Communications Director - America's Future Foundation

July 14, 2020

Communications Director

Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Published
July 14, 2020
Location
Virtual or Atlanta, GA
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Communications Director
Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Atlanta, GA or Virtual Office

https://talentmarket.org/gppf_comms/

About the Organization

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, established in 1991, is a trusted, independent resource for voters and elected officials. We provide actionable solutions to real-life problems by bringing people together. Our team produces a wealth of content about the bread-and-butter issues we cover from education and healthcare to taxes and transportation. Now the Foundation seeks a new team member to help grow our audience, ensuring our ideas and principles are understood and embraced by the public and policymakers alike.

About the Opening

Our new position of Communications Director is the perfect position for a liberty-minded communications pro who’s ready to take the next step in their career. This new team member will work with our Vice President to implement the Foundation’s communications strategy, helping to develop campaigns for high-profile projects and issues. This work will include outreach to, and content for, traditional news media as well as social and other digital media.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of using compelling content to drive awareness of, and engagement with, an organization’s work. That includes writing and editing op-eds, media advisories, news releases, announcements and social-media posts. It also means keeping our website up to date with the content our entire team produces, shooting and editing video, and creating simple but attractive visual graphics.

This position requires someone who is not just comfortable with but passionate about promoting the Foundation’s vision of a state where innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity thrive and individuals flourish based upon strong property rights, free markets and equal opportunity for all. This position is based at our office in Atlanta. There may be an opportunity to work remotely depending on the candidate’s experience, track record and performance during an introductory period on-site.

We seek a Communications Director who is dedicated to helping Georgia become a better place. Given that, this is a full-time, permanent position. We are not open to candidates who want a consulting or "side-hustle" opportunity. Ideally this candidate will work out of the Atlanta, GA office, when we return to in-person work. For the exceptional candidate, we will consider full-time remote work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Vice President to implement the Foundation’s communications strategy
  • Help develop a new social-media strategy across multiple platforms and monitor online engagements
  • Create and edit timely content to convey the Foundation’s policy proposals and principles
  • Work with the Policy and Research Director and Senior Fellows to schedule a steady stream of compelling content
  • Safeguard the Foundation’s reputation for non-partisanship, attention to detail and factual accuracy, and avoidance of personal/ad hominem attacks
  • Update the website promptly and creatively with new content created by the team
  • Shoot, edit and post videos ranging from brief snippets (short messages or excerpts from longer videos) to full recordings of our events
  • Produce simple but attractive visuals, including infographics
  • Coordinate as needed with the Foundation’s development efforts

Personal Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion for limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility
  • Self-propelled motor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results-oriented approach to setting priorities and managing time
  • Rapid response to current events or organizational needs
  • Near-obsession with details and accuracy
  • Cheerful disposition, particularly in online interactions
  • Desire to work flexibly, learn constantly and serve enthusiastically on a team
  • Aversion to leaving tasks incomplete

Professional Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience, with a preference for social-media management for an organization
  • Demonstrated success with past social-media campaigns
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, social-media management platforms (e.g., Sprout Social), WordPress, Microsoft Office

Application Instructions 

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing:
    • Your interest in the position
    • Salary requirements
    • Explain why GPPF's core principles of economic freedom, limited government, personal responsibility, individual initiative, respect for private property and the rule of law resonate with you

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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