The National Communication Association (NCA) seeks a dynamic and collaborative content developer to help execute the association’s external affairs and publications strategies. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion. NCA’s national office has a staff of 12.
Reporting Structure: The Content Development Specialist reports to the Director of External Affairs and Publications.
Manage development of NCA’s newsletter, Inside & Out, gathering/writing/editing content and working with others on production
Increase the translation and dissemination of Communication research:
Serve as Managing Editor of Communication Currents, helping to select scholarly content from NCA’s 11 journals, developing translational articles in collaboration with authors of the original articles, and incorporating translated articles into NCA’s media relations and social media strategy
Write press releases and media advisories, work with the association’s publishing partner to develop and disseminate joint releases, continuously develop and manage member experts list, and help facilitate journalist visits to NCA’s annual convention and other programming and events
Manage NCA’s social media strategy including translating, writing/editing and repackaging content covering association news, new Communication research, external items of interest, and other relevant topics; coordinate and maintain a publishing calendar for creating and posting content to social media outlets
Support NCA public programs, Annual Convention, and other initiatives via marketing and promotion
Collaborate with NCA staff to develop, maintain, and promote materials, resources, publications, and other content for the website, newsletter, events, and other communication channels
Respond to a variety of relevant requests for assistance from NCA members
Manage the daily CRTNET listserv
Manage other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of External Affairs and Publications
BA or advanced degree in a related field such as Communication, Journalism, or English
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to make complicated ideas understandable by diverse audiences
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Knowledge of the social sciences and humanities; familiarity with scholarly research
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. NCA offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, and is located in the heart of Dupont Circle.
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to Wendy Fernando, Director of External Affairs and Publications, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired.
NCA is an equal opportunity employer. NCA offers benefits to same-sex and different-sex domestic partners.
About National Communication Association
The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry.
NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, the NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.