The LitWorld staff at the Spring Gala in May 2018.

The LitWorld staff at the Spring Gala in May 2018.


Open Positions 

Communications Coordinator

Scope of Work

The Communication Coordinator will report to the Director of Operations and the Executive Director to deepen and support LitWorld’s impact globally and across the US. LitWorld’s Communications Coordinator will work closely with our programming, communications and fundraising teams to share and grow LitWorld’s messaging and global impact, working through the lens of advocacy, cultivation, community-building and gratitude. Success in this role will require passion for storytelling, excellent attention to detail, interest in strategic thinking, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, joyful, mission driven environment.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and comfortable with graphic design, visual media, writing, website management and social media platforms, enthusiastic about using those skills to further LitWorld’s mission. A successful candidate will be a dedicated, imaginative and energetic collaborator, fully committed to LitWorld's mission and dedicated to amplifying the voices of young people using the power of story as a tool for literacy empowerment.

Areas of Responsibilities

Social Media & Online Communications:

  • Shares stories, images and videos from the field through social channels on a daily basis to further LitWorld’s mission and to advocate for LitWorld’s work

  • Coordinates production and design of digital content for webinars, videos, presentations, reports, emails, social media posts, invitations, and other projects

  • Supports marketing strategies with a strong focus on design and ensuring brand consistency

  • Maintains the LitWorld website, working closely with the team to develop and publish written content, images, event and campaign updates

  • Manages the content calendar for the LitWorld blog, including soliciting and editing guest blog posts from programming and communications partners

  • Tracks ongoing analytics for LitWorld's online channels, including social media, website and email marketing

  • Collects and archives stories, images, videos and children’s work from the field and office

    Writing & Content-Creation:

  • Collaborates with the programming, development and leadership teams on research and writing projects including articles, presentations, proposals and marketing materials

  • Supports the creation of blog posts, newsletters and email communications

  • Maintains and adds to LitWorld’s research archives for use in written communications and presentations

  • Creates visual content such as infographics, flyers and programming workbooks for online and print materials

  • Creates short video content for use online and at special events

  • Supports additional projects with copy and content editing

Advocacy & Marketing:

  • Participates in branding, PR and marketing meetings related to LitWorld’s organizational strategy and messaging

  • Coordinates and edits marketing/donor communications both online and offline

  • Leads project management of our large advocacy events, especially World Read Aloud Day, through the lens of communications

  • Collaborates on major communications with partners and corporate sponsors including Scholastic, NYC Department of Education and Chancellor’s office, Penguin Publishers, NY Public Library, Skype in the Classroom, and more

  • Coordinates cohort of grassroots “WRADvocates” to engage with World Read Aloud Day on social media channels

  • Supports LitWorld’s PR work, including drafting press releases


  • Supports virtual fundraising and event marketing in collaboration with the development team

  • Supports development team in grant writing and reporting

  • Supports event planning and promotion through the lens of communications

  • Leads project management of LitWorld’s annual report and collaborates on written and visual content creation


  • Assists with planning, preparation and promotion of programming events including local Story Summits and LitFests

  • Works closely with the program team to effectively share stories from the field

  • Co-coordinates schedule of activities for LitWorld Summer Communications intern


  • Supports the day-to-day operations of LitWorld by helping to maintain a clean office space, running errands and executing clerical tasks

  • Supports planning, preparation and execution of LitWorld’s major events, including the Spring Fundraiser, the Annual Appeal and major advocacy days

  • Assists the team with additional tasks and projects as they emerge


  • A natural storyteller. Creative, a sense of humor, can-do attitude, high energy, and friendly personality

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field

  • 3+ years of professional experience in leading and implementing communications functions on behalf of an organization (e.g. digital media, press outreach, event management, storytelling, etc.)

  • Strong writer with ability to communicate across multiple channels

  • Experience in writing, editing and social media management

  • Proven high standards of work products and a sharp eye for detail as well as quality assurance

  • Solid graphic design and layout skills, strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and best practices related to graphic design

  • Keen eye for compelling imagery and narratives

  • Proficiency with web and social media analytics tracking and reporting

  • Experience with Salesforce, MailChimp, Squarespace, Google Drive, and video editing software a plus

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Must possess knowledge of best practices and digital marketing and social media standards

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, organize workflow, set priorities, thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment, consistently meet deadlines, and adhere to brand identity and editorial standards.

  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds

  • Commitment to LitWorld’s core values, a joyfulness in work itself

  • Must understand and commit to LitWorld’s core philosophies, principles and mission


  • Health Care

  • 12 Vacation Days

  • 10 Sick and Personal Days

  • Commuter Benefits

  • 401K

Minimum education required:

  • 4-year degree

Application Process:

Please email your application to using the following structure:

● Subject: Communication Coordinator – First Name Last Name

● Body of Email: Include name, contact information, salary requirements

● Attach: Cover letter and resume saved as First Name Last Name Cover Letter; First Name Last Name Resume

●Samples of your work and two social media posts related to LitWorld

Within your cover letter:

Please respond to this prompt: Tell us about a project that you are really proud of and describe the creative process that you went through to complete it.

Only complete applications will be considered. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications received, not all applicants will be contacted.

About LitWorld

Our Mission: Strengthening kids and communities through the power of their own stories. Together, authoring a bold new world of equity and opportunity.

LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. We implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide. The combined power of children’s own stories + access to diverse reading/writing experiences + peer to peer and adult mentor relationships = productive and transformational literacy. We work in close and trusting partnerships with locally based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world.

LitWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LitWorld respects and values diversity. LitWorld is an equal opportunity employer. LitWorld will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability,veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Diversity of perspective and experience benefits LitWorld and helps us deliver our best work; we encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.