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Communications Manager

Communications Manager

SIECUS seeks a highly motivated, creative, and ambitious Communications Manager to assist in the creation and execution of the organization’s communications strategy. The ideal candidate has a flair for words, an eye for detail, and is excited about translating policy wonk speak into stories that resonate with audiences of all backgrounds.

Job responsibilities:

The Communications Manager, based in SIECUS’ office in downtown Washington, DC and reporting to the President & CEO, is responsible for the following:

  • Develop and implement campaigns in partnership with SIECUS staff that promote the organization’s mission, policy and program priorities, and fundraising efforts
  • Manage the SIECUS website, including transition to new website
  • Create and manage content for social media, e-mail list, and the website
  • Draft external communications such as press releases, statements, talking points, and blog posts
  • Monitor analytics for email, website, and social media to increase reach across audiences
  • Develop relationships with members of the press and manage press inquiries
  • Generate graphics and visual content for social media
  • Develop and maintain organizational communication guidelines and best practices including style guides
  • Assist with the production of SIECUS reports and publications
  • Assist with donor and funder correspondence, including fundraising appeals
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Required:

  • At least 4–6 years of previous communications work (this can include extended internships or fellowships, ongoing volunteer work, and part-time work)
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Commitment to advancing sexual and reproductive education, health, rights, and justice
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a proven track record of writing clear, structured, and persuasive communications (e.g., one-pagers, articles, press releases, blog posts, etc.); strong editing and proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Fluency using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms in addition to content management systems such as Hoot Suite
  • Fluency in analyzing social media metrics and using insights to build strategy, content, etc.
  • Experience with Word Press and/or other CMS and overseeing a website redesign

Preferred:

  • Prior experience working for or with sexual and reproductive health, rights, or justice organizations
  • Familiarity with Blue State Digital or similar online email/advocacy platforms
  • Proficiency editing and implementing graphics, photos, videos, etc.
  • Public relations experience (e.g. pitching journalists and managing relationships with the press)

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, a one-page writing sample, and a current resume to hiring@siecus.org with “[Your Name] – Communications Manager.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 15, 2017.

Salary: $47,500–$53,000 (Exempt)

Benefits: 12 sick, 10 vacation, and 3 personal days per year; 11 paid holidays and office closure between 12/24-1/2; employer-covered medical and dental insurance; and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance.

SIECUS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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