Open Positions

Full-Time, Permanent & Remote
Salary range: $70-90K

Priority Application Deadline: January 24th
Apply Here: https://airtable.com/shr6Pn89scpTtGl5t

 

Who We Are

 

Moxie Media is a progressive political direct mail firm specializing in proven strategy and bold design. Across the nation and at the top of our industry, we build power and expand opportunity for those who historically have been left out or left behind. We champion people of color, LGBTQ+ people, women, workers, veterans, our planet, democracy, and equity. Our team connects, inspires, and wins with four core values at heart:

  1. Competitive Edge: We move the needle and win by continually honing our expertise.
  2. Inclusion: We prize authenticity, reject cynicism, and embrace input from diverse stakeholders.
  3. Curiosity: We trailblaze innovation, measure impact, and build trust through transparency.
  4. Wholeheartedness: We put health and family first to enable joyful and accountable work.

Our clients have included Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, and organizations such as EMILY’s List, End Citizens United, Human Rights Campaign, League of Conservation Voters, National Education Association, SEIU, and more. Moxie is a Black, Latina, and majority woman-owned and led firm.

 

What You’ll Do

The Direct Mail Production Manager will support the Production Team in maximizing the firm’s productivity and performance with direct mail logistics and processes, including seamless, high quality, timely, and efficient printing and mailing services. The responsibilities will generally fall into three categories:

  • Vendor Management (~30%) The Production Manager will support the Production Partner in negotiating and managing the firm’s contracts, rates, job scheduling and job status with print and mailing service vendors. They will work with the Production Partner to ensure the firm’s paper supply, nationwide access to high-speed presses, quality control, and USPS compliance, delivery, and tracking.  
  • Production Functions & Operations (~50%) The Production Manager will provide pricing and expertise to support Accounts program planning and product development including guidance on timelines, specifications, specialty features, variable printing, versioning, gang-printing, and mailing rates. They will support the production and delivery of all jobs and verify the accuracy of mailing data as well as provide regular communication about the status of jobs with the Accounts team. They will review and approve final print proofs and provide hard copy samples for clients and marketing purposes.
  • Invoicing and Payments (~20%) The Production Manager will support the production of all invoices for Accounts products and services, including communicating with clients about postage payments, confirming receipt of postage payments with vendors and all vendor payments. 

 

In addition to the responsibilities above, the Production Manager will participate in training, professional development opportunities, reviews, and support mentorship for seasonal production staff. As a member of Team Moxie, they’ll be expected to participate in regular team check-ins, professional development meetings, and one-on-one calls to strengthen ties with their colleagues. This role may require travel to meet with new and existing vendors to negotiate pricing and contracts. 

 

Who You Are

We’re looking for someone with a demonstrated commitment to elevating teamwork, the capacity to work well in a fast-paced environment, and relevant experience working in direct mail, print production, and/or project management. An ideal candidate for the Direct Mail Production Manager position should:

  • Leverage production expertise. You have a top-level understanding of print production and/or direct mail. You can confidently manage the print production and USPS delivery of an approved design file, and troubleshoot as needed, with efficiency and poise. You can manage your work with strategy and empathy, navigating competing demands to deliver results for our team, and therefore our clients. 
  • Manage projects effectively. You can plan and juggle multiple complex projects simultaneously with variable deliverables across multiple time zones. The right candidate will have experience displaying high levels of discernment and can own relationships and processes while working in close partnership with the Production Partner.
  • Form authentic relationships. This role is both internal and external facing. You can deliver exceptional service in all relationships and settings. You can develop and nurture relationships by collaborating with various internal departments as well as foster new and maintain existing relationships with printers and mail houses, while representing Moxie and our values.
  • Contribute to a culture of accountability and inclusion. You care deeply about Moxie’s mission and values. You’re interested in being part of an adapting culture and working with us as we move toward our goals. You’re experienced in and/or prepared to center equity throughout all of your work to support the firm’s DEI goals. You can work with colleagues across lines of difference and help us to build an inclusive and effective team. 

 

A competitive candidate would have at least 3 years of full-time work experience in print production, direct mail, or project management. We do not require any political experience but require values alignment to build power and expand opportunity for those who historically have been left out or left behind in our government and politics.

 

Additional Information

 

The salary range for the Direct Mail Production Manager role is $70,000-$90,000 with a performance bonus of up to 15% of salary every even year. 

 

In keeping with our work to center equity in our hiring process, we do not negotiate starting salaries. Instead, we’ll offer a set salary within the role’s band, based on relevant experience and alignment with the role’s requirements. We adjust staff salaries annually as part of a formal performance review process and offer both merit-based and cost-of-living pay increases.

 

Moxie’s excellent benefits package includes 100% employer-paid health and dental coverage, a 401k retirement plan with corporate matching, paid family leave, generous paid time off and sick time.

 

This is a fully remote role that can be based anywhere in the United States.

 

Our Story

In 1999, Moxie became the first woman-founded direct mail firm in the country. Moxie’s founder, Lisa MacLean, came up in a world with very few women in positions of power in politics. It was difficult, if not impossible, to see a path to success within the establishment, so she forged her own way. Moxie was built to help women and people from all backgrounds make political impact and thrive in our industry.

Team Moxie started small, growing and establishing our firm by winning elections across the country at every level of the ballot, and differentiating as people who show up with integrity, strategic acumen, and creative innovation.

After twenty-four years, Moxie has secured its reputation as a top tier national mail firm — and made significant impact. We’ve helped elect more than 300 women and 100 candidates of color, and win 40 ballot initiative elections across the nation. We’re proud to have played a role in historic policy wins including marriage equality, higher minimum wage, and access to abortion, and are driven to make even greater impacts in our world.

The values that Moxie was founded on — building an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive — ground our work today and over the last decade have propelled our equity journey.

We have been learning, thinking, and talking – sometimes uncomfortably – about power, and making new investments in professional development, compensation policies, teambuilding, and ownership diversity to drive equity in our business. This transformation is imperfect but progressing, and helping make Moxie even more resilient, impactful, and aligned in its values and practices.

Moxie is also bound by its ongoing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work, done in partnership with organizations and individuals fighting for equity for underrepresented people. We are committed to accomplishing regular, measurable, and meaningful action to end systemic oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, the oppression of LGBTQ+ persons, and the subjugation of people with physical or cognitive differences. 

 

Moxie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring and placement.

 

Please note 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.

 

We are committed to creating an inclusive hiring process and ensuring that it meets the needs of all candidates. If there are any accommodations that would make this opportunity accessible to you, please reach out to [email protected].