Digital Rights Campaigner: Freedom of Expression

Campaigns · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Campaigns
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $55-$65k/year

OpenMedia is looking for a Digital Campaigner who wants to lead campaigns that fight for an Internet that is open, affordable, and surveillance-free.


If you’re an experienced campaigner with excellent writing skills, online savvy, and a passion for using people power to turn the tables on corporate and government attacks on the free and open Internet, then this is the job for you!


About OpenMedia

OpenMedia is an effective, dynamic team leading the charge to protect and expand the possibilities of the open Internet. We believe in the power of the Internet to make the world better and empower the voiceless. To do that, Internet access must be fast and affordable, our right to privacy and control of our data must be respected, and free expression must be the default mode of the web.


We are a lean digital rights group that punches above our weight. We create community-driven campaigns that engage, educate, and empower people to mobilize and affect systemic change on key digital issues. Where we see systemic differences in who gets to fully participate in today’s Internet, we work to make those opportunities more equal. 


And, we happen to be looking for another practical idealist who doesn’t want just any ordinary job.


We work in Canada and the U.S. on campaigns to:


  • Fight restrictions on our online freedom of expression and access to information
  • Empower Internet users, not corporations or governments
  • Stand up to mass surveillance
  • Stop attacks on encryption
  • Fight for user control of our data
  • Create equal, affordable universal access to the Internet
  • Fix our broken cell phone market
  • Defend Net Neutrality
  • And much, much more!


Responsibilities:


This position will be a key part of our campaigns team, focusing on freedom of expression issues, while contributing to our work on access and online privacy issues.


This person will create quick-turnaround campaigns that harness the power of the news cycle into constructive community actions, and tie campaigns together to create long-term systemic change. These campaigns will provide ways for our online community of over 320,000 supporters to take action on the issues that matter most to them.


The key responsibilities are:


  • Identify and research campaign opportunities
  • Develop powerful and creative campaigns that give people a voice and put pressure on decision makers
  • Write and test email copy
  • Send out emails using our CRM, including loading, targeting and testing
  • Create and test action pages, including petitions, click-to-call and one-click messaging campaigns
  • Engage and collaborate with peers and allies outside OpenMedia on campaigns of shared interest
  • Lead on crafting punchy messaging for rapid response campaigns, and work alongside team members to take this message to our community.


This position is based remotely, with flexible work hours between EST and PST.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada, and have access to a reliable, video-capable Internet connection.

Skills and experience:


You MUST have:


  1. Prior digital campaigning experience – we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running.
  2. Past experience with advocating for people’s fundamental right to freedom of expression and access to information.
  3. Ability to spot campaigning opportunities, and develop realistic and tangible
    campaign strategies.
  4. Experience writing and testing email and web copy.
  5. Prior experience using a CRM to load and send emails.
  6. Excellent organization and communication skills, able to facilitate collaboration across the team.


The following skills are not required, but would be a big benefit:


  • Familiarity with issues related to Internet policy, particularly in Canada and the U.S.
  • Familiarity with academic or legal consideration of the right to freedom of expression, and its key role in democracy.
  • Background in analytics.
  • Copyediting experience.
  • Experience networking and partnering with academics, experts and civil society groups.
  • Experience with grassroots movements and organizing live protests and/or stunts.


To apply:


  • Tell us about your passion for OpenMedia's work in 200 words or less. This is a crucial opportunity to distinguish your application from many others.
  • Please provide a *brief* cover letter that shows how you meet the requirements in the ‘must have’ section (bulleted lists are fine!)
  • Submit your resume
  • Please provide two writing examples – ideally campaigning emails or action page copy (Links are fine).
  • If there are any accommodations that we can provide to make our hiring process more accessible for you, or if you have any ideas for improving our hiring process, please reach out to us at shantini@openmedia.org directly. We'd be happy to do our best to set you up for success.
  • We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you have questions about timing, please get in touch. We will remove the posting when the position has been filled.


We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Indigenous people, women, LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, and people with disabilities. Our organization has recently transitioned to an entirely remote workplace, providing the flexibility to work from any location with a reliable Internet connection. 


Not certain your credentials are a 100% match with the position description? Please apply anyway! We’re looking to find the right person for our team, with relevant skills and experience – not a mandatory checklist.


Compensation


This is a permanent position with a three-month probation period. Salary is commensurate with experience, but we are able to hire in the range of $55-$65k per year.


Other Benefits


OpenMedia offers a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package. All full time staff receive three weeks (15 days) vacation, 12 sick days, and three personal days annually. Additionally, the OpenMedia office closes for approximately five days each December. We also offer flexible and remote working for all staff, within EST - PST time zones. Other staff benefits include a generous parental leave program, paid volunteering options, potential for professional development and travel opportunities (when safe to do so), and flexible options for leaves of absence.

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Campaigns
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $55-$65k/year