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31 Mar 2021

Temporary Communications Fellow

murmuration – Posted by nickdoherty United States

Job Description

*This is a remote 10-week paid summer fellowship.*

About Murmuration/What We Do

Murmuration is a political strategy organization that is transforming the politics of education so that every child can benefit from equal access to equitable and high-quality public schools.

We empower campaigns, advocates, and organizers to better engage and mobilize communities to demand improvements to the public education system. We advise and support our partners in their efforts to plan and execute successful, data-driven electoral, organizing, and advocacy campaigns so that together we can transform the politics of education.  And, we build political influence, craft strategies, leverage data and develop technology that enable our partners to accelerate progress, particularly those in traditionally marginalized communities.

Who We Are

Our team includes experts and innovators in data, analytics, and strategy. We are former teachers, organizers, data scientists, nonprofit executives, political campaign veterans, and more – and we are looking for people whose passion and expertise can help improve our work and realize our vision.


Murmuration’s role is to support organizations and communities through our political systems, to raise the profile of the issue of public education such that more Americans will prioritize the needs of our students, and to leverage politics to help to create the broader context in which those on the front lines with our children can thrive. We are focused on transforming the politics of education — partnering with organizations across the country committed to organizing parents and communities around the issues of public education and educational equity, electing to office and holding accountable local leaders who will make improving public K-12 schools a priority, and advocating for policy changes with the goal of improving outcomes for children. To do this, we believe that it is critical that all of the political stakeholders– electoral organizations, advocacy and organizing groups, charter associations, networks of schools, districts, elected officials, and voters — to contribute to a strong and politically savvy education sector that works together toward a common vision of improving public education.

About the Fellowship

The Murmuration Summer Fellowship provides fellows with the unique opportunity to work closely with Murmuration teams on summer projects, while contributing to Murmuration’s mission of transforming the politics of education so that every child can benefit from equal access to equitable and high-quality public schools.

Fellows will have meaningful, productive, and engaging summer experiences, as they learn and grow with a cohort of peers. They will have the opportunity to learn more about career pathways in education, politics, and data through their project work, fellowship programming, and mentorship with Murmuration staff.

About the Position

The Communications Fellow will work with the External Affairs team on the production of Murmuration’s annual report analyzing the results from the most recent election cycle and the trends that will shape future electoral and organizing/advocacy efforts. In addition, the Fellow will contribute to the planning and execution of a series of major events designed to bring partners together to discuss political best practices and plan collaborative efforts to advance our shared priorities.

Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to sit on and actively participate in DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) subcommittees. These subcommittees work to ensure that DEI is embedded in everything we do.

Key Responsibilities

The Communications Fellow will:

  • Help to create compelling, consistent, and high-quality written products
  • Identify editorial opportunities in collaboration with teams, partners, and other key external stakeholders
  • Support the creation, promotion, sharing and engagement around editorial products and best practices
  • Contribute to the organization’s editorial schedule and content production process
  • Support production and promotion of key organizational events and support content planning and production

Who You Are

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Experience writing for different mediums (web content, blogs, social media, white papers, video, etc.) with different styles (formal, comedy, friendly, etc.)
  • Expertise writing for different target audiences
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A strong creative sense
  • Able to work independently
  • Flexible and a self-starter
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • A strong problem-solver
  • Able to multitask and prioritize work effectively, complete projects on deadline

Location, Compensation, and Benefits

The Communications Fellow is a full-time, hourly position. It is based anywhere in the U.S.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website.

Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: fellowship, non-profit, and public education.

Job expires in 78 days.

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