Senior Communications Manager (Contract-to-hire)

Hybrid (DC Metro Area)

Employment Type:
Contract to Hire


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Job Description

Are you a Senior Communications Manager with an advocacy background looking for your next opportunity?  

TorchLight is seeking an innovative Senior Communications Manager (Contract-to-hire) with previous advocacy or public policy experience and strong media relations skills to join a Washington, D.C. based non-profit. If you have a passion for environmental justice and an entrepreneurial mindset, this could be the job for you!  


Washington, D.C.; hybrid work environment.

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


Contract-to-hire opportunity, full-time 40-hours per week. Flexible work schedule with work-from-home (WFH) options.

Note: This client has instituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for any on-site workers. 

Role responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement communications plans and strategy  

  • Plan and execute rapid response media and digital actions  

  • Create various communication tools including talking points, press releases, blogs, media kits, etc.  

  • Develop and execute editorial calendars for web, email, social media, and media pitches 

  • Track relevant news stories to drive engagement opportunities 

  • Manage external relationships to coordinate communications plans and rapid response  

Skills and experience:   

  • 4+ years of experience in external communications; Issue advocacy or public policy experience preferred  

  • Proven results building and executing communications and public relations strategy 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Proficient in communications and media management platforms such as Cision, PR Newswire, MailChimp, and WordPress 

  • Network of local and national media connections including reporters and outlets 


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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