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Director of Communications — Jewish National Fund-USA

Organization: Jewish National Fund-USA

Date Needed: October 4, 2021

Post Until: October 7, 2021

City: New York

State: New York

Categories: Editorial, Marketing

Type of Position: Full-time

Education Requirement: Bachelor Degree

Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details:

Managing Editor, B’Yachad Magazine & National Donor Media Manager

Position Overview

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks to recruit a “Managing Editor, B’Yachad Magazine & National Donor Media Manager.” This position will report to the Director of Communications and work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, donors, lay leaders, campaign staff, marketing account executives, members of the communications team, creative designers, printers, and mailing houses. In this role, you will oversee the entire production of JNF-USA’s award winning B’Yachad magazine, published three times per year, draft Direct Mail letters, and oversee content for JNF-USA’s annual Year in Review publication. You will also work closely with our fundraising staff and donors as the main point of contact for the creation and placement of news stories about our incredible donors. Position responsibilities:

• Manage the overall production of B’Yachad including:

• Planning each issue’s theme

• Creating a content plan for each issue

• Identifying donor stories to highlight

• Interviewing donors

• Managing freelance writers while also writing articles

• Working closely with an in-house creative design and marketing team

• Proofreading

• Draft Direct Mail fundraising letters (4x annually)

• Oversee content for JNF-USA’s annual Year in Review publication

• Proactively and reactively manage national donor recognition in the media and be the main point of contact for fundraisers looking to highlight new and existing donors

• Produce profiles/articles (written by freelance writers) about JNF-USA donors throughout the country, including virtual and in-person project dedications in Israel, and pitch them to relevant local news outlets (either through advertorials or earned placements).

• Lead PR efforts for JNF-USA’s Planned Giving Department and Women for Israel You have:

• 5+ years’ experience working in magazine production, editing, PR, and/or journalism

• Impeccable editing and writing skills

• An incredible eye for detail

• A positive ‘do-whatever-it-takes’ attitude

• A demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks, manage multiple moving pieces, and stay cool under pressure

• An intellectually curiosity that enables you to see news and story angles where others don’t

• A desire to work for an organization that promotes respect, accountability, and collaboration

• An ability to connect with anyone and a track-record of building relationships with key stakeholders.

• High EQ

You may also have:

• A working knowledge of the Adobe creative suite

• An understanding of Salesforce’s Inspire workflow tracking platform

• Knowledge of common style guides (e.g., AP, APA, Chicago) and how to apply them correctly

• Experience building relationships with journalists and editors

• A basic understanding of Israeli and Jewish history, practices, and lifecycle events

• An understanding of print production and the creative process

• Qualifications in Marketing, Advertising, Business, Communications, Journalism, or Literature

About Jewish National Fund-USA

Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) is the leading philanthropic organization for the land and people of Israel. Driven by a powerful 120 year legacy of changing lives and livelihoods, JNF-USA is a partner (donor) led, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit that’s attracting 800,000 new residents to Israel’s Negev Desert and Galilee through its visionary One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade.

JNF-USA is creating a brighter future for residents living on Israel’s frontier as it builds parks, playgrounds, medical centers, schools, resilience centers, bomb shelters, and so much more.

In addition, JNF-USA’s supports people with disabilities; brings farmers from developing nations to Israel to learn about sustainable agriculture; and makes philanthropic investments in agricultural and water R&D. In fact, thanks to Jewish National Fund-USA, Israel has become the global leader in water recycling.

As the leading provider of Zionist education in the United States, JNF-USA also connects the next generation to Israel by providing resources to schools and colleges in addition to running the ultimate college-prep semester abroad program at its Alexander Muss High School in Israel.

Jewish National Fund-USA is also changing the narrative on university campuses through its work with college student leaders and professors beyond the Jewish faith through its Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission to Israel and Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel.

If working for an organization that supports the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere excites you, then join us and you needn’t wait another minute to change the world.

How to Apply / Contact

tinyurl.com/workatjnfusa.

Full-time staff writer — J. The Jewish News of Northern California

Organization: J. The Jewish News of Northern California

City: San Francisco

State: California

Category: Editorial

Type of Position: Full-time

Education Requirement: Bachelor Degree

Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Salary: Approx. $50,000.00

Description & Details:

Is your writing compelling, crisp and colorful? Can you interview multiple news sources and write an article that is organized, balanced, informative and a good read, and then promote it on social media? Do you know the difference between Bibi and Bubbe? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

J. The Jewish News of Northern California has an opening for a full-time reporter.

We are looking for an excellent writer with professional journalism experience and strong reporting skills, someone who can turn around a story quickly, with style and accuracy. You are knowledgeable about, or at least conversant with, Jewish life and issues, including Israel. You are comfortable juggling a range of assignments, from breaking news to personality profiles to enterprise stories. You will work with an experienced team of writers and editors who are committed to first-rate journalism and to serving the Jewish community of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

J. has a storied history dating back to 1895. We have always been independent, and are a nonprofit. Our office is in downtown San Francisco, and we have a very collegial newsroom that we hope to return to soon.

How to Apply / Contact

To apply, send a resume and cover letter, along with several clips that represent your best writing, to J. Editor Sue Fishkoff at jobs@jweekly.com.

Entry-Level Reporter (part-time) — Intermountain Jewish News

Organization: Intermountain Jewish News

Date Needed: 8/30/2021

Post Until: 10/01/2021

City: Denver

State: Colorado

Category: Editorial

Description & Details:

Main job duties include:

• Weekly writing assignments, ranging from 600 words to long-form articles

• Responsible for weekly features, including obituaries

• Proofreading

Requirements:

• 1-3 years’ experience in journalism writing, including conducting interviews & covering events (print preferred)

• Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF Reader

• Multi-tasking

• Strong verbal communication skills

• Strong work ethic is a must, as is attention to detail

• Friendly and professional demeanor

• Positive attitude and team players only please

This role is in-person, based in our central Denver office. You will be working with a team of experienced editors and writers. Our collaborative approach aims to bring the best out of all of our team members.

How to Apply / Contact

Send Cover Letter with CV & 2 writing samples to shana@ijn.com.

    

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