External Communications Manager

Remote (DC Metro Area)

Employment Type:

Communications, PR/Media Relations

Job Number:

Job Description

Seeking External Communications Manager with a Food and Agricultural Non-Profit (Remote)

TorchLight Hire is seeking a Communications Manager to support internal and external communications programs for a national non-profit focused in food, agriculture and sustainability. If you are looking for a role with a mission-driven organization and have a strong background in media relations, strategic communications, and public relations, then this job may be for you!


Remote opportunity. Ideal candidates will be located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Remote candidates in the Eastern and Central Time Zones will be also considered.

U.S. citizenship or a permanent residency card in the U.S. is required to be an eligible candidate for this opportunity.


Direct hire opportunity. Full-time job 40-hours per week. Remote job with work-from-home (WFH) options.

Role responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordination of organization's external communication initiatives and campaigns, in concert with communications director and other key stakeholders
  • Create, edit and curate timely, consistent, engaging, and accurate content across multiple platforms and programs
  • Develop and maintain contact lists for media, industry analysts, customers, partners and other stakeholders
  • Create, track and report on key metrics to demonstrate progress on KPIs
  • Collaborate with team members to deliver defined, measurable outcomes across key programs
  • Stay informed of developments in the fields of media relations, public relations and communications to foster ideas and innovation

Skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in communications, public affairs and/or public relations; experience in sustainability and/or non-profit a plus
  • Experience in media relations and working with media databases and metrics
  • Experience managing digital communications campaigns and leveraging marketing automation and analytics platforms (Constant Contact, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Meltwater, etc.)
  • Proven program and project management skills and experience using project management software
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in the field of agriculture, conservation, environment, food and/or sustainability is a plus

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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