Jack W. Duran

Jack leads creative content strategy and production for Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative — designing and producing multimedia, visual storytelling content marketing campaigns through video, photography, copywriting, digital design, and more, with a critical eye toward changing narratives around justice reform. As part of his role, he documents progress and stories in Restoring Promise sites and the initiative's Global Learning Exchange between American and international justice practitioners. He also works closely with external creative partners to disrupt harmful narratives about justice reform. To learn more about his work, explore his latest multimedia documentary project, Through Their Eyes, co-produced with incarcerated people and corrections staff at a Massachusetts jail.

Prior to joining Restoring Promise, Jack was Digital Associate in Vera's Communications Department where he managed content and digital design for Vera’s digital accounts and provided support for digital engagement and growth efforts, including for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. In that role, he also produced wide-ranging multimedia content for projects and initiatives across the entire organization. Prior to joining Vera, Jack worked at JustLeadershipUSA where he worked in operations and event planning for the organization's leadership training conferences for formerly incarcerated people and its #CLOSErikers campaign.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle East Studies from Drew University.