Overview

Are you passionate about reproductive justice, economic justice, and racial justice? Are you ready to make a difference on gender issues and abortion? Do you eat the news for breakfast and take to social media when you see injustice? If so, you should consider joining our team!

ConwayStrategic is seeking a new communications team member at the Director level. The successful candidate will lead and support communications projects for progressive clients. Communications Directors lead or co-lead client accounts and work closely with partners in the field. They will also play a key role in the COMS Project, which is an opinion research and messaging collaborative for there productive health, rights, and justice (RHRJ) movement.

The successful candidate will have strong project management and strategic messaging skills, and experience working with coalitions. While not all our clients are in the RHRJ field, knowledge of the reproductive rights/reproductive justice landscape is preferred.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Project management and messaging: Implement messaging and related strategies to advance the COMS Project, which increases coordinated, effective messages, and message strategies for the RHRJ movement. The work will include:

    • Supporting the team in collaborative message development, working with organizational partners to ensure their input is incorporated.

    • Promoting and tracking message uptake through analysis and trainings.

    • Supporting and participating in message trainings for clients and partner organizations; eventually leading these.oCollaborating on other COMS Project work, such as media analyses, reports, landscape scans, and rapid response work.

  • Client work: Work closely with agency principals and vice presidents on client projects, which may include some or all of the following:oLeading internal client meetings and serving as project manager for client work.

    • Collaborating on communications plan development for clients, proactively providing ideas, guidance, and capacity to clients and partners throughout campaigns and projects, working with client leads to ensure that client deliverables and timelines are met.

    • Executing communications strategies that include messaging, strategy, earned, and digital media tactics.

    • Project reporting, including providing media and social media reports, project evaluations, and leading debriefings.

    • Creating and executing digital campaigns, including social media strategies; website, text/sms campaigns, and digital advertising.oConducting online research and reporting on various client-related topics, especially related to media and social media visibility and metrics.

    • (Preferred but not required) Developing and implementing media relations activities, which may include:

      • Drafting materials including press releases, pitches, quotes/statements, factsheets, talking points, speeches, op-eds and letters to the editor

      • Pitching written pieces and spokespeople to, and building relationships with local and national, progressive and ethnic media contacts at print, radio, digital, podcast, political and TV outlets.

      • Managing rapid response and crisis communications efforts, including developing messages and implementing earned media strategies.

  • Preparing for and attending meetings and events on behalf of the agency and/or clients.

  • Managing outside vendors and consultants.

  • Assisting with new business pitches and proposals and funder meetings as needed

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 

  • Must have at least 5-7 years of workplace experience in communications and/or media; experience working on advocacy campaigns or with non-profit organizations a plus.

  • Proven and strong writing experience in a media and communications context is a must.

  • Strong project management experience and ability to juggle and meet deadlines.

  • Develop, execute and deliver excellent media relations OR digital strategy.

  • Experience in the reproductive health, rights and justice field is preferred.

  • Deep experience working in a multicultural environment, with racially diverse clients and staff, where a commitment to equity and inclusion is an institutional value; knowledge and comfort with racial justice issues.

  • Experience writing for people of color, racial justice, and/or reproductive justice topics; experience pitching women of color in the media.

  • Proven and highly effective organizational skills and strong writing skills a must.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with tracking, analytics, research, and webinar software.

  • Some travel may be required.

  • Bilingual is a plus

You will thrive in this role if you are someone who:

  • Excels in a fast-paced, team-based, participatory environment and has an aptitude for working under and meeting tight deadlines.

  • Can work autonomously, multitask and shift priorities as needed. 

  • Is comfortable with a virtual office and online project management systems.

  • Has a commitment to and knowledge about political and cultural issues related to women’s health, gender justice, racial justice, and social justice issues.

  • Is committed and experienced in practices for equity, inclusion, and justice in the workplace.

  • Loves creativity and delivering results.

  • Loves working with a smart, committed team from diverse backgrounds in a low-ego, low-drama, collaborative environment.

Details:

  • Location — Negotiable. 

  • Salary — $100,000 – 115,000, commensurate with experience. 

  • Benefits- Full health, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, 12 weeks paid family leave, 401(k) with 4% match after one year, work from home benefits, and a family-friendly, fun workplace.

  • Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: 

Please send resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and three references to jobs@conwaystrategic.com.

About ConwayStrategic

ConwayStrategic is a boutique firm specializing in developing innovative, research-driven public relations, messaging, and advocacy strategies to influence public opinion and create culture change.

Our team consists of talented, driven, curious people who have can-do attitudes, approach work with passion and determination, learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. We’ve led organizations and multi-million dollar campaigns, so we know industry best practices and we bring our experience in grassroots organizing, politics, policy, coalition management and more to all our client work. ConwayStrategic has a collaborative, no-drama work setting, in which we respect each other’s work-life balance while doing what it takes to get the job done.

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