The National Association of Home Builders is seeking a Communications Manager who will effectively produce, manage, and coordinate editorial content on the NAHBNow blog, NAHB.org website, and other publications to ensure message consistency and quality from conception to delivery. The Manager will work cooperatively with NAHB staff across the association to ensure that appropriate communication channels – including newsletters, press releases, webpages, social media, and other vehicles – are employed to increase the value of NAHB membership for members, and better communicate NAHB’s value to the public. Through various communications projects, the manager will also ensure that NAHB priorities, goals, and accomplishments reach appropriate audiences effectively.
Qualified candidates will be self-directed, creative, and have excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations, press releases, reports, copywriting, editing, opinion editorials, and letters to the editor. The ability to work with a wide range of professionals from various fields – legislative, legal, technical and economic – to understand highly complex issues and plan media strategies to communicate NAHB’s policies is essential. Candidates should also have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. Demonstrated leadership skills such as negotiation, facilitation, and persuasion and the ability to develop consensus are also important.
Candidates should have a minimum of five years of in-depth experience in traditional and social media and public relations/issues advocacy. Knowledge of the housing and/or real estate fields is preferred. Candidates should also have experience conducting interviews as well as pitching stories, interviews, and opinion editorials successfully. Proficiency in email management programs and web content management tools, including a basic knowledge of PhotoShop and Illustrator is required. A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field, or the equivalent in education and experience, is also required.
About National Association of Home Builders
The National Association of Home Builders provides programs and services in support of home builders nationally. Our members have built about 80% of all homes and until recently, generated approximately 14% of the GDP.
Located in Washington, D.C., NAHB has 245 staff and offers competitive salaries and a rich array of benefits.