The Carter Center: Communications Coordinator

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Regular Full-Time
The Carter Center
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Business Operations
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Carter Center

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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 


The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.




The Communications Coordinator provides tactical communications and project-management support to help elevate The Carter Center's profile in media, events, and external engagements. The Coordinator plays the lead role in organizing and maintaining the Communications team's video, photo, and media databases, and overseeing the team's comprehensive planning calendar. 



  • Manages the Communications team's comprehensive planning calendar and supports the team on project management and logistics. 
  • Assists with finding, contracting, and managing a roster of creatives, agencies, and freelancers.
  • Provides technical, operational, and logistical support to the Communications team as they work to tell the Carter Center's stories to major media and at major global forums.
  • Maintains media tracking systems, monitors news coverage, and works with tracking services to monitor coverage levels.
  • Proactively and independently researches new media contacts and maintains an up-to-date database of contacts.
  • Helps other team members add to and access the contacts as needed in a fast-moving setting.
  • Distributes press releases and identifies targeted media contact lists for them.
  • Assists in handling inquiries from media and the public.
  • Organizes and maintains photo, video, and audio assets in a secure and easy-to-use system to ensure team members and the wider organization have access to the tools of digital storytelling.
  • Provides onsite support for Carter Center events and forums where Carter Center experts and leaders appear. This includes helping greet, support, and manage media attending events and helping set up optimal visual and branding at events.
  • May manage photographers and videographers at events.
  • May prepare social media video shorts or b-roll packages for media.
  • May craft and post items on social media channels and monitor and respond to social media comments.
  • May travel nationally and internationally to help manage media and publicity projects.
  • Interacts regularly with Carter Center staff.
  • Represents the Center to media, donors, and high-level participants in Carter Center projects.
  • Must use appropriate discretion and protocol in interactions with all individuals.
  • Ensures compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, including child safeguarding.
  • Coordinates efficient office procedures in support of program activities.
  • Maintains professional growth and development of self by identifying educational/training programs, professional organizations, activities, and resources to maintain knowledge of national trends and to promote leading-edge expertise.
  • Performs related responsibilities as needed.


  • A bachelor's degree in communications, business, or marketing and two years of experience in media, journalism, public relations, corporate communications, or project management, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Experience in nonprofit media relations and/or public relations.
  • Strong digital media and database experience and superior organizational and project management skills.
  • Comfortable working in fast-moving, high intensity setting.
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint skills.
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as, Asana or Trello.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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