Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaign Manager

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

position overview

The new Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaign Manager will report to and work closely with the head of the Campaign’s tobacco industry campaigns to develop tobacco industry accountability campaigns in support of tobacco control policy objectives and organizations in selected countries. Key areas of focus for the position include:

  • Help analyze critical tobacco industry business relationships and practices, identify points of vulnerability, and participate in the design of appropriate campaigns to isolate them.
  • Be plugged in to monitor world events to identify opportunities for new campaigns and developments in existing and past campaigns.
  • Support the development and implementation of a dynamic and creative roster of global campaigns to monitor, document and expose industry tactics and wrongdoing.
  • Respond rapidly and effectively to developments and campaigns opportunities, ensuring supporters are promptly informed, as well as identifying and maximizing opportunities for campaign escalation.
  • Keep updated with developments in campaign innovation and seek to apply creative techniques to secure campaign wins.
  • Organize campaign actions and logistics such as public petition deliveries.
  • Assist partners in low-and middle-income countries to develop and implement campaigns to expose industry and industry surrogates' efforts to influence policy-makers and undermine the policy process.
  • Prepare campaign materials including reports, fact sheets, presentations, briefing papers, online resources, supporter emails, and toolkits.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of capacity building activities and trainings for the Campaign’s grantees and partners.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of industry watch web pages and web site.




The Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaign Manager will be motivated by the opportunity to isolate, discredit and neutralize an industry that causes incalculable suffering around the world, and to influence public policy for the betterment of people in middle- and low-income countries.

The Manager will have relevant experience in the development and implementation of anti-industry campaigns, and in training and supporting others to successfully implement such campaigns. The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

•           Demonstrated ability to develop and implement campaigns focused on changing corporate behavior and policies.



  • Proven communications professional; bachelor’s degree and minimum three-five years’ relevant experience in media relations, public relations, consulting, and/or advocacy campaigns.
  • The creative and proactive mindset necessary to innovate and recognize new opportunities to expose and discredit the tobacco industry.
  • Experience conducting industry and corporate research to inform strategy including financial performance, business strategy, and competitive environment.
  • High degree of comfort and skill in taking charge of projects and coordinating teams of colleagues. Efficient and comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience in administering online, social media, and mobile advocacy campaigns.
  • Excellent writing, speaking and editing skills (English). Fluency in another language including French, Spanish, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, or other preferred.
  • Experience working at the international level and in cross-cultural settings.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability and desire to travel overseas periodically.


Application instructions


To apply for this position, send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume or CV, and information – including campaign materials or web links – about industry-focused campaigns you have worked on.   Please reference code: STICM-08 International Communications in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

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