Communications Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $60,000
Details: Annually



Start Date


Application Deadline



District of Columbia
United States


The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital. In 2019 the Historical Society will launch the new DC History Center in the Carnegie Library in sync with the opening of a new Apple store. The Historical Society seeks a full-time Communications Manager to join the team.


Reporting to the Programs and Exhibits Director, the Communications Manager creates and implements a public relations and marketing strategy to advance the organization’s mission and brand, while supporting the visitor experience. This team member is responsible for managing and creating digital content, including but not limited to content for the mobile devices, the web, social media outlets, exhibits, special events, collaborative projects, and programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in marketing, digital content management, writing, and editing.


  • Manage digital content, social media presence, and other new media platforms
  • Suggest and implement changes to existing systems to enhance user experience
  • Develop, execute, and evaluate marketing strategies and publicity tactics, including print and digital media
  • Manage editorial calendar
  • Coordinate special events with staff
  • Coordinate communications with collaborative project partners
  • Manage digital communications for all initiatives and programs  
  • Write and distribute press releases and media alerts; maintain media database
  • Secure media coverage for DC History Center exhibits, programs, and events
  • Coordinate photography/videography of exhibits and events
  • Generate cross-promotional support with community partners
  • Prepare quarterly marketing analytics reports for all exhibits and events
  • Support public programs and events, including some nights and weekends



  • Minimum three years’ experience
  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency in editing and proofreading, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Familiarity with communication tools like WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Collegial team player with ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to creatively deploy resources to maximum effect
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills
  • Understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • B.A. in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field preferred

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three work samples, and salary requirements by Monday, October 22, 2018, to Katrina Ingraham at Please include “Communications Manager” in the subject line.