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Communications Strategist

Human Rights First
New York, NY 10004

The Communications Strategist will work to develop content and implement strategies in social and traditional media to advance the organizations advocacy and branding objectives. 





  • Write and produce media assets of all types:  issue briefs, press releases, op-eds, development, and marketing materials 

  • Strategize with team leaders to best present policy information, study findings, and advocacy in ways that parallel the HRF brand 

  • Work across departments to coordinate press availabilities and events 

  • Polish press releases, reports, and other public facing documents emanating from other program teams


  • Oversee digital properties to advance Human Rights Firsts branding and advocacy goals

  • Work with communications team and program leaders to implement social media strategy

    • Prepare written content, develop graphics, and manage posting to HRFs Twitter and Facebook accounts

    • Develop and execute targeted online ads on Facebook, Twitter, and Google

    • Maintain schedule of social media engagements

    • Track and report on performance analytics for digital content

  • Create and post blogs, resources, and other content on the website

  • Write emails, petitions, and actions for supporter list

    • Use Quorum database to configure, test, schedule, and send petitions, action alerts, email messages, registration forms, and event invites

    • Edit, test, and send development emails


  • Manage the communications calendar

  • Maintain press contacts and relationships with journalists; manage press lists

  • Manage communications associates as they come online, and vendor partners as needed

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors degree in communications, political science, international relations, or other related field preferred and 4+ years relevant professional experience

  • Understanding of best practices in communications, media design, and issue advocacy

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, good press judgement 

  • Traditional and digital media savvy

  • Ability to synthesize complex information in meaningful ways for distribution to a variety of audiences

  • Familiarity with Quorum, eCRM databases, and email platforms; basic familiarity with HTML and web editing, Adobe Suite and/or InDesign

  • Organized and creative thinker with ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, accept new challenges, and work successfully across organization lines and with a diverse team of colleagues

  • Growth mindset, an ability to work independently, and a rigorous attention to detail

  • Interest in defending human rights in America and around the world

LOCATION:   New York City preferred, Washington, D.C. possible

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should apply at humanrightsfirst.org/careers. Please include a resume, cover letter and a writing sample, all in PDF format.


Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews.NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Posted: 2020-07-26 Expires: 2020-08-25

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