Dynamic Communications Manager — Portland, Maine; Minneapolis, Minn.; or Washington, D.C. Offices
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Communications Manager to join our excellent non-profit team. This position is responsible for enacting the communications strategy for all of ILSR’s media platforms and different program initiatives.
Hours per week: Full Time
Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Application Due: May 17th, 2018
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE IS:
- A nimble and dynamic individual able to switch between multiple tasks and program areas within a single work day, and to work independently with minimal supervision.
- A skilled time manager asked to maintain multiple projects and detailed communications work, which may have varying priority, length, and supervisors.
- Ready to sharpen existing skills and learn new ones, including: editing podcast audio, maintaining a WordPress-backed website, copy-editing blogs, commentaries, and articles destined for ILSR and other publications, writing press releases and social media materials, and cultivating relationships with reporters.
- Passionate about ILSR’s mission of countering corporate monopolies and building community power.
- A detail-oriented supervisor of a very small communications team able to delegate efficiently and catch mistakes before they go live.
- Unafraid of admitting mistakes, because they happen and we learn from them!
JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:
- Maintaining, updating, and enacting strategy for all of ILSR’s social media platforms and for its different program initiatives.
- Writing press releases, media advisories, and reporter outreach for a variety of ILSR original research, resources, and local technical assistance. This task includes developing and maintaining relationships with multiple reporters across subject areas.
- Producing and providing technical support for the Building Local Power podcast, including booking guests and writing ILSR.org blog posts to accompany episodes, and perhaps even occasional hosting duties!
- Helping to maintain the ILSR website, including: copy editing, selecting images and infographics, and ensuring site-wide consistency alongside senior staff.