Communications Associate

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 03

Position description

The communications associate is responsible for supporting PHR’s communications portfolio, including media relations, publications, marketing, brand management, digital content, and social media. A strong team player and detail-oriented member of the communications team, the associate will have daily administrative tasks and also take part in PHR’s messaging and identity, both internally and externally as we embark on a major period of strategic growth. This position requires prior experience in communications or human rights, a commitment to human rights issues, a willingness to take part in a wide variety of communications activities, and a knack for understanding how best to communicate across traditional and digital channels.


  • Assist in drafting and editing content for PHR’s website, social media platforms, and publications;
  • Research media contacts and aid in developing outreach strategies to publicize PHR’s work;
  • Aid in the publication and dissemination of PHR’s research papers and reports;
  • Manage Google AdWords by creating relevant advertising campaigns;
  • Keep abreast of global human rights issues in PHR subject areas and relevant countries;
  • Maintain media lists and monitor media mentions of PHR’s work and subject areas;
  • Manage PHR’s business papers, business cards, and other content templates;
  • Organize and keep inventory of PHR’s printed products;
  • Assist staff organization-wide with brand consistency and formatting of documents and presentations;
  • Assist in development and management of a shared editorial calendar tool;
  • Manage departmental expense reporting;
  • Available on weekends to respond to breaking news and post to social media.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two to three years’ experience in communications or human rights
  • Experience with email platforms and web content management systems
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Basic familiarity with HTML
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Mature, flexible, and resourceful
  • A fast learner with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • A passion for human rights issues

Salary & Benefits
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with background and experience. PHR offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package. 

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application instructions

Please submit a cover letter with your resume and salary requirements. Please include “Communications Associate, COM-17-002” in the subject line of the e-mail.

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