The Institute seeks to hire a full-time director of communications. The director of communications is a valued member of the GBPI team and is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive communications plan in order to help GBPI carry out its mission. The successful candidate will help the organization effectively develop and disseminate messages and materials that advance the organization’s policy priorities. The position requires superb written and verbal communication skills, experience with a broad range of media, and significant computer skills. The successful candidate must be a well-organized problem solver who is self directed as well as a committed team player and leader.
- Strategic Communications
- Create and implement an organization-wide communications plan, including media relations, website and social media, publications and events.
- Develop, in collaboration with other staff, messaging for dissemination through various communication channels.
- Work with national and state allies to develop and implement effective communications campaigns.
- Manage the production and release of all printed publications, including policy briefs, reports and fact sheets.
- Coordinate a consistent organizational image and high quality presentation of all external communications.
2. Media Relations
- Manage media relations activities, including, strengthening GBPI’s relationship with the press and serving as primary media contact.
- Prepare and promote with media news releases, statements, blog posts, and other GBPI materials.
- Place op-eds in targeted publications.
- Track and report on news coverage; identify opportunities and draft materials for rapid response on issues related to GBPI’s work.
- Assist GBPI staff in preparing for media interviews and public presentations.
3. Website, Social Media, & Email
- Develop and implement strategies to increase traffic and engagement in GBPI’s website, blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Develop and implement a plan for communicating with GBPI’s email subscribers, while working to increase the size and scope of the organization’s email list.
- Manage GBPI’s website and blog, ensuring content is accurate, accessible and timely.
- Develop surveys and conduct market research to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of GBPI’s communication strategies, programs and products.
- Track the results of all communication activities.
5. Other Duties
- Perform other duties as assigned related to the mission of GBPI or to support coalition partners, funders, or other stakeholders.
- Dedication to the mission of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years in public relations/affairs, marketing, communications, journalism, or related field.
- Knowledge of AP style.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
- Excellent writing and communications skills, including the ability to convey technical information to diverse audiences through writing and in presentations.
- Self-motivation, ability to think innovatively, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Familiarity with the Georgia policy arena a plus.
This position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute offers a competitive salary, and benefits including health care insurance, generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave, and a flexible work environment.
Please send resume, two writing samples, cover letter, names and contact information of three references, and salary requirements to:
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
100 Edgewood Ave, N.E., Suite 950
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, and any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.