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Communications Manager

The Atlantic has, for more than 160 years, advanced ideas that matter and sparked global conversation on the most important issues of our time. We aim to bring clarity and original thinking to questions of consequence, on topics ranging from politics, the economy, and global affairs to technology, science, and culture. As the third-longest-running magazine in America, we find ourselves at a remarkable moment: one of both continuation and transformation, of upholding our legacy while continuously reinventing ourselves for the future.

We are seeking an experienced communications professional to join The Atlantic communications team in New York, NY.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications, the Manager will be part of a team of three dedicated to developing strategies and promoting the company, its staff, journalism, products, and events across all divisions.  Given the position is NYC based, the role will be embedded with the sales and marketing teams based there and focused especially on promoting their efforts and initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years PR/Communications experience with some understanding of the advertising and publishing industries. He/she will diligently maintain important internal and external relationships, devote strong attention to detail, thrive in a collaborative, cross-functional environment and be able to work under deadline.

 

The Communications Manager responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of a strategic communications plan to support The Atlantic’s business objectives;
  • Working regularly with advertising and publishing trade press to effectively communicate The Atlantic’s business strategy;
  • Supporting the senior director in promotion of pivotal company initiatives, including  events and new product launches;
  • Proactive pitching of editorial work, and broadcast bookings for Atlantic journalists;
  • Drafting communications including press releases and statements;
  • Building and maintaining press lists;
  • Seeking and securing brand building opportunities for The Atlantic’s sales and marketing leadership and journalists.

 

Attributes of the ideal candidate include:

  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to learn, support, and collaborate with a fast-moving team
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and works independently
  • Strong listening and presentation skills
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • An ability to plan comprehensively, work both independently and collaboratively, and manage and prioritize projects to satisfy competing deadlines

 

The job is based in New York, NY and reports to the Senior Director of Communications, The Atlantic and to the Senior Vice President of Communications, Atlantic Media.

 

Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Ideas - Atlantic Media seeks a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  • Spirit of Generosity - Equally, Atlantic Media seeks what we term a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

 

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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