NACA News Director

Boston, MA

COMPENSATION: Based on Experience (range $90,000 – $120,000)

FLSA: Exempt

LOCATION: NACA Headquarters, Boston, MA

CONTACT: [email protected]

BENEFITS: Comprehensive package: single/family health, vision, dental, 401(k) and more



NACA is a high-profile community advocacy organization with an extremely large membership base that is seeking to continue to raise the profile of NACA’s programs, initiatives and campaigns. NACA’s campaigns and advocacy efforts often involve demonstrations and actions targeted against individuals, corporations, and government entities that are on the wrong side of fair lending and economic justice issues.  The communications and media coverage around these actions must be targeted and clear.

The focus of this position is on media relations and establishing NACA as a high-profile organization.  NACA should be the go-to organization for the media for housing and economic justice issues. This involves working with local and national media to get positive coverage of NACA and its various programs including its massive ‘Achieve the Dream’ events. The News Director would create and edit press releases and reach out directly to journalists, reporters, news producers and editors. S/he would also have a key role in developing exciting new communication initiatives at NACA including radio/TVads, podcasts, website enhancements, and social media content and strategies.  NACA’s communication activities will grow markedly as it launches multi-state initiatives focused on our homeownership programs, events, campaign against corporate landlords, new construction of modular housing, political campaigns and more.   

NACA is looking for a very driven, creative individual with a passion for promoting NACA’s mission and ongoing initiatives and actions to both local and national audiences.  The ideal candidate is an energetic media savvy news professional with a background in TV, print and/or radio with experience as a news director, reporter, editor, EP, and/or producer. 


Un candidato seleccionado será responsable de las relaciones con los medios, que incluyen, entre otros:

  • Establezca contactos y relaciones de trabajo sólidas con los medios de comunicación nacionales y locales, con participación adicional, según sea necesario, con políticos, líderes comunitarios y otros.
  • Respond to press inquiries, draft press releases and media advisories, and track press coverage. Identify media and public affairs opportunities.
  • Participar en la creación y ejecución de correos dirigidos y la distribución de materiales e información sobre programas, eventos y campañas de promoción de la NACA.
  • Work with NACA’s staff to identify media opportunities to support NACA’s campaigns and promote community and Member engagement.
  • Craft messaging for public and media relations campaigns (including identification and pursuit of media contacts) and marketing efforts to promote NACA’s work and elevate its profile online, on tv/radio, and in print.
  • Establecer y administrar una base de datos de contactos con los medios.
  • Mejorar y administrar el contenido del sitio web de NACA y las comunicaciones en las redes sociales.
  • Trabaje con el personal de NACA para promover de manera efectiva la NACA, su misión y campañas.
  • Participar en la creación de comunicación interna para el personal y los voluntarios de NACA.
  • Brindar asistencia para el evento.

Other Activities and Requirements

  • Assist in outreach activities focused on low- and moderate-income communities, churches, job sites, events, etc.
  • Participate in regular trainings.
  • Participate in NACA events and campaigns.
  • Otras funciones asignadas.

Advocacy in Support of NACA’s Mission

Participate in advocacy campaigns as needed. NACA continues its aggressive advocacy in fighting for economic justice for low to moderate income and people of color by addressing the racial wealth disparity gap and other issues. Employment with NACA requires ongoing participation in NACA’s advocacy, campaigns, outreach, community organizing, and other activities as determined by NACA. This includes supporting and actively promoting NACA’s tactics and mission of fighting for economic justice.  This is also important for NACA’s continued success and in expanding NACA’s purchase and other programs. NACA staff have a tremendous impact on the Members and communities they serve. For more information about NACA or its history and programs, visit


The Communications Specialist must be able to meet the demands of the job that consists of 55+ hours a week. This is a demanding position requiring dedication and the willingness and ability to work long hours including evenings and weekends. Extensive national travel is required.


The salary is based on experience and skills directly related to this position such as experience and connections in various media. The candidate’s performance evaluation and future compensation is largely based on meeting and exceeding the Job Responsibilities and other job tasks. 


NACA busca líderes con una actitud positiva y abierta, una sólida ética de trabajo y un compromiso incansable con el éxito con atención a los detalles y la capacidad de cumplir con fechas límite agresivas y metas ambiciosas. Se espera que tenga un alto nivel de competencias y habilidades básicas incluidas en las características personales y experiencias profesionales en las siguientes áreas: comunicación, habilidades organizativas, habilidades profesionales, profesionalismo, servicio al cliente, gestión del tiempo, liderazgo positivo, habilidades informáticas y estar impulsado por una misión. La Competencias y habilidades básicas se describen en detalle en


  • Licenciatura - Requerida.
  • Capacitación y certificaciones que demuestren conocimientos y credenciales importantes: preferido. 


  • Experience as a news director, reporter, producer, EP or editor.
  • Experience in presenting on TV or radio a plus, but not required.
  • Experiencia en navegar por varios medios para obtener acceso.
  • Experience with political media outreach or representing a politician, government or private section entity.
  • Extensive network of media contacts.
  • Fuertes habilidades interpersonales con la capacidad de crear mensajes personalizados para diferentes audiencias.
  • Fuertes habilidades de redacción, edición, presentación y comunicación oral, así como capacidad para sintetizar y traducir información complicada a un lenguaje claro y convincente.
  • Una presencia personal creíble y atractiva.
  • Voluntad de pensar de forma emprendedora y creativa.
  • Experiencia en la industria hipotecaria y / o sin fines de lucro útil, pero no obligatorio.
  • La habilidad de escribir y hablar otros idiomas además del inglés, particularmente el español, es una ventaja.


Applicants can apply to selecting the Apply Button below.

NACA is an equal opportunity employer. Minority and bilingual individuals, particularly those who speak and write in Spanish, as well as second chance applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. To follow-up and for inquiries regarding this and other positions contact NACA’s HR Department at [email protected].

This job description is solely for descriptive purposes with NACA reserving the right to make unilateral changes to this job description. This does not constitute a contract for employment with employment at NACA on an “at-will” basis.


NACA has more than three million Members and 47 offices. NACA has established an outstanding record of success over four decades for its effective operations and aggressive advocacy against predatory and discriminatory lenders. NACA stands out in the following areas:

  1. Provides the best mortgage in America with no down payment, no closing costs, no fees, no mortgage insurance, at a below market fixed rate without consideration of one’s credit score;
  2. Is the largest and most effective HUD approved counseling organization;
  3. Has been on the forefront of fighting against abusive and discriminatory lending practices; and
  4. Saved more than 500,000 homeowners with an unaffordable mortgage from foreclosure during the mortgage crisis.