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Director of Communications

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Non Profit Organization

New York, NY 10001
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

We are seeking a creative and entrepreneurial leader to own GiveDirectly's content and communications pillar: driving awareness for direct giving through pitching media, generating content that embodies GD's values, and elevating recipient voices.

As someone passionate about shifting the status quo in the aid space, you will be the ultimate owner of cross-channel content and communications. In this capacity, you'll act as an internal journalist to identify recipient stories, data highlights, and ops challenges to surface; build relationships with media representatives; and create unique, innovative content (eg photogrammetry, video, live web dashboards). In this capacity, you will manage and train a Communications Manager to enable scaled content generation and distribution.

You are a clear, succinct communicator with a track record of end-to-end ownership of media operations and content roadmaps. You are passionate about international development, with experience communicating complex policy and research into clear talking points and takeaways.


Lead external channels & content generation: Lead donor-facing content at GiveDirectly across all channels (blog, press, social, email, web, decks, and print), including strategy around personalization and segmentation.
Act as GiveDirectly's internal journalist : We hold our content to a high bar -- any post should teach you something, or make you think. This role will act as GD's internal journalist, surfacing recipient challenges and perspectives, identifying interesting ops challenges, or highlighting data from the sector.
Own GiveDirectly's media pipeline and journalist/partner relationships: Drive awareness for direct giving through landing top-tier media placement. In this capacity, you would lead communications campaigns (eg, new research launches) and build relationships with journalists
Create innovation content: Test innovative mediums to showcase recipient stories or GD field operations (eg, photogrammetry, video, etc).
Own public risk frameworks: Own brand risk mitigation plan & tactics.


5+ years of experience in similar role or function (communications, media, content marketing, consulting, journalism)
Exceptional relationship management: you're excited to build a press network around direct giving, both via establishing new relationships for GD and strengthening existing ones
Experience in lifecycle-based marketing and segmentation
Passion for building press relationships
Strong communications skills: Skilled in speaking, writing, presenting, and negotiating across multiple stakeholders
Track record of owning and refining brand voices
Strong detail-orientedness
Passion for international development, economics

Reference: 995139928

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