Director of Communications and Public Relations - Washington , Washington DC, United States, 20001

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Lead, develop and implement a global communications & advocacy strategy in line with
    company overall strategy to position company to global audiences
  • Responsible for outlining the brand, messaging, and identifying key audiences and
    communication channels, and to ensure that company message is consistently communicated
  • Coordinate speaking engagements and storytelling opportunities for our spokespeople
  • Must have direct relationships with the mainstream media at the global level. Develop and
    nurture media networks, to educate journalists on company dual missions and programs.
  • Oversee the expansion and strategic direction of company digital presence through web sites
    and social media channels
  • Work with the Director of Finance to develop and manage the communications budget
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Commitment to the mission and values of company
  • 3-5+ years of experience as a communications professional; experience with a PR firm is
  • Significant prior success in media relations; extensive knowledge of traditional media
    outlets; outstanding and extensive professional and media network contacts at mainstream
    media platforms
  • Exceptional writing, proofreading and copy editing skills
  • Exceptional organizational messaging experience, preferably in a mission-driven setting
  • Proven track record in content development and crisis management
  • Outstanding influencing, partnership and negotiation skills with strong ability to build
    relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding prioritization and project management skills
  • Flexible, open-minded and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment