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Communications Director

Company: Public Affairs Council
Location: Hauppauge
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

  • The Communications Director--is responsible for:
    • Building LGBT Network brand through strategic and consistent messaging to internal and external audiences highlighting core messaging and mission; ensures brand continuity through all materials
    • Creating, managing and developing email marketing and website content, marketing materials, digital, social media, email marketing and website content to engage target audiences and lead to measurable action
    • Manage and produce virtual town halls including securing guests and creating run of show
    • Writing and editing talking points, letters to the editor, op-eds, presentations, fact sheets, press kit materials, newsletters and other supporting material, as needed
    • Writing press releases and serve as point person for CEO for media relations
    • Developing & maintaining effective working relationships with external media entities, ensuring maximum visibility of the Network in local, state and regional media outlets
    • Conceptual writing and editing with a strong command of storytelling
    • Distilling complex ideas into simple, approachable language for a variety of audiences and channels
    • Planning and managing event communications including strategy, message, visuals, materials, media outreach, video, photography and social media
    • Working closely with the CEO to position the organization correctly in the external and internal communities; finds opportunities to set up CEO as a thought leader and prepares remarks for important events
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Requirements
    • Qualification Requirements--
      • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism or related field
      • Three-plus years of related experience or a combination of education and experience
      • Experience creating content for and managing digital and media campaigns required
      • Experience with a variety of online platforms
      • Excellent writing and editing skills
      • Ability to plan and direct projects from inception to completion, working under tight deadlines with conflicting priorities
      • Experience with fundraising communication
      • Familiarity in Associated Press style writing preferred
      • Knowledge of nonprofit storytelling
      • Commitment to and knowledge of the LGBT community
      • Ability to articulate the LGBT Network's mission
      • Strong proficiency with computer skills such as Microsoft Word and Excel as well as requisite publishing and media tools
      • Commitment to creative problem solving and collaboration
        • Flexible work schedule a must, as this position requires afternoon to early evening hours and weekends
        • When in-person operations resume, reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require frequent travel throughout Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties
        • Sensitivity, understanding and the ability to effectively interact with individuals, both internal and external, from diverse backgrounds
        • Excellent interpersonal and phone skills and ability to work with a wide range of people
        • Strong public speaking and networking skills
        • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
        • Strong organizational skills for handling multiple tasks at once
        • Must have strong attention to detail
        • Other Requirements--
        • Summary
        • Organization Summary--The LGBT Network is seeking a full-time Communications Director to plan, coordinate and execute an on-going comprehensive communications strategy that includes digital media, print and website. The Communications Director will be responsible for content creation, copy writing, editing, and public and media relations in order to raise awareness, engage partners and increase knowledge of and support for the organization.
        • During COVID-19, The Communications Director position is remote based until further notice but when the organization resumes normal operations will be based out of a LGBT Network Community Center. This position reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer.
        • Position Summary
        • The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems of Long Island and Queens. The LGBT Network's community centers throughout the region help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world. Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to promote safe spaces where LGBT people live, learn, work, play, and pray.

Keywords: Public Affairs Council, Stamford , Communications Director, Executive , Hauppauge, Connecticut

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