Specialist, External Communications

08 May, 2023


Specialist, External Communications

The National Association of Home Builders
Washington, DC

Specialist, External Communications



The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) seeks a motivated communications specialist to support local home builders associations’ (HBAs) strategic outreach efforts. The specialist will work collaboratively with the communications staff to develop, write, repurpose and edit a broad range of content relating to the housing industry for HBAs, the NAHB blog and other communications channels.  The overall goal is to help HBA staff communicate more effectively and strengthen their relationships with association leaders, members and consumers. 


Candidates for this position must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and a familiarity with writing for publications. Responsibilities include developing public relations materials, social media content, copyediting and preparing talking points for board meetings. The ability to respond to HBAs’ requests and support public relations strategies to communicate NAHB’s priorities is essential.  Qualified candidates will also be able to interact with NAHB senior leadership, work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate excellent attention to detail and follow-through. Proficiency with email management programs and web content management tools, including a basic knowledge of photo editing software, is required.

This position requires a minimum of three years of in-depth experience writing columns or articles, experience writing for social media channels, organizational and project management skills and a background in public relations/issues advocacy. A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field, or equivalent in education and experience, is required. This position is eligible for telework and some travel is required.

About NAHB:


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities.  Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily.  A federation of more than 800 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members.  About one-third are home builders and remodelers.  Other members work in closely related specialties, such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.


To apply for this position, please visit www.nahb.org/jobs.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Job posted: 2023-05-08