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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Description: -Write media releases, print and online newsletters, emails to media professionals, letters to the editor, op-eds, and other documents as needed. -Write fact sheets, backgrounders, and position papers on AALDEF campaigns. -Work closely with the executive director and attorneys in crafting messages for press spokespeople. Recommend and develop new story angles and pitches for the media. -Manage AALDEF's website and online communications, including social media posts, action alerts, and other vehicles to engage constituencies and key audiences. -Develop and update media lists; monitor media coverage of AALDEF and Asian American issues.

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Part Time, Full Time
Location New York, NY
Degree Wanted Any
Field of Study Any
Special Skills & Requirements -2+ years of print/online journalism or communications experience in a nonprofit organization. -Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with attention to details and a commitment to quality control. -Demonstrated ability to operate in high-pressure situations with quick turnaround for written products. -Strong understanding of civil rights issues and the Asian American community. -Experience in managing websites. Knowledge of Movable Type, WordPress, and Photoshop preferred. -Ability to translate legal concepts into accessible language for press materials. -Ability to develop story angles in a creative manner, seize media opportunities, identify media trends, and successfully pitch and place stories. -Self-starter, with ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
Company Name Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
About the Company: The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a New York-based national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy and community education. AALDEF has a 17-person staff and is supported by foundations, corporations, individual contributions, and special events. For more information about AALDEF and its voting rights activities, visit our website at www.aaldef.org.
Website: J. Weng
How To Apply: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund 99 Hudson Street, 12F New York, NY 10013-2815
Expiration Date:
(YYYY-MM-DD)
2014-08-15

 

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