The Addiction Policy Forum is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting a variety of communications activities, with a focus on producing content and building engagement across APF’s websites, membership, social media channels, and supporting digital campaigns. Self-motivation, flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment are essential to this position.
The Communications Coordinator is an important position within the team, perfect for someone with a background and strong interest in building social media campaigns, increasing engagement, and working independently and collaboratively. The candidate is a team player with meticulous attention to detail and works well under pressure and meeting deadlines. The candidate has the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment, is eager to learn, and is excited to bring their skill set to a small hard-working team.
Drafts a variety of content to support communications and marketing efforts, including but not limited to: press releases, email newsletters, website copy, op-eds, pitches, talking points, program descriptions, and promotional brochures
Assist APF leadership in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further organization objectives
Build and deploy email communications and support website edits and updates across the APF web sites
Perform outreach to varying press outlets and contacts as well as build strategic partnerships to grow brand notoriety
Stay up to date on trending topics relating to the APF community.
Share recommendations for communications strategies and campaigns
Support CEO with social media management including Twitter chats and webinars
Create events graphics and social media graphics
Support design projects related to marketing and communications
Monitor APF's media hits and track key analytics; use data to analyze success and shortcomings of communications campaigns and strategies
Make updates to APF's multiple websites
Assist team with all conference and events promotions, outreach, and marketing materials
Bachelor’s degree required
Proficiency with email marketing software
Proficiency with media tracking services
Familiarity and/or proficiency with Wix
Experience with digital media editing tools
Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media best practice
Direct experience using social media management tools (e.g., AgoraPulse, Hootsuite)
Graphic design experience (e.g., Canva)
Our Ideal Candidate
Strong writing, copywriting, and copy-editing skills
Detail-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills;
Clear and accurate communication skills (verbal and written)
Reliable, Dependable, and Highly energized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
Positive attitude with a will to learn and be a team player
Salary based on experience. Health insurance with vision, dental. 401K plan. Vacation and sick leave.
Please submit a cover letter, a writing sample, and resume in PDF format to Jobs@addictionpolicy.org and include “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.