Communications Coordinator

Position: Full Time Position

About CAIR:

Mission: CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. 

Vision: CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

Duties:

Carry our CAIR’s mission and vision with various stakeholders and audiences through duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and editing news releases, media kits, action alerts, statements, and other communications materials
  • Researching and monitoring news and issues for information related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Compiling and distributing daily digital newsletter
  • Publishing communications materials on CAIR’s website
  • Producing video, print, digital, and graphic materials in support of strategic marketing and communications campaigns
  • Managing social media campaigns to maximize communication of CAIR’s mission and vision
    • Build and execute social media strategy through research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
    • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
    • Set up and/or optimize CAIR pages within each platform to increase the visibility of content
    • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
    • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
    • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on that information
  • Collaborating with other departments (government affairs, civil rights, etc.) to manage issues, to identify key influencers and to coordinate actions
  • Representing CAIR in media interviews
  • Researching, writing and editing commentaries and editorial materials related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Facilitating coalition-building with communicators at organizations that support of CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Training and coaching of CAIR staff and members of the public as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Limited travel may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in journalism, media relations and/or marketing and communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external communications
  • Excellent news writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong social media skills/understanding
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media tools, including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of media databases and tools such as Cision, TVEyes, Meltwater

This position reports to: Director of Communications

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.

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