Jobs at A Better Wisconsin Together

Research Director

A Better Wisconsin Together (ABWT) is seeking a full time Research Director to develop and manage an innovative portfolio of message, opposition, candidate and elected leader research.

The ideal candidate will be able to balance multiple issues, partners, and projects while keeping a careful eye on the long-term vision and research plan. They will thrive working in a team environment to execute coordinated research for priority issues and campaigns.

This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting directly to the Executive Director and works in concert with the ED and other members of the senior staff.

About A Better Wisconsin Together

ABWT, the new progressive state communications and research hub in Wisconsin, is seeking a research director to join our team. We’re an advocacy organization focused on public policy and serving as a center for progressive message development, testing and communications. This is an exciting position where you will be leading innovative and research driven communication tactics to advance progressive values. Along with rapid response and earned media, ABWT engages Wisconsinites on issues using paid digital, television and radio communications.

This position is based in Madison, Wisconsin, but may require some travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, as needed. We are a small, nimble team working in a fast-paced environment on the frontlines of the fight to advance progressive values and policies in Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creating and managing the strategies, tools and systems used to inform ABWT’s overall research plan, including for the 2020 election cycle and long term civic engagement work.
  • Working closely with Badger State Research, designing, executing and evaluating issue and electoral research — including being responsible for fact checking and verifying information on all external communications (digital, mail, scripts, etc).
  • Coordinating projects with consultant team, BSR and other relevant partner organizations.
  • Increasing capacity for partner organizations research and communications infrastructure while balancing ABWT/BSR research needs.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing ABWT’s research plan in conjunction with the ED, Other senior staff, partners, and consultants.
  • Ability to manage staff as needed

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who have strong technical and political skills, who understand and have experience developing innovative communications tactics and who are committed to leveraging research in communications and civic engagement. 5-8 years leading research projects or programs in advocacy or political environments required.

You should have:

  • A commitment to helping partner organizations improve their communications infrastructure and capacity
  • A strong commitment to working in a tight team with positive, supportive attitude
  • A deep understanding of communications tactics that drive voter behavior and engagement
  • Specific experience in motivating people to take action through communications tactics
  • A curiosity to learn and dive into the latest messaging and communications research
  • Technology friendly
  • An demonstrated commitment to disrupting racism and other systemic barriers in the advocacy world

Salary is at least $80,000 annually. Benefits include health and dental insurance.

Compensation depends on experience and is competitive.

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To apply for this position, email a copy of your resume and cover letter to jobs@abwt.org using the subject line Research Director.

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Digital Organizer

A Better Wisconsin Together (ABWT) is seeking a full time Digital Organizer to build and maintain online engagement with partners, supporters and other constituencies.

The ideal candidate will be curious about what motivates people to take action and proactive in cultivating online relationships.

They will thrive working in a team environment to support innovative strategies that communicate about progressive policy solutions.

This position reports to the Deputy Director and works in partnership with the communications and digital teams.

About A Better Wisconsin Together

ABWT, the new progressive state communications and research hub in Wisconsin, is seeking a digital organizer to join our team. We’re an advocacy organization focused on public policy and serving as a center for progressive message development, testing and communications. This is an exciting position where you will be part of a team creating communication tactics that advance progressive values. Along with rapid response and earned media, ABWT engages Wisconsinites on issues using paid digital, television and radio communications.

This position is based in Madison, Wisconsin, but may require some travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, as needed. We are a small, nimble team working in a fast-paced environment on the frontlines of the fight to advance progressive values and policies in Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities

  • Own ABWT’s online engagement strategies including amplifying partner messages, building relationships with influencers and soliciting and supporting storytellers
  • Under direction of the Deputy Director, create and implement ABWT’s strategy for partner, supporter and other constituency online engagement
  • In collaboration with the communications associate, build and maintain a story bank of real people’s experiences as they relate to progressive solutions for critical community problems
  • Consistently generate creative ideas for social media strategies and follow through on partner and supporter engagement as a result of those strategies
  • Own projects end-to-end as assigned and overseen by the Deputy Director

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who have clear and persuasive writing skills, an ability to think quickly and creatively in real time and who are interested in a fast paced, team oriented environment.

You should have:

  • Demonstrated creative and analytical communication skills, extra credit for storytelling experience
  • Experience using social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to engage with voters or other constituents
  • A willingness to work proactively and jump in with ideas and creative
  • A strong commitment to working in a tight team with positive, supportive attitude
  • Technology friendly
  • An demonstrated commitment to disrupting racism and other systemic barriers in the advocacy world

Salary is between $50,000-$60,000 annually. Benefits include health and dental insurance.

Compensation depends on experience and is competitive.

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To apply for this position, email a copy of your resume and cover letter to jobs@abwt.org using the subject line Digital Organizer.

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Digital Associate

A Better Wisconsin Together (ABWT) is seeking a full time Digital Associate to assist in building and maintaining digital content and working closely with the communications and research teams to implement ABWT strategies online.

The ideal candidate will be able to manage day to day content loading in a variety of content management systems. They will thrive working in a team environment to create and implement content strategies for priority issues and campaigns.

This position reports to the Digital Director and works in partnership with the research and communications team members.

About A Better Wisconsin Together

ABWT, the new progressive state communications and research hub in Wisconsin, is seeking a digital associate to join our team. We’re an advocacy organization focused on public policy and serving as a center for progressive message development, testing and communications. This is an exciting position where you will be working with a team to advance progressive values. Along with rapid response and earned media, ABWT engages Wisconsinites on issues using paid digital, television and radio communications.

This position is based in Madison, Wisconsin, but may require some travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, as needed. We are a small, nimble team working in a fast-paced environment on the frontlines of the fight to advance progressive values and policies in Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of the Digital Director and assist in the deployment of content; developing, pulling, and analyzing digital data; and reporting on analysis of digital data and metrics toward ABWT’s goals
  • Assist with website management, design and maintenance--including building and maintaining microsite and landing page content
  • Track online statistics and campaign
  • Assist with online scheduling and content production
  • Edit and proofread a variety of content types for the website, ensuring it meets style, tone and marketing message requirements, as well as reflecting brand standards
  • Own projects end-to-end as assigned and overseen by manager

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who have strong technical skills, who understand and have experience managing digital content and who are interested in a fast paced, team oriented environment.

You should have:

  • Demonstrated creative and analytical writing abilities
  • Understanding of digital advocacy and proficiency with social media
  • A curious work style that is innovative and data driven
  • A strong commitment to working in a tight team with positive, supportive attitude
  • Experience with or an ability to quickly learn platforms like ActionKit, Wordpress, ActBlue, or StriveDigital
  • Technology friendly, extra credit for proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or other graphic design or video editing software
  • An demonstrated commitment to disrupting racism and other systemic barriers in the advocacy world

Salary is between $40,000-$50,000 annually. Benefits include health and dental insurance.

Compensation depends on experience and is competitive.

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, email a copy of your resume and cover letter to jobs@abwt.org using the subject line Digital Associate.

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