Communications Manager

Reports to: Communications Director

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Position Summary

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. We are a hardworking, yet close-knit, highly collaborative team, where great ideas, rather than formal hierarchy, are what drive the day.

The Hub has an immediate opening for a Communications Manager. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Communications Director and other members of the communications and campaign teams to develop and execute targeted communications plans that elevate progressive policy ideas and give voice to public campaigns. She/he will 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 3 years of political, agency, or nonprofit experience. Work experience on economic policy and/or health care a plus.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • 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.
  • Support earned media outreach, including direct pitches and relationship building with national and local reporters.
  • Work with the Communications Associate to monitor print, online, and broadcast coverage related to specific campaign issues.
  • Work with the Communications Associate 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 Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Bachelor’s degree, and at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • A deep understanding of paid, earned, and social media.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Familiarity with media list building and monitoring software
  • Ability to multi-task 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
  • Sense of humor

How to Apply

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: Please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. 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.

New Venture Fund Careers

The Hub 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.