Director of Media Relations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Media - Durham, NC

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Durham, NC 27599


Director of Media Relations


Director of Media Relations


UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Communications department is seeking a Director of Media Relations for its best-in-class Media Relations team. This is a perfect position for a highly seasoned communications professional who wants to develop messages and stories for the nation’s first and best public university. An understanding of news cycles and how to craft strategies and messages are a must, as well as proven experience empathetically managing high-functioning team in a fast-paced environment.

The Director-Media Relations holds a senior position on the University’s communications team and is responsible for successfully planning, executing and evaluating a strategic media relations program that supports the University’s goals and priorities and the overall communications and marketing strategy of the University Communications. The Director manages the daily operations of the University’s media relations team and works with communications professionals across the campus on media relations initiatives. Under the leadership of the director, the media relations team will produce content about Carolina, work aggressively to strategically place University people and programs in a wide range of broadcast, print and internet media, and respond to queries about the University from media and other national sources.


Educational Requirements
A bachelor’s degree (an advanced degree is preferred) in journalism, public relations or a related field including new media and communications.


Qualifications and Experience
Ten to fifteen years of experience working in a public relations agency supporting issues-driven organizations or in a large, complex organizations with high public profiles.  Excellent understanding of media trends and news cycles as well as contacts in the national media and proven success in developing and pitching story ideas to journalists in TV, radio, print and Internet media. Expertise in multiple levels of news outlets including national, state and local outlets and traditional and non-traditional media distribution channels.  Demonstrated strategic planning and ability to give strategic counsel to senior leaders.


Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, prioritize, be detail-oriented, meet deadlines and work intelligently in a fast-paced environment. Strong leadership, management, and organization skills, including experience managing staff and budgets. Superior writing, editing and public presentation skills. Practiced understanding of Associated Press writing style. Advanced understanding of web-based communication and social networks as communications tools. General knowledge of current issues in higher education, especially for public universities.


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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Digital Advertising Associate 

Mothership Strategies
Advertising - Washington, DC

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Mothership Strategies

Washington, DC 20009

Advertising - Supports Remote Work

Digital Advertising Associate 


Digital Advertising Associate 

Are you interested in being a crucial part of the best team in political advertising? Are you someone who thrives in fast-paced situations? Do you want to make a real impact on issues that are important to you? If so, Mothership’s advertising team might be right for you.


Mothership Strategies is a top-ranking Democratic digital fundraising firm. We are experts in engaging grassroots supporters online through digital fundraising and online advertising. Mothership has raised over $600 million for some of the largest Democratic campaigns and most influential progressive causes. We are a motivated and passionate team that loves taking ownership of tasks, solving problems, and working towards results. When Democratic candidates and organizations need to unite millions of supporters to raise money online, they call us.


In this position you will be working closely with the Digital Advertising Manager and Specialist while assisting on campaign management and implementing advertising programs in the major ad platforms, reporting results, and making data driven decisions to drive strong performance across our range of clients, including competitive Democratic candidates, major PACs and committees, and non-profit advocacy organizations. This person will report to the Digital Advertising Manager. The starting annual salary for this position is $52,000.


  • Support the execution of digital media campaigns across paid social media, display, SME and other paid channels
  • Manage and upload data supporting campaign health
  • Audience and suppression uploads
  • Help the digital media team execute media plans
  • Help produce campaign performance reporting
  • Monitor KPIs and budgets 


  • 1-2 years of experience in digital advertising (in an internship, part-time, or full-time role)
  • Familiar with advertising platforms like Facebook and Google Ads
  • Digital media or political experience is preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of different CRMs to run acquisition campaigns into (BSD, Action Network, ActBlue) is a plus
  • Extremely detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced political setting
  • Knowledge of how to work cross-depart to meet client goals 
  • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interest in acquisition and fundraising for Democrats and progressive organizations 


This position is only open to candidates that reside in the following states: Washington, DC, MD, Northern VA (DMV) or New York, NY

As the safety and wellbeing of our team is of the utmost importance, all Mothership staff members have been given the option to work remotely throughout 2022. However, staff will be given the option to come into the office if they choose to. 


  • Competitive Salary 
  • Bonus Program
  • 5% 401k Employer Match
  • $300/mth employer funded HRA and HSA Benefit
  • Excellent Benefits (Including Student Loan Repayment)
  • Metro/Parking Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Healthy Living Reimbursement 
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Access to top tier technology (MacBook Environment)


Mothership Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that fights for progressive values nationwide, we’re committed to building a community based on diversity and inclusion at all levels. To that end, we strictly prohibit discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Applicants of all backgrounds who are passionate about progressive politics are able and encouraged to apply!

Senior Director of Communications

Communication - Santa Fe, NM

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Santa Fe, NM 87501


Senior Director of Communications



The Homewise mission is to create successful homeowners and strengthen neighborhoods so that individuals and families can improve their long-term financial well-being and quality of life. We empower and support clients with financial education and coaching, real estate services, affordable mortgage lending, and down payment assistance, loan servicing, refinance and home improvement lending. We also strengthen neighborhoods by increasing homeownership through real estate development, property rehabilitation, and revitalizing communities.


We are seeking an experienced communication professional to join our senior leadership team as the Senior Director of Communications. The mission of the Senior Director of Communications is to serve as a strategic partner on the senior leadership team as the communications leader of the organization. Providing specific expertise and direction in the areas of strategic communications, marketing & outreach, public relations, and ensuring clear, cohesive, and consistent communication internally and externally.


If you are looking for a purpose-driven, dynamic, high-energy work environment that focuses on creating positive change, consider a career with Homewise. We offer our employees:

  • Competitive pay
  • Full benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development
  • Growth opportunities


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

All members of the senior leadership team work collaboratively to set and implement organizational strategy and direction while ensuring we are achieving our mission in a highly impactful and organizationally sustainable way.


Additionally, the Senior Director, Communications is responsible for carrying out the following duties:


Strategic Communications Leadership

  • Serve as the communications advisor to the President and entire Senior Leadership Team on all aspects of strategic communication including branding and marketing, public and media relations, investor relations, community relations, and strategic growth.
  • Lead the organization's communication strategy through periods of growth and transformation by cultivating trust, both within the organization and with all of its external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with the HomeWisdom Program Manager to support a visibility and engagement strategy to position Homewise for impact among target policy audiences: media, policymakers, advocates.
  • Direct the Program Effectiveness Manager to gather data and information about the impact of our work, analyze and share this information back with staff in order to improve the effectiveness of our approach and drive greater impact.


Marketing Team Leadership:


  • Oversee the Marketing Director in the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and outreach strategy to advance and achieve the organization's growth and expansion goals as outlined in the strategic plan, developing appropriate annual goals and a range of activities that reflect and support this strategy.
  • Ensure that the organization raises brand awareness to potential clients through successful marketing strategies and outreach partnerships with businesses, organizations, and institutions to increase Homewise's ability to achieve our strategic and service unit goals.
  • Lead strategically-focused efforts to identify, cultivate and grow high-value relationships with businesses, organizations, and institutions to increase access to their employees, their customers, and their financial support.
  • Ensure cohesive collaboration with Homewise department leaders to understand their needs and oversee the marketing team to develop strategic and tactical marketing plans for existing and new programs and projects to deliver the best possible marketing support.



. Requirements:


  • Strategic thinking/visioning – Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determines opportunities and threats through a comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.
  • Leadership. Engages, motivates, and influences others to achieve company and individual growth.
  • Proactivity – Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the organization.
  • Ability to hire A players. Recruit, attract, develop and retain top talent for Homewise.
  • Results-Oriented. Prioritizes and aligns work of self and others with a results-oriented focus on achieving business goals and objectives.
  • Decision-making. Ability to generate innovative ideas and be an active decision-maker to solve problems and move projects ahead.
  • Collaboration. Builds relationships and rapport throughout the organization by inviting and participating in collaborative team building.
  • Flexibility and adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Communication skills. Able to clearly present issues – both orally and written.
  • Listening skills. Listens to understand other's viewpoints. Anticipates customer needs and offers innovative solutions.
  • Work independently. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • High standards. Expect personal performance to be nothing short of the best.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in senior leadership, including strategic initiative development, team building, self-motivation, and collaborative management practices.
  • 10+ years of progressive Marketing/Communications experience, particularly in financial services and/or nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication, including public speaking.
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Director of Messaging and Content Coordination

Non-Profit - Elizabeth, NJ

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Elizabeth, NJ 08540


Director of Messaging and Content Coordination


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. This requires removing obstacles to health, such as poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination, and their harmful consequences.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. The Foundation offers a collaborative, collegial, and creative work environment. With a career at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, you will make a difference.

RWJF is seeking a director of messaging and content coordination who will work across the Communications Department and the Foundation to ensure alignment and coherence of Foundation content and consistent use of the Foundation’s brand and voice. The director will connect the dots between what we believe, what we say, how we say it, when we say it, and to whom, to support our vision to achieve health equity. The director will work with Foundation colleagues—both informing and learning from their work—to address the wide field of factors that influence well-being, including barriers caused by the intersection of structural racism, other forms of discrimination, and the social conditions that impact health. Directors are based in the Foundation’s Princeton, N.J. office.

Successful candidates will have ten (10) or more years of demonstrated experience in communications, preferably with an organization with various departments and a multidisciplinary staff. Experience managing contracts with and working with communications firms, consultants, and external partners to develop strategy and execute on tactics. Ability to assess the audience, the strategic objective, and desired outcome; develop and execute a strategy to drive toward that outcome; and evaluate and measure the success of communications efforts. Completion of an advanced degree in relevant fields of study or a combination of education and equivalent experience.

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply. Application deadline is October 31, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Communications Officer/Senior Communications Officer, Program

Non-Profit - Elizabeth, NJ

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Elizabeth, NJ 08540


Communications Officer/Senior Communications Officer, Program


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. This requires removing obstacles to health, such as poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination, and their harmful consequences.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. The Foundation offers a collaborative, collegial, and creative work environment. With a career at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, you will make a difference.

RWJF is seeking a communications officer/senior communications officer to further the Foundation’s vision and objectives through the use of strategic communications providing support to our programmatic areas of investment and action. Core responsibilities include: (1) working collaboratively with others to develop, implement, and manage communications for and about the Foundation’s initiatives that advance health equity and help build a Culture of Health; (2) initiating, interpreting, and synthesizing communications research to help the Foundation develop messaging that engages and activates audiences across political, ideological, and cultural perspectives; and (3) leading teams of communications professionals, including external firms and contractors, who will help amplify the voice of the Foundation and our grantees by communicating about research, program, and policy outcomes to key partners. Officers are based in the Foundation’s Princeton, N.J. office.

Successful candidates will have five (5) years of demonstrated experience (CO), seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience plus proven leadership and recognized in the field (SCO).  Experience preferably with an organization with various departments and a multidisciplinary staff. Written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English, and an ability to synthesize and present complicated material in a clear and compelling manner. Experience assessing intended audiences, strategic objectives, and desired outcomes; develop and execute a strategy to drive toward those outcomes; and evaluating and measuring the success of communications efforts. Completion of an advanced degree in relevant fields of study or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply. Application deadline is October 31, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Executive Communications Manager

Marketing - Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL 60601

Marketing - Supports Remote Work

Executive Communications Manager


A career in Sales and Marketing, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to focus on positioning a distinctive PwC brand in the marketplace and drive long term revenue growth for the Firm. You’ll focus on designing, developing, and implementing communication programmes and media events to promote and sell the PwC’s brand and services as well as contribute to and evaluating our pricing strategies in the marketplace.

Our Marketing and Public Relations team is responsible for PwC’s external media relations and social media strategy. As part of our team, you’ll help with social media account management, media relationship management, and identifying new and emerging opportunities for the Firm.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:
4 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Bachelor Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:
Business Administration/Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Advertising

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or proven record of success as a team leader:

  • Working with a cross-functional team in developing, executing and supporting a holistic executive communications strategy including internal, external, and social for our most senior leaders including our Senior Partner (CEO-equivalent);
  • Developing clear, crisp, strategic communications and the ability to edit communications for tone, key messages, voice, audience for internal and external audiences – and managing content on internal and external platforms;
  • Achieving business objectives and positioning goals, through story-mining, creating firm webcast/event content and supporting logistics, preparing leaders for both internal events and media interviews, etc.;
  • Understanding internal communications and how to effectively engage our PwC people;
  • Understanding the evolving media landscape and how to reach our key audiences;
  • Understanding social media strategy and activation, working within various platforms; social media research, analytic tools, strategies and trends, including search engine optimization and marketing, leveraging social-oriented tools;
  • Bringing experience in diversity and inclusion, purpose, responsible business leadership/corporate responsibility, products & technology, and/or digital transformation;
  • Managing projects, day-to-day operations and multi-tasking;
  • Building and maintaining internal relationships within a matrixed organization and external relationships with media and other key stakeholders; and,
  • Overseeing, coaching and developing teammates, as appropriate.


For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

21112 Communications and Outreach Assistant, World Movement for Democracy

National Endowment for Democracy
Communication - Washington, DC

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National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, DC 20004


21112 Communications and Outreach Assistant, World Movement for Democracy


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Communications and Outreach Assistant for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will provide communications and administrative support to the World Movement for Democracy team. 


  • Assist with the creation of communication products by:
  • Writing social media posts, and conducting social media listening
  • Drafting and issuing of bi-weekly e-newsletters and advocacy alert messages,
  • Assisting with regular maintenance and development of the World Movement websites, and,
  • Contributing to the coordination for producing videos and podcasts,
  • Maintain World Movement’s social media properties and track metrics for all communication platforms.
  • Provide assistance on logistical preparations for the World Movement’s meetings held in different global regions.
  • Perform general administrative duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Undergraduate degree in relevant field required, communications or international relations preferred.
    • Some communications and/or administrative support experience required.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and social media required.
    • Experience with using social media tools in a professional setting preferred.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Basic knowledge of global political developments, particularly concerning democratization and human rights, required.
    • Proficiency in a language in addition to English, not required, but preferred
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently required.
    • Interested in learning new digital tools as our World Movement team acquires them, from content creation tools like Canva to administrative tracking tools like Smartsheet
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, working independently in a multicultural environment.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply:

Visit or click here. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at or

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Communications, Influencer & Partnerships 

The Estee Lauder Companies
Public Relations - New York, NY

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The Estee Lauder Companies

New York, NY 10001

Public Relations

Director of Communications, Influencer & Partnerships 


About the Brand
Estée Lauder is hiring a Director of Communications, Influencer & Partnerships with a successful track record of managing and leading earned media and partnership programs at scale to deliver outstanding media credits, drive increased positive and buzz-worthy social conversations and consumer desirability for the Estée Lauder and AERIN Beauty brands. 

He/She/They are a seasoned communicator who thrives in an environment where passion, creativity and curiosity are valued. We are looking for someone who has experience working with large established brands, has excellent relationships with business and consumer beauty/fashion journalists as well as relevant influencers for earned and paid opportunities. He/She/They should have a special place in your heart for innovation, pop culture and beauty – a walking zeitgeist who mentors junior staff and inspires cross-functionally. 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, North America, you will be an integral strategy and execution leader, working closely with Media, Retail Accounts, Creative, Product Marketing, Global counterparts, Talent and more to plan and execute communication strategies across the product portfolio. You will manage 2 direct reports and an agency. 



  • Build overall earned and paid partnership strategy across the PR and Influencer space that will position Estée Lauder and AERIN Beauty as buzz-worthy brands 

  • Identify and execute synergistic approaches to long-lead and short-lead partnerships in collaboration with Director of Consumer Engagement 

  • Continually present new opportunities across emerging platforms and communities, as well publishing titles across beauty and business that drive the brand’s reputation as a leader 

  • Develop a celebrity and emerging talent strategy that focuses on both earned and paid opportunities that drives product awareness, builds brand love and reinforces leading prestige positioning 

  • Build a multi-tiered communication strategy that drive earned media with influential personalities across publishing, social media, celebrity stylists and MUAs 

  • Establish KPIs and benchmarks in partnership with Executive Director and Center of Excellence team to deliver on strategy and report on successes and opportunities 

  • Lead brand’s TV/Film integration/product placement strategy 



  • Oversee and actively manage department budget in collaboration with Executive Director, Director of Consumer Engagement and Finance 

  • Work with Executive Director to strategize and lead national media pitching with long-lead and short lead outlets for product focused as well as business/marketing focused features 

  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Consumer Engagement to identify appropriate event sponsorships/activations for maximum press reach and social media coverage 

  • Serve as lead, in collaboration with Executive Director & Global and Corporate teams, in conversations, interviews and events featuring top-tier talent, celebrity and editors  

  • Ideate and create dynamic “virtual events” for varying influential communities and consumers in partnership with Global Consumer Engagement and Retailer Account teams 

  • Ideate creative executions of high-touch mailers to drive ongoing product seeding   

  • Brief Creative teams and agencies as needed to drive best-in-class executions of events, mailers, and etc. 

  • Work with Corporate, Global and North America senior leadership on speaking engagements including prep, speech writing and etc. 



  • Lead team with a hybrid quantitative and qualitative approach to establish reporting templates and increase reporting cadence internally and cross-functionally 

  • Develop program recap templates with actionable insights that support and build on business and brand goals  

  • Work with Global teams to inform of NA results and proactively communicate NA strategies 

  • Ensure close partnership with Consumer Insights and Media Analytics Managers to ensure accurate inclusion in cross-functional reports 

  • Oversee agency reporting to ensure all data offers relevant, clear and actionable insights  

  • Present to senior leadership as needed 



  • Write press releases and pitches as needed 

  • Oversee the maintenance of press clips and editor and influencer lists  

  • Maintain and cultivate North America media relationships (national, print, online, broadcast, short-lead, long-lead, Influencers, Influencer agencies, Vendors etc.) 

  • Lead communication with PR agency  

  • Mentor and build junior staff with a coaching, inspirational approach 


  • 8+ years minimum relevant work experience required. Multi-million dollar budget experience is a must. 

  • Must have relevant industry contacts across Celebrity, Influencer and Editorial 

  • Speech writing and media training experience/coaching is a must 

  • Poised, growth minded and solutions-first oriented personalities  

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively while working in a fast-paced environment 

  • Expert user in Excel and PowerPoint 

  • A demonstrated ability to develop, coach, create focus and clarity in your team, communicate on an ongoing basis to provide context 

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and an ability to influence stakeholders 

  • Must be an excellent team player with the ability to build, foster and nurture relationships with external agencies/partners and members of the Corporate, Global, North America and cross-functional teams 

  • Proficiency in all digital platforms including Facebook/Instagram, TikTok, Google/YouTube, Pinterest, Snapchat, and passion for emerging platforms. 

  • Exceptional multi-tasking, follow-through and problem-solving skills  


Senior Communications Manager

Communication - Redmond, WA

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Redmond, WA 98052


Senior Communications Manager




The world is changing rapidly, and businesses of all sizes are betting on Microsoft as their trusted partner to help them adapt to new ways of work, accelerate innovation, and create new opportunities for them to grow and transform. Our Cloud Communications team works closely with some of the most high-profile brands in the world to bring their transformation stories to life and showcase the power and possibility of what technology can enable for their own customers, employees, and partners.


We’re looking for a communications professional to join our team and drive stories with our top customers that help people fall in love with Microsoft, the things we make, and the impact we have in the world. This is an exciting opportunity on a growing part of the business. If you have a passion for telling stories about business strategy and technology, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and know what it takes to breakthrough with influencers in today’s media landscape, we want to talk to you!


As part of this team, you will work closely with our top customers and internal teams to develop compelling announcements about our partnerships and customer momentum. You will drive the communications strategies, programs, and tactics to generate media coverage that showcases why organizations across industries are choosing Microsoft ​as their trusted partner to accelerate innovation ​and reimagine what’s possible. Your work will target a range of audiences, including Microsoft shareholders, industry experts, business and IT decision makers, IT pros and a variety of tech specialists. Creativity, resourcefulness, agility, confidence, diplomacy, and negotiation skills are key ingredients for success. We are looking for someone who loves both the art and science of communications, and who wants to make an impact in an area where Microsoft is shining a spotlight, together with our customers.


  • Build and implement winning PR plans, strategies, and programs.
  • Create compelling stories together with our top commercial customers that breakthrough with business, tech and industry media leveraging owned and earned channels.
  • Work closely with sales, engineering, marketing, communications and legal across the company as a trusted partner and advisor.
  • Build relationships with our most strategic customers and drive long term communications plans to tell thoughtful and unique stories together.
  • Manage and develop spokespeople, including senior executives. Coordinate customer and partner stories for key moments and executive engagements.
  • Lead and guide external agency teams, including for media research, media relations, and results measurement.
  • Be an integral part of the Cloud Communications team, collaborating across shared goals, projects, and activities.


  • 6+ years of experience in Communications, Public Relations, Analyst Relations, Segment Marketing, Audience Marketing, or Product Marketing.
  • The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, energetic, and self-motivated with the following skills: Excellent collaboration and communication skills, nimble, flexible and able to unlock new opportunities to changing environments.
  • The candidate will be autonomous, results-driven, and have a demonstrated ability to influence cross-team agendas (including at an executive level) and drive non-reporting teams to perform.
  • Most importantly, you need to be a strategic thinker able to identify opportunities and alternatives and influence teams both inside and outside the company to execute on them.

#CommsGroup #CommunicationsGroup


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Director, Communications

Housing Partnership Network
Communication - Boston, MA

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Housing Partnership Network

Boston, MA 02108


Director, Communications


Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning membership network of 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits.  Through practitioner-driven peer exchange, policy and innovation, the Housing Partnership Network’s mission is to leverage the individual strengths and mobilize the collective power of our member organizations. Our vision is that all people live in vibrant and inclusive communities where access to affordable homes creates opportunity and economic mobility.

Since our founding in 1992, HPN has collectively served over 12.8 million people; developed, rehabilitated, or preserved about 470,000 affordable homes; and launched 14 successful social enterprises. Our work has been recognized with honors including the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Wells Fargo NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance. Learn more at

HPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We aspire to build a diverse team, one that better reflects the people and communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Collaboration - We are a true network. We believe in the power and benefits of broad engagement, empowerment and collaboration.
Connection - We actively build relationships that connect people, ideas, and organizations to forge new paths for improving communities.
Racial Equity - We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion at HPN, and helping members advance initiatives that dismantle long-standing systemic racial biases and discrimination to achieve economic and social justice.
Inclusion - We recognize our power comes from the collective and cooperative nature of our work, based on an environment that is inclusive of diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.
Respect - We are open, honest, and respectful in all of our interactions which strengthens our relationships, our mission, our work with colleagues and members, and ultimately the lives of the people we all serve.
Transformation - We work with our members to transform our industry by creating systemic solutions to help people who live in our communities to thrive.

This role is responsible for implementation of an integrated marketing strategy to build awareness of HPN, its strategic priorities and competitive advantage/value proposition, and establish/perpetuate the organization’s reputation as a high-performing and innovative social enterprise. Externally, the goals are to grow and diversify philanthropic and other investments and key partnerships as well as to advance the quality and effectiveness of communications between HPN and its membership to increase collaboration, share innovation, and advance policy change. Internally, the goals are to establish/maintain platforms and processes/procedures to facilitate effective communication channels amongst staff and between staff and HPN executive leadership. The position is a key member of an integrated Capital Markets team that works across the HPN platform to raise funds and awareness to support the organization’s business lines and operations. The position reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications and will work in close collaboration with the CEO and senior leadership.

  • In partnership with senior leadership, develop and execute a communications strategy to increase awareness of and deepen engagement with HPN among key stakeholders in the financial, corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit, innovation, and public policy spheres 
  • Design and develop budget recommendations and standards for communications success; implement evaluation processes and metrics to monitor progress on all communications efforts to maximize effectiveness and optimize return on investment 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with CEO, internal content experts, support staff, HPN members, and external agency partners to write, edit, and translate the work of HPN into appropriate formats for the website, funder and investor proposals, and other communications mediums; this includes stories and data that illustrate the value and impact of HPN’s member model in program, policy, and business innovation, coaching others in content creation, and identifying opportunities for dissemination 
  • Identify opportunities to amplify the work and engagement of HPN members to each other, as well as to philanthropic and private investors  
  • Leverage member peer exchange and work product to develop related content that raises HPN’s profile and elevates emerging themes  
  • Prioritize, organize, and manage internal and external master content calendar including creation/refresh of print and digital marketing materials (such as case studies, staff bios, testimonials, infographics, policy agenda, etc.) 
  • Develop and execute plan to organize and maintain up-to-date communications assets 
  • Oversee and administer consistent brand standards and editorial guidelines 
  • Manage website operation, maintenance, updates, and continuous improvement 
  • Research media coverage and industry trends 
  • Assume a leadership role in agency Data Governance committee  
  • As needed, manage media relations and draft press releases; Explore opportunities to promote internal content experts and support executive level communications including public speaking engagements, presentations, articles, elevator pitches, social media, and interviews 
  • As needed, support internal executive level communications and employee-related news and information 
  • This role has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but will have some support from HPN’s Associate for Philanthropy and Communications 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 or more years of prior communications experience in a high-capacity organization with a proven track record of success--such as a nonprofit or community development organization, association, or foundation; 
  • Broad knowledge of marketing techniques and strategies required 
  • Demonstrated experience managing organization-wide communications or comparable complex environment 
  • Exceptional “hands on” writing, editing, and creative thinking abilities 
  • Experience using data and visuals to tell stories 
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong strategic, facilitation, and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong ability to work closely and effectively with colleagues to improve the quality of communications at HPN; effectively motivate peers and colleagues to participate in the communications work of the organization 
  • Experience with contract development and maintaining budget under contract work 
  • Experience managing technology integrations to streamline communications 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deliver high-quality creative work, occasionally under tight deadlines 
  • A clear commitment to and an appreciation for the work, mission, and entrepreneurial culture of HPN, and the ability to articulate it eloquently 
  • Fluent in Office 365 (cloud collaboration) and Zoom  
  • Working knowledge of content management, bulk email systems, and design accessibility standards  
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with the following optional experiences a plus: media relations; spokesperson; journalism; advertising; graphic design; social media platforms; Adobe Creative Cloud; Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Salesforce CRM; Craft CMS and Twig; PHP, CSS, HMTL, and Javascript; search engine marketing and Google Analytics; process improvement 

  • Position is based in Boston, MA; Local candidates preferred but remote candidates will be considered; Work is temporarily remote due to the COVID crisis 
  • Limited travel required
  • New employees need to be either (1) fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or (2) granted an exemption prior to beginning work at HPN

Please submit cover letter and resume here