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4 Mar 2013

Full-Time Communications Manager

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty – Posted by Jewish Jobs New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is one of New York’s largest human services agencies, providing 100,000 New Yorkers with critical services in their fight against poverty each year. Since 1972, Met Council has been the front-line contact for people who are vulnerable, providing crisis intervention, kosher food pantries, career training and assistance, domestic violence counseling, health insurance enrollment, affordable housing, home care and home repairs and furnishings to people in need. We help individuals and families find immediate relief and lasting solutions to poverty and need.




A top New York social services agency seeks a full-time Communications Manager to further its efforts to raise visibility for the agency and its programs and services as well as support fundraising and advocacy initiatives. The Communications Manager will report directly to the Chief Advancement Officer and work closely with the CEO.




3-5 years



Press and Media Relations – 50%

• Write, edit and disseminate press releases, statements and other media-focused materials • Monitor news cycle as well as editorial calendars, and vigorously promote agency experts, research and material across media; This

includes: 1) Pitching radio, television and print media about long-lead stories and 2) Developing materials for/engage in rapid response activities for breaking news events.

• Provide media relations and outreach support for agency programs, projects and special events • Take photos and transcribe quotes during events to post on website and write newsletter articles and post-event press releases • Lead the annual New York Times Neediest Campaign by generating, writing, and submitting riveting client stories for publication in The Times.

• Oversee press contact database and establish relationships with local and national reporters.

• Track press placements and provide regular reports on media coverage and impact

Writing/Publication – 25%

• Write stories for the print newsletter, articles for print media and general copy for flyers, brochures and other marketing materials • Assist with editing documents as needed • Draft op-eds and letters to the editor in conjunction with CEO addressing issues of the day

Online Communication – 25%

•Write website homepage stories and articles for web pages

•Write the bi-monthly e-newsletter and copy for fundraising and advocacy emails

•Work with website team to continually increase capacity of and interest in the website and to grow housefile and email marketing efficacy

•General website and e-marketing maintenance

•On-going updates to Twitter and Facebook (in coordination with website team)

•Track trends in resources and online strategies through web-based news and through professional development events and activities


•Excellent computer skills (MS Office and database)

•Excellent organizational, oral and written skills

•Ability to work with program staff and clients


•BA is required, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or related field.


•Ability to work in a robust environment with multiple and shifting priorities

•Interpersonal skills

How to Apply

1) Email a cover letter and resume to: Cover letter must include salary requirements 2) Place "Communication Manager" in the subject line.

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Media/Design/Art, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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