Jobs at CMJ

Hiring Organization: 

Center for Media Justice





Submission Deadline: 
August 15, 2014

The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) is a national organizing and training collaborative working to create media and cultural conditions that strengthen movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights. With offices in Oakland, California and Brooklyn, New York,CMJ’s mission is to cultivate media and cultural conditions that strengthen movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights. We achieve our mission through membership organizing and education, local-to-local campaigns, and related movement building strategies. CMJ coordinates the Media Action Grassroots Network.

The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is the largest national social justice action network collaborating across issue and geography for media policy change in the United States. Today, CMJ and MAG-Net operate as an influential network hub, with over 175 affiliated member groups organizing in more than 20 cities nationwide for media rights, access, and representation. From digital privacy and open Internet protections, to media access for prisoners and low-income communities, CMJ/MAG-Net collaborates across social justice sectors to expand economic equality, human rights, and equal representation through media policy change. Together, our members ensure people of color and low-income communities a seat at the media policy table and that the future of media in the U.S. drives equity.

The Candidate

CMJ seeks a dynamic leader to oversee the membership strategies, operational processes, and campaign activities of the Media Action Grassroots Network, and work closely with our team of staff and network leaders. We are looking for an excellent alliance builder that is experienced in organizing a national or statewide network, has led successful campaign development and strategy, can maintain strong network systems, and can develop programming to support a national membership of over 175 community-based organizations. If you have a passion for national organizing, exhibit strong planning and strategy skills, are qualified and grounded in progressive-minded management strategies, and have a deep and demonstrated commitment to social change, come join a diverse team whose commitment to media change as a political and healing art is transforming media conditions all over this country!

The Position

The Network Director is a full-time exempt position, and is supervised by the Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice. Salary is between $60,000-$65,000 DOE with full medical, dental and vision benefits, optional 403(b), a substantial vacation package, and a quarterly personal wellness stipend. Main office is in Oakland, CA., but position can be based in Oakland, CA, NYC, or elsewhere with an adequate home office.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Network Management & Planning
  • Field Strategies
  • Staff Leadership & Supervision
  • Targeted Fundraising & Communications

Skills and Experience Required

  • At least three years experience leading or managing a national or statewide network, campaign, or program;
  • Familiarity and some experience with alliance building, community organizing, and popular education methodologies
  • Familiarity with the operations of social justice nonprofit organizations including relevant information systems or communications platforms like Salsa, WordPress, CiviCRM (Powerbase), etc.
  • Has supervised a staff team of two or more individuals.
  • Is based either in Oakland, CA or NYC, or has an adequate home office.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing why your experience, skills, commitment, and vision makes you the right candidate to take the Media Action Grassroots Network to the next level of success and sustainability.

Resumes can be sent to, please send PDFs only. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.


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