This is a mid-level professional position reporting to the senior manager of Public Affairs, Strategic Communications and Content.
The AIA Public Affairs Manager, in coordination with the senior manager of public affairs, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AIA’s PR and communications efforts. The public affairs manager is responsible for implementing a broad range of public relations activities associated with AIA’s public outreach campaign.
The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop and implement strategies that reach targeted audiences.
Develop and execute effective social media tactics for AIA’s various accounts that support the overall strategies and goals.
Draft content (e.g. blog entries, social media posts, and copywriting) for mass media or websites.
Read and aggregate morning news articles for distribution.
Become familiar with reporters who often cover our topics.
Foster relationships with advocates and influencers on social media and blogs.
Pull together social media analytic reports across all channels.
Collaborate with colleagues to produce copy for advertisements or articles.
Perform “damage control” in cases of bad publicity.
Assist in development of communication strategies or messages.
Senior VP of Brand Engagement
Managing Director of Strategic Communications & Content
AIA Senior Leadership
AIA Board of Directors
AIA Volunteer Leaders
AIA Knowledge Community members
State and Local AIA Components
Demonstrated and strong communications and copywriting skills are required. Experience in social media and project management are important qualities too. Enthusiasm and positive attitude will help you gain the trust of colleagues and external parties alike.
Must be a confident communicator and presenter.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills.
Have a full understanding of media needs and media relationships.
Be proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate with an attention to detail.
Possess the ability to keep information confidential.
Tactical understanding of all primary social media platforms.
Ability to work in high-stress environments, often for long hours.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude.
Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
Experience in web design and content production is a plus
Experience in copywriting and editing
Solid understanding of project management principles
Working knowledge of MS Office, social media platforms, content management systems, like Drupal or Wordpress, and photo editing software is a plus
Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
Proficient command of English and AP Style
Bachelor’s Degree in PR, journalism, communications, marketing, advertising or related field with a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience plus 1-2 years of professional experience with public relations campaigns.
Additional Salary Information: Please include desired salary with resume submission.
The AIA, in existence for more than 150 years, works to advance the value of architects and architecture and increase the living standards of people by improving their built environments. The AIA, with a membership of over 80,000, is the largest voice of the architectural community.
*Educating the public to strengthen the value of architects and the overall role of the profession in the build...ing industry. *Using our influence in legislative and regulatory concerns that affect and potentially govern the professional lives of architects. *Researching new job markets and new career specializations to ensure architects can meet society's needs now, and in the future. *Expanding the architectural knowledge base as changes in the profession occur. *Offering a network for support and information exchange with colleagues and industry professionals across the country and the globe.