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Senior Communications Strategist

Post Date:Mar 09, 2017Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:Commensurate with experience
Location: United States - Alabama - Montgomery Job Reference:
Job Description:

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Senior Communications Strategist will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and outreach strategy that promotes and enhances the organization’s brand, broadens national awareness of its programs, and increases visibility of its priorities.

Responsibilities:

• Develop a deep understanding of SPLC’s regional and national initiatives and seek to enhance cohesion between local projects and the overall outreach and communications strategy to support SPLC’s objectives;
• Work in collaboration across departments to develop strong and consistent messaging on SPLC priorities, including – but not limited to – hate and extremism, economic justice, immigrant justice, LGBT rights, criminal law reform, and children’s rights;
• Write and edit press materials and media plans; create press lists; build and cultivate relationships with key members of the media; pitch stories;
• Work with Communications Director and/or other senior staff members to implement priority projects that will raise the profile of the issues on which SPLC works;
• Manage specific campaigns and projects: increase press outreach and generate public interest to enhance the organization’s reach and further its strategic goals;
• Monitor and evaluate campaigns and press outreach strategies, contribute to regular internal communications reports;
• Promote and contribute to a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, a commitment to quality, and collaboration.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher is required;
• A minimum of 8 years professional experience in developing and implementing; communications strategies for advocacy with a track record of successfully positioning an organization or issue in a competitive media environment;
• Exceptional writing/editing and verbal communications skills;
• Ability to conduct web research, analyze information, and break complex information down into an easy to understand format;
• Must be detail oriented, able to manage up or down, work hands on, and be a team player;
• Commitment to social justice; familiarity with impact litigation and/or policy work.



Skills:
Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher is required;
• A minimum of 8 years professional experience in developing and implementing; communications strategies for advocacy with a track record of successfully positioning an organization or issue in a competitive media environment;
• Exceptional writing/editing and verbal communications skills;
• Ability to conduct web research, analyze information, and break complex information down into an easy to understand format;
• Must be detail oriented, able to manage up or down, work hands on, and be a team player;
• Commitment to social justice; familiarity with impact litigation and/or policy work.


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Contact Information
Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
United States



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