Overview

New Jersey Future (NJF) seeks an experienced communications professional and strategic
thinker with a commitment to racial and social justice to guide the organization’s communications strategy and
oversee its expanding communications and marketing activities. The communications manager will coordinate a
collaborative communications team and work closely with the organization’s directors and staff to increase
public awareness and understanding of NJF’s work and to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic Communications & Project Management
● Manage communications staff, consultants, and all communications work to ensure all materials
have consistent messaging and branding.
● Work closely with development and marketing, including on communications strategy and
messaging related to NJF events and fundraising.
● Work with program managers and staff to develop and implement strategic communications plans
and compelling messaging.
● Facilitate monthly programmatic communications meetings to determine current and upcoming
communications needs and priorities.
● Develop content to support digital marketing and outreach, including website development and
updates, email marketing, internal communications, social media strategy, and outreach.
Press/Media Relations
● Seek proactive opportunities to communicate about NJF work at the local, state, and national levels,
including developing and managing media relations.
● Write and edit press releases and op-eds.
● Serve as the single point of contact for the media, manage relationships, and direct inquiries to
appropriate staff.
● Meet with staff to prepare for interviews, statements, press conferences, and other relevant
speaking engagements as needed.
● Work closely with government affairs staff or consultants, including generating communications
pieces related to advocacy, media, press strategy, and releases.
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Writing & Editing
● Write and edit newsletter messages, blog posts, articles, direct emails, social media, and other
content as needed.
● Oversee all external communications deliverables—including newsletters, emails, and web
content—and conduct quality control on all communications.
● Plan editorial calendar, strategizing and diversifying content based on key priorities, breaking
developments, ongoing initiatives, and organizational goals.
● Assist with the writing and editing of grant proposals and reports.
● Provide writing and speaking guidance and training for staff as needed.
REQUIREMENTS
● Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic.
● Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
● The technological knowledge and ability to manage communications work on a variety of digital
platforms.
● Demonstrated success in directing strategic communications plans.
● Experience managing individuals and teams.
● Media relations experience, including press release and op-ed writing.
● A working knowledge of systemic inequities, including an understanding of the historical context and
root causes of these inequities.
● Demonstrated commitment to and experience with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion policies
and practices and employment of these values.
● Comfortable with self-reflection, willing to learn, and capable of honestly working through conflict.
● Ability to communicate complex issues in a compelling manner.
● Demonstrated track record of working well in a diverse team environment.
● Strong project management skills.
● Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@njfuture.org

About New Jersey Future

At New Jersey Future, we believe that great places help build great lives. To help create and
preserve our great places, we promote sensible and equitable planning, redevelopment, and infrastructure
investments that foster vibrant cities and towns; protect natural lands and waterways; enhance
transportation choices; support a strong economy; and provide access to safe, affordable, and aging-friendly
neighborhoods for everyone. We do this through original research, innovative policy development,
coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on strategic assistance. Embracing differences and advancing fairness
is central to our mission and operations, and we are firmly committed to pursuing greater justice, equity,
diversity, and inclusion in our work and culture. New Jersey Future is located in downtown Trenton, NJ. For
more information, visit www.njfuture.org.