NeighborWorks America: Working Together For Strong Communities
Purpose of Division:
The Division of Public Relations manages the publishing and distribution of the corporation’s premier print and electronic publications, and videos. These include the annual report and specialized e-newsletters such as the NeighborWorks@Work and the NetWorks (for NeighborWorks organization executive directors and board presidents). The division also provides graphic design support to other business units throughout the corporation, provides overall content management, site development and design for NeighborWorks America websites, and coordinates the corporation’s Web strategy. This involves establishing and implementing corporate-wide policies, strategies and guidelines, and coordinating audience and strategies that guide the corporation’s Web presence. Public Relations also coordinates the delivery of related Web-based services to the corporation and the NeighborWorks network.
Close Date: Posting closes at 12:01am (EST) on the date listed below (the night before at 11:59pm EST).
This position encompasses a range of writing and editing responsibilities in the development of print and electronic communication materials to advance the corporation’s strategic goals and objectives. The Communications Writer assists with designing and coordinating company communications, and is responsible for maintaining policies and procedures, using electronic publishing technology. Work requires the application of professional editorial skills (e.g., research, planning, reporting, writing, fact-checking, editing and proofreading) in support of the corporation’s resource development and general communication efforts.
Other duties include:
Other job related duties as assigned.
Nature of Work Contacts:
Fiscal Responsibilities: N/A
Required Minimum Qualifications:
(b) Experience: At least seven (7) years’ professional writing experience, preferably in one of the following areas: marketing communications, development communications or public relations.
(c) Licenses, Certifications: None required.
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong research, fact-checking, written, oral and technology related communications skills necessary, including essential interpretive, and interpersonal skills; Experience with AP Style; Copy writing and editing expertise; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and successfully interact with people at all management and support levels, within and outside the organization, as well as people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Exerts the highest level of professionalism; Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels, including: staff, managers, directors, consultants, donors and potentially nonprofit executives and other partners; Proven flexibility, resourcefulness and ability to multi-task, set priorities for multiple projects, meet deadlines under and work independently and as part of a team; Possess previous project management experience. Ability to plan, organize and carry out communication projects; Ability to conceptualize, package and produce content for publications, web sites and other media; CMS skills are a plus; High level of accuracy and attention to detail in finished work; Ability to travel as required.
(e) NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:
(f) Technology: PowerPoint presentations, Excel and SharePoint.