Hiring: 2022 Fall Digital Organizing Fellows

In Fall 2022, Chicago Votes is looking for Digital Organizing Fellows who will work alongside our 2022 DemocracyCorps fellows and policy team, coupling their on-the-ground work with digital campaigns.

More specifically, they will help create and execute digital campaigns (Senate Bill 828, Voting in Prison, and GOTV), make social media content, garner media attention, and digitally organize our base. 

Program participants will learn the basics of grassroots organizing and policy advocacy through hands-on experience with Chicago Votes’ Unlock Civics Policy Platform and Reimagining Democracy initiative.

Our 2022 Fall Digital Organizing Fellows will:

  • Organize a digital campaign to get young people to the polls
  • Create and execute a distribution plan for the 2022 General Election Voter Guide
  • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows for interviews and speaking engagements
  • Create social media content for Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, & Facebook.
  • Support our policy team in writing op-eds and getting them published
  • Photograph events 

Responsibilities 

To accomplish the above-mentioned objectives, our Ideal candidates will have some experience in digital organizing at the community level and possess the capacity to complete the following activities. 

  • Organize a digital campaign to get young people to the polls
    • Create social media content on important election dates and deadlines, the importance of voting (& the importance of staying active after elections)
    • Write press releases
  • Create and execute a distribution plan for the 2022 General Election Voter Guide
    • Convert the print voter guide to digital format
    • Get voter guide ad placements in various Chicago digital and print publications
    • Support DemocracyCorps fellows in distributing print voter guides throughout the city
  • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows for interviews and speaking engagements
    • Work with the Communications Manager on pitching DemocracyCorps fellows’ work to the press
    • Draft talking points for interview questions
    • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows to speak with the press 
  • Social Media Content Creation and Reach 
    • Collect high-resolution photos and videos
    • Document our work in the city 
    • Distributing content to key partners and new partners
    • Tagging and engaging partners who are involved in our work. 
    • Create TikToks about our policy, programming, and current political events
    • Create tweets to uplift our policy work and current events in Chicago politics
    • Increase our reach on social media by building relationships with influencers 
    • Live engagement and Live coverage of major political events relevant to our work.
    • Hold people accountable on social media who are perpetuating white supremacy – based on our work.
    • Immediate, intense witness slip collection and awareness for Senate Bill 828, Voting in Prison 
    • Petition signatures for online petition
  • Support our policy team with media
    • Work with the policy team to write op-eds and get them published
    • Send out press releases for press conferences, bill hearings, bill votes, etc. 
  • Relationship Building 
    • Reach out to companies, influential people, and accounts about sharing our content
      • Get Out the Vote Materials
      • Policy Materials 
    • Work collaboratively with the creative network to produce online materials, elevate issues, and coordinate general Chicago Votes efforts for content collection
    • Work with influencers to build Chicago Votes’ base
    • Collect data on media covering work that intersects with our work and engage with them on social media 
Knowledge/Skills
  • Expert relationship-builder – strong ability to network and build strategic partnerships
  • Strong Anti-Oppression frameworks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to stay on top of details and moving pieces
  • Social media content creation 
Apply if you are…
  • Innovative and creative
  • High energy and fun personality
  • A self-starter who shows strong initiative
  • Flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Committed to grassroots democracy
  • Passionate about cultivating young leaders and advancing a progressive agenda
  • Committed to the organizational mission in order to effectively promote and advance the goals of Chicago Votes
Relevant Software & Tools

(should know some & learn the rest)

  • Google Apps
  • Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Canva
  • Video Editing programs (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.)
  • Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok
 
Logistics

Timeline and Benefits:

  • Applications Due: July 22, 2022
  • Interviews: July 27-August 5th
  • Program Length: Mid-August to Mid-November 2022
  • Time commitment: 20 hours/week
  • Compensation: $22/hour
  • Part time, non exempt.
To Apply

Please submit an application here.  The application requires a resume and cover letter (written, audio, or video).

Please direct any questions about the position to Katrina at katrina@chicagovotes.com. Please direct any questions about the hiring process or application to Josh at josh@chicagovotes.com.

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In Fall 2022, Chicago Votes is looking for Digital Organizing Fellows who will work alongside our 2022 DemocracyCorps fellows and policy team, coupling their on-the-ground work with digital campaigns.

More specifically, they will help create and execute digital campaigns (Senate Bill 828, Voting in Prison, and GOTV), make social media content, garner media attention, and digitally organize our base. 

Program participants will learn the basics of grassroots organizing and policy advocacy through hands-on experience with Chicago Votes’ Unlock Civics Policy Platform and Reimagining Democracy initiative.

Our 2022 Fall Digital Organizing Fellows will:

  • Organize a digital campaign to get young people to the polls
  • Create and execute a distribution plan for the 2022 General Election Voter Guide
  • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows for interviews and speaking engagements
  • Create social media content for Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, & Facebook.
  • Support our policy team in writing op-eds and getting them published
  • Photograph events 

Responsibilities 

To accomplish the above-mentioned objectives, our Ideal candidates will have some experience in digital organizing at the community level and possess the capacity to complete the following activities. 

  • Organize a digital campaign to get young people to the polls
    • Create social media content on important election dates and deadlines, the importance of voting (& the importance of staying active after elections)
    • Write press releases
  • Create and execute a distribution plan for the 2022 General Election Voter Guide
    • Convert the print voter guide to digital format
    • Get voter guide ad placements in various Chicago digital and print publications
    • Support DemocracyCorps fellows in distributing print voter guides throughout the city
  • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows for interviews and speaking engagements
    • Work with the Communications Manager on pitching DemocracyCorps fellows’ work to the press
    • Draft talking points for interview questions
    • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows to speak with the press 
  • Social Media Content Creation and Reach 
    • Collect high-resolution photos and videos
    • Document our work in the city 
    • Distributing content to key partners and new partners
    • Tagging and engaging partners who are involved in our work. 
    • Create TikToks about our policy, programming, and current political events
    • Create tweets to uplift our policy work and current events in Chicago politics
    • Increase our reach on social media by building relationships with influencers 
    • Live engagement and Live coverage of major political events relevant to our work.
    • Hold people accountable on social media who are perpetuating white supremacy – based on our work.
    • Immediate, intense witness slip collection and awareness for Senate Bill 828, Voting in Prison 
    • Petition signatures for online petition
  • Support our policy team with media
    • Work with the policy team to write op-eds and get them published
    • Send out press releases for press conferences, bill hearings, bill votes, etc. 
  • Relationship Building 
    • Reach out to companies, influential people, and accounts about sharing our content
      • Get Out the Vote Materials
      • Policy Materials 
    • Work collaboratively with the creative network to produce online materials, elevate issues, and coordinate general Chicago Votes efforts for content collection
    • Work with influencers to build Chicago Votes’ base
    • Collect data on media covering work that intersects with our work and engage with them on social media 
Knowledge/Skills
  • Expert relationship-builder – strong ability to network and build strategic partnerships
  • Strong Anti-Oppression frameworks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to stay on top of details and moving pieces
  • Social media content creation 
Apply if you are…
  • Innovative and creative
  • High energy and fun personality
  • A self-starter who shows strong initiative
  • Flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Committed to grassroots democracy
  • Passionate about cultivating young leaders and advancing a progressive agenda
  • Committed to the organizational mission in order to effectively promote and advance the goals of Chicago Votes
Relevant Software & Tools

(should know some & learn the rest)

  • Google Apps
  • Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Canva
  • Video Editing programs (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.)
  • Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok
 
Logistics

Timeline and Benefits:

  • Applications Due: July 22, 2022
  • Interviews: July 27-August 5th
  • Program Length: Mid-August to Mid-November 2022
  • Time commitment: 20 hours/week
  • Compensation: $22/hour
  • Part time, non exempt.
To Apply

Please submit an application here.  The application requires a resume and cover letter (written, audio, or video).

Please direct any questions about the position to Katrina at katrina@chicagovotes.com. Please direct any questions about the hiring process or application to Josh at josh@chicagovotes.com.

Chicago Votes supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly urge womyn, LGBTQIA, people of color, and folx from immigrant communities to apply.