Director of Communications

The National Coalition Against Censorship has been advocating for free speech and free expression for over 45 years. A coalition of over 50 national non-profits, NCAC works closely with teachers, artists, students, parents, art institutions, writers, publishers, theaters and others to combat incidents of censorship wherever they arise, as well as offering leadership on issues of free expression. NCAC’s hallmark programs are the Arts Advocacy Program, Youth Free Expression Project and Kids’ Right to Read Project. NCAC works at both the grassroots and national level.

The Job

NCAC seeks a Director of Communications to lead and implement communications strategy to raise the visibility of the organization, support national advocacy and increase public support for free expression. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in progressively more responsible positions in communications, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong project management background, familiarity with web-based software and social media campaigns, as well as the ability to work well within a team. The role includes, but is not limited to, media and publicity, web and social, email and print marketing and overall organizational messaging.


  • Develop and implement effective publicity strategies and marketing campaigns; Write press releases, pitch letters and promotional materials, and build relationships with relevant media contacts.
  • Own brand strategy, development of organizational messaging and consistent brand voice.
  • Manage website content through WordPress, including news posts, visual display, online resource publication and site functionality (with support of IT consultant).
  • Monitor, track, circulate, and analyze relevant media coverage.
  • Co-manage Development and Communications Coordinator and collaborate with Development Director on donor communications
  • Pitch and arrange interviews, events, and other PR initiatives that attract media attention.
  • Act as organizational spokesperson and assist other team members in media preparation.
  • Draft, develop, and execute bi-weekly email newsletter.
  • Produce content, edit and supervise the layout and printing of educational materials and reports.
  • Lead social media strategy, currently on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Collaborate with external partners to leverage and develop marketing campaigns and identify new opportunities.
  • Monitor and report on site analytics including website performance, email performance, and social media performance.
  • Manage SEO/SEM activities not limited to link-building, internal link strategy, conducting PPC campaigns, optimizing content.
  • Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors


  • Minimum 5 years of professional communications experience.
  • Experience with traditional and digital media, responding to media inquiries, and developing and pitching media/press materials.
  • Experience building relationships with press.
  • Familiarity with digital and social media marketing (including email marketing campaigns, social media ad buys/sponsorships).
  • Familiarity with database tools such as CISION and/or Salesforce a plus.
  • Proven project management, analytical, and creative writing skills.
  • Experience with people management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Established contacts and relationships across relevant media channels preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative on assigned projects/tasks and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interest in and/or experience with free expression or related issues.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $100,000, commensurate with experience, as well as generous health and fringe benefits. This position is full-time with a hybrid work schedule based out of our New York office.

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This search is being led by NRG Consulting Group. Please email [email protected] with any questions.


The National Coalition Against Censorship welcomes internship and work experience applications from higher education students on a rolling basis. We are sadly unable to provide stipends for interns, however, we are happy to work with your school or program on third-party financial arrangements or course credit, as applicable. Email your interest to [email protected]