PR Senior Manager

New York, United States Full-time

Role overview:

We’re looking for a seasoned PR and communications professional to lead a steady-state press outreach and content development strategy to increase awareness and drive donations for the organization.

The ideal candidate will be a persistent hustler with a strong list of established relevant media relationships and an excellent writing portfolio. The vast majority of the below responsibilities should already be a part of their day-to-day, they’ll have a strong drive for self-improvement, thrive under tight deadlines and adapt quickly to change.


  • Create and implement GD’s ongoing PR strategy to build awareness and stay top-of-mind for key audiences. Will include:

    • Announcing and promote new initiatives

    • Identifying and pitching thought leadership opportunities for our senior staff (op-eds, conference keynotes, etc.)

    • Identifying new opportunities to drive media interest and attention based on relationships and knowledge of trends

    • Defining and targeting key audiences

  • Ghost-writing and editing speeches, op-eds and blog posts for GD staff as needed

  • Identifying new media targets and building relationships with press, bloggers and other influencers on an ongoing basis

  • Writing and editing content for social media, blog, email newsletters and other outlets

  • Leading and editing the development of op-eds, statements, speeches, etc.

  • Working with technical (field/partnerships/technology) teams to gather and convey complex information in a compelling manner to the outside world

  • Strategize on how to communicate and reach new target audiences

  • Providing media training for senior team



  • 8+ years professional experience in communications or journalism, preferably in relevant verticals development, tech or related fields

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with experience in digital communications, social media, speechwriting and storytelling

  • Strong media relationships with reporters (especially in tech or international development)

  • Experience and a natural aptitude for distilling complex policy and concepts into plain language

  • Experience leading communications for product launches and other initiatives

  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly and efficiently in fast-paced, high-stress environments

  • Demonstrated ability to work well within teams, across levels of seniority

  • A passion for our mission

  • Edgy intellectual snark welcome

About GiveDirectly:

GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving by allowing donors to provide cash directly to the world’s poorest. It has raised over $200M since launching in 2011 and has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company.

The Brookings Institution estimates that $80B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $140B each year, much of which is spent on interventions with no evidence.  We want to change that, establishing a benchmark as Vanguard did for the financial industry, and in the process accelerate the end of extreme poverty. .

Learn more about the cash transfer movement and GiveDirectly’s leading role on NPR’s Planet Money, This American Life, The Economist and by Googling. :)

“The beautiful thing about GiveDirectly’s approach is that it lets people devise their own path out of poverty.” - New York Times Magazine

“GiveDirectly (…) has sent shockwaves through the charity sector.” -  The Guardian


Our culture is honest, direct, analytical, non-hierarchical, fast-paced, transparent, and hard working.  We are open to candidates from any industry and typically recruit from top schools/firms and offer competitive salary and benefits.