Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Online Communications Opening for ENOUGH

Even though the Center for American Progress is a liberal think tank, this is a good cause and a techy job opening so I'll post it here. Also my close friend, Debbie, use to work here and Alan Rosenblatt, who sent me the mass message, is a good guy :)

Company: ENOUGH
Job Title: Director of Online Communications

ENOUGH is currently seeking a Director of Online Communications who will oversee our multi-channel Communications team. As part as part of the communications management team this new position will develop and implement overall ENOUGH strategy, providing overall leadership to ENOUGH’s online national communications. The goal of this program is to use new media to expand ENOUGH’s communications reach beyond traditional audiences of policy makers and activists by proactively broadcasting our campaigns, activities, initiatives, and ideas.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

- Work with the Communications Director to develop an online strategy that supports ENOUGH’s overall goals and oversee all aspects of its implementation
- Formulate creative ideas for the amplification of messages, campaign strategies, and victories
- Working with a cross-departmental team, maintain and develop the master content calendar for all web properties and plan content that connects the day’s news to ENOUGH ideas and initiatives with consistent branding and messaging
- Direct the creation of all multi-channel communications content, programming, and publication through strategies to effectively reach diverse audiences via websites, online and mobile video, blogs, email, text messages, online social networking, and direct marketing to individual and targeted audiences
- Develop online marketing strategies and keep current with emerging web technologies
- Manage website development to incorporate new features and functionality and maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties
- Along with the Communications Director, develop and manage the organization’s entire online budget, including website development and maintenance, outreach and promotion, personnel, and operations
- Supervise a growing staff and oversee outside consultants

Requirements and Qualifications:

- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Seven or more years of professional experience (including at least three years managing staff teams). Experience directing the strategy and implementation of a national communications program for an advocacy, political, or leading news organization preferred
- Proficient in online publishing systems (Drupal highly desirable). Experience with e-CRM (e-Constituent Relationship Management) software platforms and online action tools preferred
- Knowledge of social networking platforms and emerging tools for online communication and collaboration
- Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
- Excellent communication skills—verbal and written (particularly online); demonstrated effectiveness in persuasive writing skills supported by samples of e-mail, text messaging, and blog and campaign writing; commitment to editorial excellence
- Strong organizational skills—detailed-oriented, good follow-through; effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks


Each applicant must provide a résumé and a cover letter telling us why you want to work at ENOUGH and how your experience prepares you for this job. Also provide links to websites that demonstrate your work.

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