Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. A social good company, Change.org is the world’s largest and fastest growing platform for social change, with more than 60 million users in 196 countries.
The Executive Communications Manager will sit on our Chief of Staff’s executive support team and work closely with Change.org Founder & CEO Ben Rattray (one of Time’s 100 most influential people) and President & COO Jen Dulski.
From cultivating our executive team’s unique insights into prominent speeches and thought leadership pieces to building and maintaining high-level personal relationships, you will be responsible for both high-level strategy and daily execution.
Reporting to our Chief of Staff, your responsibilities will include:
Our ideal candidate will have significant public relations experience, including media outreach and relationship-building, speechwriting, high-profile event pitching, and professional networking. They should also have the following skills:
- Developing a relationship management system and strategically building out our executives’ personal networks of influence
- Crafting compelling narratives about our executive team members that drive us toward our key organizational goals
- Identifying and pitching strategic, high-level media and speaking opportunities where we can promote our core narratives to influential audiences
- Evaluating incoming media and event requests, ensuring only the highest-caliber opportunities reach our executive team
- Thoroughly preparing executives for sit-downs and interviews with the world’s leading journalists
- Accompanying executives to interviews and photography sessions and helping manage logistics as needed
- Writing and editing authentic, engaging speeches that motivate people to join the Change.org community
- Coordinating international media and event tours with international communications directors and country leads
- Organizing trainings on media and public speaking for our full leadership team
- Tracking executive speeches and media profiles and proactively distributing to relevant internal and external stakeholders
- Drafting thought leadership blogs and op-eds and ensuring publication and wide distribution
This isn’t a normal 9-5 job. Change.org is an exceptionally fast-paced, agile, and collaborative work environment. Our team is low-ego, positive, supportive, and allergic to drama. We are looking for someone who is committed, with a no-drama, get-things-done attitude and an eagerness to help the team through any task, small or large. Of course, you should also be collaborative, low-ego, positive, and a bit silly; we take fun seriously here at Change.org!
Candidates should be based in San Francisco. Compensation is competitive, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us!
- Organization and project management. We are looking for a highly organized self-starter who is attentive to detail while multitasking. The ideal candidate is a time and project manager extraordinaire, good at prioritizing tasks, estimating how long things will take, managing multiple fast-moving pieces, and re-shuffling plans as needed.
- People skills. A strong candidate for this position will be able to communicate warmly and effectively with prestigious journalists, event organizers, and business leaders.
- Excellent writing. Specifically, you’ll need to draft compelling pitches to media and event organizers on a regular basis, plus the occasional high-profile speech or op-ed.
- Presentation chops. Part of writing speeches includes putting together presentation decks, so you should have a knack for presenting complex information in a simple, straightforward, and visually compelling manner.
Change.org - 6 months ago
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