Communications Associate

ESCR-Net
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 14

Position description

Based in our New York City office and supervised by the communications coordinator, the communications associate will be part of a two-person communications team. The communications associate is expected to grow our audiovisual production capacity, specifically producing social-media oriented content, videos and images, as well as enhancing web content and traffic. They will be involved in supporting all communication systems but will primarily lead on internal communications systems.

The communications team is tasked with maintaining, developing and ensuring the success of all levels of ESCR-Net communications systems:

  • Internal communications and project management for our small but global secretariat staff;
  • Member communications within our network’s 300 human rights organizations and advocates;
  • Strategic external communications, press relations, earned media and public-facing campaigns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure effective internal communications and track communications projects in our internal project management systems (we use G Suites and Asana);
  • Produce and edit audiovisual materials, specifically short videos, event flyers and images optimized for social media (we use the Adobe Suite);
  • Blast email newsletters and set up alerts and message dissemination through email marketing campaign systems (we use CiviCRM’s Mosaico);
  • Copy-edit website content and upload to our website, ensuring consistent and professional formatting, troubleshooting basic HTML issues as needed (we use Drupal);
  • Optimize web presence, learning from Google Analytics, implementing search optimization best practices, and coordinating social media to drive traffic and engagement;
  • Assist in the design and print layout of ESCR-Net flyers, reports and other materials (we use the Adobe Suite);
  • Maintain social media accounts, interact with users and work closely with the communications coordinator to develop social media campaigns and assess success (we prioritize Twitter and Facebook);
  • Track ESCR-Net earned media coverage, including activities published and shared by ESCR-Net members, making recommendations in line with communications objectives;
  • Interface with consultants hired to work on communications projects, receiving invoices and coordinating with our finance team;
  • Provide technical support to ESCR-Net staff and members on communication systems, including translations across our four working languages, email blasts, webinars, website CMS, Google Groups and G Suite.

Qualifications

To grow and be successful in this role, the communications associate is expected to have the following competencies:

  • Narrative insight – ability to exercise political judgement and effectively use human rights discourse, while also identifying and embracing strategies that motivate action;
  • Accountability leadership – ability to hold self and others accountable to commitments, guiding plans forward toward a specific course of action;
  • Technological savviness – comfort with tackling technical problems and seeking help as appropriate, with a strong commitment to training and developing one’s technical skillset.

Solidarity is a skill and practice that is essential to our work. We value being a member-led network that engages in consensus-building processes, promotes the visibility of our member organizations before our own, and rightfully defers credit to our members. We do the hard work involved in coordinating a participatory network not only because it aligns with our values but also because we believe in its power to achieve systemic change.

Everyone in the secretariat, but especially the communications team, is expected to embody and represent this in our work.

Experience

  • 2-5 years of work as a nonprofit communications professional;
  • Human rights or social justice campaign/organizing experience.

Language

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, including an ability to edit international human rights language;
  • Oral and written fluency in either Spanish, Arabic or French, one of the other working languages of ESCR-Net.

Technical

  • 1-3 years of professional experience producing videos using Adobe Premiere and/or After Effects;
  • 1-3 years of professional experience designing graphics on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or InDesign;
  • Proficiency with G Suite and Asana, or other online collaboration tools;
  • Proficiency with basic HTML to troubleshoot and clean up formatting on our website and email newsletters;
  • Some technical support experience and eagerness to learn new technical skills.

Project Management

  • Ability to organize large amounts of information by creating and maintaining systems, translate strategies into step-by-step action plans, monitor work progress to completion, effectively prioritize, and pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to problem solve by researching and weighing options, making sound decisions, and anticipating potential problems;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, pursuing support and resources to ultimately move plans forward;
  • Experienced in taking initiative, demonstrated good judgement in advancing work and deciding when to seek targeted guidance or support.

Credentials

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • Extended authorization to work in the United States

To grow and be successful in this role, the communications associate is expected to have the following competencies:

  • Narrative insight – ability to exercise political judgement and effectively use human rights discourse, while also identifying and embracing strategies that motivate action;
  • Accountability leadership – ability to hold self and others accountable to commitments, guiding plans forward toward a specific course of action;
  • Technological savviness – comfort with tackling technical problems and seeking help as appropriate, with a strong commitment to training and developing one’s technical skillset.

Solidarity is a skill and practice that is essential to our work. We value being a member-led network that engages in consensus-building processes, promotes the visibility of our member organizations before our own, and rightfully defers credit to our members. We do the hard work involved in coordinating a participatory network not only because it aligns with our values but also because we believe in its power to achieve systemic change.

Everyone in the secretariat, but especially the communications team, is expected to embody and represent this in our work.

Experience

  • 2-5 years of work as a nonprofit communications professional;
  • Human rights or social justice campaign/organizing experience.

Language

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, including an ability to edit international human rights language;
  • Oral and written fluency in either Spanish, Arabic or French, one of the other working languages of ESCR-Net.

Technical

  • 1-3 years of professional experience producing videos using Adobe Premiere and/or After Effects;
  • 1-3 years of professional experience designing graphics on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or InDesign;
  • Proficiency with G Suite and Asana, or other online collaboration tools;
  • Proficiency with basic HTML to troubleshoot and clean up formatting on our website and email newsletters;
  • Some technical support experience and eagerness to learn new technical skills.

Project Management

  • Ability to organize large amounts of information by creating and maintaining systems, translate strategies into step-by-step action plans, monitor work progress to completion, effectively prioritize, and pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to problem solve by researching and weighing options, making sound decisions, and anticipating potential problems;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, pursuing support and resources to ultimately move plans forward;
  • Experienced in taking initiative, demonstrated good judgement in advancing work and deciding when to seek targeted guidance or support.

Credentials

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • Extended authorization to work in the United States

Application instructions

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