Employment Opportunities - FAMM

Employment Opportunities

Employees of FAMM are deeply motivated to help fight the injustice and burden of mandatory minimum sentencing. The work is meaningful and the impact is profound. Whether you work as a paid full-time staff member or volunteer at one of our events, your contributions will help us to achieve our mission.

Employment at FAMM is based upon qualifications and competency. FAMM does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, color, sexual/gender orientation, marital status, parental status, veteran’s status, union activity, political affiliation, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job or any other basis prohibited by law.

Current Openings:

Fall 2021 Law School Internships

FAMM is now accepting applications for Fall 2021 Law School Internships.  Interns will work in FAMM’s Office of the General Counsel assisting with the CARE​S Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse, our Second Look Sentencing projects, and related tasks.  Responsibilities will include tracking placed federal cases, analyzing release orders and denials, and other legal ​tasks as relevant.  This position is remote and can be tailored to a student’s availability.  We ask for a minimum of ​15 hours per week from law student interns. While this internship is uncompensated, FAMM is happy to work with applicants to secure funding from law schools or third party public interest sources.

Interested applicants should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to FAMM Law Clerk​, Hawah Cyllah​, at hcyllah@famm.org.

Employees of FAMM are deeply motivated to fight the injustice and burden of mandatory minimum sentencing ​and create better prison conditions for incarcerated people. The work is meaningful and the impact is profound. Whether you work as a paid full-time staff member or volunteer at one of our events, your contributions will help us to achieve our mission.

Employment at FAMM is based upon qualifications and competency. FAMM does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, color, sexual/gender orientation, marital status, parental status, veteran’s status, union activity, political affiliation, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job or any other basis prohibited by law. ​Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If we are interested in considering you as a candidate, we will reach out to schedule a remote interview.

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Media Relations Specialist

We’re looking for a talented Media Relations Specialist to join our communications team. The Media Relations Specialist will help FAMM identify and develop relationships with members of the press. The Media Relations Specialist will also prepare press releases, media advisories, fact sheets, talking points, and other written materials as needed. The Media Relations Specialist reports to the Director of Media Relations and will assist in the placement, expansion and maintenance of the FAMM’s position in the media.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft and distribute press releases, talking points, articles, memos, op-eds, and other materials for the media, as well as literature for internal use.
  • Work with the Director of Media Relations to manage ongoing media relations and outreach, including pitching, arranging and covering radio, print, online and television interviews and appearances.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of press events, including pre-event promotion and pitching.
  • Develop and maintain media distribution and pitching lists.
  • Assist with the writing needs of the office by drafting copy for publications.
  • Gather and distribute FAMM’s morning news clips and send to staff.
  • Gather and disseminate monthly media monitoring reports.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of media relations.
  • Demonstrated experience of pitching and securing placements (Specific experience securing television and radio placements preferred)
  • Ability to create and cultivate relationships with local and national media contacts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, editing, presentation, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to succeed in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures. Ability to be flexible, detail-oriented, and to prioritize. Ability to problem-solve correctly, responsively, creatively, and logically.
  • Strong understanding and application of computer technology with proficient use of programs and software including Cision, Microsoft Office suite.
  • Interest in criminal justice policy.

Education and Experience:

  • College degree in communications or journalism desired; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in media relations.

To apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, 2-3 writing samples, and examples of secured placements to jobs@famm.org.