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Communications Manager

Based in San Jose, CA


THE OPPORTUNITY
Working Partnerships USA and Silicon Valley Rising are hiring a talented communicator to join our team. The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing internal and external communications collateral and messaging, building and sustaining relationships with the media, driving our digital campaigning, and implementing our overall communications strategy.

Qualified candidates will have experience writing and implementing communications plans for earned media and grassroots advocacy, including digital campaigns. This position will be responsible for leading teams and projects, and optimally Manager should have experience supervising staff and/or consultants.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (not an exhaustive list):

  • Designing and implementing communications tactics for advocacy, including effective framing and messaging for campaigns;
  • Managing and growing the organization’s online base and presence, including through email messaging and organizing, Facebook, Twitter, and other digital media;
  • Writing email messages, website content, branding materials, newsletters, development materials, talking points, and other online and print publications;
  • Pitching media and placing stories, including coordinating interviews, gathering and distributing press clips, building relationships with reporters, and preparing for events;
  • Building relationships with reporters and developing plans to expand media outreach on key issue areas;
  • Working with organizers and researchers to develop campaign messaging and materials;
  • Partner with communications and development staff to redesign organization’s branding and website;
  • Be responsible for website management and maintenance;
  • Building the communications capacity of other staff members through collaboration and training;
  • Reaching out to coalition partners for joint communications planning activities;
  • Designing materials for print and online publication, including flyers, graphics shareable on social media, and producing multi-media content like presentations and videos;
  • Updating the organizational database;
  • Performing other duties as needed;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of experience designing and implementing advocacy communications for economic and social justice;
  • Ability to quickly draft press releases, advisories, talking points, and other press materials;
  • Experience managing social and digital media for advocacy campaigning, organizational marketing, and donor engagement;
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills, including strong tech savvy and knowledge of best practices;
  • Experience using Content Management Systems (CMS), managing a database, and using digital advocacy tools;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Ability to independently manage projects from conception to completion, as well as work as part of a team;
  • Understanding of how to build relationships with reporters;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Apps;
  • A deep commitment to social, economic and racial justice;

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience training workers and other spokespeople to speak with media;
  • Experience using CRM software like NationBuilder or ActionNetwork for advocacy;
  • Graphic design and basic video editing skills, preferably using Adobe Creative Suite;
  • A proven track record of growing online support and engagement through digital platforms;
  • Experience running effective online ad campaigns;
  • Knowledge of WordPress, working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Annual salary for this position is $65-$75k and will be based on experience. Generous benefits package, including full family health insurance and 401(k). This is a full-time, exempt position and an excellent opportunity for those seeking career advancement over time.

Qualified candidates can send a resume, cover letter, and other materials to jobs@wpusa.org.

Working Partnerships USA is an affirmative action employer, and we strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position. We therefore make special efforts to recruit individuals from groups that are historically under-represented in professional environments, or that suffer broader societal discrimination.

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