Communications Manager

Coqual

Posted: 9/28/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Marketing/Communications

Primary domain: Research

City: New York

Postal code: 10019

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$1M - $3M

Website:

https://coqual.org/

Mission statement:

Mission:

Through insightful research and powerful convenings, we inspire and equip leaders to design diverse, inclusive workplaces where every person belongs.

Vision:

We envision a world where everyone can thrive; where employers and employees value the differences and the perspectives of all people.

Values:

  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Empower individuals and organizations
  • Drive impactful change
  • Collaborate as a team
  • Achieve excellence in our work
  • Demonstrate integrity in all we do

 

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Organization
Coqual is a New York based think tank that conducts research, buildscommunity, and advises companies to design diverse, inclusive workplaces where every person belongs.
Coqual currently works with 100+ companies, many in the Fortune 500, and is organized along three pillars:
  1.  Coqual’s Task Force of member companies – a community of global business leaders who are committed to diversity and inclusion.
  2.  Ground-breaking research and publications on the most important issues in diversity and inclusion.
  3.  Advisory services through our consulting group, which helps companies implement Coqual research.
This position is presently 100% remote due to COVID 19. In 2021, we expect to return to Coqual’s large, bright office in midtown, though Coqual aims to be flexible regarding work-from-home considerations.


The Role
The Communications Manager helps to drive and deliver results for Coqual’s brand, publicity, and public information efforts. The individual in this role is responsible for developing communication and social media plans and implementing PR tactics that support and enhance Coqual’s visibility, image, and reputation. Coqual has recently rebranded with a vibrant new visual and verbal identity. The Communications Manager will help uphold the identity.
Success in this position is predicated on very strong writing and media relations skills, a high level of organization and detail orientation, strong social media skills, and experience in partnering across communications teams to pitch and place stories. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success working collaboratively. The candidate must have both passion and area knowledge in diversity and inclusion. This position will report to the Vice President, Director of Communications and Marketing.


Responsibilities to include:
• WRITING & CONTENT PRODUCTlON
o Produce well-written high-quality communications products for Coqual, including newsletters, email, blogs, social media posts, releases, editorial pieces, talking points, and marketing collateral
o Work well with designers to produce professional visual content that meets our brand identity

• MEDIA RELATIONS
o Propose and execute proactive outreach strategies for media relations
o Liaise with media, both reactively and through proactive outreach, including pitching, handling press inquiries, monitoring interviews, and prepping Coqual speakers with talking points on Coqual’s research data
o Cultivate relationships with reporters and maintain records of contacts, interview requests, and outcomes
• DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
Develop and drive smart, engaging social media strategy across multiple platforms; involve Coqual staff and board as well as key external stakeholders in efforts
o Manage Coqual’s website: Surface improvements, keep up to date, upload and edit content via WordPress
o Lead production and posting of website content, including blog posts
o Gather, analyze, and use metrics to hone content
• STRATEGY EXECUTION & SUPPORT
o Support Coqual’s overall brand and communications strategy
o Execute Coqual’s annual Marketing and Communication plan(s), in partnership with, as needed, internal and external parties
• OTHER FOCUS AREAS
o Manage high-visibility corporate/ sponsor partnerships and ensure Coqual messaging is visible, accurate, and on-brand
o Manage multiple projects, simultaneously, from conception to completion, including anticipating challenges, meeting deadlines, coordinating thought-leader schedules, and creating workback plans
o Lead and facilitate the conducting of Coqual webinars
o Work with integrity, serve as a good teammate, and uphold Coqual’s values
o Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications:

Requirements:
• 5+ years of experience in communications and/or marketing, at either a top-level agency, nonprofit, or within a Fortune 500 Company, or the equivalent
• Superior writing skills are essential, including the ability to craft a convincing op-ed using Coqual data, an engaging social media post, clear and practical service information, and a stirring call to action
• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism a plus
• Strong media relations skills, including immediate response to media inquiries and experience working with journalists and editors to gain placements.
• Excellent social media strategic thinking and skills, including experience creating monthly content calendars
• Ongoing awareness of current events and related media coverage
• Reasonable quantitative acumen, with the ability to understand complex data and communicate relevant points to a lay audience
• Creative problem-solving skills, with ability to contribute to creation of stakeholder-oriented solutions
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously, and lead project planning to meet deadlines
• Comfort and capability in public speaking
• Basic skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as all Microsoft Office applications
• Familiarity in maintaining contact lists in Cision or other media contact software
• Highly discrete and disciplined in maintaining confidentiality
• Strong passion for Coqual’s mission, including diversity and inclusion topics and workplace solutions


Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits.


Location: New York, NY (Remote at present)

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

11/27/2020

How to Apply:

How to Apply

Please email the following to [email protected]

1) two relevant writing samples 2) a resume, and 3) a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this job.


Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Only those whose application is being considered will be contacted. No phone calls or emails, please.


Coqual wishes to attract the best talent to ensure we are delivering on our mission. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. To meet this goal, we must have a workplace where differences are appreciated and respected. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical and mental disability, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


 

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