Media Relations Manager Boston

About The Community Builders

At The Community Builders, we envision a world with vibrant, safe and inclusive neighborhoods in which all people live in healthy homes with equitable access to resources and opportunities to pursue their dreams. As one of America’s leading nonprofit housing organizations, The Community Builders’ mission is to build and sustain strong communities where all people can thrive. We realize our mission by developing, financing and operating residential communities, neighborhood amenities and resident opportunity programs. Since 1964, we have constructed or preserved hundreds of affordable and mixed-income housing developments and pioneered the Community Life (CL) model for resident success. Today, anchored by offices in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York and Washington, D.C. we own or manage 11,000 apartment homes in more than 14 states.

Position Description:

The Community Builders, Inc. is hiring a Media Relations Manager who is passionate about our mission with public relations experience, social media savvy and graphic design skills to build and engage our external and internal audiences as we launch and implement our 2 strategic plan.

Reporting to the vice president of communications and fund development, the Media Relations Manager is The Community Builders’ lead mission storyteller. The Media Relations manager drafts messaging and materials for trade and regional news media, creates multimedia content optimized for online and social media, serves as digital newsletter editor and coordinates reputation management and reporting. The position may require up to 5 percent travel.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop department business plan initiatives to communicate our mission impact and cultivate donors through news media, social media, tcbinc.org, email and live events
  • Coordinate across regional trams and corporate departments to support the 2 strategic plan communications campaign
  • Create integrated resident-centered storytelling campaigns and editorial calendars
  • Collaborate internally and externally to draft press releases, bylined articles, award nominations other materials for trade and regional news media outlets
  • Use public relations and marketing management platforms, such as Meltwater and Mailchimp for analysis and internal stakeholder reporting
  • Use multimedia software, such as Adobe Cloud, to create supporting graphics and videos optimized for online and social media.
  • Forge constructive relationships via remote work platforms across real estate development, property management, Community Life and corporate department teams.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Excellent in-person and remote interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including Word and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in social media platforms, including Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software, including InDesign and PremierPro

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 5-7 years in Media Relations or a related field.
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Public Relations/Communications/Marketing or related degree preferred

The Community Builders, Inc. is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.