Communications Specialist

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$42,000 to $52,000

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Feb 25, 2021

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New Jersey Future seeks an experienced communications professional who is a skilled, organized, and motivated writer and editor to support the organization’s expanding communications and marketing activities. The Communications Specialist will work within a collaborative team environment to implement and manage program-specific and general organizational communications plans and strategies. This position will report to the Director of Communications.


RESPONSIBILITIES: ■ Manage editorial calendar, including newsletter schedule and contents. ■ Coordinate, create, and disseminate daily news summary for NJF supporters and key stakeholders. ■ Supervise social media schedule and content. ■ Create written content including blog posts, op-eds, press releases and statements, event-related materials, etc. ■ Copy edit all organizational materials, including blog posts, reports, newsletters, and grant proposals. ■ Manage program-specific communications plans and schedules. ■ Maintain and supervise adherence to the organization’s writing style guide. ■ Manage media relations activities, including media contact lists. ■ Work closely with Communications and Development Coordinator to ensure website is current. ■ Seek proactive communications opportunities to grow awareness of the organization’s work.


REQUIREMENTS: ● Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic. ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including copy editing. ● Media relations experience, including press release and op-ed writing. ● Demonstrated track record of working well in a diverse team environment. ● Strong organizational skills, including ability to organize project tasks and work independently. ● Familiarity with email marketing software. ● Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment. ● A demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. ● Bachelor's degree required.


COMPENSATION: The salary for this position is in the range of $42,000 to $52,000 and depends on the candidate’s experience and skills. Salary is negotiable. This is a full- time position with benefits, including health, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability.


APPLICATION: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to If selected to advance, one or more writing samples will be required. New Jersey Future employees are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees may return to the office in Trenton, NJ when it is determined to be safe. All interviews will be conducted