Working for March For Our Lives

We’re an organization run by youth with a staff that supports our volunteers and local organizers.

March For Our Lives Action Fund (501c4) is an organization dedicated to supporting the mobilization and leadership of March For Our Lives.

March For Our Lives Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for positions without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Communications Manager | New York, NY

POSITION TITLE: Communications Manager
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director of Communications
COMPENSATION: $70,000-80,000
LOCATION: Remote in DC or NYC

Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. In 2018, the March For Our Lives was the single largest youth-led protest since the Vietnam War, with 1.2 million people convening in DC and 800 sibling marches worldwide. MFOL turned a moment into a movement of hundreds of thousands of young people fighting for common sense gun safety reform.

In the past five years, MFOL has passed 60+ gun safety laws at the state level, helped secure the first federal legislation on guns in more than 30 years after a historic second march in 2022, lobbied in the courts to maintain gun violence prevention laws, and turned out hundreds of thousands of young people to vote.

The Communications Manager will take ownership of multimedia content and communications, focusing on press and new media that hit multiple target audiences: young people, political leaders, and the general public. The Communications Manager will also work collaboratively across departments to help amplify advocacy campaigns at the national and state level with a focus on raising awareness and driving action to change the culture on guns.

Responsibilities include:

Write press releases to announce and explain MFOL activities and updates

Pitch media and secure exclusive stories with reporters on important MFOL activities

Respond to incoming media inquiries and facilitate interviews with spokespeople

Develop and maintain new relationships with reporters across various beats and geographic locations to reach diverse audiences

Use PR software to create and maintain dynamic, up-to-date media lists

Provide or assist in the development of talking points for interviews; provide coaching and training to staff and board to prepare for interviews, speeches, and other public appearances

Provide robust press and communications support to the MFOL chapter network

Serve as on-the-record spokesperson as needed

Assist with or take the lead on creating collateral such as invitation letters, fact sheets, one-pagers, and op-eds
Lead projects on the communications team or across departments as a project manager

Own drafting copy for and updating the MFOL website
Support management of vendors like photographers and freelance designers

Work with the digital team to identify non-traditional media platforms (i.e. podcasts, YouTube shows) to reach youth

Assist with maintaining a communications calendar that captures all press activity

Assist with developing messaging for external audiences, including reporters

Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the Communications Director

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform essential functions will be considered.

Understanding of and commitment to a racial and economic justice framework as part of your workflow
4-6 years of experience in communications or public relations, preferably on social change issues or in the political advocacy space

Excellent writing skills and ability to synthesize information into clear, compelling points

A news enthusiast with the ability to predict how a story will develop and evolve

Sharp creative and critical thinking skills with the ability to tell a story from multiple angles

Proven ability to execute day-to-day tasks and independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment

Commitment and skill at finding consensus across multiple functions and driving work with multiple stakeholders

Written and spoken fluency in Spanish
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite
Qualified applicants who are Gen-Z or have experience working closely with Gen-Z colleagues are highly encouraged to apply. Our ideal candidate may hit most but not all of our requirements but will demonstrate a track record of quickly mastering new skills and an enthusiasm for taking on new challenges.

This position is based in New York City or Washington, DC. MFOL is a national organization; some travel will be required (10-15% of the time). Occasional work outside regular office hours is also required.

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Life at March For Our Lives

Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes on the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration and valuing inclusion. We prioritize health equity with health benefits that are 100% employer-covered along with a robust paid-time-off policy that supports a regenerative environment. Here at MFOL, we are creating a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture and not ignoring the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching.

March For Our Lives is a values-led organization. These values in conjunction with our code of ethics are our moral compass for the organization and the work we do. We establish multi-generational respect, accept our differences and welcome what motivates us. Our work is guided by our beliefs and commitments to the following values….

  • We Are Inclusive : We value diversity and we allow people to be their authentic selves 
  • We Are Collaborators : We will actively listen, support, and evolve together 
  • We Are Anti-Racist : We commit to dismantling systemic racism in order to build an anti-racist future
  • We Value The Work : We focus on the “why” (See Mission/Vision)
  • We Conceptualize The Win :  We think and work towards the future
  • We Challenge The Status-Quo : With open minds & hearts, we will test the unproven and challenge the unchallenged
  • We Are Always Learning : We are curious, proactive, and ambitious and we’re excited to improve both personally and professionally
  • We are Whole Humans : We prioritize our mental and physical health – our ultimate superpower

We live our values.

Robust Work From Home Policy

We have staff located across the country who work from home. If you’re near an office location, you’re able to work from home at least one day per week. During the pandemic, all of our staff are working remotely.

100% Covered Employee Assistance Program

Counseling sessions, training, coaching, work/life referrals and more. All 100% covered.

11 Paid Holidays

11 paid holidays & office closures after large campaigns/projects for rest and mental wellbeing.

Tech and Equipment Support

If needed, we provide essential equipment and technology to make your job easier.

Competitive Salaries

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Summer Fridays

Our office closes at 1pm on Fridays to encourage rest and rejuvenation during the Summer!

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Part-time and Full-time Paid Time Off

We offer 20 days of paid time off for full-time employees. Part-time employees also enjoy this benefit through a full week of PTO hours that can be used throughout the year.

Full-time employees also receive traditional full-time benefits such as 100% coverage for health, dental & vision, & more.

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Make a Donation that Saves Lives

Guns are now the leading cause of death for young people in America.

Lawmakers continue to play political games with our lives. Our generation can and will be the ones to end this epidemic.

Make a donation today to support our youth-led movement to save lives at this critical moment.