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Communications Strategist

Human Rights First

New York, NY 10004
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The Communications Strategist will work to develop content and implement strategies in social and traditional media to advance the organizations advocacy and branding objectives. 





  • Write and produce media assets of all types:  issue briefs, press releases, op-eds, development, and marketing materials 

  • Strategize with team leaders to best present policy information, study findings, and advocacy in ways that parallel the HRF brand 

  • Work across departments to coordinate press availabilities and events 

  • Polish press releases, reports, and other public facing documents emanating from other program teams


  • Oversee digital properties to advance Human Rights Firsts branding and advocacy goals

  • Work with communications team and program leaders to implement social media strategy

    • Prepare written content, develop graphics, and manage posting to HRFs Twitter and Facebook accounts

    • Develop and execute targeted online ads on Facebook, Twitter, and Google

    • Maintain schedule of social media engagements

    • Track and report on performance analytics for digital content

  • Create and post blogs, resources, and other content on the website

  • Write emails, petitions, and actions for supporter list

    • Use Quorum database to configure, test, schedule, and send petitions, action alerts, email messages, registration forms, and event invites

    • Edit, test, and send development emails


  • Manage the communications calendar

  • Maintain press contacts and relationships with journalists; manage press lists

  • Manage communications associates as they come online, and vendor partners as needed

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors degree in communications, political science, international relations, or other related field preferred and 4+ years relevant professional experience

  • Understanding of best practices in communications, media design, and issue advocacy

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, good press judgement 

  • Traditional and digital media savvy

  • Ability to synthesize complex information in meaningful ways for distribution to a variety of audiences

  • Familiarity with Quorum, eCRM databases, and email platforms; basic familiarity with HTML and web editing, Adobe Suite and/or InDesign

  • Organized and creative thinker with ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, accept new challenges, and work successfully across organization lines and with a diverse team of colleagues

  • Growth mindset, an ability to work independently, and a rigorous attention to detail

  • Interest in defending human rights in America and around the world

LOCATION:   New York City preferred, Washington, D.C. possible

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should apply at Please include a resume, cover letter and a writing sample, all in PDF format.


Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews.NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
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