NLIHC Seeks Communications Specialist

NLIHC seeks a communications specialist who will be responsible for an array of communications coordination and project support for NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project, as well as other efforts such as compiling and publishing NLIHC’s weekly e-newsletter Memo to Member and Partners and assisting the NLIHC media/communications coordinator on media outreach, response, and tracking.


General/Project Coordination:

  • Coordinating incoming project requests through intake, planning, and production pipeline, ensuring strong follow-through
  • Coordinating key activities, and their timelines and deliverables, by contributing to an editorial/project calendar, staying on top of progress, addressing potential issues, and regularly communicating with NLIHC staff and partners
  • Regularly liaising with project and communications partners in certain states
  • Drafting and/or editing materials and correspondence; drafting copy for platforms, websites, and social networks
  • Collecting and organizing information on Google Drive
  • Reviewing content supplied by state partners and sorting it by certain criteria and posting on website(s)

Website (Content Management):

  • Collaborating with NLIHC communications team update site content – assist with style and layout
  • Publishing content to the Our Homes, Our Votes website on a regular basis, maintaining continuity of themes, designing layout, and increasing online presence to potential audiences
  • Staying up-to-date with developments and generating new ideas to draw audience attention
  • Using content management systems to analyze website traffic and user-engagement metrics

NLIHC E-Newsletter:

  • Formatting NLIHC’s weekly e-newsletter (articles are written by other NLIHC staff), preparing and sending in MailChimp, and posting e-newsletter articles onto NLIHC’s main website (training will be provided)

Social Media:

  • Supporting social media strategy in consultation with NLIHC communications team
  • Preparing and posting social media content (Twitter, FB, Instagram)
  • Monitoring and reporting social media progress using web analytic tools

Video Editing/Graphic Design:

  • Creating compilation videos from clips supplied by partners and NLIHC staff
  • Basic editing of video content
  • Creating social media graphics and toolkits in coordination with NLIHC creative services specialist who is a graphic designer 

Traditional Media:

  • Helping maintain and keep track an editorial/project calendar

Organizational Support:

  • Attend and report at all meetings of the Board of Directors and before Board committees, as needed
  • Participate in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, marketing, graphic design, or related field
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and/or supporting projects from inception to completion
  • Strong interpersonal communications and customer service skills
  • Ability to deal with a high-paced environment with multiple projects happening simultaneously
  • Ability to write clearly
  • Ability to create and post social media images
  • Some experience with basic video editing preferred
  • Some experience with graphic design (e.g., InDesign) and Mailchimp or other e-mail system preferred
  • Some experience with a website CMS (e.g. WIX, see: preferred
  • Strong commitment to social justice and NLIHC’s mission

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC, currently funded for one year with the possibility of extension.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (with salary requirement), resume, and two writing/communications/design samples (examples of publications, links to online content, etc.) to Paul Kealey, COO, and Renee Willis, VP for Field and Communications, at: [email protected] and [email protected]