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Communications Director

Arlington, VA 22202

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty : Marketing, PR/Communications Job Number: 1372

TorchLight is seeking a Communications Director for an association located in Northern VA. The Communications Director will lead strategy and execution for a range of communications, marketing, and policy initiatives. He or she will work with internal stakeholders, association members, policy groups, and media to meet organizational objectives.  The Communications Director plays a key role within a small staff to ensure the branding and messaging of the organization’ s mission is translated clearly to multiple stakeholders.  Communications and/or policy experience within a financial services-related organization a plus. 

  • Lead strategic planning for communications and marketing, in collaboration with key staff members
  • Work with internal stakeholders and external resources to develop messaging for traditional and digital initiatives
  • Manage media relations including media education and communication on important initiatives, announcements, and policy issues
  • Write, edit, and implement content on a variety of traditional and digital media platforms, including social media
  • Create materials for association members to drive membership growth and retention, as well as for speaking engagements and corporate initiatives
  • Drive awareness and attendance at key association events through marketing programs
  • Establish strategic industry communication positions and plans, in conjunction with key policy groups
  • Develop and manage research efforts to promote policy positions, including creation of impactful communications and collateral
  • Manage marketing and communications lists in conjunction with database team
  • Oversee outside vendors

  • 8+ years of experience in communications, PR, or marketing; policy experience in the financial services sector a plus
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill or familiarity with the legislative process preferred
  • Proven success in development and execution of communications and marketing plans
  • Adept at media relations
  • Experience with policy positions, messaging, and research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong project management skills with high attention to detail
  • B.A. in Communications, Marketing, or related field

TorchLight matches qualified candidates like you with marketing, communications, creative, and digital roles that are a professional and cultural fit. We can help you find a new position at a variety of exciting organizations that match your career goals and aspirations. Whether you are interested in contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent positions, we are 100% committed to ensuring that you have a positive candidate experience and to helping you succeed in your next career move. Explore our latest opportunities at Benefits for Contractors In addition to competitive compensation, TorchLight offers our contractors industry-leading benefits like medical insurance and 401(k) plans. Contact us for more information.

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