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Communications Manager 

About the Organization The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying the causes of racial disparities in law enforcement and advocates for large-scale and meaningful change. Using evidence-based approaches to social justice, we use data to create levers for social, cultural and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.
Location New York City, NY  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles; Flexible for the right candidate

Position Description

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is looking for an experienced Communications Manager with a passion for social justice issues. The Communications Manager will support and execute a communications strategy to advance CPE’s work in social justice and equity. The Communications Manager will be both proactive and reactive to communications needs, while working towards the ultimate goal of raising awareness and heightening the impact of CPE’s programs and initiatives with the broader public. CPE will also look to the Communications Manager to serve as a Subject Matter Expert on communications-related efforts and staff development.

This position will initially report to the SVP of Field Engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that includes traditional media, digital media, web, and other creative content
  • Oversee and track CPE content creation and brand development, covering organization-wide content needs (e.g., fact sheets, brochures, data visualizations) as well as campaign- or program-specific content items (e.g., media plans, social media)
  • Manage day-to-day media outreach and follow-up, including developing relationships with reporters, pitching media outlets, responding to media inquiries, and monitoring justice-related news
  • Identify and connect the appropriate CPE team members for any communications, public relations, or press requests; prepare and support Subject Matter Experts for communications-related requests
  • Liaise with and provide direction to strategic partner organizations whose work is tied to communications
  • Develop and track quantitative and qualitative metrics associated with CPE’s communications efforts
  • Review and edit any external-facing printed materials (e.g., press releases, reports)
  • Lead internal staff development on communications-related items (e.g., media training, communications orientation for new employees, etc.)
  • Other communications support as needed

Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., journalism, communications, public affairs)
  • Five (5)+ years of progressive experience in Communications or PR at a fast-paced and growing organization
  • Experience executing a strategic communications plan that targets multiple audiences and leverages traditional, digital, and social media platforms
  • Exceptional communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships; up, down, across, and externally
  • Highly organized and systematic, with superb attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and elicit trust in judgment (can make trusted recommendations) with support from the SVP of Field Engagement
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a growing organization
  • Passionate about social justice issues

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing samples and other relevant portfolio materials
EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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