Director, Communications & Public Affairs

Come join one of the most exciting, dynamic organizations in the non-profit and technology worlds as Director of Communications and Public Affairs! The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) represents the leading U.S. publishers of video games across the nation and on the global stage. The ESA owns and operates E3, the premier trade show for video games. We are seeking a Director of Communications & Public Affairs to serve as an integral member of the Communications & Public Affairs team and the digital program lead, to develop integrated communications and public affairs campaigns and creative assets that support the ESA’s member advocacy work in D.C. and key states. This is a sole contributor role but part of a high functioning team. The Director reports to the Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs and collaborates cross-departmentally to advance the association’s communications, public affairs and member advocacy goals.

The Director of Communications & Public Affairs will ensure the ESA is prepared with the necessary communications tools to effectively advocate in support of the U.S. video game industry across a wide array of policy and legislative opportunities through written materials, digital assets and other positioning vehicles via an established network of media and other stakeholder contacts at the state and federal levels. They will also develop, curate, implement and measure the effectiveness of a variety of public affairs communications programs and materials, including themed web and social content, issue toolkits and other policy-related creative assets to advance the ESA’s voice and perspective across owned and paid digital platforms and channels and through earned media.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a related field. They will also have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional experience in public affairs communications and a minimum of two years of working in D.C. on Capitol Hill or within a government agency, trade association or advocacy organization. Digital fluency and agility with tools that help advance and measure effectiveness of messages through online, social media and digital communications is required.

If you believe you meet the requirements, please submit a resume to the following job link:

Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at [email protected].

The ESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.