Communications Manager & Writer

Bluecadet is seeking an experienced Communications Manager with stellar writing skills to manage all external agency communications. This is both a managerial and hands-on position to set and implement the strategy for all communications, website, social media, and public relations efforts, as well as develop content consistent with brand.

As the Communications Manager, you will produce all written materials for Bluecadet, which includes composing, editing, and managing the production of a full range of materials. You will be responsible for all aspects of managing and producing all communications materials, including website content, project case studies, e-newsletters, press releases, social media, and blogs.

Superb copywriting skills and the ability to develop a unique writing voice that can speak to our audiences in a creative, meaningful, and memorable way will be key to succeeding in this role. Additionally, this role requires someone who is self-directed, with the ability to work in a dynamic and growing organization.

This person will work closely with senior management, including the CEO, Executive Creative Director, Director of Strategy, and Managing Director.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Produce and manage review process of all written materials from draft creation through distribution of final product
  • Writing, reviewing, and updating of content for our website
  • Interviewing Bluecadet staff and clients to develop interesting case studies
  • Assuring that material developed is factually and technically accurate, as well as interesting and engaging
  • PR: Developing materials required for PR efforts, producing press releases, corresponding with press, maintaining press list, working closely with external PR agency/consultant
  • Working with senior management to write essays/blog posts and develop speeches/presentations
  • Find high value opportunities for leadership positioning (i.e. popular news outlet editorials, speaking opportunities) and write material and talking points
  • Establish and maintain editorial calendar for external communications
  • Coordinate execution of video and photography needs with in-house photographer/videographer
  • Submit projects for awards and maintain organized awards submission process
  • Coordinate monthly internal staff show-and-tell and announcement meetings
  • Undertaking special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Writing or related field
  • 3 to 5+ years of directly relevant experience
  • Impeccable writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to write/edit in a variety of styles, and to draft materials on a wide range of topics
  • High energy, mature, and leadership ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Self-starter, works well independently, entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Strong editorial instincts and the ability to curate a content strategy that represents Bluecadet for our online channels
  • Excellent relationship development/management skills to foster effective working relationships with senior management and team
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
  • Ability to translate complex language and ideas into language easily comprehensible to non-specialists
  • Experience with PR, including press outreach and correspondence, writing press releases, and/or working with PR consultants
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to details and deadlines
  • Ability to analyze current workflow and implement effective processes and procedures
  • Good eye for design, graphic design experience desired
  • Takes ownership of your work; proactive, demonstrates initiative and accountability
  • Strong team player
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States
  • Candidates must live in the Philadelphia area or be willing to relocate

The successful candidate will thrive in Bluecadet’s fast-paced, unique environment and, as part of our management team, will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to our continued growth.  This full-time opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to

About Bluecadet:

Bluecadet is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that creates world-class websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments. Established in 2007, Bluecadet collaborates with leading museums, cultural institutions, universities, and nonprofit organizations to educate, engage, and entertain. From a touchscreen T. Rex puzzle at Chicago’s Field Museum, to a multimedia advocacy campaign for Doctors Without Borders, to MoMA’s bilingual mobile guide exploring the murals of Diego Rivera, our work inspires interaction and imagination.

The Bluecadet team includes strategists, designers, and developers working alongside illustrators, animators, and producers in our 8,400-square-foot office and production studio in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. 

We are approachable perfectionists who believe in the power of digital technology to surprise and delight people of all ages—changing the way we look at objects and information, encouraging shared experiences and exchange, and making learning more like play. We are driven by a genuine commitment to the mission of each client, and every day we roll up our sleeves to ensure exceptional service and attention to detail. As digital storytellers, we are dedicated to bridging technology and culture in the service of human connection.