Qualified candidates will be self-directed, creative, and have excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations, press releases, reports, copywriting, editing, opinion editorials, and letters to the editor. The ability to work with a wide range of professionals from various fields – legislative, legal, technical and economic – to understand highly complex issues and plan media strategies to communicate NAHB’s policies is essential. Candidates should also have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. Demonstrated leadership skills such as negotiation, facilitation, and persuasion and the ability to develop consensus are also important.
Candidates should have a minimum of five years of in-depth experience in traditional and social media and public relations/issues advocacy. Knowledge of the housing and/or real estate fields is preferred. Candidates should also have experience conducting interviews as well as pitching stories, interviews, and opinion editorials successfully. Proficiency in email management programs and web content management tools, including a basic knowledge of PhotoShop and Illustrator is required. A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field, or the equivalent in education and experience, is also required.