Reports to: Associate Director, Communications
Location: Washington, DC [Remote through Labor Day]
Status: Full-time; Exempt – This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific employment terms and conditions are subject to labor-management negotiations and a potential Collective Bargaining Agreement
Salary Range: $60,000-$67,000
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.
The Hub has an immediate opening for a Communications Manager. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Communications Associate Directors, Communications Director and Communications Managing Director to develop and implement targeted strategic communications plans that elevate progressive policy ideas and give voice to public campaigns. This person will be responsible for pitching stories to political media and should have strong media relationships and savvy. This person will also ensure consistent application of best practices and trends and collaborate with other teams at The Hub to deploy materials, monitor progress, and measure impact.
Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of relevant political, government agency, political campaign or nonprofit experience.
Successful candidates will also have experience providing remote counsel or guidance of political and advocacy related earned support locally and regionally.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:
Drive earned media outreach, including direct pitches and relationship building with national and local reporters.
Draft content for communications toolkits, assist with developing messaging guidance and write materials that will help partner organizations amplify specific campaigns and better collaborate around shared goals.
Build and maintain strong relationships with national and local communications professionals in the field.
Build communications calendars and messaging arcs for campaigns to ensure that the right story is being told at the right time to the right audiences.
Develop and execute roll-outs of campaigns and components of campaigns.
Design events, press conferences, and rallies to advance the goals of various campaigns.
Work with the Communications Associate(s) to monitor print, online, and broadcast coverage related to specific campaign issues.
Work with the Communications Associate(s) to draft press releases, media advisories, and op-eds.
Collaborate with colleagues on the campaign, research, and digital teams to advance the various campaigns at The Hub Project.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
At least 5 years of demonstrated, relevant work experience ideally in political settings
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team
Excellent writing and editing skills
Robust network of media relationships and ability to pitch
A deep understanding of earned media management and political news
Thorough knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Familiarity with media list building and monitoring software
Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Extremely well organized, detail-oriented and analytical
Eagerness to adapt to the latest technology, creative approach to communications.
Experience building coalitions and/or partnerships
Commitment to progressive causes
Entrepreneurial spirit, strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills
Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities
How to Apply
To begin the application process, click “Apply For This Job.” Please include a link to your portfolio or samples of your work in your application. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.
Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
New Venture Fund Careers
The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
About The Hub Project
The Hub Project builds coalitions and provides resources, capacity, infrastructure, and expertise to partners in the progressive movement. With experience in communications, digital, organizing, and research, we bring our skills to advocacy campaigns working to strengthen our democracy, protect access to health care, and ensure the economy works for everyone. We work closely with partners across the progressive movement to add value behind the scenes and propel campaigns across the finish line.
The Hub Project is made up of organizers, communicators, digital strategists, creatives, researchers, and operations professionals. We pull together coalitions and build winning grassroots campaigns from the ground up. We craft messages and creative that cut through the clutter online, on air, and in the press. And we do our research. We’re here to help campaigns and coalitions scale up, meet the moment, and do what needs to be done to win.