Senior Manager of Communications & Public Relations

New York /
Marketing & Communications /
Full-time
Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Our organization does more than teach girls to code; we’re building a global movement to change culture and challenge systems that have kept girls out of technology. Ten years in, Girls Who Code is a major voice in the fight for gender equality and a thought leader in creating a more fair and equitable society and economy. 

The Senior Manager of Communications & Public Relations will drive Girls Who Code’s external communications program. The role will be responsible for positioning Girls Who Code and its spokespeople as leaders in the fight for gender equality. This role will work across the entire communication portfolio, including press and media relations, inbound and proactive media opportunities, executive speaking and briefings. The Senior Manager will provide input into executive thought leadership such as op-eds, social media, and copywriting for the organization. 

A successful candidate will have more than five years of demonstrated communications and media relations experience at a consumer brand or PR agency. You love to pitch, build and maintain relationships with the press and are savvy about social media and digital platforms. You are excited to serve as a thought partner to our Social Media Associate and copywriter. You can serve as a counselor to executive leaders and junior staff members as well as handle multiple projects with a high degree of confidence, independence and sound judgment.  And you’re energized by and committed to our mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

*This position is temporarily remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manage all press and media relations to secure high-impact press for the organization and its spokespeople. 
    • Prepare organizational spokespeople for all external engagements, including media opportunities and speaking engagements
    • Create and execute communications plans for key organizational moments and announcements, including program launches, campaigns, and new initiatives
    • Write press releases, remarks, briefing documents, and blog posts to position Girls Who Code and its CEO as a thought leader
    • Craft and tailor key messaging to ensure Girls Who Code’s voice is consistent across all channels
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with Programs, Research and Evaluation, and Development to ensure clear and consistent communication externally 

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 5+ years of experience in communications, media relations and/or related fields 
    • Exceptional at media relations and landing stories with reporters
    • Great storyteller who can flex across a range of voices, audiences, and formats
    • Savvy digital native who can navigate the latest social platforms and comms tools
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required
    • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, organization, and attention to detail
    • Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.