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NABJ is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

About NABJ:

NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.

Many of NABJ's 3,000 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

NABJ has a long history of advocacy, education, training and scholarship – in television, radio, newspapers, magazines and now on the Internet. With members in just about all 50 states and around the globe, our association of journalists, students and media-related professionals provides quality programs and services.

For additional information, please visit: www.nabj.org.



 

 


NABJ Job Posting for Communications Manager (Full-time)

Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017 5:00 PM EDT

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is requesting proposals for providing services as outlined below under Scope of Work. Applicants must indicate “Full-time Communications,” in the subject line of their email.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Documented experience in areas as outlined in the Scope of Work
  • Three references that address applicant’s expertise and interpersonal skills
  • College degree required
  • Resume required
  • Must be able to work under pressure of deadlines with multiple projects

Applicant must work five days per week at the NABJ offices at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. NABJ is a 24/7 organization as we reflect our membership, which is primarily journalists who respond to breaking news. Availability outside of normal office hours is required.

Your bid, including salary requirements, should be submitted by May 12, 2017 before 5:00 pm ET to: RFP@nabj.org

SCOPE OF WORK

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

  • Designs comprehensive communications strategy for organization
  • Assists with managing day-to-day written responses to stories about the organization and membership ie. promotions, awards, upcoming events
  • Writes NABJ news releases to reflect association news
  • Assists in coordinating with Communications Committee
  • Assists in crafting and writing proactive responses to help keep NABJ on message with advocacy and other media issues
  • Creates and disseminates content on multiple social media platforms
  • Crafts e-blasts to membership on regular schedule
  • Works with board, communications committee and President as needed
  • Develops Crisis Communications plan for convention
  • Manages NABJ Journal; organization app, website and publications; convention app creation, dissemination and updates
  • Other communications activities as needed

NABJ History and Mission:

NABJ is an organization of journalists, students, academics and media professional.  It is the largest organization of journalists of color.  The organization advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Forty-four men and women founded it on Dec. 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. Many of NABJ's members also belong to one of the professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

NABJ is committed to the following:

  • Strengthening ties among black journalists
  • Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists
  • Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training
  • Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs;
  • Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large.

 National Association of Black Journalists
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101
College Park, MD   20742
T: 301-405-0248
F: 301-314-1714

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