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Now Hiring: Communications Specialist

Are you an incredible storyteller with the ability to translate complex issues into thoughtful communications? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where your ideas are valued? Are you ready to join the fight for racial and economic justice?

About CPI

The Center on Policy Initiatives is an independent nonprofit that has been at the forefront of the fight for economic justice since 1997. We are the San Diego County people’s think tank. We conduct research, generate policy solutions, advance leadership development, and build alliances to win policies that benefit working families and diverse communities.

About the Position

The Communications Team is the backbone in the Center on Policy Initiatives’ (CPI) fight for policy solutions that improve the lives of workers, Black, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latinx people, and other oppressed or underrepresented communities.

We are seeking a skilled writer who has the ability to create strong, clear, and strategic messages and disseminate them effectively using a wide range of communications tools and technologies. Candidates should be genuine collaborators who understand CPI’s mission to achieve economic and racial justice by transforming systems and institutions.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES (in collaboration with the Communications Team):

  • Develop campaign communications including web content, email messages, social media posts, speeches, and more.
  • Pitch and write stories for mainstream and independent news media.
  • Create talking points, fact sheets, brochures, and presentations.


CPI is open to a wide range of experience levels for this role and will support learning and growth for new employees. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in this work and CPI’s mission.

Salary and Benefits: CPI’s salary and benefit standards are competitive and reflect our commitment to livable wages and equal pay for equal work. The salary range for this position is between $65,683 and $80,846 per year. We offer a full benefits package including employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with employer contribution, and a generous paid time-off program including paid sick, vacation, and holidays.

Application Process: Interested? Submit your resume and an introduction describing your experience and why you want to join CPI through ZipRecruiter. It is optional to include writing samples and/or examples of formal or informal graphic design, photography, video, or website experience.

This position is rolling until filled.

The interview activities will be conducted remotely by phone or Zoom. This position is hybrid and CPI’s office is located in the city of San Diego. The organization works with people, organizations, and government agencies throughout the San Diego region. Given the high volume of applications we receive, we can not respond to every candidate. We are also unable to accept calls or direct e-mails regarding the status of applications.

The Center on Policy Initiatives respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe our strength lies in the broad range of people and partners we work with and represent. Inclusion is a driver of our institutional excellence and we seek out the participation of women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees, board members, and volunteers.

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