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Regional Communications Manager

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Stand Together
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September 13, 2020
Location
Arlington, VA
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ID (external): 2020-4587
Location: US-VA-Arlington

Overview

You are the first-person people call to brainstorm ideas. Your ability to make fast decisions and give trusted communications advice has allowed you to also create strong partnerships with your stakeholders. You are also known for cultivating strong relationships with journalists while also strategizing and executing communications campaigns.

In this role you will work directly with Americans for Prosperity, the grassroots policy organization within the Stand Together community, which has a presence in 36 states across the country.

Are you looking for an opportunity that needs your media relations and project management expertise to take an organization's communications strategy to the next level? Then we hope to consider you for this leadership role on our communications and marketing team.

As a Regional Communications Manager you will serve as the communications lead supporting and promoting grassroots advocacy efforts in each of several (five-to-six) assigned states. You will be responsible for the implementation of all communications-related activities in assigned states.

Stand Together exists to empower those dedicated to the betterment of themselves and others. We believe that, with the right mindset and support, anyone can improve their life and meaningfully contribute to the lives of others.

Your Responsibilities Include

  • Consult with partners to understand their policy priorities and goals as well as the unique dynamics at work in each state
  • Work with State Directors to develop long-term communications strategies and tactics to achieve those goals
  • Work with State Directors and capability teams to proactively identify opportunities to advance policies and principles
  • Work alongside capability teams to craft compelling, legally compliant communications materials
  • Collaborate with digital team to develop collateral to maximize earned media and grassroots impact
  • Travel to state chapters for background meetings with press, editorial board meetings, and special events requiring media coverage as needed
  • Identify media opportunities for clients in traditional and non-traditional venues.
  • Work to build relationships with in-state bookers and establish clients as key influencers in the state who warrant coverage on client policy and political issues.
  • Advise and collaborate with stakeholders on paid media opportunities, including TV or radio scripts, as needed
  • Create rapid-response materials and backgrounders; circulate key media hits and narratives that should be addressed in each state
  • Draft messaging and copy for public and grassroots-facing materials related to these issue campaigns, including but not limited to landing pages, email marketing content, press releases, opinion pieces, website, and website blog posts
  • Pitch media on stories and events
  • Coordinate with marketing, creative, digital, research, and writing teams to leverage resources and services for state-level efforts and campaigns

Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • 3-5 years of experience in media relations and strategic communications
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and an ability to distill complex policy into accessible and digestible language and products that get noticed
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing conditions. If you are overwhelmed by a fast-paced and demanding environment, this position will not be a good fit
  • Must be able to work productively with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders across the country
  • Willing and able to work collaboratively
  • On the record experience

Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • Agency, congressional, executive branch (state or federal), or political campaign experience is a major plus

About Us

Stand Together helps social entrepreneurs supercharge their efforts to help people improve their lives. We connect them with passionate partners and the resources necessary to make a greater difference.

Through our philanthropic community, we tackle some of the nation's biggest challenges so that every person has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.

Stand Together partners with people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds-including people in education, business, community non-profits, and public policy-to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own.

Our Values

Working at Stand Together is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management ® (MBM ® ). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees.

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color,race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #PM19

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