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Who we are

Freelancers Union, a national non-profit organization, represents the needs and concerns of today's independent workforce through advocacy, information, and service. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We're passionate about our mission to improve working life for independent workers – a community representing 30% of the U.S. workforce – and we're the people behind all those insurance ads with the beehive that you see on the subway.

We offer an excellent benefits plan that includes health coverage, dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and TransitChecks. Our offices are located in Downtown Brooklyn right by the A, C, F, 4, 5, R, and N subway lines on the Jay Street MetroTech stop.

Our Culture

Beyond our mission, we're also passionate about and proud of the culture and work environment we've created. We believe everyone has an important contribution to make toward achieving our goals, both through collaborative teamwork and independent initiative. The atmosphere here is loose, fun, and friendly.

Current Openings

  • Freelancers Union is known for our innovative products, services and technologies to connect the nation’s 53 million independent workers—and the people who work to make it all happen. We’re a national membership organization that promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, information, and service. We’re a collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, and action-oriented group, and we’re looking for people who share those qualities. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and are constantly exploring interesting new ideas.

    We are seeking a Communications Associate to be an integral member of the Communications and Marketing team, providing support to all team members across a variety of areas. The Communications Associate will work on, and provide support for electronic communications, website content, promotional materials, and other projects as they arise. The Associate should be a strategic thinker and a strong writer.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Assists with digital and print communications, including drafting and/or editing emails, letters, one-pagers, and other communications materials; managing mailing lists; sending emails; coordinating with the mailing house; and tracking results.
    • Coordinates with operations, member services and executive office teams to think up great campaigns, create a timetable, and get them out the door.
    • Ensures that we’re communicating Freelancers Union’s core value: New Mutualism. We’re bringing together freelancers to build common solutions.
    • Regularly pitches story ideas and creates content for the Freelancers Union blog.
    • Maintains an expert knowledge of Freelancers Union and associated products and operations.
    • Works with the Social Media team to support FU products and services, including the integration of blog content or video content.
    • Develops training materials and talking points for customer service teams.
    • Develops customer satisfaction surveys and other market research tools to help improve services for members.
    • Writes and edits job descriptions and other Human Resources communications. (META.)

     

    Experience and skills you'd need to have: 

    • Exceptional writing and editing skills are a must. You have to love writing online and making content fun, creative, and easy to understand. You have to write like the fun human being that you are.
    • Experience working in mission-driven organizations is helpful. Ability to keep your head above water in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with competing priorities.
    • Familiarity with health insurance, financial benefits preferred, but not required.
    • Three to five years prior experience in communications, media, or copywriting.
    • Extensive knowledge of best practices for the web is critical, including digital and social media tools, trends, monitoring and analysis.
    • Experience managing email/distribution lists and using email programs, particularly Mailchimp, Exact Target, and Salesforce.
    • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information with tact and discretion.
    • Bachelors Degree in a related field.

     

    Like we said, we’re not typical. We think of ourselves as “practical revolutionaries”—people who have extraordinary vision and want to make significant change, but can also put big, lofty ideas into tangible action. We believe strongly in solidarity, both for our staff and for the freelance community. For more information about us and what we do, please visit www.freelancersunion.org.

    To apply: Please email a resume, portfolio or links to work samples, and a thoughtful cover letter with brief salary history to resume@freelancersunion.org.

    Our offices are located in Downtown Brooklyn right by the A, C, F, 4, 5, R, and N subway lines on the Jay Street MetroTech stop. For more information, please visit our website at www.freelancersunion.org.

    Freelancers Union offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer.

     

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