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Organization TypePublic Interest
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Deputy Director of Communications Responsibilities: Work with the Director of Communications to define, devise, refine, and oversee the underlying plans of actions to achieve key objectives for the communications team. Assist the Director of Communications in liaising with other teams to ensure optimum communication, collaboration, and coordination of team wide objectives Promote team-work and cross-team communication and efficiency, establish priorities, engage in problem solving to eliminate bottle-necks and problem-areas, and continuously elevate and accelerate the performance of the communications team. Work with pre-existing and new media relationships to elevate the profile of Alliance Defending Freedom and broaden the reach and influence of the brand across all current targeted news organizations. Direct the development and implementation of all strategic and fully-integrated multimedia components for national, regional and local media relations campaigns. Oversee social media operations to ensure strategic, timely, relevant social media campaigns, responses, postings, etc. Work with the Director of Communications to lead swift, effective crisis communications and reputation protection operations. Oversee the media relations booking process. Increase TV and radio presence of Alliance Defending Freedom by working with media relationships and strategically pitching and booking attorneys. Collaborate with team to develop and execute press conferences, media symposia, debates and client-related forums, and other projects when appropriate. Ensure media responders are equipped and prepared for media interviews Work closely with the Multimedia Correspondent to produce relevant and timely video news releases, video content for social projects, and other strategic video-based projects. Provide input, direction, and oversight for the social media manager’s social media strategy and execution. Oversee the productivity processes and quality work standards of a team of media communication professionals which includes supervising the following positions: Social Media Manager, Multi-Media Correspondent, and Media Relations Specialist. Manage team’s collaborative efforts and follow through with stakeholders across the organization (Marketing, Development, Mobilization, Training, and International), as well as key external stakeholders, allies and allied organizations. Provide timely reports on strategic campaign results. Oversee external agencies scope of work and deliverables.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, or Political Science. 10+ years of relevant experience and demonstrated success. A law degree is not required, but highly beneficial. 5+ years of media communications leadership and media interaction experience in the public advocacy or policy arena. Experience in multimedia production and social media engagement. Knowledge of: Legal acumen and understanding of the court of law processes and the role public advocacy plays in litigation and legislative support. Demonstrated proficiency in: Excellent critical thinking, organizational, and project management skills. Excellent written and oral communications skills Media relations, training skills and strategic planning experience. Establishing media contacts in major national media markets. D.C. and New York experience a plus. Proven track record in growth trends for positive media coverage and persuasiveness with news organizations’ gatekeepers. Ability to: Ability to lead and motivate a team of professionals, accomplish objectives in a rapid, constantly changing, and oftentimes combative news environment. Ability to work collaboratively and productively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to well under pressure and respond to crisis communications situations in calm and professional manner.
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