We’re Hiring a Communications Assistant!

Communications Assistant

Illinois Right to Life

Chicago, IL 60606

Illinois Right to Life is seeking a communications assistant with a strong background in social media, who is an outstanding writer, and who is highly organized with strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to the pro-life cause and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

We are a growing pro-life organization dedicated to protecting innocent human life from conception until natural death. Our work includes advocacy, direct aid to women and families in crisis, and education-all utilizing the latest technology. We are a non-sectarian, non-partisan organization and are committed to winning Illinois for life.

Our offices are located in the Chicago Loop just two blocks from Union Station. We are currently operating on a 3-2-2 schedule (M-W in office, work from home on R-F, usual weekends). This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for events and breaking news.

Job Duties
Manage all IRL social media accounts;
Create social media plans and manage growth/comments/messages of all platforms,
Assist in drafting press statements as well as other internal and external communications pieces;
Take pictures for social media, presentations, and website at events;
Manage IRL website;
Maintain press list;
Manage the IRL blog;
Manage IRL’s Life Chat podcast;
Manage IRL’s Weekly Newsletter;
Manage social media ambassador program;
Be on call for time-sensitive communications;
Daily operations as needed (answering phone calls, e-mail inquiries, etc.)
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Strong belief in and dedication to IRL’s mission: To advocate for and educate on the value of all human life regardless of size, gender, race, age, or level of ability. Every day we work to make abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia unthinkable;
A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field. Job experience may be substituted for a degree;
Strong knowledge of all social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok;
Knowledge of WordPress preferred;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Photography experience preferred but not required;;
Strong editing and proofreading skills;
Graphic design experience preferable, but not required;
Proactive, goal-oriented, and extremely responsive;
A team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Please send a cover letter including a statement of your pro-life beliefs and salary requirements as well as a resume and two writing samples to [email protected] by August 31, 2022.