National Low Income Housing Coalition Seeks Communications Specialist
NLIHC seeks to hire a Communications Specialist to develop and implement media and public relations strategies to advance NLIHC's mission. Among the responsibilities of the position: Developing and maintaining strong relationships with media contacts; pitching stories and securing regular interviews and editorial board meetings for NLIHC; assisting in development of messaging and implementing messaging strategies; preparing and releasing press releases and media alerts; coordinating press events for NLIHC and state partners; drafting op-eds, letters-to-the-editor, blogs, articles and other opinion pieces and getting them placed in relevant publications; developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for use of social media; monitoring all media coverage of NLIHC, NLIHC campaigns, and NLIHC policy priorities; maintaining records of all media work and producing analytic metrics and monthly reports; assisting in content development, writing, and editing of Advocates' Guide, Annual Report, and other publications; assisting state partners in development of media strategies; developing and implementing webinars, workshops, and written materials to aid NLIHC members in use of social media and press strategies; and helping to recruit and supervise communication interns.
Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). A degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related area is a plus. Applicants should have two years of experience in media and social media communications, public affairs and/or marketing. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and some knowledge of the fundamentals of housing poverty, homelessness, affordable housing policy, affordable housing development, or social service delivery. Candidates should be able to work in a diverse, high-paced environment and have strong writing and editing skills, oral and interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.
This is a full time position located in Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, NLIHC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NLIHC Is Looking For Interns
NLIHC is accepting resumes for Summer 2015 internship positions. Interns are highly valued and fully integrated into our staff work. We seek students passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
The available positions are:
- Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes Congressional hearings for Memo to Members, participates in visits to Congressional offices, and develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to accomplish NLIHC’s policy agenda. Updates the Congressional database.
- Organizing Intern. Assists with grassroots organizing efforts for the United for Homes campaign and other legislative campaigns. Assists with membership recruitment/retention efforts and internal database upkeep.
- Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects, writes weekly articles on current research for Memo to Members, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries.
A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. They should be included as attachments if you choose to submit them electronically. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) for which you applying and that you are interested in a Summer 2015 internship.