Communications Director

The Communications Director will work closely with Executive Director and key members of the Board of Directors to develop and implement all aspects of Better UTAH communications.

Media

  • Working with Executive Director, develop a Better UTAH media plan
  • Draft press releases and ensure their dissemination
  • Organize press support for Better UTAH issues/actions
  • Maintain an up-to-date press list for Utah and applicable national media
  • Develop and maintain relationships with bloggers
  • Actively pitch Better UTAH stories, interviews, etc.
  • Work with staff to manage database of Better UTAH press and media hits, press releases, and other communications

Communications Hub

  • Work with staff to develop broader progressive communications and materials
  • Manage database of Better UTAH policy and issue statements and supporting documents
  • Collaborate with allies and member of the Utah progressive community to coordinate communication efforts and actions

General

  • Work with staff to create Better UTAH promotional materials
  • Contribute to Better UTAH online blog
  • Work with staff to create email campaigns, donor/constituent updates, actions alert, etc.

Requirements for Position

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, ability to work both collaboratively and independently and in a virtual office environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Proficient research and analytical skills
  • At least 3 years experience in communications or public relations field
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Existing and positive relationships with Utah media outlets
  • Intimate knowledge and understanding of Utah politics, Utah legislative and electoral processes, and progressive issues
  • Experience with social media, blogs, web content, etc.
  • Previous experience in progressive communications, highly desirable

To apply: Please send your resume, two writing samples (include an online example, if possible), and a cover letter expressing your interest and qualification, to jobs@betterutah.org.

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