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Communications Manager, Social Media & Publications


Summary of the Position

The Communications Manager is responsible for creating and managing MAS’s digital and print communications programs. This includes managing our social media presence, e-newsletters, and printed collateral of the organization. S/he is responsible for overall strategy and continual assessment of the effectiveness of all digital outreach strategies and initiatives. The position includes opportunity to learn about media outreach, fundraising strategy, and event management depending on candidate interest.

Reports to: Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs 


Duties and Tasks

Web Communications and Social Media 65%
Lead MAS’s presence and participation on social media, with an emphasis on audience engagement and growth
Devise and execute targeted online communications campaigns for MAS initiatives and development/fundraising
Regularly update and maintain website content on the newly re-launched
Produce monthly e-newsletter and online news content
Help manage contacts database in partnership with development team
Manage external vendor relationships related to digital communications

Branded Materials 30%
Manage production of all electronic and print outreach materials (including annual reports, membership collateral, branding & logos, membership cards, and event materials)
Oversee MAS photography and video assets, and coordinate vendors as needed for special events

Event Production Support 5%
Design and execute on-site social media presence
Design marketing campaigns to drive attendance at MAS events
Manage photography on-site
Assist with graphic design needs and manage external graphic design vendors

Required Experience:

3-7 years of experience in communications, including at least two years of digital communications experience
Excellent attention to detail
An interest in urbanism and the betterment of New York City

Preferred Experience:

Fluency in social media norms, standards, and metrics. Main presence currently includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Flickr
Familiarity with WordPress
Familiarity with online CRM software
Experience managing a large newsletter database, including segmentation, and CAN-SPAM requirements
Basic design skills, including Photoshop and InDesign
Familiarity with DSLR photography
Familiarity with event production
Experience working with members of the media
Basic GIS: ArcGIS, CartoDB, etc.


Commensurate with experience.


Application Instructions

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in MAS and in this position in particular to the attention of Meaghan Baron, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, at, with the subject line “Communications Manager.” No phone calls please.

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