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17 May 2022

Full-Time Communications Director

CatchLight – Posted by catchlight Anywhere

Job Description

 

CatchLight is a visual-first media organization. At CatchLight, we believe in the power of images to inform, transform and connect communities. We act as a catalyst, connecting visual storytellers, communities and media organizations to represent and bring about solutions to urgent social issues. We support emerging talents and leaders in the field of visual storytelling to meaningfully engage audiences and push innovation in the field. 

 

CatchLight seeks a Communications Director who is responsible for establishing communication strategies and overseeing its implementation.

 

Duties:

  • Set strategy for CatchLight communication to grow audiences
  • Set newsletter content strategy and tone. Write weekly to biweekly newsletters.
  • Managing external communication channels like social media platforms, company websites and media relations, writing copy for newsletters and adhering to the company’s brand by publishing content and marketing materials.
  • As needed, managing and coordinating contractors and/or staff to manage social media platforms, company websites and copy for newsletters.
  • Collaborate with other teams to identify the public voice of the brand
  • Create style guides and brand voice outlines for all public relations, marketing, advertising and other vital departments.
  • Assist publicist in drafting press releases 
  • Communicate with media outlets and journalists and create press kits.
  • Work independently and with social media analyst to perform communications research and monitor the progress of various communications strategies.

 

We are a woman-led organization that seeks to give opportunities to applicants from diverse and historically marginalized backgrounds with intentionality. 

 

We actively seek and encourage applicants from across all walks of life who have expertise and a proven track record in one or more of the areas below:

  • Superior verbal, written, and digital communication skills with experience producing proposals, blogs, press releases, presentations, newsletters, etc.
  • Passion for and understanding of visual culture—visually driven design, production & editing skills: fluency in Adobe Creative Suite and Squarespace a plus
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and how to create and measure brand awareness.
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research, and Google Analytics 
  • Collaborative and cooperative work ethic, able to positively engage the entire team to work on complex projects. 
  • Self starter: ability to work independently, take initiative and prioritize tasks.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a small team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and “can do” attitude.
  • At least 5 years of experience in communications 

 

Key Criteria For Consideration — In addition to demonstrating strong skill set requirements, we are looking for excellence in the following areas. Candidates will be reviewed based on the following:

 

  • Creativity: You are a net positive force of creative capital. Your engagement not only enhances the organizational performance, it enhances the creative capacities of the entire team. You bring ideas to the team.
  • Character: You operate at the highest executive function in your personal organization, your communications style, and your integrity. You bring follow through, resourcefulness, and coordination to the team.
  • Culture: You add positively to the social focus, the energy and the engagement of those around you. You bring warmth, generosity of spirit, excitement and respect.

 

This position is exempt, full-time, regular with full benefits. This position reports to the Chief Executive Office. 

 

Salary range for this position is

$80,000-120,000 DOE

 

Benefits include: 

  • Unlimited paid time off, paid holidays 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote work
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • 401k with a company match option

 

Please submit a resume and writing and/or communications project work  samples along with an introductory email to jobs@catchlight.io

 

The post will remain open until filled.

 

CatchLight is an equal opportunity employer. CatchLight is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct. This policy applies to all employment practices including hiring, benefits, promotions, training, disciplinary action, and termination.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and writing and/or communications project work  samples along with an introductory email to jobs@catchlight.io

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 48 days.

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