Manager of Communications and Marketing

New York
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Gilder Lehrman
Full Time
Summary of Position:
Gilder Lehrman seeks a full-time Manager of Communications and Marketing as a member of its External Affairs team. Working with the Director of External Affairs and program staff, responsibilities include developing and disseminating key organizational messages through print and online materials (including production and distribution through conferences, affiliate organizations, and direct to constituents) and ensuring strategic and targeted media presence (across social and traditional media) among priority audiences (such as engaging schools/teachers for professional development).

•With director and key staff, outline visibility strategy and goals for year
•Manage/support strategy implementation through traditional and social media
•Ensure visual consistency and participate in content update for website
•Conference management: identify opportunities for staff presence, materials distribution, and advertising.
•Draft copy for materials, e-blasts, website, and other as determined in coordination with program and other staff
•Oversee resources (Constant Contact, Vocus) in terms of budgeting, effectiveness
•Oversee list management and schedule of outreach for e-blasts and constituent communications.
•Pitch media stories
•Manage social media/networking
•Other as determined

•Bachelor's degree and a minimum 3 years of professional experience in public relations/marketing/communications, preferably at a nonprofit.
•Understanding of American history or experience in K-12 education a plus

Essential Skills & Abilities:
•Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. Must be a quick thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills.
•Demonstrated experience in social media.
•Familiarity with Constant Contact, MailChimp or similar program.
•Understanding and facility with a wide range of communications practices including publications, online communications, public relations, public affairs, and marketing.
•Must be able to work independently, collaborate with team members, and guide the work of vendors and consultants.
•Knowledge of graphic design, print production, digital photography and multimedia (PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop).
•Sense of humor a plus.

No calls please. Due to volume of response only considered candidates will be contacted.

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