and updating internal communications mechanisms for F&A, including collaboration on the organisational editorial calendar, data management, updating internal platforms, Slack, and coordinating across the organisation to integrate F&A activities to advocacy campaigns and other opportunities to support organisation wide commitments.
- Coordination: Attending weekly Fellowships & Awards and Communications meetings to ensure internal alignment.
- 3+ years experience in media relations/strategic communications
- Experience in developing tactical communications with a focus on storytelling for social change, building narratives and messaging that supports organisational goals.
- Experience drafting press releases, pitching journalists, and delivering basic media training and briefing.
- Excellent writing, editing and verbal communications skills.
- Familiarity with non-profit/social enterprise space, and experience developing PR and editorial work for global audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues and handle multiple simultaneous projects with many moving pieces.
- Facility for synthesizing complex topics (and ideally, technical topics) into engaging and creative communications.
- Proven ability to work well in a team setting; you know how to collaborate and also when to work independently.
- Strong attention to detail.
Salary and Benefits Information:
The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation for our staff. We aim to pay a competitive and market-based salary that takes into consideration the responsibilities and requirements of the role. We aim to offer at the midpoint of our salary ranges for the purposes of increasing inclusivity and fairness of our offer process and ensuring internal equity. We do not ask for, or take into account, salary histories in our offer process.
The base salary ranges, along with mid-point, for this role in each of the key countries in which we employ staff is listed below. We target the 75th percentile of market pay as a salary band midpoint for all levels, with 10% either side of the midpoint to build a salary range.
- Germany: €65,751 - €80,363 (mid-point: €73,057)
- UK: £38,990 - £47,654 (mid-point: £43,322)
- Canada: $74,438 - $90,979 (mid-point: $82,709)
- US: $69,782 - $85,289 (mid-point: $77,535)
Depending on the successful candidate’s location, we may also add in a geographic differential to this base salary that accounts for local job market weighting. This differential is applied to the above ranges as per location. Below are some of the common cities in which we hire staff along with representative examples of salary ranges and mid-points, with the geographical differential applied:
- Inner London: £42,500 - £51,943 (mid-point: £47,221)
- Toronto: $80,318 - $98,166 (mid-point: $89,243)
- New York: $77,318 - $94,500 (mid-point: $85,909)
The range for your specific location will be discussed in screening conversations if your application is successful.
We offer the following benefits to all staff:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance + Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Retirement Plan contributions
- 20 Paid Time Off days per year (prorated) + your birthday
- Company Holidays + Shutdown
- Wellness budget
- Professional Development budget
- Top up program for Maternity and Parental leaves
Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Mozilla Foundation.
Mozilla Foundation Hiring Practices:
Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at email@example.com.