Full Time
FLSA Status: 
Reports To: 
Media Relations Director
$65,000- $75,000 DOE
Start Date: 
June 2020
Work Location: 
Remote within the U.S.
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for respect, recognition and labor standards for domestic workers. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building, we are building a powerful movement for social and global justice.  Domestic workers formed the Alliance in 2007 at the US Social Forum and it currently represents over 60 affiliates in more than 30 cities. Since then, NDWA’s staff leadership has played key roles in national intersectional movements centering women’s rights, immigrant rights, and racial justice. The organization and its members have been instrumental in winning Bill of Rights victories in 9 states and two cities and our work has been featured in a wide variety of media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Vox, InStyle, and many others. 

NDWA seeks a strategist, news-driven Press Strategist to develop and implement press strategy on gender and racial justice with the goal of advancing NDWA’s strategic priorities and increasing the organization’s visibility. The Strategist would collaborate with the press team to strategize on national organizing and policy campaigns as well as develop staff and member spokespeople across new and traditional media outlets, including print, digital, TV, and radio. The Press Strategist will be part of the communications team, working together to shift stereotypes and perceptions of domestic workers, amplify our core narrative and brand, and offer compelling humanizing and intersectional narratives to tell a new story of labor, gender, and race/ethnicity in our country. 

The Press Strategist reports to NDWA’s Media Relations Director.

  • Develop a comprehensive media strategy around gender and racial justice, maintaining key relationships with key journalists, editors, producers, editorial boards, and publications. 
  • Pitch and place stories, op-eds, and interviews to raise the profile of the organization’s narrative and brand in the media. 
  • Identify, train and support member spokespeople to take media opportunities.
  • Support rapid response and crisis communications. 
  • Create press materials, including media lists, press kits, and more.
  • Analyze press narratives in the media and on social channels to inform broader communication strategies and culture change. 
  • Coordinate onsite press management including staffing and roles at press conferences and other media events.
  • Participate in regular NDWA activities, like staff meetings and retreats, and other duties as needed.
Job Requirements: 
  • At Least 2+ years of professional communications expertise. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to immigration reform, racial justice, gender equity and worker rights.
  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color and demonstrated commitment to racial, economic and gender justice, especially for women of color.
  • Experience working with impacted community members from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to organize time, manage up, work independently, as well as collaborate, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with members of the media.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and short deadlines.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus.
  • Ability to travel 40% of the time (this may change in light of pandemic)

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=86This position will remain open until filled.