Writers in the Schools (WITS) seeks a full-time staff member to serve as our Communications Manager. This position is open immediately. Benefits are included.

The Communications Manager handles a variety of tasks including but not limited to the preparation and dissemination of press releases and regular communication with media. In addition, the position entails working closely with graphic designers, printing companies, and staff to manage the creation and production of printed materials.

Applicants should be highly self motivated, well organized, and possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Applicants should be comfortable with initiating and sustaining communication with the media and be able to accurately and consistently convey the WITS message to a wide variety of people. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for the maintenance of the website and will regularly contribute content to the blog and website.

We are seeking a responsible, organized individual with these skills:

– The ability to work with a wide variety of people
– Familiarity with word processing, Internet, email, and desktop publishing applications
– Confidence in communication
– Accuracy with language and attention to detail
– A passion for education and the arts
– And a sense of humor.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, proficiency with office software and database programs, strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Reliable transportation a must.

WITS is a Houston-based nonprofit that provides long-term educational programs for students and their teachers.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
mail@witshouston.org
or
WITS, 1523 West Main; Houston, TX 77006

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