Work for Democracy

Communications Specialist

Election Reformers Network

Election Reformers Network

Marketing & Communications · Part-time
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

POSITION SUMMARY The specialist will help lead external communications to the press, potential funders, and other stakeholders. Key responsibilities will include:

• Helping to define the organization’s communications strategy and to guide content and messaging;

• Preparing external communications, email newsletters, website updates, background outreach to journalists, and press releases;

• Providing input on overall social media strategy and on specific messages;

• Developing and executing ERN’s member strategy to support engagement and fundraising;

• Launching new initiatives to grow our audience;

• Providing input on ERN reports, op-eds and other publications.

This role offers a great opportunity to be a part of the solution to the country’s pressing democracy challenges. ERN is committed to developing election solutions that can gain support from a wide range of political perspectives; for that reason it is essential that the candidate be open-minded, non-dogmatic, and skilled at understanding and working with a wide range of people and perspectives. The specialist will work remotely, most likely on a half-time basis, though the timeframe is open to discussion. The specialist will report to the Executive Director (based in Newton, MA).


• At least three years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

o Nonprofit communications

o Nonprofit fundraising

o Journalism

o Working for a trade association

• Good network among journalists covering election and democracy topics;

• Excellent writing and editing skills;

• Passion for strengthening American democracy, and a commensurate ability to understand different political perspectives and work toward broadly supported solutions;

• Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team;

• Good fundraising networks.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume by email to with the subject line “Application: ERN Communications Specialist.” No calls please. Election Reformers Network is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Election Reformers Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

Election Reformers Network is an equal opportunity employer.