Communications Specialist

Hybrid (DC Metro Area)

Employment Type:

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Government, Marketing Analytics,

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Job Description

DC-Based trade association seeks digital-minded Specialist to join their communications team

TorchLight Hire is seeking a Communications Specialist for a DC-based trade association. This position will work with an internal team to develop the organization’s reputation strategy via social media and other membership campaigns.   Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of experience in communications strategy and social media planning, preferably in a non-profit or trade association.


Organization located in Washington, DC and seeking local candidates ONLY. U.S. citizenship or a permanent residency card in the U.S. is required to be an eligible candidate for this opportunity.


Direct hire full-time job opportunity. Hybrid role with flexible work from home options (currently on 3 days in schedule, wfh Monday/Friday).

Role responsibilities:

  • Create content and post daily on all organizational social media channels
  • Track, analyze, and optimize social media campaigns and report internally
  • Develop monthly editorial calendars
  • Monitor traditional media for opportunities
  • Manage daily news feed to members
  • Draft content for website use and contribute to SEO efforts to drive website traffic

Skills and experience:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in marketing/communications; work in an advocacy-based organization, non-profit, or association preferred
  • Strong understanding of social media channels (strategy, execution, and measurement); experience with Meltwater a plus
  • Experience with website management (Drupal, WordPress and/or equivalent)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or creating graphics
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills required
  • Detail oriented mindset with strong project management abilities  

Additional Information

TorchLight Hire matches qualified candidates like you with contract and permanent marketing, communications, creative, and digital roles that are a professional and cultural fit. We offer our contractors industry-leading benefits like medical insurance, 401(k) plans and others.

TorchLight values diversity, equity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, perspectives and experience — including our full-time employees, contractors and clients. Read more about our commitment to diversity.

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