Apply to be NMV's Versatile Comms Pro!


By Carlissia Graham

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New Media Ventures

Seeking: Mid-level Communications Contractor

Skills Needed: Writing, Graphic Design, Social Media

Start time: January

New Media Ventures (NMV) is looking to hire a multi-faceted communications professional who can design and implement creative and cohesive communications tactics. This contractor will be responsible for helping to raise the profile of the organization, our work, and our portfolio companies to attract high-quality investments, grow our fundraising and partnerships, and influence the fields of philanthropy and impact investing, particularly in progressive and BIPOC communities. This is a 6-month contract with the expectation of 40 - 60 hours per month. 

To be successful, this person must be sure-footed in their abilities, take direction well, and be highly creative and collaborative in their approach. They must also speak our language – democracy, social impact, and investing – to be able to authentically represent our “voice”.  

The ideal contractor will also have a track record of driving successful communications efforts in an entrepreneurial environment and is skilled in both writing and design. Most importantly, this person will have the innate drive to look for any and all ways to efficiently amplify the impact of the organization through our communication tools.

About the Organization

New Media Ventures invests in entrepreneurs and activists wrestling with the biggest challenges facing our democracy, and we apply the tools and frameworks of venture capital to the problem of building progressive power. We have invested in nearly 140 startups over 13 years including widely recognized pillars of the progressive movement like, Blavity, Swing Left, PushBlack, ActBlue, Hustle, Mijente, Sister District, Daily Kos, Prism, Ballot Ready, and more. 

NMV is a pro-Black, women-led mix of Millennials and Gen Z’s. We are a small, gritty group of impact investors who deeply love our work and our role in shifting society to work for more people. We strive to cultivate a low-ego, high-performance culture and a flexible work environment that centers joy and impact. We are looking for a self-motivated, independent contractor who is diligent about their work, thinks outside of the box, and is bold in their love for culture and community – basically, someone who wants to do dope shit with dope people and takes tremendous pride in their work.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • 50% - General communications and writing

    • Create and maintain an editorial calendar that achieves NMV’s comms goals and inspires/motivates target audiences. 

    • Write and develop content across various channels (Medium, NMV blog, email, etc) that could be rapid responses or longer thought pieces. 

    • Curate and streamline NMV’s range of communication tools (e.g. social media, email lists, website) to ensure a consistent voice and brand, and to create a cohesive messaging strategy.

    • Develop and coordinate the monthly newsletter drop. 

  • 25% - Graphic design and creative communications services

    • Create all print and digital collateral (e.g. annual reports, one-pagers, presentation decks, infographics, etc) and ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible.

    • Create event communications, including invitations and event copy as needed. 

  • 25% - Social media management

    • Create planned content for our social channels (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) and be responsible for social graphics and captions. 

    • Create graphic templates to streamline the process and create a consistent visual brand. 

Contractor Requirements

  • Be proactive, eager to take ownership, and quick to incorporate feedback

  • Remarkable organizational skills and attention to detail: you never miss a deadline, get a thrill from a well-organized project plan, and have an eagle eye for typos

  • Strong communication skills: you can represent NMV effectively and tell our story to a variety of external audiences, including funders and investors

  • Excellent writing skills with published work as an individual or ghostwriter. This is essential to the skillset of this role

  • Experience with an array of communications tools that may include Mailchimp, Canva, Campaign Monitor, Hootsuite, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and various social media platforms

  • Demonstrated skill with graphic and/or web design

  • Plugged into relevant social trends and conversations

Contract will be based on proposals, experience, and finalized Scope Of Work.

How to apply: Use this form to upload a PDF resume, a sample of your work, and answers to the following questions: 

  • Why are you interested in this position? (150 words max)

  • What is your experience communicating at the intersections of tech and democracy?

Please apply by December 3, 2023. Contact for any questions.