New America seeks a strong leader to lead its strategic communications and media relations work. Building on an exceptional brand and working with a talented team, this person will amplify New America’s reputation for innovative scholarship as it extends its impact across the country and into new fields of work.
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Director of Communications will oversee the Communications and Events teams, setting overall strategy for the organization, and coordinating the strategy of each of our groundbreaking programs. Candidates should bring an intense interest in helping scholars reach new audiences to deliver impact on our policy work. With daily events, 6 policy reports per month and more than a thousand media citations a year, the source material is abundant.
10+ years of communications experience in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) agency or nonprofit entity, leading team across strategy, media and events. and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take in-depth, complex policy ideas and bring them to a variety of audiences across the country and in various industries.
Specific requirements include:
Submit a cover letter, resume and any samples of existing work that manifest a background in - and passion for - the above responsibilities. The ideal candidate would be available to start in early July, if not sooner.
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