Communications Assistant

Human Rights Campaign
Mission Statement: 

The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Position Description: 

Position Summary: The Communications Assistant will report to the Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing, and provide administrative support to the Senior Vice President and to the Communications Department. Position Responsibilities:●     Assist in coordinating press for the Human Rights Campaign;●     Assist the SR VP of Communications and Marketing with all administrative duties including answering phones, scheduling meetings, travel and appointments, managing department meetings, reporting expenses and processing check requests;●     Serve as initial point of contact for press inquiries and providing support for media outreach efforts;●     Create writings, including press releases, media advisories, talking points, letters to the editor and various other communication priorities;●     Draft communication documents that will be used for outside media;●     Produce written material whether for the web or other various forms of both external and internal communication needs;●     Hire, train, and supervise communications interns;●     Coordinate and oversee media monitoring and the clip process;●     Maintain lists of media contacts;●     Maintain subscriptions to periodicals and the periodicals database;●     Maintain files and other resources of materials for the Communications Department’s needs;●     Maintain contracts and relationship with consultants and external entities providing services to the Communications Department;●     Assist in the implementation of media plans;●     Assist with any other assignments and tasks as requested by the Communications Department and SR VP of Communications and Marketing;●     Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications: ●     High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience;●     At least one year of experience with organizational communications, preferably a Capitol Hill press office;●     Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills;●     Exceptional writing talent as well as the communications skills necessary to elicit the right information from a variety of sources;●     Excellent analytical and creative skills;●     Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure while simultaneously handling multiple projects to meet tight deadlines;●     Must be comfortable working in a high-volume environment and the ability to closely follow the messaging of the organization on a wide variety of issues.●     Strong interest in and knowledge of the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement.  All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 19, 2016
Application Instructions: 
Position Level: 
Country/US Territory: 
United States