Communications Strategist/ Staff Writer

ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Date Posted September 27, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary $70,000 to $80,000


The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Communications Strategist/Staff Writer to develop and implement communications strategies.

Founded in 1923, the ACLU SoCal is dedicated to defending and advancing civil liberties and civil rights. Whether in the courts, legislatures, or in communities, the ACLU SoCal works on a daily basis to defend the principle that every individual's rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin. The Communications Strategist/ Staff Writer position is an essential part of the Communications & Media Advocacy Department and is based in the ACLU SoCal’s downtown Los Angeles office.

The Communications Strategist/ Staff Writer is responsible for drafting and editing owned media content including blogs and articles, web copy, digital media postings, e-mail marketing, and reports. The Communications Strategist will work closely with members of the Communications & Media Advocacy Department to amplify and publicize our work, educate the public, engage our base online, and influence how our issues are framed in the media.

The position is full-time, exempt, and will report directly to the Director of Communications & Media Advocacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Writing and Editing

Strategy and Messaging


Desired Qualifications

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. The starting compensation range is $70,000 - $80,000. Excellent benefits include generous health, dental, vision plans for staff and their eligible dependents, and life insurance plan. Also matching 401(k) plan, ample vacation and sick leave, and liberal holiday schedule.

Please submit resume, cover letter, two references, and three writing samples (NO Phone Calls PLEASE) to or mail to:

HR Department
Communications Strategist
ACLU of Southern California
1313 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

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