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Title: Director of Communications and Digital Media

Status: Full-Time

Location: Remote

Travel: 10% (once per quarter)

Salary: $90,000 - $110,000



Organization Overview:

Looking for a rewarding career to make meaningful change? For more than 25 years, ZERO Prostate Cancer has been a powerful force fighting for a cure and providing critical support to patients and families. As the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, improves the lives of all who are impacted by the disease, and inspires action. ZERO holds the record for the most times recognized among the Best Nonprofits to Work For by the NonProfit Times (nine out of the last ten), it is clear we make supporting our team and community a top priority. Our commitment to providing an award-winning culture that fosters growth, camaraderie, and diversity is unwavering. ZERO’s high responsibility and high freedom philosophy helps team members excel professionally and thrive personally while making a life-saving difference for those impacted by this devastating disease. Working at ZERO means more than a job, it means being part of an incredible community of people who inspire each other every day.



Position Overview:

ZERO is seeking a strategic and dynamic Director of Communications and Digital Media to play a key role in making ZERO a household name. This position will collaborate across teams to amplify ZERO’s mission and impact by directing and executing proactive, multi-media strategies to increase awareness, support, and engagement with the prostate cancer cause. This individual is a talented leader, storyteller, and relationship-builder who will leverage their skills to improve and save lives and take ZERO’s communications to new heights. ZERO strives to empower our team through three key values which are being humble, hungry, and smart. Our team members demonstrate they are humble by working together and defining success collectively. They are hungry to advance our mission while going above and beyond. In addition, they are emotionally smart by understanding how their actions impact others.



Responsibilities:

● Lead and collaborate on campaigns to elevate ZERO’s mission and build ZERO’s brand that meets and exceeds goals.

● Drive ZERO’s social media strategy to increase and diversify its reach and digital footprint through existing and new tactics.

● Develop and activate local and national media relationships to generate awareness and establish ZERO as a household name.

● Advance communication around ZERO’s mission, impact, commitment to DEI, and other strategic priorities.

● Lead ZERO’s video production and the collection, creation, and integration of prostate cancer education and community stories into media campaigns, as well as materials and online assets.

● Lead ZERO’s website content development to continually enhance the digital experience and maximize acquisition, engagement, and retention.

● Advance the tools and technology needed to support the growth and effectiveness of ZERO’s communication channels.

● Champion ZERO’s voice, established brand guidelines, personas, and organizational key messages to ensure continuity and adherence across all communications.

● Position ZERO and its leadership, board members, and key Champions as thought leaders through secured media engagements, speaking opportunities, and third-party recognitions.

● Direct ZERO’s annual calendar of communications across teams, including emails, print pieces, podcasts, blog articles, newsletters, photography, and other assets.

● Support and advance internal communications to increase clarity and alignment across the organization in support of ZERO’s culture.

● Achieve communications goals and objectives and regularly report impact, metrics, and milestones to measure progress.

● Review the effectiveness of communication materials and digital platforms, making adjustments and enhancements as necessary to continually improve results.

● Build, manage, and mentor an effective team of direct reports, including ZERO’s Social Media Manager, Coordinator of Media, Manager of Graphic Design, and other communications professionals as needed.



Requirements:

● Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

● 6+ years of professional experience managing multi-channel communications, press, social media, production projects, and teams at a national nonprofit or relevant organization.

● Demonstrated expertise in successfully pitching and placing stories (i.e., earned media, TV, print, web, social) and the creation, execution, and evaluation of national awareness campaigns that met and/or exceeded goals.

● Established media relationships and a successful track record of working with diverse communities.

● Superior writing, editing, and oral communication skills to build relationships across teams/departments.

● A decision-maker that is tech-savvy and data-driven.

● Ability to inspire trust, clarity, and consensus within a complex, fast-paced, and changing environment.

● Proven ability to think strategically, listen and learn proactively, take initiative, and constantly seek ways to enhance and innovate.

● Outstanding leadership skills in addition to project management and being comfortable juggling a multitude of projects and tasks.

● Exemplifies ZERO’s culture of humble, hungry, and smart.

● Ability to adapt to changing situations.

● Proficiency in the Associated Press (AP) Style of writing.



One of many reasons to join the ZERO team is because they offer great benefits!

● Unlimited PTO

● 403(b) retirement plan matching

● Employer-paid benefits include: Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, and Long-term Disability insurance

● Vision insurance

● FSA/HSA



ZERO Prostate Cancer is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. We encourage BIPOC, Veterans, individuals with Disabilities, and those affected by prostate cancer to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.



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