Associate Director

Media Strategy

Posted on 12/16/2023

Vera Institute of Justice

Vera Institute of Justice

201-500 employees

Advocates for justice system reform and racial equality

Social Impact

Compensation Overview

$111k - $112.5kAnnually

+ Merit pay + Generous paid time off + Comprehensive health insurance + Student loan repayment benefits + Professional development opportunities + Employer-funded retirement plan + Flexible time


Brooklyn, NY, USA

Required Skills
  • 8-10 years of work experience in communications
  • At least 5 years of experience in nonprofit, government, and/or media
  • 2-3 years of direct supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong background in media relations and nonprofit communications strategy
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Strong strategy skills
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Experience working with policy coalitions and community-based partners
  • Influential communication skills
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Uncompromising commitment to race equity
  • Provide direct supervision of 1-4 media strategy staffers
  • Manage vendors and other consultants as needed
  • Conceive, develop, and execute a communications strategy
  • Ongoing monitoring of the media landscape for opportunities and challenges
  • Develop messaging to support initiatives’ work and Vera priorities
  • Develop and execute a crisis communications plan
  • Ongoing pitching of Vera’s work and experts on staff
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders for messaging development
  • Collaborate with digital and editorial teams for communication strategies

Vera Institute of Justice

Vera Institute of Justice


Vera Institute of Justice is a leading organization committed to addressing pressing social injustices, with a focus on reducing mass incarceration, racial disparities, and enhancing public trust in law enforcement. The company's culture is rooted in respect for human dignity, and it employs comprehensive strategies that prioritize public health and accountability. Vera's competitive advantage lies in its successful initiatives, such as the Second Chance Pell Programs, which have increased access to college education for incarcerated individuals, and its legal support for immigrants, significantly improving their chances of establishing the right to remain in the US.

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Brooklyn, New York



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