Manager, Communications

12 Oct, 2021


Manager, Communications

National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
Washington, DC/Tysons Corner, VA

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), one of the nation’s largest, most respected and influential trade associations, is seeking a talented and highly motivated Associate Communications Manager responsible for supporting NADA’s media relations team serving public affairs initiatives.


Responsible for managing aspects of NADA’s media relations operations and assisting Director of Media Relations with all media relations inquiries and other public affairs initiatives.

Essential Functions:

Support implementation of media relations strategies and campaigns to advance NADA’s goals and interests of NADA members.
Conduct strategic research to support advocacy and executive support efforts.
Manage database management systems, monitor nationwide print and broadcast news coverage daily.
Maintain influencer and reporter lists; regularly monitor conversations and third-party platforms, updating databases, as appropriate.
Manage editorial calendar with input from various NADA departments and stakeholders.
Draft news releases, blog posts, talking points and background information for issues critical to NADA’s mission, and other editorial content.
Contribute to speechwriting and support in presentation creation, as needed.
Assist with coordination of media interviews and contribute to development of compelling story angles.
Assist with management of public relations campaigns and special events, including executive speaking engagements and industry conferences.
Support email content creation and distribution. Contribute to social media messaging, scheduling and content creation.
Develop relationships with key members of the media, including automotive press.


Non-Essential Functions:

Maintain awareness of best practices and emerging tools, and regularly offer new ideas and suggestions to improve the effectiveness of NADA’s messaging.
Other duties, as assigned.


Qualifications: Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in public relations, journalism, political science, marketing or communications preferred.  Five years’ experience working with communication professionals in the traditional or digital media field.
Background in public and media relations and/or journalism is desirable. Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, researching and organizational skills required.
Must be detail-oriented and handle multiple tasks while meeting critical deadlines.
Ability to work in an open-space environment.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee must have the ability to travel 10%.

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Job posted: 2021-10-12