Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that we can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Our work – both rapid response and long-term campaigns for change – amplifies the voices of Black folks and our allies, building power and delivering meaningful wins that create consequences for racial injustice and build momentum for implementing solutions that move Black people and all people forward. 

 

TEAM SUMMARY

The Marketing & Storytelling team creates and leads the brand and content strategy necessary to translate and advance Color Of Change’s values, vision and efforts across a broad set of national influencers and grassroots activists. Through various platforms and mediums, the team is responsible for supporting efforts across the organization to deliver on our main promise: provoking the level and frequency of action from our members and allies that will force target decision makers to take action, and thereby achieve real world impact and lasting, systemic change. The team is also responsible for brand management, strategic content development, content distribution, and high-level media relations. Central to the Marketing & Storytelling team’s work is Color Of Change’s Hollywood Culture Project, an initiative designed to change the way Black people (and the issues we care about) are represented in entertainment and media to effectively leverage cultural influencers in support our campaigns.

 

ROLE SUMMARY

As the Advocacy Director, you will play a vital role in achieving Color Of Change’s mission. Primarily, you will lead the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of a strategic plan focused on cultivating and deepening relationships between Color of Change and key influencers, entertainment executives within the TV & Film industry. You’ll be responsible for initiating and maintaining relationships with high-level entertainment executives, cultivating the organization’s TV & Film partnerships, and managing supporting activations and screenings. You will also be responsible for working cross departmentally to strategically include COC’s campaign issues and teams. You’ll need a roladex of relationships you can build on and the savvy to get insider and effective meetings scheduled that drive meaningful, culture-shifting results.

 

This position reports to the Senior Director of Influencer Engagement and works closely with the Chief Storytelling and Marketing Officer.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

To succeed as the Culture and Entertainment Advocacy Director, based in our Los Angeles office, you will contribute high impact for the team in the below three areas (Advocacy, Relationships/Partnerships, and Project Management):

 

Advocacy (40%)

  • Consult with film and television writers on scripts, driving issue-related storylines that leads to content that changes the narrative and representations of Black people.
  • Leverage industry contacts to improve diversity and the quality of representations of Black people.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on entertainment projects of interest to the Black community and communicate internally and externally around Color Of Change’s position on those projects.
  • Work with Senior Director of Influencer Engagement to develop and implement a strategy and to increase influencer participation.

 

Relationships & Partnerships (35%)

  • Cultivate and deepen relationships with TV & Film decision- makers, key influencers and coalition partners to raise the profile of ColorOfChange.org and the racial justice issues we fight for.
  • Engage key TV & Film influencers across programs and campaigns.
  • Oversee product placement of Color of Change materials on television shows and in film.
  • Create and maintain a database of relevant contacts.
  • Develop a TV & Film advisory board.

 

Project Management (25%)

  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Influencer Engagement to develop an organizational engagement strategy that articulates key program objectives and outlines tactics specific to COC’s Hollywood Culture Project and influencer engagement work.
  • Consult with internal campaigns teams.
  • Additional team support as needed.
  • Provide overall support to Marketing and Storytelling team in developing and articulating a strong strategy to advance COC’s Hollywood Culture Project.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is ideal for someone who has the ability to work cross functionally in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines. They must have a willingness to travel, as well as work late nights and weekends. Strong leadership is key for this role. In addition, they will be up-to-date on trends and comfortably sit at the intersection of racial justice and entertainment/popular culture. The ideal candidate should also possess strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate attention to detail, and can balance time-sensitive requests and competing priorities. Above all, you are a team player, creative problem-solver, and have excellent relationship-building skills.

 

To excel in this role, you likely bring the following experience(s) and/or skills to the table:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience cultivating relationships and working closely within Hollywood and the broader media and entertainment industries.
  • Strong network of contacts in media and entertainment industry.
  • Independent judgment, and proven ability to think strategically.
  • Proficiency and familiarity in GSuite applications including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar.
  • Strong problem-solving, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills across a range of tasks and audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a proactive team player and take initiative.
  • A commitment to Color Of Change’s mission of advancing racial justice and contributing to a less hostile world for Black people.
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in order to meet deadlines, while demonstrating persistence and self-direction.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and ability to work with absolute discretion is required.
  • A sense of humor and a positive attitude strongly encouraged.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume, and COC-specific cover letter.

Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary is commensurate with experience, and Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package. This is a full-time exempt position. 

Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.