NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NPCM) seeks a full-time (40 hours a week) Communications Officer to support the organization’s programmatic, advocacy, and fundraising programs. This position is ideal for someone passionate about reproductive freedom, creative, and who will bring exceptional writing skills to NPCM. Reporting to the Executive Director, and in close collaboration with the Development Director and Legislative and Political Director, the Communications Officer will expand issue and brand awareness to educate and inspire target audiences.
Since 1972, NPCM has led the way in advancing reproductive freedom for women and families in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy; bearing healthy children; and choosing safe, legal, accessible abortion.
The Communication Officer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Media and Public Relations Strategy
- Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to set organizational media and public relations strategy.
- Execute media and public relations strategy, including social media strategy.
- Create key messaging documents for advocacy, programmatic, and development campaigns.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for the press, field press inquiries, and coordinate responses and interviews.
- Pro-actively pitch stories to publishers, journalists, and editorial board staff with the assistance of the Executive Director.
- Produce content for and disseminate traditional affirmative media relations assets such as media advisories, statements, and press releases.
- Produce high-quality content for a range of audiences and outlets.
- Seek placement for editorial content such as op-eds and blogs.
- Prepare talking points for staff media appearances and interviews.
- As needed, work with coalition partners on the development of coalition-wide communications content and strategy.
Content Production, Writing and Editing
- Produce content and copy edit publications such as the NPCM annual report and NPCM’s monthly newsletter.
- Produce content on an as-needed basis for marketing collateral in collaboration with development staff.
- Produce speeches and oral legislative testimony for Executive Director and other department directors as needed.
- Provide editorial guidance and assistance for constituent communications such as emails and action alerts.
- Special projects and other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Working with the Public Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors.
The following qualifications are essential to the position:
- Three years’ experience in journalism or media relations executing communication strategies that influence campaign results and organizational profile.
- Excellent news sense and communications expertise
- Proven networking skills to help NPCM capitalize on breaking stories and influence change.
- Exceptional ability to pitch news stories and draft content, and knowledge of a variety of audiences.
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
- Proven ability to work independently and in a team to solve problems.
- Clear, concise, and highly skilled written and oral communication.
- Commitment to NPCM’s core mission, values and programs.
- Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.
This position is based in NPCM’s downtown Boston office.
Salary and Benefits
The Communications Officer is a full-time, 40-hour per week, exempt position. The salary range is $55,000 – $60,000, in addition to a generous benefit package including health and dental insurance and a retirement account with employer match.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a short writing sample to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin no earlier than the week of September 9th and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.