Free the Facts (FtF), a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, seeks an innovative Communications Director, to lead the organization’s growing Communications and Marketing team.
Our organization was founded with the goal of engaging, educating, and empowering young people across the ideological spectrum. As we grow, we’re looking for a Communications Director who can help us reach, educate, and inspire America’s brightest minds.
Strong preference given to candidates with congressional office, political campaign, trade association/non-profit, and/or agency experience.
Reporting directly to the COO, the Director of Communications & Marketing will:
- Work closely with the Creative Director, Program Operations Director, and Co-Directors of the Policy Department.
- Recruit and manage a strong marketing and communications team for the organization.
- Establish organization-wide written communications standards and best practices.
- Work with the Executive Office to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy that:
- Incorporates a blend of traditional and new communications strategies and mediums, including earned and paid media, media relations, social media, and emerging communication technologies/platforms;
- Can effectively reach core audiences - and demonstrate success through key performance metrics;
- Promotes the organization and its key issues and programming.
- Oversee development and implementation/distribution of a wide range of communications products, including (but not limited to):
- FtF’s newsletters, The Pulse and TLDR: DC;
- Website content;
- Educational content for FtF’s online properties and policy programming (in collaboration with the Co-Directors of the Policy Department);
- Social media content; and
- Organizational collateral.
- Develop promotional strategies for FtF’s in-person and virtual programming, including:
- FtF’s national policy tour;
- The Summer in D.C. series;
- Virtual events; and
- Educational programming initiatives that are currently in the pilot testing phase.
- As needed, serve as a spokesperson for the organization.
- Work with the Program Operations team to identify partnership opportunities and develop supplemental materials for existing partnerships.
- Oversee FtF’s social media presence, identifying audience trends, opportunities for growth, and implementing strategies that promote the organization’s mission and programming.
- Collaborate with the Creative Director to develop content that reflects the organization’s visual brand and engages FtF’s core audiences.
- Cultivate media relationships and develop an extensive outreach network for the organization.
- A bachelor of arts degree in political science, public policy, communications or related field.
- 5+ years of professional experience with positions of increasing responsibility. Strong preference given to those with experience as part of a congressional staff, think tank, executive agency, public relations/affairs firm, and/or state-wide or national campaign.
- Experience successfully implementing a communications strategy using a wide variety of platforms, products, and approaches, including newsletters, website content, social media platforms, paid advertising, press releases, opeds, presentations, and media relations.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Facebook Ad Manager, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and SEO best practices.
- Ability to present complex information and policy details in an approachable, fair-minded, and accessible way that encourages discussion and engagement.
- A demonstrated ability to collaborate with individuals who hold different views/opinions and respect for viewpoint diversity and informed debate.