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Free Press Expanding, Seeking Eleven New Staff

The Free Press (www.freepress.net) is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to reform our media system. They are currently expanding their staff in order to work on an array of exciting campaigns for media reform. They now hiring for eleven (!) positions for offices in Northampton, Mass., and Washington, D.C. They are seeking dynamic, highly organized, self-directed people who are fun to be around for the following positions:


Campaign Coordinator
(SavetheInternet.com) to conduct communications, outreach, online organizing and coalition-building activities for their high-profile SavetheInternet.com campaign.

Campaign Coordinator to conduct outreach, field organizing, e-advocacy and coalition-building activities for critical campaigns and programs aimed at stopping media consolidation and increasing noncommercial, independent and local media.

Campaign Director (Public Media) to reform the funding and governance of the U.S. public broadcasting system and to foster a strong nonprofit, noncommercial independent media sector.


Outreach Coordinator to conduct a variety of outreach, organizing and public education activities to advance Free Press goals and to build a broad movement for media reform, including work on the National Conference on Media Reform.


Policy Coordinator to conduct and disseminate research, plan and implement legislative and other events, and coordinate special projects in our Washington, D.C. office.


Communications Coordinator
to engage and educate new and diverse audiences about media reform through the press, the Web and the creation of new materials and events.

Development & Fundraising

Development Coordinator
to provide executive assistance, maintain fundraising database and coordinate fundraising systems and processes for the development team.

Development Director to secure resources to implement our strategic work plan, maintain relationships with prospective and current donors, and to help expand financial support for media reform.


Office Manager to handle requests from the public, coordinate communication between offices, recruit and supervise interns and volunteers, and ensure that our Northampton, Mass., office functions efficiently and effectively.

Finance Assistant to support bookkeeping and financial management, help with human resources record-keeping, manage fundraising and constituent data, and regulatory compliance.

Most of the positions are based in their Northampton, Mass. headquarters. A few are based in their Washington, D.C. office. And some will be based in either office – or another location – depending on the credentials and preferences of the selected candidates.

Go to http://www.freepress.net/content/opportunities for more information about these jobs, downloadable job descriptions, and to get detailed instructions for how to apply. Free Press is an equal opportunity employer. They encourage and value a diverse work force, and seek diversity among applicants for this position. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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