Deputy Director of Cultural Engagement New York
Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention non-profit in the country, has been rolling out an ambitious cultural strategy for the last year – using the power of culture to help end gun violence in America. Some of our noteworthy efforts include the Wear Orange campaign, which has already reached more than 220M people and is fast becoming the symbol of the gun safety movement; the Everytown Creative Council, chaired by Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore and including more than 130 of the biggest names in American culture; Singled Out campaign with Cosmopolitan Magazine; and many more.
Our cultural portfolio has grown rapidly, so we’re looking for a driven, creative and highly polished deputy director of cultural engagement to help oversee our partnerships with the creative community. This individual will work closely with the department head and senior members of the culture, digital, communications and survivor teams to advance programs that will help save lives from gun violence.
The three main planks of the job are:
- Talent relations:Help manage relationships and partnerships with athletes, celebrities, artists and other cultural influencers; help execute cultural events like music showcases, comedy fundraisers, documentary screenings, etc.
- Storytelling:Help manage Everytown’s portfolio of documentary projects, integrations into television programming and digital culture partnerships.
- Constituency development: Help create campaigns and assets that will help the gun violence prevention message reach diverse audiences.
To be successful in this job, you must be:
- A pop culture aficionado, particularly in sports and music
- As familiar with the Op Ed page as the Style Section
- Creatively daring, with a commitment to pioneering bold new approaches
- Braced for the weight of living and breathing one of the most contentious issues in the country – which claims 93 American lives every day
- 8+ years of professional experience and a track record of working effectively with celebrities, artists, athletes, filmmakers or other cultural influencers. A deep Rolodex in the athletic and/or music worlds is particularly helpful.
- Experience working with the creative community, ideally on standout creative/media campaigns
- Deep experience in many aspects of media
- Understand the power and importance of brand in shifting American culture
- Extremely polished communicator; creative, strategic thinker
- Stellar interpersonal and relationship-building skills
- Conversant in contemporary digital culture
- Ability to rapidly shift between multiple projects and priorities
- Comfortable working in a sometimes hectic open-plan office
- Bonus points if you’ve worked on a political campaign or for a forward-thinking non profit (but not required)
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (or equivalent educational/life experience)
*Please note: we verify information provided in the application process, including education.
Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
ABOUT EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters and more than 40,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Learn more about Everytown at www.Everytown.org.
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