Job Status:

Full-time Exempt


$62,400 - $68,400

Reports to:

Associate Director, Communications, Design and Digital Projects

Job Location:

Los Angeles, CA preferred (Currently Remote)


until filled - Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Job Summary:

We’re looking for a cross-channel storyteller to serve as the key communications point person for advancing IDA’s mission and presence. The successful candidate will develop proactive and reactive data-driven communications strategies, provide support across the organization to promote all IDA programs, implement digital advertisements and engage the wider documentary community. With team members working both onsite and remote, we are looking for someone who is an active virtual and in-office collaborator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researches, coordinates, writes, and edits a diverse range of stories that lift the visibility of IDA and its work, including fundraising campaigns, event descriptions, outreach materials, and blogs 

  • Oversees and manages the organization’s day-to-day communication activities including but not limited to drafting and scheduling emails and social posts, adding and promoting new website content, and coordinating cross-promotions

  • Leads social media strategies and researches ongoing updates to social platforms and emerging technology trends. Monitors and identifies opportunities to participate in relevant social discussions within the documentary community

  • Tracks and analyzes website, social, email and press analytics, develops data-informed content strategies and communications campaigns

  • Creates publicity plans and pitches stories to increase the presence of IDA in all media outlets

  • In collaboration with other departments, drives events and fundraising campaign rollouts

  • Supervises the maintenance of contact lists, photo and video library

  • Assists in the development of organizational and programmatic communication plans and calendars

  • With the Communications team, provides live coverage of IDA events on social media

  • Manages and mentors Communications Coordinator

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


  • Exceptional attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new platforms, tools and processes

  • Keen eye for design, visual details and accuracy

  • Reliable self-starter who takes initiative, sets and responds to priorities, meets goals, drives work forward and sees projects through to completion

  • Clear and proactive communicator

  • Enjoys working with diverse multi-functional teams

  • Professional, helpful and diplomatic demeanor

  • Commitment to personal and professional development, including a willingness to accept and act on feedback

  • Able to apply equity and racial justice lens to IDA's communications including a nuanced consideration of identities, geography, historical contexts, intersectionalities and perspectives

Qualification and Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, film, communications, marketing, or similar, or equivalent work experience in a relevant field.

  • Minimum 5 years of professional, progressively responsible experience in communications, ideally with a nonprofit arts or media organization

  • A compelling and effective storyteller with strong demonstrated writing skills, including the ability to draft event, social media, press, fundraising, advocacy and blog posts to various audiences

  • Demonstrated interest in film and/or nonprofit work and a passion for documentary film 

  • Tech-savvy with strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Apps, HTML and CSS

  • Proven expertise with digital communications platforms: email marketing (e.g. Constant Contact or MailChimp), social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube), CMS (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, Joomla), events management (e.g. Eventbrite or Splash), CRM (e.g. DonorPerfect, Neon, Salsa) 

  • Experience with photo-editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate) and/or simple video-editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere Rush) preferred but not required

  • Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as called for by events

Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range for this role is $62,400 - $68,640 annually.

Benefits include 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid parental and family leave, and access to contribute to pre-tax commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts and a 401k retirement savings plan. 

Generous paid time off, including sick days, 15 vacation days in the first year of employment, 14 paid holidays and a paid week off when our office closes from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. We offer a friendly, casual work environment, and flexible schedule and work-from-home opportunities.


All positions are currently remote. We prefer for this position to be located in Los Angeles; however, we will consider exceptionally qualified candidates based outside of Los Angeles. Occasional travel to Los Angeles will be required.

How to apply:

Rolling deadline, please fill out this form, upload your cover letter, resume, and 3-5 writing samples of previous work (press releases, blog posts, social media campaigns, fundraising campaigns, advocacy appeals, marketing materials). Application without supplemental work will not be reviewed. References will be required. Except for accommodations requests, no phone calls or emails, please.

To request accommodations for completing this employment application please contact or call 213-332-1660 x209.