Communications Manager

04 May, 2021


Communications Manager

The Chlorine Institute
Arlington, VA

About the job

Position Summary

The Communications Manager reports to the President of the Chlorine Institute and is responsible for providing communications support for the Institute, which includes coordinating efforts with staff, members and our partner organizations. The Manager will be responsible for communicating and reaffirming the Institute’s safety and technical leadership within the industry.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with CI staff to ensure that appropriate materials, outreach tools and communications resources are available in a timely manner, including but not limited to: fact sheets, press releases, statements, letters to the editor, social media, opinion research, targeted advertising, and member-liaison efforts.
  • Ensure that all external messages to the media, membership, value chain and other key audiences are factually correct, compelling, delivered in a timely manner, focused on achieving the Institute’s strategic objectives, and consistent with all relevant policies.
  • Develop messages and positioning on key issues with input from Institute staff, including helping translate technical information into easily understood messages.
  • Monitor traditional and social media for chlor-alkali or Institute-related content, coordinate rapid response to inaccurate and negative information and develop proactive media outreach in consultation with the President.
  • Initiate and maintain regular coordination with CI’s partner organizations to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Travel, as required, to provide communications or other support for CI activities. 10-20% expected.
  • Periodically coordinate, edit, and publish the World Chlorine Council (WCC) publications.
  • Publicize and promote chlor-alkali industry activities in appropriate mediums.
  • Work with the CI Staff to ensure CI web pages are regularly updated and contain accurate, compelling, and persuasive information.
  • Work with CI staff on internal communications, including but not limited to, letters, the monthly newsletter – Insider, pamphlets, meeting remarks, meeting programs and other materials.
  • Provide leadership of CI’s social media efforts, in coordination with other responsible staff, to ensure appropriate and effective messaging.
  • Work on special projects or other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline required (e.g., communications, public relations, marketing, public policy, or liberal arts) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience developing effective written materials.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing project teams using consensus-building skills to identify the common ground within seemingly divergent viewpoints.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, including successful completion of a writing test.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in evaluating situations/issues.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple issues, projects, tasks, and information requests.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate across – and within – a large organization.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications and experience working with internet applications and newswire distribution services.


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  An inexhaustible desire and ability to learn about the chlor-alkali industry.
  • A very strong work ethic.
  • The ability to enjoy team success as much as one’s own.
  • Successful trade association, government agency, nonprofit, corporate or public relations firm experience in communications.
  • Successful track record of social media use and integration into broader campaigns.
  • Graphic design software experience is a plus.
  • Experience interfacing with journalists/media outlets for interviews is a plus.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated creativity through graphic design or other projects.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Experience writing on technical topics.

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Job posted: 2021-05-04