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Citizen Action of New York

Citizen Action of New York


Communications Manager

Based in Albany, NY


Citizen Action of New York is a statewide grassroots membership organization that fights for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. We organize in local communities to build power. We collaborate with organizations and coalitions in communities across New York to win on key issues and elect progressive candidates at the local, state and federal levels.

Citizen Action of New York is seeking a Communications Manager to work out of our Albany office. The Communications Manager is responsible for the day to day execution our the organization's communications strategy, both through traditional press/media and our digital program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute press strategies for our statewide issue campaigns and regional chapters
  • Write, design and distribute external communications, including press advisories and releases, flyers, fact sheets, op-eds, talking points, memos or other promotional materials such as signs and brochures
  • Provide rapid-response press and digital support, including drafting and issuing statements on behalf of our organization’s leaders/spokespeople
  • Aggressively monitoring news and social media to identify topics with which we should engage
  • Manage and execute portions of our digital program, including drafting of email messages to our members, building online action pages, producing high-quality content for our digital platforms and social media accounts, and maintaining our websites
  • Provide communications support and training to regional community organizers and local volunteer leaders

Skills and Experience:

  • At least one year experience in political or non-profit communications. Relevant volunteer experience will also be considered.
  • Strong commitment to racial justice, progressive change and movement-building
  • Very strong writing skills and the ability to produce quality content in high volume quickly
  • Experience with website management. Experience with WordPress strongly preferred. Proficiency in HTML and CSS a plus.
  • Basic experience with graphic design, including use of Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Track record of effectively using Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms on behalf of organizations or businesses
  • Highly skilled at multitasking and working at a fast pace
  • Willingness to work long or irregular hours, attend evening and weekend events, and travel as necessary

This permanent, full-time position is based in Albany, NY. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so please apply as soon as possible for greatest consideration.

Salary and benefits: Citizen Action of New York offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package.

Citizen Action of New York is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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