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Senior Communications Strategist, Media & Messaging

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National Immigration Law Center


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Published 13 days ago

$73,100 - $90,000

SUMMARY

The Communications Strategist, Media and Messaging is responsible for supporting the execution of media and messaging strategies for NILC and NILC’s Immigrant Justice Fund, the affiliated 501(c)(4). This includes carrying out the work of individual campaigns and coordinating strategies associated with state/federal legislative and advocacy efforts. The Media & Messaging Strategist reports to the Associate Director of Communications for Media and Messaging, and will work closely with other members of the Communications department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

●       Execute and measure media and messaging strategies that advance NILC’s goals around several priority campaigns, policy initiatives, lawsuits, etc.

●       Produce press releases, messaging guidance documents, op-eds, blog posts, and other content.

●       Cultivate relationships with members of the press and coordinate daily media requests, outreach, and tracking.

●       Partner with NILC policy and legal experts to effectively prepare for and staff media appearances and other relevant public-facing events.

●       Serve as a strategic messaging advisor to partner organizations or coalition members.

●       Establish measures to assess outcomes and impacts of our work and report out on those measures.

●       Monitor, analyze and communicate results of activities, initiatives and campaigns.

●       Support the development of monthly and quarterly reports.

●       Serve as liaison to partner organizations throughout the country to gather stories of immigrants and provide media training/guidance to individuals approved to speak to the media.

●       Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.

Supervision / Management

●       The Senior Strategist reports to the Associate Director, Media & Messaging, and at this time will not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

●       Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Communications, Marketing, or related field, or equivalent work experience required; Master’s degree desirable.

●       Political and/or advocacy campaign experience is a plus.


Qualifications:

●       4-6 years of experience, with proven track record communications, media relations, writing, messaging and brand management for a high-visibility nonprofit or public sector organization..

●       Experience working in a fast-paced, complex environment.

●       Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, along with strong organizational and project management ability.

●       Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while prioritizing high-impact work.

●       Experience managing high-pressure situations, and working in ambiguity to define a clear path.

●       Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and conflict resolution skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

●         Experience conducting media trainings for staff, partners, and marginalized communities.

●       Experience working across multiple communications platforms including digital, print, TV, etc.

●       Demonstrated commitment to NILC’s mission and social justice.

●       Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and the ability to balance multiple priorities and to follow projects through to completion.

●       Experience working in coalitions and/or ensuring alignment and clear communication across diverse set of partners.

Required Competencies:

Candidates should have the experience to demonstrate the following competencies:

●       Action Oriented

●       Collaborates

●       Communicates effectively

●       Interpersonal savvy

●       Being resilient


Work Environment:

We are currently working remotely and travel is restricted due to COVID-19. The work environment is generally quiet, and in an office setting. Under normal conditions, up to 10% of overnight interstate travel may be required, generally to NILC’s Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles offices, or another location within the U.S. for 3-5 nights at a time.


Physical Demands:

●       Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.

●       Communicating with others to exchange information.

●       Repeating motions, like typing or answering a phone, that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

●       Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

SUMMARY

The Communications Strategist, Media and Messaging is responsible for supporting the execution of media and messaging strategies for NILC and NILC’s Immigrant Justice Fund, the affiliated 501(c)(4). This includes carrying out the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Upon selection, we will hold a phone screen conversation, request a written exercise, and hold panel interviews until the incumbent is chosen.

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Upon selection, we will hold a phone screen conversation, request a written exercise, and hold panel interviews until the incumbent is chosen.

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