Employment

Manager of Institutional Communications and Partnerships

The New Press seeks a Manager of Institutional Communications and Partnerships to support and develop organization-wide partnerships, communications, and fundraising strategies that clarify and convey The New Press’s mission and impact to diverse constituencies.

This is an exciting position for an energetic, outgoing, and effective communicator who wants to both support and learn from a unique publishing organization focused on promoting and enriching public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world. 

The Manager of Institutional Communications and Partnerships will report jointly to the Director of Development and the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships. This position works collaboratively with development, editorial, marketing, and publicity staff to further the goals of the organization.

 

PARTNERSHIPS (50%)

* Spearhead organizational partnerships: Serve as a public representative for The New Press, including identifying new and cultivating existing relationships with strategic partners; and help to establish activities with partners across book and issue areas.

* Serve as point person on book-specific outreach activities: Assist in leveraging individual books, including working with authors and partner organizations; identify and reach out to relevant conferences, organizations, and individuals; and take the lead on outreach-based events around specific books. 

COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY (50%)

* Manage institutional communications: Coordinate and draft regular newsletters, event invites, and event digests; coordinate annual appeal (online and in print); participate in conceptualizing annual event, honorees, evening program; promote annual event and online ticket sales; promote alumni relations; launch innovative campaigns and develop new fundraising strategies; help develop fundraising materials (e.g., brochures); and provide support for fundraising events.

* Drive email marketing: Identify and promote tie-ins with other departments; manage consumer e-mail lists for categories including criminal justice, literature, and education; and implement new email marketing service. 

* Serve as liaison to Board of Directors: Coordinate board materials in advance of meetings; capture meeting minutes; provide general correspondence.

* Manage New Press website: Develop, maintain, and oversee content generation (e.g., conceive of and draft news articles and features; establish system for processing content); plan promotions and updates; coordinate content and projects across departments; and manage any future website development. 

* Manage databases: Liaise with developers and internal staff on CiviCRM design and implementation; train staff on CiviCRM; facilitate FileMaker training; maintain integrity of database and encourage staff use; work with developers to add new features and functionality to database as needed; and manage mailing lists including newsletters and events lists.

* Promote communications technology: Serve on New Press Technology Committee; identify New Press technology needs; and work with IT consultant and in-house support to improve and streamline office technology maintenance and upgrades.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

* Bachelor's degree required

* Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the social justice field

* Experience with issue-focused outreach and book marketing a plus

* Excellent oral, writing, editing, and problem-solving skills, with ability to motivate and inspire through the written word, and to think creatively and analyticallyally

* Highly organized and detail-oriented

* Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with discretion

* Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office; experience with InDesign, Photoshop, html and website content management systems (particularly WordPress or Drupal), contact databases, and e-newsletter systems

* Candidates should also have an interest in and commitment to the ideals and mission of The New Press

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter, with salary history/requirements, to careers@thenewpress.com; subject line: “Mgr of Institutional Communications & Partnerships.” The New Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package. A writing sample will be required for candidates offered an interview.  Submissions without thoughtful cover letters will not be considered.

The New Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The New Press is affiliated with the Technical, Office and Professional (TOP) Union, Local 2110 UAW, AFL-CIO, however this is a confidential, non-union position.

No phone calls, please.