About Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people turn their public spaces into vital community places, with programs, uses, and people-friendly settings that build local value and serve community needs. Founded in 1975, PPS embraces the insights of William (Holly) Whyte, a pioneer in understanding the way people use public spaces. PPS is an internationally recognized center for best-practices, information, and resources about Placemaking.
PPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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PPS Communications Manager
Goals for this role
- Strengthen and grow the Placemaking movement and advance PPS’ thought leadership by working with senior staff and developing written and multi-media content
- Support projects and programs in their communications campaigns
- Support core activities of project staff to magnify their messages and face to face project work, and expand the audience for those activities
- Use storytelling communication strategies to spread the awareness of Placemaking
- Work as a member of the core communications team to develop and produce new web content (articles, blog posts, photo essays) for pps.org based on PPS goals and for some initiatives based on defined media campaigns.
- Maintain editorial calendar
- Keep existing content updated and relevant based on priorities set by the management.
- Facilitate and write short and long form content
- Work with communications team to promote PPS content to partner websites and media organizations.
- Work with in house PPS staff and freelance writers and compile finished articles for web publication and manage relationships with PPS content partners.
- Proactively identify, promote, plan, and “daylight” existing PPS content (such as research), evaluate content on pps.org with appropriate PPS staff, based on PPS’ communication goals and regularly reviewed priorities.
- Review and copy-edit for tone and grammar
- Participate in weekly editorial meetings and monthly communications meeting for all staff
Community Manager Responsibilities
- Listen to, engage with, and moderate our online community and online Placemaking Town Square (pps.org) through various channels, including PPS’s new Placemaking Leadership Council, to identify & engage advocates. Build relationships with community members and strengthen PPS as a prominent voice and presence in the community.
- Help build PPS’s National Center for Bicycling and Walking into a more robust program with strong social media component.
- Manage and build email lists and social media assets, coordinate membership development
- Track and analyze website and social media analytics. Make recommendations on content, events, and community engagement based on trends and insight.
- Stay up to date on new social media tools and best practices
Qualifications: Minimum five years experience in a related position. Strong background and knowledge in urban planning and community development issues, especially around public spaces.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, describing their specific experience and interests that relate to the job description, and a resume to:
No calls, please