Communications Specialist

Maryland, New York
Depending on experience
Apr 12, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Essential Functions:

  • Writes, edits and maintains editorial and marketing content related to HIAS news, achievements, field work and special events.
  • Writes and edits blog posts, emails, newsletters, press releases, statements, and other material with input from Policy and Advocacy, Community Engagement, Development and Programs staff.
  • Manages communications projects to support HIAS’ fundraising, marketing and advocacy campaigns.
  • Works with internal resources and outside vendors to develop marketing and promotional collateral including graphics, advertising, brochures and posters.
  • Assists with management of HIAS social media presence.
  • Manages the development and implementation of traditional and digital media campaigns.
  • Analyzes data and reports on marketing and advertising efforts.
  • Promotes and maintains HIAS’ brand internally and externally.
  • Participates in ongoing development of HIAS’ communications strategy, training of staff in communications best practices.
  • Contribute to HIAS’ international communications. 
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in relevant field. 
  • 5-7 years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism, or media.
  • Subject matter expertise in refugee and/or asylum issues preferred.
  • Excellent writing, copy-editing and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Experience in marketing and communications; experience creating blog content and email communications; experience managing social media.
  • Experience working or volunteering with a Jewish organization preferred. 
  • Knowledge of AP STYLE; experience with Google Analytics and other analytical tools preferred.
  • Experience with online advertising preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate and also work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and project management skills; ability to oversee outside vendor issues when necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve diverse issues.

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