Digital Communications Assistant

Refugees International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 21

Position description

Refugees International is seeking a digital communications associate passionate about supporting refugees and displaced people around the world. This is a vital position on Refugees International’s communications team and will have responsibility for social media and email marketing; website maintenance; public, NGO, and policymaker outreach; media relations and monitoring; and contact database management.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

The digital communications associate is expected to support the communications team in addition to the following activities: 

  • Build media reports and targeted media contact lists on issues relevant to ongoing Refugees International advocacy and research using Cision. 
  • Manage web publishing and maintenance on Refugees International’s Squarespace-based website. 
  • Help promote Refugees International’s work on social media, research social media best practices, and design digital graphics. 
  • Copy edit public outreach and media materials which may include: web pages, blog posts, email newsletters, social media posts, action items, or letters to the editor. 
  • Assist with edits and updates to contact database and disseminate communications via the Marketo email marketing system. 
  • Keep current on stories related to Refugees International’s work in major news outlets.  
  • Create and edit multimedia and written content for social media, website, and other digital platforms.  
  • Assist with meetings, events, and special projects as they arise. 

Special Education/Experience Requirements 

 A successful candidate will:  

  • Have at least 1-2 years of experience and hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study such as journalism, communications, international relations, or migration issues.  
  • Possess strong writing, editing skills, and design skills; comfort with a variety of computer applications; attention to detail; and ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.  
  • Have experience with web publishing and online communications.  
  • Have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, with an emphasis on InDesign.  
  • Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of non-profit communications and advocacy and the work of Refugees International. 
  • Have a strong work ethic and the ability to work on a team. 

Expected Salary: $33,000-$37,000, depending on background and experience.

Application instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, writing sample, and resume. In the subject line, type Digital Communications Assistant and your family name.  Applications deadline is June 14, 2019.

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