Human Rights Campaign is a group created for all. It gives every member of the LGBTQ family the freedom to live a peaceful life. Currently, the Human Rights Campaign has over 3 million members. The group strives to support its members and help each one of them gain equity and justice under the law. The Human Rights Campaign was founded in the year 1980 by an American gay rights Activist Steve Endean. Human Rights Campaign comprises a passionate team reputable for their advocacy on marriage equality, gender equality, anti-discrimination, hate crimes legislation, and much more. President Alphonso David effectively heads the Human Rights Campaign. Its headquarters strategically situated in Washington, D.C. Human Rights, is also known for its award and recognition policies to the social activist who deserved it. The Human Right Campaign team are committed to helping people in the community and globally. The group has created numerous awareness campaigns for the eye-opening of people all over the world. Human Rights Campaign has long pulled a revenue of $45,636 641. As of 2018, the group expenditure was recorded to be $43,167,397.
We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.
The Senior Advisor for Communications, New York will focus on deepening and building relationships with press, influencers, communications staff of partner organizations, and others in the greater New York area who can help amplify the Human Rights Campaigns work. This person will be responsible for New York-based media events for the Human Rights Campaign, pitching New York-based local and national media, and networking with other communications and marketing professionals in the New York area. The Senior Advisor for Communications, New York will work with the Senior Director of Communications and Marketing and the Deputy Communications Directors to effectively create new media opportunities for the Human Rights Campaign in the greater New York area.
- Earned media planning and execution: Proactively seeks out news opportunities and creative placement strategies as part of short- and long-term planning in coordination with Communications leadership.
- Effective media relations and tactics: Develop tactics to effectively and successfully pitch the placement of stories, including ensuring HRCs placement in breaking news. A keen understanding of the media landscape to include traditional and online media and how that space is evolving is crucial.
- Producing outstanding written materials: Write press releases, media advisories, talking points, speeches, opinion pieces, web content, and other materials. Synthesize research into appropriate messaging.
- Build and maintain relationships with key reporters, editors and producers in print, online, television and radio;
- Act as an on-the-record and background source as necessary;
- Work with and coach spokespersons on effective interaction with press;
- Manage and execute events such as press conferences, media availabilities and editorial board meetings;
- Research various issues in order to service media requests;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent in experience required. At least five or more years of work experience in media relations with a preference for advocacy/political communications;
- Outstanding verbal communications skills and writing talent;
- Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word and Outlook), Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive), and social media;
- Demonstrated experience with successfully placing print and electronic stories, op-eds and ensuring that an organizations message is placed in reactive stories;
- Familiarity with and contacts in local media are required;
- Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines with fanatical attention to detail;
- Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit to advance HRCs media initiatives in new territory;
- Willingness and ability to respond to breaking news, often outside the workday;
- Comfort working in a high-volume environment and ability to closely follow the messaging of the organization on a wide variety of issues;
- Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires frequent evening and weekend work to respond to breaking news;
- Frequent travel required; ability to travel up to 30% of the time;
- Background or experience with LGBTQ rights and issues and American politics is important. Additionally, a thorough understanding of LGBTQ media is important.
All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.
Tracking Code: 442-928
Job Location: New York, New York, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular