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Temporary Communications Coordinator
Looking for an experienced Communications Coordinator
Communications Coordinator Needed
About Our Client
Our client is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. The centers work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub.
* Proactive Media Relations - Cultivating press contacts, drafting and distributing/placing public communications such as press releases, op-eds, letters, short statements, and remarks. Reactive * Media Relations - Fielding and managing incoming media requests for the Center's leaders and experts, responding to requests for information, and arranging interviews and other media opportunities. * Communications Strategy - Helping craft and execute communications strategies, for both traditional and digital platforms. * Production and Promotion of Publications - End-to-end project management and promotion of reports and other work products, including development of release strategies, copy editing, and coordinating with graphic designers, printers, and other contractors as necessary. * Digital Strategy - Helping generate, maintain, and strategize digital content, including drafting and editing website, newsletter, and social media materials. * Event Planning- Assisting with all aspects of event planning. * Administrative Activities - Support departmental administrative duties including press list maintenance and organization, and planning of public advocacy events, among other tasks.
The Successful Applicant
* A bachelors or advanced degree * At least two years' experience in communications and media relations work; * Strong writing skills and media savvy * Ability to integrate traditional and digital media strategies * Enthusiasm about democracy reform and social justice * Digital experience * Ability to work in a fast paced environment with competing deadlines and priorities * Proficiency in InDesign preferred * Team player * Excellent inter-personal skills and tested ability to negotiate between people with different training and different approaches to problems and communication * Openness to evolving responsibilities.
What's on Offer
Competitive Salaries and Excellent Benefits