NLIHC Seeking Communications Specialist

NLIHC is accepting applications for a Communications Specialist who will develop and implement NLIHC’s media and public relations strategies. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with media contacts.
  • Pitching stories and securing regular interviews and editorial board meetings.
  • Assisting in the development of messaging and in implementing messaging strategies.
  • Preparing and releasing press releases and media alerts.
  • Coordinating press events for NLIHC and our state coalition 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 using social media.
  • Monitoring all media coverage of NLIHC, its campaigns, and its policy priorities.
  • Maintaining records of all media work and producing analytic metrics and monthly reports.
  • Assisting in content development, writing, and editing of NLIHC’s Advocates' Guide, Annual Report, and other publications.
  • Assisting state coalition partners in developing media strategies.
  • Developing and implementing webinars, workshops, and written materials to aid NLIHC members in the use of social media and press strategies.
  • Helping to recruit and supervise communication interns.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). A degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or related areas is a plus. Applicants must have two years of experience in media and social media communications, public affairs, and/or marketing. Applicants with knowledge of the fundamentals of housing poverty, homelessness, affordable housing policy, affordable housing development, or social service delivery are preferred. Applicants should also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.

All candidates must have strong writing and editing, oral and interpersonal communications, and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to social justice.

NLIHC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC. NLIHC is seeking to fill the position as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements, a resume, and two recent writing samples to Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 at pkealey@nlihc.org