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Communications Director

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Job Summary

The communications director will lead the fraternity’s news reporting, public relations and internal communications work, while overseeing a team of content coordinators and interns. Serving as the fraternity’s managing editor, the director will work with stakeholders across the organization to identify stories that will reinforce DLP’s brand to potential new members and community members. Often working to short deadlines, the director must be skilled at managing multiple projects for a team all while ensuring stories are produced to a high standard. The communications director will also work collaboratively with the other directors in the Office of Marketing and Communications (MarComm) on a variety of projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Identify potential story ideas and turn them into a published product, either by producing it themselves or by assigning it, all on deadline

  • Serve as the primary news editor for the team’s stories

  • Ensure all stories are properly researched with accurate sources

  • Have strong supervisory and leadership skills in order to lead, hire, develop, and oversee their communications team

  • Develop and manage a content calendar in collaboration with other MarComm directors, aligning with the CMO’s strategic vision

  • Manage the Centaur’s Yell email newsletter

  • Manage internal communications, including emails from fraternity leadership

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working on and managing news reporting projects on deadline

  • Excellent investigation, reporting, research and editing skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment in a remote, asynchronous setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multiple years of supervisory experience in a newsroom setting

  • Experience managing email newsletters

Reports to

  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)


  • Communication coordinators and communication interns

Expected Workload

  • 5 - 10 hours per week on average

How to Apply

Please email with your resume and at least two writing samples (or a link to an online portfolio with samples).

We understand everyone brings a wide variety of skills and experience to the table, whether or not they’re listed here. The most important thing to us is a true interest in giving back to the fraternity, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all these requirements. We’re building a team with diverse perspectives and experiences committed to the mission of Delta Lambda Phi.

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