Senior Communications Manager

Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA Part-time Allows remote

PL+US: Paid Leave for the US is a bold new organization with a single mission: win paid family leave for everyone in the United States. Our strategy includes workplace transformation, political interventions, culture work, and building an army of advocates who are ready to fight - and win - paid family leave in their workplaces, in their communities, and nationwide.

Important note to applicants: We're offering this role as a senior position (less-than-full-time, with flexibile hours and negotiable location) as described below -OR- as a mid-career position (requiring you to be full time and in the office) as described at this link:

We’re looking for a strategic, tenacious, creative, inspired, detail-oriented, communications superstar to tell the story of PL+US and our programs to our key audiences. The right person for this role is an obsessive and varied media consumer, a phenomenal communicator, excellent writer, and a deeply creative strategist who also loves getting their hands dirty.

This is an opportunity for a senior professional to enjoy the flexiblity of working when and where you work best, helping build an organization and communications program with an incredible team of low ego, high impact people with years of experience running and winning high profile social change communications campaigns.


Brand development and core communications:

  • Help us continue to refine and crystalize the PL+US brand, and oversee development of new brand materials
  • Develop earned media strategies for our core campaigns and program areas
  • Develop a thought leadership program to secure critical speaking engagements and other opportunities for PL+US leaders

Earned media:

  • Write and edit excellent materials for press : opeds, press releases, talking points, issue statements
  • Position PL+US as an expert on family policy by regularly writing and publishing opeds and booking spokespeople as expert commentators
  • Cultivate excellent relationships with reporters, editors, and producers
  • Plan and manage media-facing events

Social media:

  • Grow the PL+US brand and reach on Facebook and Twitter
  • Craft and curate excellent, compelling content for Facebook and Twitter

Systems and Tracking:

  • Use Cision to build media lists, manage distributions, and provide regular reporting
  • Provide regular reports on social media growth and engagement



  • 5+ years of experience in communications and public relations. Marketing experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated success building relationships with journalists and running winning communications campaigns
  • Excellent writing, communication, and strong research skills
  • Superb project management and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic, results-oriented and deadline driven
  • Skilled in Google Apps, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion
  • You’re kind, to others and to yourself. We’re building a team that’s smart, fun, fast, supportive, passionate, and collaborative. That starts with people who are truly delighted and challenged by the work, and know how to bring their best selves to it every day.
  • Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

Nuts and bolts:

Reports to: Chief of Staff.

Application Deadline: Apply now by sending your resume and a cover letter about why you'd be great for the job. Rolling Applications until position is filled.
Start Date: February 2018
Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco Bay Area but negotiable for a senior professional

Terms: This position has a $75,000 to $85,000 salary, with negotiable hours (less-than-full-time) and location. Our generous benefits include unlimited vacation and sick time and up to 6 months of parental leave.

People of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.