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Communications Manager

Friday, November 30, 2018
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Full Time

 Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.


AJC’s Marketing and Communications Department seeks an energetic and highly capable Communications Manager to work on initiatives related to advancing and communicating AJC’s advocacy agenda.


The specific responsibilities outlined below are not exhaustive. The ideal candidate will be a utility player-able to identify new communications opportunities as they arise and work collaboratively to develop and execute them.


The Communications Manager does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.


Specific Responsibilities:

Social Media

The Communications Manager will be principally responsible for managing AJC’s social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This work, which will include writing the content and coordinating it with relevant internal stakeholders, will require availability outside normal work hours to respond to breaking developments.

  • Be responsible for generating a steady stream of posts on AJC’s national social media accounts that are consistent with AJC’s programmatic/advocacy priorities and responsive to current events;
  • Work with the Director of Public Affairs to provide content guidance and technical support to AJC regional offices and programmatic institutes that maintain their own social media presence;
  • Develop social media campaigns aimed at galvanizing support for AJC’s advocacy agenda;
  • Work with the Graphics team to obtain relevant photographs and/or create custom graphics for posts;
  • Closely follow relevant news and trending social media topics;
  • Initiate and manage live tweeting of signature programs;
  • Monitor and edit outside comments posted to AJC’s national Facebook page;
  • Track metrics on a weekly basis for each of AJC’s national social media accounts and make strategic recommendations accordingly;
  • Devise, implement, and monitor ongoing social media advertising campaigns designed to boost followers and convey AJC advocacy messages;
  • Devise, implement, and monitor a variety of tactics to convert Facebook “likes” and Twitter followers into email constituents;
  • Monitor relevant outside accounts and regularly research new platforms and trends that might be applicable for AJC.


Written Content

The Communications Manager will write and edit text for AJC’s website and other platforms that is crisp, compelling, and error-free, and which adheres to best practices for web content.

  • Write AJC Dispatch, a weekly email digest highlighting the top relevant news stories and AJC events of the week;
  • Interview AJC subject matter experts and convert their ideas into well-written and engaging content;
  • Work with the Director of Public Affairs to craft and execute communications campaigns in accordance with AJC’s agency priorities;
  • Work with the Director of Public Affairs to craft website action alerts surrounding AJC advocacy items and corresponding email appeals;
  • Write headlines and copy for AJC’s website;
  • Locate and upload images to accompany items on AJC’s website.



The Communications Manager will be responsible for the production of AJC’s weekly podcast, AJC Passport.

        Works with AJC colleagues to brainstorm topics, secure guests, and schedule the recordings;

        Compose the briefing document and proposed questions for the podcast;

        Coordinate and manage the sound engineer consultant;

        Edit the podcast for length and audio clarity;

        Upload the podcast to distribution channels;

        Devise new ways of broadening the weekly listener base.


Conference Call Briefings

In coordination with AJC’s IT, Development, and programmatic departments, the Communications Manager will devise and implement a conference call program that provides AJC constituents with timely and exclusive analysis.

  • Initiate conference call briefings for AJC constituents when major news issues arise;
  • Brainstorm and secure internal or outside expert speakers in consultation with relevant department heads;
    • Liaise with AJC’s Development department to determine the appropriate invitee list for each call and distribute the final attendee list after the call;
    • Draft email invitation copy and lay introductory remarks;
    • Monitor and pose questions coming in during the call;
    • Oversee all technical aspects surrounding the call and troubleshoot as necessary.



  • Four to five years’ work experience in the field of communications, including at least one-two years’ experience as a social media manager;
  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Flexible work style with the ability to work late and on weekends (often on short notice);
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, especially across all levels of the organization, and pleasant demeanor;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Motivated self-starter capable of working independently as well as within a team environment;
  • Track record of demonstrating sound judgment by making appropriate decisions and knowing when to take initiative;
  • High level of professionalism with the ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information;
  • Understanding of online communications technologies;
  • Grasp of current events, particularly as they affect American Jewry, the Jewish people, and Israel;
  • Commitment to AJC’s global mission and familiarity with the Jewish community:
  • Experience with graphic design, video editing, and/or podcast production preferred.


AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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