Allied Media Projects is Hiring a Communications Manager

Allied Media Projects is committed to innovation in how we work and in how we communicate about our work. We aim for captivating and authentic storytelling presented with beautiful and compelling design.

Our communications goal is to increase the visibility, understanding of, and reach of our network of more than 60 Sponsored Projects. Equally important is the goal of promoting participation in the annual Allied Media Conference (AMC) and sharing the vision and ideas emerging from the conference. Throughout all of our communications, we uplift the power and potential of media-based organizing to solve problems and move us towards a more just and creative world.

Allied Media Projects (AMP) is seeking a talented individual to become our new Communications Manager, to lead our daily work towards our ambitious communications goals.

The Communications Manager must have excellent written communications skills and have an enthusiasm for writing about the AMC and AMP’s Sponsored Projects. They must also have the ability to to effectively manage the work of the multiple consultants we engage to help us achieve our communications goals: copywriters and copyeditors, publicists, designers, developers, videographers and photographers, assistants, etc.

It is ideal that the Communications Manager be able to learn how to administer the range of web platforms that have we have grown to rely on. These include content, commerce, and marketing platforms such as Drupal, Shopify, Mailchimp, Zendesk, Eventbrite, and Sched. More and more, we rely on these sorts of hosted services to help us get the job done.

Communications Manager

The new Communications Manager must live in or be willing to relocate to Detroit, Michigan.

If you believe this is the position for you, then we encourage you to apply! Details about the specific responsibilities and qualifications of the job are listed below.

The salary range for this full-time position is $37,000 - $50,000, commensurate with experience. AMP employees enjoy a generous benefits package. The ideal start date is July 5, 2017.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to by Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

About the Communications Manager Role


The network of AMP Sponsored Projects is growing, with over 70 active projects at the time of this posting. The Communications Manager will work to increase the visibility, understanding of, and reach of this growing network of Sponsored Projects. The Communications Manager will also lead public outreach for and documentation of the annual Allied Media Conference (AMC) with the goal of expanding and deepening participation in the AMC and sharing the vision and ideas emerging from the conference. The Communications Manager will also manage an online organizing process to support the programmatic and logistical goals of each year’s conference.


As Communications Manager you will:

  • produce original written material in the form of reports, blog posts, press releases, internal notices and memos, social media posts, etc., as well as editing and proofreading the writing of other contributors.
  • manage the calendar and workflow of communications.
  • manage the work of consultants such as copywriters and copyeditors, publicists, designers, developers, videographers and photographers, assistants, etc., and other contributors and consultants all working to help AMP achieve our communications goals.
  • negotiate deliverables, terms, and fees with communications consultants.
  • administer various online platforms that support our work such as Drupal, Shopify, Mailchimp, Zendesk, Eventbrite, Sched, etc.
  • oversee ticketing processes for special events and fulfillment of orders from our online store.
  • serve as a point of contact for AMP in response to inquiries from members of our community, from media outlets, from researchers and academics, etc.
  • contribute to the overall development of communications practices and strategy.
  • fulfill other related responsibilities as necessary.


  • Excellent writing abilities
  • Ability to empathetically and effectively edit and proofread the work of others
  • Well organized with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage the work of others
  • Ability to work collaboratively and strategically
  • Ability to evaluate, learn from successes and missteps, and adapt


  • Proficiency in online content management and ability to master the use of online applications and platforms
  • Proficiency in use of the Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficiency in use of Google Sheets and other Google Drive applications
  • Experience in marketing and publicity
  • Experience with instructional or technical writing
  • Experience as a participant in the Allied Media Conference and/or one of our Sponsored Projects

About Allied Media Projects

What’s it like to work at Allied Media Projects?

“[Working at] Allied Media Projects is an adventure that is equal parts hard work, big ideas, and loving execution” – Mo Willis, AMC Director

“I’ve worked here for more than 10 years and have never been bored for a single day.” – Jenny Lee, Executive Director

“AMP is a place where you can bring your whole self. Everyone has a lot of things that they’re passionate about and you don’t have to leave them behind to work here.” – Muna Danish, Communications Manager

“Do you want to work with the most talented freaks and geeks in Detroit? Then there’s no better organization for you to be at.” – Mike Medow, Chief Operating Officer

What does Allied Media Projects do?

We produce the annual Allied Media Conference and through our Sponsored Projects Program we provide fiscal sponsorship and other support services to more than 60 media, art, and technology-based social justice projects in Detroit and nationally.

To learn about AMP, check out the following links:

Allied Media Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.

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