Association Communications Manager
The Manager of Association Communications will work with stakeholders throughout the association to develop, report and write content for NAHB’s website, news blog and newsletters as well as press releases, op-eds and other editorial products. He or she will also edit and repurpose content produced by stakeholders within NAHB and will ensure that the appropriate communications tools are employed to provide essential information to NAHB members and demonstrate the value of NAHB membership. The Manager of Association Communications will direct the process of producing content from conception to delivery to ensure message consistency and quality.
Required skills include excellent written and oral communication skills for presentations, press releases, reports, copywriting, editing, opinion editorials, letters to the editor, etc. and special familiarity with writing for websites and social media platforms. Ability to work with a wide range of professionals from various fields – legislative, legal, regulatory, technical and economic – to quickly understand highly complex issues and plan media strategies to communicate association goals. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. Comfortable with email management programs and web content management tools, including a basic knowledge of photo manipulation software. Self-directed, creative and versatile. Proficiency in developing consensus.
Seeking a minimum of 5 years in-depth experience writing and editing copy for websites, traditional media and social media and working on public relations/issues advocacy campaigns. Experience in the housing and/or real estate fields is highly desirable. Experience conducting interviews as well as pitching stories, interviews and opinion editorials successfully is also desirable.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field or equivalent in education and experience.
An Equal Opportunity Employer