The communications associate will fill an integral role on the communications and marketing team at Community Associations Institute (CAI), creating engaging and informative content for multiple platforms and audiences. The communications associate will be, at times, a writer, editor, proofreader, planner, administrator, contributor, and strategist while supporting a monthly e-newsletter, print and digital books, website, blog, and other publications and products. Researching and developing ideas, analyzing reports and trends, driving engagement, and coordinating campaigns will be additional responsibilities as CAI creates and refines print and digital content, launches a new digital books platform, and grows its member and nonmember audiences.
Purpose of Job
Write, edit, and support organization’s publishing, periodicals, and communications initiatives for a variety of platforms and audiences.
Create engaging and informative content for multiple formats and audiences; research and develop ideas, create, and edit content for books, white papers, e-newsletter, website, blog, email campaigns, and other publications and products.
Manage monthly e-newsletter from content planning and strategy to writing, editing, formatting, emailing, and analytics.
Analyze sales reports, trends, and behavior for publishing; maintain and monitor inventory; prepare product records and web descriptions; operate on-site bookstores.
Build, grow, and manage CAI’s new digital books platform, driving engagement through campaigns, user behavior, and analytics.
Coordinate marketing campaigns for publications through email, social, web, print, and on-site events.
Create, edit, and load website content and design that is current, fresh, and engaging, optimizing for user experience and SEO.
Write, proofread, and edit content for publications, including magazine, blog, newsletters, website, and other communications as needed.
3-5 years of experience in communications, journalism, public relations, editing, web publishing
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or another relevant field with demonstrated skill
Ability to write concisely and accurately on multiple platforms, proofread at a high level, and meet established deadlines
Well-organized, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent research, writing, editing, and project management skills
Ability to learn, solve problems, and understand audience-based messaging and tone in print, web, and email
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and detailed knowledge of Associated Press (AP) Style
Ability to prioritize assignments, collaborate, work well both independently and in a team structure, balance multiple projects simultaneously
Experience with SharePoint, Real Magnet, NetForum, and project management software
Experience writing and developing effective messaging to reflect an organization’s unique voice
Experience with nonprofit membership associations
Experience working with writers, contributors, and other external relationships
Experience working with communications, marketing, and graphic design professionals
About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Central Virginia Chapter Community Associations Institute (CVCCAI) is a not-for-profit organization serving the educational, legislative and networking needs of community association stakeholders serving cities and counties in Central Virginia and surrounding areas. CVCCAI membership includes nearly 500 community association leaders and residents, community managers, management firms, and companies who provide products and services to community associations. CVCCAI is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors overseeing 5 committees. Visit www.cvccai.org for further information.