Storytelling Manager (part-time position)

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c) 3 organization that fights for equity for all women and families. We’re passionate about making change on big issues such as equal pay for all women, paid leave for working families and access to affordable health care that provides abortion and reproductive care. We advocate on the Hill and for federal, state and local policy.

We are seeking a contractor for a part-time storyteller manager to collect stories in key geographic areas for media outreach and advocacy. The storytelling manager will work in close collaboration with the paid leave campaign director, communications team and communications consultants.

The position involves 15-25 hours per week until mid-December 2021. This will be a contractual position, not an employee of the National Partnership, paid at a rate of $34-$46 per hour depending on level of experience.

Required Activities

  • Identify, recruit, develop and train diverse storytellers impacted by the lack of paid leave and paid sick days to produce compelling narratives
  • Work with staff on curating storytellers to meet key geographic targets, audience targets and other strategic goals to share stories with members of the media
  • Work with canvassing consultants and with national, statewide and local organizations who can contribute to the campaign’s story-collection efforts
  • Prepare storytellers for media interviews, digital and in-person events, Hill activities, videos, op-eds, blog posts, etc.
  • Write narratives of various lengths for use in publications, social and digital media content, and media outreach
  • Support identified storytellers as they participate in existing advocacy events such as community meetings, meetings with policymakers, media, and other events
  • Responsible for the development, creation, and execution of story content on social media platforms and websites


  • You know how to write a compelling press release and statement
  • Demonstrated track record of responsiveness to email and other department communications and requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to proactively flag important matters either in the news or in internal conversations
  • You’re well organized, pay attention to detail and know how to meet deadlines
  • You’re capable with technology including the use of Microsoft Office products
  • You are committed to racial equity and have an awareness of how racism and discrimination create inequities that need to be addressed in order to make change
  • You are comfortable collaborating with others and offering and receiving feedback
  • You may have experience in the media or communications, the women’s movement, on Capitol Hill or at a non-profit. This is great, but not a requirement

Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please include a resume, two examples of your work and two professional references. Send materials to

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. Please see EEO is the Law and Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.