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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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  • Director of Strategic Communications

    The Freelancers Union is known for our innovative products, advocacy and leadership 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’re seeking a talented Director of Strategic Communications to work closely with the Executive Director. We’re expecting exceptional growth, driven by new ideas and initiatives.  This position requires someone who is collaborative, confident, and eager to move the mission of Freelancers Union forward.  This is a “hub” position. You must be a strong generalist who knows when to bring in experts. As the hub, you need to bring outside experts and coordinate with internal struggle to walk things out the door, specifically, with regard to marketing, digital strategies, outside writers, policy experts, etc.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Work closely with the Executive Director to prioritize projects. Project manages the coordination of outside experts into workflows.
    • Work directly with PR firm to evaluate and prioritize all incoming press opportunities, develop proactive pitches around new initiatives, op-eds, launchers, as well as develop relationships with key press beyond PR firm connections
    • Provide ED with background and talking points for press appearances
    • Work with internal teams to analyze how new initiatives fit into the overall frame and structure of the organization.
    • Draft talking points, gather background information, and otherwise prepare ED for speaking engagements.
    • Develop concept papers and presentations to communicate new strategies and early-stage initiations.
    • Develop project kick-off templates and measurable goals to ensure all key projects are in sync with ED vision.

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • 7+ years in executive communications in a mission driven, social purpose or labor organization or demonstrated commitment in a different way.
    • Minimum Bachelors Degree in journalist or political science, history or other relatable field.
    • Excellent project manager and collaborator, who can take ideas and develop work plans, collaborate with other staff members, and direct projects through launch.
    • Analytical, strategic, and big-picture thinker who can understand complex ideas and articulate them clearly and concisely.
    • Proven ability to digest and amplify others’ complex ideas and visions.
    • Strong writer who has the ability to explain complex themes and ideas in a digestible way, using anecdotes, analogies, stories, etc.
    • Exceptional communicator who can work across multiple departments and with various staff members, make connections between the work happening across the organization, and ensure that the Executive Office’s voice is consistent.
    • A sense of humility – is comfortable learning and making mistakes and not getting everything right on the first try.
    • Must have an understanding & appreciation of policy, politics & have sound judgement about messages and key audiences.
    • Belief in something larger than yourself.

     

    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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  • Health Insurance Sales Agent

    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.

    This position offers a combination of base salary, commission based bonuses, health, dental, retirement and life benefits.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Develop leads, schedule appointments, identify customer needs, and market appropriate products and services
    • Network in community with membership, potential new economy partners and other professionals to generate sales leads
    • Leverage social media platforms to identify potential partnerships targeting sales lead sources
    • Mine current membership for sales referrals, follow-up on provided contacts
    • Use a customer-focused, needs-based review process to educate customers about insurance options
    • Conduct sales presentations with current and potential members and partners

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • Proven ability to develop relationships and drive results across various functions
    • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
    • Proven track record of in generating sales, meeting goals and quotas, presentations and outstanding customer service
    • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills to cordially and professionally interact with customers, vendors, superiors, subordinates and peers
    • Demonstrated positive and energetic attitude
    • Licensed Life, Health and Accident Agent
    • College degree preferred

    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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  • Proposal Writer (3 Month Freelance)


    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.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    The proposal writer’s duties will include, but is not limited to: reviewing Requests For Proposals (RFPs) and assisting with proposal planning; assisting in defining winning strategies; working with Business Relations team to develop content; meeting established proposal deadlines to write, review, and submit proposals; communicating proposal and status updates; ensuring proposal submission criteria for each proposal is followed; assisting with printing, assembly and binding of proposals; and ensuring consistency within proposals by following established methods and procedures and/or creating new methods and procedures.


    This position will serve as contributing writer to proposals, and will be the liaison to technical subject matter experts for specialized written materials. The ideal candidate possesses a blend of technical and marketing writing skill sets. 


    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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