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Ocean & Mountain

Communications Associate

Employment type
24 days ago
Los Angeles

Ocean & Mountain is a Los Angeles-based consulting team dedicated to advancing social justice and progressive causes through strategic communications, media relations and digital media. Our clients are leading social change across the most transformational policy fronts in Los Angeles right now, including addressing the housing and homelessness crisis, improving public spaces, protecting civil rights and worker rights, and building racial and social equity.

We're seeking a Communications Associate, primarily to support implementation of media relations and digital media campaigns for clients in the labor movement, homeless services and other client projects as needed.

This is a part-time contract position. The associate will work remotely; however, meetings and on-site time with clients may be required. While we prioritize a healthy life-work balance, some weekend and evening work will be required.

Desired skills for this position:

  • Excellent writer and communicator, with ability to recognize and craft compelling stories

  • 3-5 years of experience in digital communications and/or media relations

  • Track record of success writing and sending press releases and media advisories, building targeted media lists, calling and pitching media, and supporting production of press conferences and pitches that generate positive media coverage

  • Experience managing Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram pages of activist organizations and ability to recognize and craft compelling content for posts that will grow and engage audiences

  • Comfort working with email tools such as Constant Contact and ActionNetwork, and best-practice tactics such as A/B testing and calls to action, and interest/willingness to learn new tools quickly

  • Track record of success developing and implementing digital strategies to grow base of online supporters, and inspire them to take action

  • Familiarity and commitment to progressive policy and social justice causes

  • A creative problem-solver motivated by fast-moving projects

  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with multiple contacts within client organizations

  • Basic competency with digital and multimedia creation and editing tools, such as WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Animoto, Adobe Spark Post and/or other smartphone apps


  • Spanish fluency

  • Experience with P2P texting platforms (Hustle, Relay)

  • Some knowledge of PHP and the ability to edit WordPress themes

  • Proficiency with programming languages such as Python, Javascript.

To apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Marie Condron, [email protected]