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CareersPacific Legal Foundation is only as good as the talent we employ. Knowing this, our hiring philosophy is simple: we seek to hire the best talent available.

We’re constantly and aggressively on the lookout for employees who live and breathe our core values:

  • Positive and Optimistic: We seek positive change, confident that the principles of individualism and liberty will prevail over time. We work in a spirit of goodwill.
  • Strategic: We create opportunities and plan each new case and initiative with our objectives in mind.
  • Collaborative: We work together within the organization and seek cooperation with others who share our goals.
  • Principled: We act consistently with our belief that individual liberty is the key to the pursuit of happiness and a thriving society.
  • Determined: We forge ahead knowing that energy and persistence are necessary to succeed.
  • Committed to Excellence: We strive to produce the highest caliber work in all we do.
  • Just: We treat everyone with respect and fairness.

If you’re passionate about one or more of our job opportunities, and you’re enthusiastic about working alongside colleagues who share these values, then we encourage you to apply to be a part of the PLF team.

Social Media & Editorial Coordinator

You: A digital-savvy wordsmith who will get people talking about PLF’s stories

Them:
Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there.

Us
: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty.

PLF has an unmatched record with 11 victories out of 13 cases heard by the United States Supreme Court. We also have more than 100 active cases across the nation. (Read: we have more than 100 active stories we can choose to amplify.)

We are a next generation public interest law firm. What does “next generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means you aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. You want to try new experiments. You are committed to being the best player in a constantly-changing game. And you use the world’s best practices as a benchmark for your own work.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

60% Social Media

  • Grow our digital communities
    • Facebook: Humanize and visualize our stories
    • Twitter: Embrace irreverence. Engage with fellow-travelers
    • YouTube: Encourage binge-watching
  • More specifically:
    • Write content for our social media platforms
    • Create strategies to promote PLF content on social media
    • Interact with and respond to our supporters
    • Measure effectiveness and pivot activity based on results
  • Run experiments to delight our audience
  • Pitch content ideas based on the national conversation

30% Editorial Support

  • Assist the managing editor with our quarterly magazine
  • Contribute to our editorial calendar

5% – Messaging

  • Master PLF’s swashbuckling voice: Honorable, Daring, Smart, Irreverent
  • Participate in brainstorms, messaging meetings, and “storyfinding” sessions with clients
  • Find the hero’s journey in every case and give it a hug

5% – Choose Your Own Adventure – find new ways to contribute to PLF’s communications strategy

  • Write for our blog
  • Become an analytics guru
  • Try making a video

This role is ideal for someone with 1-3 years of experience writing for social media, a blog, or in a PR capacity.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion. Our attorneys have 11 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Bellevue, WA. We prefer that the Social Media and Editorial Coordinator work from Arlington.

TO APPLY:

If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF:

  • Resume, including your experience in the liberty movement and relevant professional experience
  • Cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants
  • Materials should be emailed to Dawn Gonzales, Director of Human Resources: dgonzales@pacificlegal.org
  • Include “[Social Media and Editorial Coordinator]-[Your Name]” in the subject line. In the email body, indicate your compensation requirements

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.