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15 Apr 2022

Full-Time Content Manager

UpTogether – Posted by UpTogether Anywhere

Job Description

Content Manager 
(Full-time, Remote position)

About Us
UpTogether is a national organization of individuals across the country with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities who share a passion for social justice and racial equity.  Our mission is to recognize, highlight and invest in the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of people in undervalued communities and partner with government and philanthropy to do the same.

After working with thousands of families since our founding in 2001, at UpTogether, we are certain people don’t live in poverty because they are lazy, uneducated, or mismanage money, as stereotypes would indicate. Instead, the poverty cycle, which disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx communities, can be traced to well-intentioned but inadequate governmental and charitable policies and practices that rely on a traditional top-down approach.

UpTogether’s  Strengths-Based Approach (SBA) includes:

  1. Community: We honor the strengths and initiatives of people living in undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
  2. Capital: We invest in our members with unrestricted cash in recognition of the initiatives they are taking to improve their lives.
  3. Choice: We trust that people in undervalued communities know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.

UpTogether reveals and accelerates the initiative people are taking to improve their lives. As a community, a movement, and a platform, we use the power of information—compelling insights and personal success stories—to transform stereotypes, beliefs, practices, and policies. Together with our members, we are championing a community-led movement to boost economic and social mobility in communities that have been undervalued and underinvested in for far too long.

At UpTogether, we work towards these values:

  • Community: We honor the strengths and initiatives of people living in undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
  • Impact: We test and scale strategies for systems adoption of a strength-based approach to accelerate socioeconomic mobility for people living at or below the poverty line in the U.S.
  • Collaboration: We center the lived experiences of families in undervalued communities and engage the knowledge, experience, and perspectives of our board, partners, and staff to build and grow a strength-based approach to end poverty.
  • Racial Equity: We are committed to being an anti-racist organization, and we promote anti-racist policies that eliminate the racial wealth divide.
  • Leadership: We acknowledge that leadership is not based on a title and honor the many forms in which it appears. We celebrate the leadership that embodies all of our organizational values, driving us to act against the dominating deficit-based approach to fighting poverty.
  • Choice: We trust that people living at or below the poverty line know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.

The Position
UpTogether is looking for a Content Manager to highlight the strengths of our members through storytelling in order to help change the narrative about people with low incomes. The person in this role will also develop multimedia articles and FAQs to show our members how to navigate the UpTogether Community online platform.

Strong writing/editing and video production skills are essential. Proven ability to thrive in a remote work environment with responsiveness, attention to detail, and flexibility is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated a passion for aligning with our mission, a commitment to believe and trust in the innate capabilities of families with low incomes and their communities, and a willingness to engage in conversations aimed at addressing erroneous stereotypes about low-income people and people of color.

A reliable internet connection and functional work environment, including a fully functional computer (laptop or desktop) with video conferencing capabilities, are required to be successful in this role. UpTogether offers reimbursements and stipends for work-related equipment for full-time staff.

The Content Manager will report to the Director of Membership and Communications.

Responsibilities

What you’ll do

  • Develop and execute a storytelling strategy to advance our narrative change efforts and build deeper relationships with our stakeholders
  • Write and edit member stories for our blog, newsletters, impact reports, social media, and other external channels
  • Write and edit FAQs for the UpTogether Knowledge Center
  • Write, produce and edit short-form video content, including how-to videos, member testimonials, and our Fireside Chat series
  • Provide scriptwriting support for our upcoming podcast series
  • Collaborate with Digital Content Manager to develop plans for content promotion across channels
  • Partner with the Director of Membership and Communications to identify member stories to use in media pitches, press releases, and member speakers for press conferences and other events with our partners
  • Proofread and copy edit other UpTogether content as needed

Who you are 

  • A writer, multimedia journalist, and/or communications professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience creating written and video content
  • A skilled writer and storyteller
  • A stickler for details and deadlines
  • Nimble, able to pivot quickly, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • An expert at AP Style
  • An expert at writing in different styles for various audiences
  • A self-starter who is also able to work as a collaborator on group projects
  • Proven ability to thrive in a remote work environment; self-directed; proactively reaches out; responsive; comfortable in a virtual setting
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing environment, flexible in the pursuit of goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to, or passion for, our mission; deep belief and trust in the innate capabilities of low-income families and communities; willingness to engage in conversations aimed at addressing erroneous stereotypes about low-income people and people of color
  • A deep belief in and operates according to UpTogether’s Core Values
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; familiarity with Google applications a plus

Compensation
This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off. The salary range is $80,000–$95,000 commensurate with experience.

Inclusion Statement
We strive to create a community that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we support the efforts of others to build such communities. We encourage all qualified and interested persons to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How to Apply

To Apply To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter via this link. Your cover letter should outline how your personal and/or work history will contribute to the mission of UpTogether. We ask that you do not include a photo or image of yourself on your resume or cover letter. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: community building, content, Content management, economic equity, non-profit, and racial equity. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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