VPAP is Hiring a Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Do you yearn for a clear voice that rises above today’s political clatter?

Here’s your chance to be that voice. Join a fiercely nonpartisan organization that illuminates Virginia politics with clear, data-driven visualizations. Love what you do and be part of a team that provides unbiased, fact-based information to the public.

If you’re a communications person with experience in graphic design and social media, you owe it to yourself to find out more about this unique career opportunity.

About VPAP:

Since 1997, the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) has connected Virginians to political data in easily understood ways. Our website and data visualizations provide insights into campaign donations, the legislative process, election results and more.  We also produce VaNews, a free daily news aggregation service with 12,000 subscribers.

VPAP’s nonpartisan approach has won the trust and support of legislators, business leaders and individuals from across the political spectrum.

Our six-member staff operates from a loft office space in historic Shockoe Slip in downtown Richmond, a few blocks from the State Capitol.

About the Position:

The Communications Manager is a full-time, on-site position that reports to the Executive Director.


  • Design and promote visuals that translate complex data into easily digestible narratives
  • Develop and implement promotion strategies for social media and email. Manage daily and weekly outreach to various audiences.
  • Assist in designing new or updated web pages.
  • Manage the design and production of all promotional materials (including annual reports, event signage and invitations).
  • Track, analyze, and report on internal marketing metrics for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Develop an annual marketing plan and manage the marketing budget.


  •  Bachelor’s degree, Associates degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, advertising or related field.
  •  Three years of experience in graphic design, communications, web design or related field.
  •  High level understanding of marketing, communications and design best-practices.
  •  Intermediate skill in Adobe CC (Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere), MailChimp, Salesforce or similar technologies. 
  •  Intermediate skill in Google Analytics and Facebook/Twitter Ad Manager.
  •  Familiarity with Adobe Premiere or similar video editing tool.
  •  Ability to write clear, snappy social media copy.
  •  Experience leading or participating in event planning.
  •  Understanding of or experience in Virginia politics a plus

Salary and Benefits:

Salary based on experience and in the range of $45,000-$65,000. Benefits include 100% company payment of employee’s health and dental insurance, defined-contribution retirement plan with 4% company match, three weeks’ vacation and company-provided parking space.

Prospective VPAP team members should send a cover letter, resume, links and/or PDFs to your three best design samples and three best writing samples to dpoole@vpap.org.

Deadline: December 24

Dec. 12, 2018

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