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UCLA Law COVID Behind Bars Data Project Seeks Communications Manager
In the face of the danger posed by COVID to people incarcerated in prisons and jails, the UCLA Prison Law and Policy Program launched the UCLA COVID Behind Bars Data Project in March 2020. Currently a team of six staff and numerous volunteers, the Project tracks the spread and impact of COVID in prisons and jails and advocates for greater transparency and accountability around the pandemic response of the carceral system. Stemming from this work, our next major focus is creating a national resource for the public's understanding of deaths in prisons. Our centralized, nationwide project documents deaths in prison, many of which are not reflected in any publicly available data set.
The Project seeks a Communications Manager to research, write, and edit communications projects in collaboration with our interdisciplinary team of data scientists and policy researchers. These projects will include blog posts, white papers, social media posts, and more. The Communications Manager will also contribute to the Project's larger media strategy by drafting press releases, conducting press outreach, and maintaining our website.
The ideal candidate will be creative, curious, empathic, and proactive about highlighting the Project's innovative work.
We are a small team and work collaboratively, though remotely. The work we produce is intended for both technical and broader public audiences. Examples include the following:
Data to power the CDC's Correctional Facility COVID Data Tracker
Published research in public health journals (e.g., JAMA, AJPM, MMWR)
Blog posts and white papers on data trends and policies related to the pandemic behind bars
Social media posts drawing attention to outbreaks and other urgent issues
Carceral mortality dataset and associated research
Responsibilities include the following:
Research and write content related to the pandemic and incarceration, deaths in prison, and carceral data transparency
Collaborate with data scientists on analyzing and communicating findings from data collection and statistical analyses to various audiences (e.g., the public, journalists, legislators, litigators, advocates)
Provide feedback and edit team members' written products
Plan for and draft monthly newsletter
Work with Project Director to develop and implement media strategy for all publications and national carceral mortality project
Manage COVID Behind Bars Twitter and Instagram accounts
Recommend areas to be explored, methods of analysis to be employed, and possible sources of data
Required qualifications include the following:
Experience, ideally at least three years, in some combination of journalism, communications, the criminal legal system, health policy, public policy, or related fields
Superb analytical and writing skills, including ability to translate research for broad and diverse audiences
Familiarity or interest in working with public health and criminal justice data
Outstanding initiative, judgement, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and solve problems creatively
Excellent critical thinking skills and capacity to understand, translate, and disseminate complex ideas to varied audiences
Excellent editing and proofreading skills, including ability to identify and correct errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Proficiency in simple graphic design software, or willingness to develop the same
Preferred qualifications include the following:
Knowledge of print, broadcast, digital, and online news media and communication strategies.
Experience with crafting posts and messaging for various social media platforms, including creation of graphics and identification of key hashtags
Lived experience with and/or knowledge of the criminal legal system
This position will begin immediately and is funded through January 2023, with a possible extension depending on need and funding. This can be a full- or part-time position. The work will be remote; applicants need not reside in California. The Communications Manager will be supervised by the Project Director. The salary will be $70,000 - $80,000 per annum with limited benefits including health insurance.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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