Communications Manager

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

ABOUT EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS:

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to www.equaljusticeworks.org to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Communications Manager will work with the team to develop and execute communications programs and materials that reach a variety of stakeholders and articulate the organization’s goals, strategies, and impact. This position will also have the responsibility of managing external resources, agencies, and vendors. The environment is fast-paced and the work requires close attention to detail.   

Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit materials including press releases, media pitches, blog content, annual and quarterly reports, speeches, FAQs, talking points, and presentations.

  • Work with Director of Marketing and Communications to create and manage an ongoing media, broadcast and influencer relations program that enhances awareness of our programs and brand.

  • Develop program and policy one-pagers and prepare issue-oriented talking points.

  • Train and prepare executive leadership for media and broadcast interviews.

  • Act as project manager for the development of all events-related materials, overseeing and contributing to content development and overall messaging.

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of freelancers and consultants. Maintain weekly production schedule ensuring all projects are completed on time and on budget.

  • Create and manage monthly communications calendar for the organizatiom.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4 - 7 years of experience implementing communications programs while at an agency, or in-house at a nonprofit organization or company.

  • Strategic thinker with proven ability to execute, strong attention to detail, and ability to balance multiple projects at once.

  • Supervisory experience of at least one professional staff person and experience managing outside vendors.

  • Knowledge of and experience with media relations, including pitching, prepping individuals for interviews, and coordinating media inquiries.

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, editing, and oral communication skills.

  • Budget and/or project management skills and experience.

  • Graphic design ability and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

  • Eagerness to excel in fast-paced environment

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience; Equal Justice Works offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package: including loan repayment assistance, full health insurance coverage for employee, employer sponsored disability insurance program, monthly transportation stipend, retirement plan up to 4% employer match, and 2 weeks’ vacation plus sick leave, holiday schedule and summer hours.

To apply: 

Applicants should send a one-page resume, three references, and cover letter describing in detailing experience, qualifications and why you would be a good fit. Please note: Phone calls will not be accepted.

 

Equal Justice Works is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability unrelated to job requirements, political affiliation or any other protected class.