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RepresentUs Education Fund Senior Manager of Communications in Florence, Massachusetts

FLORENCE PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Senior Manager of Communications About the Role The Senior Manager of Communications measurably grows the movement and increases RepresentUs\' brand visibility by leading an on-brand communications and earned media strategy that supports our brand pillars and internal efforts to ensure our external messaging reflects the brand\'s positioning and strategy. Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Senior Manager of Communications will drive the communications strategy and all PR efforts at RepresentUs, working across departments to generate meaningful news coverage that highlights staff experts, campaign leaders, and volunteers. This position is fully remote and open to candidates living in the United States. The Senior Manager of Communications is expected to work East Coast hours. You will: Own press and media relations. (70%) Be an integral part of setting the tone for RepresentUs messaging and org-wide values by developing and executing internal communication strategies Provide media relations strategic guidance for RepresentUs supported campaigns in cities and states, Elevate RepresentUs work and mission in local, state and national press. Work with team leads across the org to drive forward earned media strategies Work with the Research team to develop white papers and online resources. Work with Political Team to develop press plans for state and local campaigns Train staff and campaign volunteers on media outreach and interviews. Oversee all organization-wide talking points on RepresentUs priority issues and rapid response events. Cultivate existing RepresentUs relationships and develop new relationships with journalists, producers, editorial boards, podcasts and other influential sources of public information. Drive earned media strategy by working across departments; Pitch relevant journalists with news hooks and timely campaign needs; Maintain all internal databases and press lists as needed; Write press releases and op-eds; Research media stories in our issue space; Develop relationships with reporters; Update website with latest press releases and media hits. Support events. Oversee internal communications, including the Daily News Roundup Other duties as assigned Showcase RepresentUs work via blogs and LTEs. (20%) Serve as Marketing point person for RepresentUs\' Letter to the Editor program, developing LTE templates and co-hosting volunteer LTE trainings as needed.Oversee RepresentUs blog program on website, including managing freelance writers. Manage vendors, interns, and other staff as needed (10%) Qualifications Bachelor\'s degree preferred or other university degree in Media and Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing or any related field. 5-7 years\' experience in PR/Media Relations, prior experience working in politics and/or a fast-paced news environment is a must. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Excellent written communication skills. Excellent knowledge of current and emerging outreach tools and channels, especially social media. Natural storyteller with ability to connect RepresentUs to national news moments. Strong relationships with national and local press outlets. Experience at building strong working relationships and providing strategic counsel to senior leadership. Demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and collaboration in a professional setting. Ability to develop ongoing relationships with national press Excellent writing abilities, particularly for drafting compelling press releases, blogs, and op-eds High-level knowledge of political campaigns and political communications Creativity and storytelling ability Demonstrated knowledge and ability for media measurement tools, tactics and capabilities.