ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Manager, Communications and Events

Supervisor: Director, Communications and Public Relations

Position Summary

The Manager, Communications and Events, will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of internal and external communications strategies, and organizing and promoting events and initiatives, to elevate the reach and value of the diverse work of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its stakeholder community. Reporting to the Communications Director, s/he will provide editorial, member relations, and event management support as part of a collaborative communications team working in a fast-paced and continually changing non-profit environment.

The Manager will play a key role in planning and support for ANSI-sponsored events including meetings, conferences, exhibits, trade shows, dinners, and special events. In addition, she/he will be responsible for strengthening the editorial points of view and overall public image of the Institute by assisting in the planning and development of the highest-quality communications, marketing, and presentation materials, among other diverse responsibilities.


  • Lead the development (research, writing, editing, proofreading) of a wide array of communications and marketing content, executive presentations, articles, brochures, and other editorial and promotional projects covering diverse subject areas as assigned.
  • Distill complex, sometimes ambiguous information/data into concise, compelling content
  • Develop results-oriented, measurable public relations strategies to enhance the reach of ANSI program areas/initiatives as well as the overall Institute and voluntary standards and conformity assessment community.
  • Respond to press inquiries regarding the role of ANSI and the U.S. standardization system.
  • Work in support of the Senior Events Manager to successfully execute meetings, conferences, symposia, ceremonies, and other special events, including overseeing venue research, meeting arrangement/logistics, and registration management using Cvent; provide occasional on-site event support (light domestic travel required).
  • Oversee the work of a communications specialist/journalist to ensure press releases, daily news, and social media content have value, quality, and a consistent voice and cover target subject matter and program areas; write occasional content.
  • Provide general editorial and presentation assistance (research, writing, copyediting, formatting) to all ANSI staff as requested.
  • May act on behalf of the Communications Director in her absence.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Excellent editorial and media relations skills a must with eight or more years of experience, preferably in a corporate, association, or government communications role.
  • Experience developing media strategies and communications content (for web, print, social media, etc.) in a fast-paced, changing, and sometimes technically complex environment.
  • Experience and comfort developing executive speeches and presentations, ideally on global business, industry, or government-related topics.
  • Proven ability to work flexibly as a part of a creative team, generate ideas, take initiative, and operate with a service-oriented, can-do mentality, particularly in the face of ambiguous tasks.
  • An energetic, problem-solving approach and appreciation for intellectual challenges and changing opportunities are critical.
  • Familiarity with PRNewswire, Cision, or other public relations software system required.
  • Proficiency in Cvent event management software a strong plus; interest and ability to learn essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft CRM a plus.
  • Familiarity with content management system (CMS) preferred.

ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.

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