CA Legislative Content Specialist

The California WorkIt Pilot Program will test whether United for Respect’s digital platform and mobile app, WorkIt, can be an effective tool to reach and support low-wage workers across California. The pilot program partners with California based worker organizations (Warehouse Workers Resource Center, LAANE, Working Partnerships USA, Pilipino Workers Center, United for Respect’s California field team) to provide support to any working person in the state of California. 

About WorkIt: WorkIt is a proprietary digital platform that leverages machine learning to provide immediate support to people in low-wage jobs who are struggling to understand and assert their rights under the law and navigate corporate policies. WorkIt can be downloaded directly through Google Play or iTunes to ask any question about workplace policy or rights via a simple chat interface to receive immediate, easy-to-understand advice and support. 

About this Role:

The goal of the pilot is to build a WorkIt platform that will allow working Californians to access basic information and support regarding their legal rights in the workplace. The CA Content Creation Specialist will work directly with the CA Project Manager to research municipal, county, state, and federal labor laws that apply to California workers and write question and answer content to form the app’s knowledge base. The CA Content Creation Specialist will be an integral thought partner on how best to distill this dense legislative information in a user-friendly, text conversation format, per the app’s design. This role will also support answering app users’ questions during early testing.  

Responsibilities:

  • Drive app content creation, focusing on translation of dense legislation into question and answer format accessible to app users.

  • Regularly liaise with centralized California Workit Project Manager, partner cohort, and other staff to support aggregation of app content.

  • Establish and grow the app’s content knowledge base of questions and answers - suggesting & making edits, corrections, and additions based on testing and user feedback. 

  • Answer app users’ questions on the back end during the app’s early testing phase. 

  • Support the CA Project Manager to aggregate and report app issues that need to be addressed and fixed to United for Respect Team.

Role Requirements:

  • Knowledge of, or interest in California workers rights legislation. 

  • Writing and copy editing abilities, with a focus on how best to distill and communicate legalese in accessible language for workers.  

  • Quick to learn new technologies and excited about how a chat based platform technology can be utilized as a tool for building power for working Californians.

  • Inquisitive or analytical mind and energetic thought partner.

  • Experience in worker-facing support or advocacy spaces, or an understanding of what issues working Californians regularly face and the information and support they seek is a plus.

  • Self-directed; organized and appreciates having responsibility for managing one’s deadlines and completing tasks/projects. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice and worker or community leadership.

  • Ability to write/translate content into Spanish preferred, but not required. 

Location: Work Remotely 

Position Duration: 5 months 

Weekly Commitment: 32-40 hours per week

Start Date: ASAP

Pay: $21/hr.

Excellent health coverage and benefits.