Communication and Publication Manager (GIA)

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is seeking a Communication and Publication Manager to join its team in New York, NY led by President & CEO Eddie Torres. This position will report directly to the Deputy Director/Director of Programs, but will work collaboratively with other members of the GIA team, including the President/CEO, finance, development, and program staff.

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is the only national network of private, public and corporate arts funders in the US and Canada, including independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, nonprofit regrantors and national service organizations. GIA is widely regarded as the go-to place for relevant discussion and action within the philanthropic field. At the intersection of philanthropy and the arts, GIA breaks down silos by creating and strengthening connections with, and for, those within its membership, their grantees and philanthropy across sectors. GIA’s many programs and resources can be found at

GIA seeks a Communication and Publication Manager. Responsibilities include oversight and promotion of GIA’s communication platforms, including the Reader, a print and online publication; news feed; social media; weekly member’s bulletin and e-news digest; and blogs. Further responsibilities include the development of communication plans for GIA programs and information dissemination, including coordination of information from members and national partners.

Desired qualifications and experience are as follows:  

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in communications/publications.
  • 5 years of experience in communications/marketing preferred with demonstrated success in using varied communications vehicles, including the web and social media.
  • Coordination of print and online publications.
  • Coordination of content for publication, including communications with authors and publishers.
  • Knowledge of online publication and communications content development.
  • Knowledge of design, styles, and publication practices and principles. 
  • High level writing, editing, and proofreading skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills.   
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and dependable.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program partners, and participants.
  • High level focus on details.
  • Proof of work eligibility and the ability to travel.

Responsibilities and duties

  • The Communication and Publication Manager will design and implement integrated communications across platforms to promote GIA programs and information for members and the arts philanthropic community.


  • Responsible for design and implementation of GIA’s communication plans, facilitating promotion of GIA’s programs, goals, and information across platforms. 

Web activities

  • Work with GIA staff on all aspects of content creation for GIA's website and its impact on all of GIA's activities.
  • Oversee all aspects of social media to engage GIA members and encourage new members.
  • Work with GIA staff to update content regularly and identify resources GIA could make available on the website.
  • Develop content for members on GIA's web site; continually improve existing and add new web services for members. 


  • Oversee marketing and distribution of GIA publications.
  • Coordinate design and implementation of GIA Reader, Member Bulletin, Weekly News Digest, Member Directory, and other GIA publications as needed.
  • Coordinate communication, and provide research for GIA print and electronic publications, especially for the Reader.
  • Oversee conference-related publications.



  • Support needs of conference planning and implementation as needed.
  • Travel as needed, possibly on weekends, for convenings, meetings as needed.
  • Provide other support to programs as needed within the overall scope of GIA's work.

Grantmakers in the Arts uses a Drupal platform website, Civi-crm database, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office 365 and QuickBooks.  

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) non-exempt position with some after-hours, weekend work, and travel required. Grantmakers in the Arts intentionally considers candidates from historically underrepresented communities including ALAANA (Asian, LatinX, African, Arab and Native American) populations and people with disabilities.

Compensation: Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 dependent on experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes leave time, insurance, and an employer-matching 401(k) plan. 

TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected] PLEASE no phone calls.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will close when position is filled. Applications will be acknowledged by e-mail.

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