Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Location: 
New York, NY

As the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, GLAAD is at the forefront of accelerating acceptance to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation that leads to cultural change.

For over 30 years, GLAAD has been a dynamic media force rewriting the script for LGBTQ acceptance. Our work tackles tough issues that shape the narrative and provokes dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD operates with support from foundations, corporations and individuals from every corner of the United States. We pride ourselves on recruiting a highly skilled staff of more than 50 people in multiple offices and managing an annual operating budget in excess of $12 million.

ROLE

The Communications Manager works on highly visible communications for the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy team, with a front row view of the most talked about LGBTQ news, devising communications for GLAAD as well as the LGBTQ movement as a whole. Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the Communications Manager develops and executes GLAAD’s communications strategy; conducts public relations about GLAAD’s work; fields media requests; completes admin tasks; drafts communications, talking points, and event marketing materials. The ideal candidate is an outstanding writer with strong attention to detail, knowledge of and passion for LGBTQ issues, and who works well in a fast-paced environment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with communications team to execute communications strategy that builds profile of GLAAD’s campaigns and leadership
  • Assist with the development of press releases, public statements, talking points, and other communications materials
  • Support campaign execution of GLAAD’s work to elevate LGBTQ issues and people in the media
  • Lead GLAAD’s relationships with LGBTQ and other media
  • Assist with media on-site at GLAAD events including the GLAAD Media Awards, the world’s most visible LGBTQ advocacy event
  • Write content about GLAAD’s work for GLAAD publications and newsletters
  • Provide administrative support to the communications team

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required:  Minimum of two (2) years professional experience in public relations or communications
  • Required:  Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, or a related field, or comparable professional experience
  • Required: Demonstrated ability to research, write and convey complex and fact-checked information in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences (e.g., media professionals, donors, and other stakeholders)
  • Required:  Deep understanding of key issues facing the LGBTQ community
  • Demonstrated copy-editing ability, including working knowledge of Associated Press style
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-starter, able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionately concerned and conversant regarding LGBTQ issues, with a strong desire to make a difference
  • Inclusiveness is a vital part of GLAAD’s work. Candidates must have skills necessary to collaborate within a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Spanish language fluency a plus; knowledge and/or interest in current events, politics and legislative policy a plus

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please send a resume and cover letter to commsmgr@glaad.org, indicating Communications Manager in the subject line. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with GLAAD. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include fully paid employee medical/dental/vision coverage, 403b contribution escalating vacation beginning with 17 days; paid sick, personal days and holidays; flex spending accounts, employee assistance program, life and long-term disability insurance.

Other Notes

·     US work authorization and the ability to pass both financial and criminal background check.

·      GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits for this position.