Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinator


The NC NAACP is a state, regional, and national leader in the fast-breaking southern civil rights and anti-racism Movement.  Our State office is in Durham, NC, and under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, we work to "speak truth to power" through protests in the streets, the courthouses, the statehouses and through actively engaging the media.  Our objective is to give voice to the voiceless, and to strengthen movements that expand opportunity for all.

We seek a creative, energetic, and committed Movement person, who is a good writer and can serve as our Communications Coordinator. The position is based in Durham.

Under the supervision of the Communications Chair and the NC President, and the indirect supervision of other experienced administrative staff, the Communication Coordinator will perform the following duties:

  • Draft Op-eds, News Releases, and other media material.
  • Logistical support of media events
  • Work with graphic design of collateral materials
  • Develop press lists and clip files
  • Prepare press kits
  • Prepare talking points and briefing materials
  • Outreach and relationship development with media 
  • Research and development of fact sheets
  • Develop effective pitches for media
  • Assist with production and editing of organizational reports
  • Update social media accounts and website to assist organizing campaigns
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 Click the link below to find out qualifications and how to apply.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years experience in communications preferred
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Skill at development of promotional materials
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proof-reading
  • A high level of organization skills
  • Ability to develop and organize databases
  • Familiarity with Google Documents, Excel, PowerPoint and other standard software
  • Familiarity with Nationbuilder preferred 
  • Results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile
  • Media relations experience and experience working with reporters
  • Experience developing and editing written materials, including:  Fact sheets, talking points, statements, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital communication (blogs, online communities) and use of social networking tools – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. – to promote organizational objectives.

The position is a full-time salaried position with benefits and is grant funded. Salary based on experience.  The position is based out of the State office in Durham.  The deadline for applications is by close of the day on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

How to Apply 

NC NAACP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, the LGBT community and women.  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and a list of three references to NC NAACP Personnel Committee Chair, Avie Lester, to

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