Communications Strategist

April 23rd, 2020
Communications Strategist

Communications Strategist

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Other
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Other

The Communications Strategist will work to develop content and implement strategies in social and traditional media to advance the organization’s advocacy and branding objectives. 
  • Write and produce media assets of all types:  issue briefs, press releases, op-eds, development, and marketing materials 
  • Strategize with team leaders to best present policy information, study findings, and advocacy in ways that parallel the HRF brand 
  • Work across departments to coordinate press availabilities and events 
  • Polish press releases, reports, and other public facing documents emanating from other program teams
  • Oversee digital properties to advance Human Rights First’s branding and advocacy goals
  • Work with communications team and program leaders to implement social media strategy
    • Prepare written content, develop graphics, and manage posting to HRF’s Twitter and Facebook accounts
    • Develop and execute targeted online ads on Facebook, Twitter, and Google
    • Maintain schedule of social media engagements
    • Track and report on performance analytics for digital content
  • Create and post blogs, resources, and other content on the website
  • Write emails, petitions, and actions for supporter list
    • Use Quorum database to configure, test, schedule, and send petitions, action alerts, email messages, registration forms, and event invites
    • Edit, test, and send development emails
  • Manage the communications calendar
  • Maintain press contacts and relationships with journalists; manage press lists
  • Manage communications associates as they come online, and vendor partners as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, political science, international relations, or other related field preferred and 4+ years’ relevant professional experience
  • Understanding of best practices in communications, media design, and issue advocacy
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, good press judgement 
  • Traditional and digital media savvy
  • Ability to synthesize complex information in meaningful ways for distribution to a variety of audiences
  • Familiarity with Quorum, eCRM databases, and email platforms; basic familiarity with HTML and web editing, Adobe Suite and/or InDesign
  • Organized and creative thinker with ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, accept new challenges, and work successfully across organization lines and with a diverse team of colleagues
  • Growth mindset, an ability to work independently, and a rigorous attention to detail
  • Interest in defending human rights in America and around the world
LOCATION:   New York City preferred, Washington, D.C. possible
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should apply at Please include a resume, cover letter and a writing sample, all in PDF format.
Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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