Communications Manager (REMOTE)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Who We Are

Great strides have been made over the past few years in promoting criminal justice reforms that recognize that prior “tough on crime” and incarceration-driven practices don’t produce safer or healthier communities. New thinking is permeating the justice system and prompting proactive and prevention-oriented strategies. 

Against this backdrop, a new generation of reform-minded state and local district attorneys committed to changing their office culture and promoting a less punitive approach to addressing crime are being elected to office. Recently elected DAs in geographic areas ranging from Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Philadelphia to smaller rural communities are pushing back against the “law and order/tough on crime” rhetoric of past decades and elevating a national conversation around the importance of a fair, equitable and right-sized justice system. 

FJP brings together these reform-minded and innovative elected DAs as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility.

Fair and Just Prosecution is seeking applications for a Communications Manager (“CM”). The CM is responsible for working closely with the Executive Director and senior staff of Fair and Just Prosecution (“FJP”), in developing strategic communications strategies and materials for public distribution. The candidate will conduct communications activities to highlight the work of FJP and the elected prosecutive leaders in FJP’s network and committed to new innovations, enhanced transparency and accountability and moving beyond past incarceration-driven approaches. The candidate will also distribute and promote materials prepared by FJP to educate prosecutive leaders on issues of importance to their innovative efforts including reducing incarceration, promoting diversion and bail reform, enhancing transparency and accountability, addressing justice system racial inequities, and fortifying community trust. 

The CM is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

Job Description

Work with the Executive Director, senior staff, communications consultants, and research and policy staff to create and implement communications and media activities highlighting the work of FJP and its impact, including by developing and distributing media content, providing communications support to FJP leadership, and enhancing FJP’s social media and digital presence. 

Develop and draft press releases, statements, op-eds, and other informational materials to enhance FJP’s public profile and to promote the work of FJP, including publicizing and photographing events. 

Lead content development for FJP’s website and social media platforms. 

Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a communications strategy for FJP and its network to influence and shape the criminal justice policy conversation on both the national and local levels. 

Research and assemble news-worthy items, including articles, posts, press releases and reports, related to innovative prosecution ideas and criminal justice reform and other related issues, to share with FJP stakeholders, leadership and staff. 

Assist the Executive Director and other project team members with the development of FJP’s external face – including ongoing maintenance of the project’s website and social media platforms, and other public materials and communications. 

Research and secure potential speaking opportunities and media placements for FJP executive leadership and provide media assistance and support for other public activities. 

Interface with other communications and accountability projects aiming to advance justice system reforms. 

Help develop and enhance FJP’s “library” of resource materials and identify other useful information and materials to share with elected officials and their staff.

Help manage the work of, and interface with, communications consultants and related independent contractors including videographers and photographers.

Domestic travel up to 10% of monthly time will be necessary for success in this position.

Evening and weekend work is sometimes required.

Other duties as may be from time to time assigned.


You have a strong commitment to social justice and a demonstrated track record of success in the field of communications, including:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent post-graduate degree recommended.
  • Five years or more of experience in communications leadership within a robust non-profit structure, academic institution or government agency.
  • Understanding of justice reform work and systems.
  • Strong writing, research and oral communications skills, applicable to a variety of audiences and social media platforms.
  • Ability to understand and help support a new project focused on prosecutive reforms.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize and help keep a large national project organized and on track.
  • Interest and understanding of criminal justice reform issues.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically about communications and messaging about justice system policies and reform.
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills. 

Additional Information

What Else You Should Know 


  • The CM will interact closely with FJP leadership; newly elected prosecutive leaders and their staff; academicians and national thought leaders working on prosecutive reforms and criminal justice issues; and organizations aiming to advance new thinking among prosecutors and about criminal justice reform generally.
  • The CM will also interact with the media, journalists, researchers, academics, government officials, philanthropies and organizations working on issues relating to criminal justice reforms.
  • Finally, the CM will work closely with the project’s Executive Director, and other FJP senior staff and team members, grantees and contractors. 


The project requires extensive home computer and telephone time and usage, research and writing.  The position also requires frequent travel throughout the nation and will require the ability to travel by air or car to various parts of the nation.  Light lifting up to 10 pounds may be needed. 


The position will work from a home office.  While on travel, the CM will work from airports, hotel rooms, offices or space of other organizations or bodies. 


The designated salary range for this position is based on experience, with the anticipated starting salary budgeted between $65,000 and $80,000. 

What Now?  

This role is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to our mission of justice reform and work with a creative and dedicated team. If you would like to apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample here today! We look forward to hearing from you.  

Additional information 

FJP is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. FJP’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.  

Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.