About the job

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is seeking a Marketing and Communications Specialist with nonprofit experience who has demonstrated excellence in public-facing communications, written materials, and program marketing. Reporting to the Founder and/or Executive Director, the Marketing and Communications Director will oversee a wide variety of written and visual content, public presentations, and all internal and external communications.

This is an ideal opportunity to work in an expanding nonprofit, and to accelerate the Institute’s work during a critical time of innovation.



  • Plan and execute marketing of Institute programs including webinars, workshops, research retreats, international congresses, annual galas, publications, policy efforts, and more
  • Create content for social media platforms, website, direct mail, podcasts, videos, blogs, op-eds, and other projects
  • Actively promote the Institute, its mission, programs, and events to improve engagement with a variety of stakeholders

Social Media

  • Manage all of the Institute’s social media accounts and implement strategies to grow the organization’s social media presence, following, and overall traffic
  • Work with the Graphic Designer on the creation of all social media posts
  • Manage social media interns to help execute social media and optimize SEO data
  • Report on marketing activities and their results, maintaining visibility for President
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  • Work with Graphic Designer on the maintenance and expansion of the Institute’s website
  • Contribute to website redesign with Graphic Designer, Website Developer, and interns
  • Manage website interns in website development and the posting of new content

Media Relations

  • Work with agency to organize and promote press events, including our upcoming congress, research retreats, and webinars and oversee tracking of news coverage
  • Work with President and/or Executive Director and public relations agency to develop content for press releases, press advisories, statements, op-eds, and letters to the media, and prepare staff for media interviews


Manage university- and graduate-level interns to help execute strategic communications and marketing plan
Delegate tasks using project management software and supervise intern team to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely fashion


  • Superb writing, voicing and editing
  • Fluent in WordPress and Powerpoint
  • Well-versed in the latest trends in multi-platform, cross-channel communication
  • Experience managing a website and social media content, newsletters, and other digital communications strategies
  • Interest in and the talent to manage a team of student interns
  • Public speaking including presentation design and management (from slide decks to panel moderation)
  • Hands-on graphic design (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and editing experience for a variety of visual assets
  • Degree in Science Writing/Science Journalism, Communications, or PR


  • Applicants must email the following to [email protected]:
  • A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills
  • A resume
  • Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.