APA-NYM is looking for a new Communications & Engagement Manager!

APA-NYM is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter to assist the VP of Communications in creating and boosting APA-NYM’s communications and engagement strategies for 2017. This is a perfect position for a graduate or undergraduate student with an interest in urban planning issues in the New York Metro region and a background in journalism, public relations, or writing. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to VP of Communications Jocelyn Dupre at jocelynldupre@gmail.com, with “Communications & Engagement Manager” in the subject line.

Communications and Engagement Manager
American Planning Association: New York Chapter

15-20 hours a week
$15/hour
Start date: February 1, 2017 (flexible)

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update APA-NYM’s website with news/updates about the chapter, upcoming events, and timely planning news
  • Work with committee members to create original content for the APA-NYM site and assist members in editing, optimizing, and posting content to the site
  • Maintain and update APA-NYM’s social media channels with news/updates about the chapter, upcoming events, and timely planning news
  • Write, edit and distribute APA-NYM’s bi-weekly e-newsletter via Mailchimp
  • Collaborate with VP of Communications to engage APA-NYM members and local planners around planning issues online and at events
  • Assist the Executive Committee in promoting the 2017 APA Conference to be held in May of 2017

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal skills, experience with “writing for the Web”
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency with WordPress website platform
  • Proficiency with Mailchimp platform
  • Proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Hootsuite (or other social media management platforms).

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with basic graphic design (Adobe Suite)