Deadline date

5PM ET, July 15, 2022

Our team is growing and we're hiring a communications associate! Learn more and apply by the priority deadline of July 15, 2022.


The communications associate will be a full-time employee who will work out of the ACLU of Kentucky's office in Louisville under the supervision of the communications director. Some night and weekend work is required, as well as travel within the commonwealth and occasional travel out of state.

Essential Functions:

  • Support and assist the organization’s internal and external communications programs.
  • Create and manage multimedia content, including blog posts, advocacy emails, event pages, action alerts, online graphics, online advertising, videos, photography, audio clips, and social media posts.
  • Plan, schedule, and implement a digital communications calendar for website content, promotional emails, and social media posts.
  • Provide communications support to ACLU-KY events and actions, such as online ads, promotional emails, flyer creation, in-person technical assistance, and real-time documentation via photography and social media.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data from ACLU-KY digital campaigns, such as social media engagement, online action conversions, email open rates, website visits, and more.
  • Assist with the drafting, design, and production of written materials and publications, such as newsletters, press releases, factsheets, postcards, and more.
  • Collaborate with communications and program staff to identify high-impact opportunities to increase the visibility of our advocacy, legal, and legislative work, and to generate web traffic, email list, and social media audience growth.
  • Test and establish digital content strategies that further the ACLU-KY’s digital footprint and strategic goals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity using personal and professional communications approaches that value people as individuals and respect differences of race, ethnicity, a record of arrest or conviction, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, national origin, and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Ideal Experience and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the ACLU of Kentucky's mission and the advancement of civil liberties and civil rights in Kentucky.
  • At least two years of experience in digital communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Ability to work well within a team, often in a fast-paced work environment under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and working with underrepresented communities.
  • Familiarity and comfort with communications approaches that value people-centered, inclusive, humanizing language and visual storytelling.
  • A keen eye for graphic design and visual storytelling, and experience creating and editing video content. Photography and audio experience is desirable.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or willingness to learn Creative Suite if experience is limited to Canva and other similar design programs.
  • Professional experience maintaining a website and posting social media content is highly desirable. Working knowledge of HTML and experience coding emails and/or web pages is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary for this position will be $49,541.

Excellent benefits offered, including generous health insurance plan, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(k), generous sick, vacation, parental, and holiday leave, and parking.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit application letter, resume, and writing sample to Angela@ACLU-KY.org with "Communications Associate" in the subject line. Please indicate where how you learned about this job posting in your cover letter.

The priority deadline is 5PM ET, July 15, 2022.


The ACLU of Kentucky is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please include that when you email your application materials. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The ACLU of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Kentucky encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, criminal history, and veteran status.