Communications Manager
Washington, DC Public Affairs
Job Type

The communications manager is tasked with supporting a broad range of marketing and communications activities related to ABC’s events, member programs and outreach to ABC chapters and members. This position also serves as the editor of Newsline, ABC’s weekly member newsletter. This role reports to the director of digital communications and works closely with the Public Affairs/Member Services team and stakeholders across the organization.


  • Draft, edit and/or proofread a variety of communications, including, but not limited to:
    • Stories for Newsline 
    • Website copy 
    • Marketing communications
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Event scripts
    • Social media assets
  • Responsible for approving and organizing website advertising 
  • Manage the Newsline and  media subscriber lists
  • Support the sponsorship team to coordinate deliverables on social media and other external communications.
  • Support ABC National social media initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr accounts
  • Develop new ways to garner online engagement
  • Monitor ABC’s social media presence through social media analytics tools

About Us: 

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at

ABC’s strategic goals are to provide value to the construction industry through political advocacy, safety and total human health initiatives, developing the construction workforce of the future and providing top-notch member benefits.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrated writing, copywriting and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Bachelor’s degree  with coursework in journalism, marketing, digital media and communications
  • 3-4 years of related work experience
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize on tight deadlines
  • Tech savvy; experience with email marketing systems and social media tools 


  • Excellent oral and written communication, copywriting, proofreading and editing skills
  • Ability to complete highly accurate work with close attention to detail
  • Experience working with email marketing systems 
  • Knowledge of the interplay between print and digital media, including social media and content marketing
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under      pressure and deadlines
  • Strong multitasking and time management skills 
  • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness; understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve      issues
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently 
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem-solving skills to resolve issues
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards



  • It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color,  national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion      or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:

· ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing  the responsibilities Marketing/Communications Manager, the employee is required      to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required      to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

· This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.