19 Apr 2017

Full-Time Communications Officer

Girl Be Heard – Posted by jenthatNew York, United States

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Job Description

The full-time Communications Officer will work alongside the Girl Be Heard team (including a part-time Communications Associate and Social Media Fellow) to manage external communications and marketing by developing and implementing innovative strategies, crafting creative youth-engaging messaging, and growing the organization’s online presence and network. The Communications Officer will focus on managing day-to-day communications, and executing Girl Be Heard’s long-term, strategic communications goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Update and strengthen media/press list, write press releases, and cultivate relationships with press to cover events and news.
  • Prepare press kits and create other print and digital marketing collateral.
  • Leverage social media platforms to open dialogue on current events, connect with our stakeholders, and engage potential funders and celebrity supporters
  • Establish and ensure a consistent voice and clear posting system across all social media platforms.
  • Oversee upcoming website migration and redesign, as well as ongoing web content maintenance.
  • Produce story-driven, data-driven, and impactful print and digital content, including Girl Be Heard’s annual report and case statement.
  • Monitor online engagement, utilize analytics to amend and refine strategy, and develop reports for staff and board members.
  • Establish communications plan to ensure that all Girl Be Heard events and performances are adequately promoted through channels such as social media, email marketing, and the website.
  • Develop marketing strategies to increase ticket sales and revenue from events and performances.
  • Foster internal clarity and cohesion while guiding institutional memory.
  • Liaise with board of directors’ communications committee to design and approve new marketing materials.


  • Knowledge of a broad range of human rights issues affecting girls locally and globally with a commitment to equity and inclusion respecting differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socioeconomic circumstance.
  • Committed to youth empowerment work.
  • Inspired by peacebuilding, and commitment to building a world based on compassion, justice and love.
  • Highly collaborative, flexible, responsive, positive, and kind.
  • Willing to work outside of normal business hours if necessary.
  • BA or BS in a communications, public relations, and/or marketing-related field.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and flair for using social networking speak.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, Constant Contact (or related email marketing platform), Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, website CMS systems (such as WordPress and SquareSpace), and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Photography/videography/graphic design experience a plus.

How to Apply

Send your resume with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, your approach to working with young people, and why you would like to work with Girl Be Heard. Submit electronically to jobs@girlbeheard.org.   Include “Communications Officer” – (your name)” in the subject line. 

Job Categories: Public Relations
Job Types: Full-Time

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