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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 19 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $116 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is seeking to fill the positions listed below. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from ISRI.  Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn: Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903. No phone calls, please.

Current Job Openings

Communications Manager

Reporting to the Communications Director, this position is primarily responsible for executing communication plans that support ISRI member and organizational goals. As the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, ISRI works to educate, inform, and influence key audiences – including members, potential members, industry stakeholders, federal, state and local decisionmakers as well as the media – through multi-channel communications programs.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions) 

  • Manages project workflow on communications activities, collaborating with other departments to ensure deadlines are met. 
  • Manages content and distribution of the organization’s communications channels including, newsletters, mobile app, press releases, and videos. 
  • Develops content and executes strategies for the organization’s social media accounts. 
  • Maintains media resource library including internal talking points, photos/videos, and other collateral.
  • Drafts text for press releases, announcements, and other messages. 
  • Writes content in support of ISRI’s editorial calendar. 
  • Attends industry events as needed. 
  • Assembles a monthly metrics report and uses analytics to measure engagement across channels and make recommendations to improve engagement. 
  • Assist with chapter communications. 
  • Maintain and update department’s SOPs. 

Job Specifications  

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

  • Undergraduate college degree, preferably in the field of communications, public relations, or marketing 
  • 3-5 years of experience in media relations, social media, member communications, or related experience 

Required Education/Skills 

  • Strong writing/editing/verbal communications/customer service skills 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work across departments and support team members to ensure tasks and projects are successful 
  • Be able to verbally articulate ISRI’s messages to outside stakeholders in a clear manner 
  • Familiarity with email distribution systems; membership databases; Photoshop, InDesign, and/or other graphic design software; video recording and editing.   


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Have Questions?

Please refer to the contact details through individual job postings or email isrijobs@isri.org for additional information.