Friday, April 8, 2016

We'd Be Pretty Stoked (Ha!) to Have a Business Card Identifying Us as Burn Boss

ZERO/The End of Prostate Cancer is actively searching for a Director of Marketing & Communications with at least 5 years managing marketing and communications at a national nonprofit & a demonstrated expertise in the creation, execution, and evaluation of national awareness and promotional campaigns.

The Kellen Company seeks a Public Affairs Account Exec with top notch communications & organizational skills; we’re told that 2-4 years of professional experience is also desired here.

Our friends at Brainstorm Creative Resources are helping a mystery full service media production firm in their search for a Video Editor/Producer & Motion Graphics Designer with a minimum 4-6 years of producer/editor experience & full proficiency in non-linear editing platforms (Premiere, Avid, FCP).

We’re told the World Wildlife Fund is still looking for candidates for this Senior Communications Specialist, Climate & Energy post – at least 6 years of PR/communications experience required; familiarity with environmental or other scientific fields a plus

Heritage Foundation – temporary positions
American UniversityResearch Specialist supporting the School of Public Affairs’ Justice Programs Office

Pew Charitable Trusts
American Public University System Manager, Public Relations – seeking candidates with 3-5 years of communications experience, preferably in an agency, high-growth industry, public company and/or higher education institution – Manassas, Va.

National Head Start Association – see also main career page
Girl Scouts of the Nation’s CapitalAnnual Giving Specialist – low $40k – event planning background & experience working with and managing large groups of volunteers & committees desired

… and finally: the Nature Conservancy’s Cuba Manager post is not located in Havana (yet), but maybe someday you’ll be able to leave work and head to Madrigal or La Zorra y el Cuervo for mojito-fueled fun; for now it’s Coral Gables, FL – apply by Apr. 22 – or if you’re just looking to set brush ablaze on a regular basis, their Lansing-based Michigan Burn Boss post sounds about perfect – apply by Apr. 29 (scroll to find or search by state for both).

Best wishes for a swell (if blustery) weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Crosscut Strategies, LLC - Associate

Crosscut Strategies — a strategic communications firm working with start-ups, large companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, and other sectors — is looking for a talented communicator, with experience in politics, policy, communications, and/or technology, to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to build your skills as you work closely with our senior leadership to develop and implement communications programs, promote our clients’ initiatives to the media, and respond to crises.

The ideal candidate will have 1 to 2 years of experience in press, communications, or campaigns.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated, capable, and smart candidate to be a part of a small team at a growing firm. Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and which YouTube videos of baby animals are the cutest. Seriously.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications

• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Advanced proficiency with creating, editing, and formatting professional-quality documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Strong organizational abilities, critical thinking, and attention to detail. Highly self-motivated.
• Ability to multi-task, work quickly to meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments at once.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (or a strong argument as to why your field is relevant).

Desired Skills and Qualifications

• 1-2 years of experience working with traditional media, writing materials for public distribution, conducting policy and media research, and coordinating media events. Experience on-the-record is not required, but a plus.
• Experience with social media and experience using social media to reach target audiences.
• Familiarity with and/or interest in health care, health care policy, technology policy, and related issues.
• Prior work or internship experience in communications, political campaigns, marketing, or issue advocacy.
• Interest in public policy and familiarity with federal and/or state policymaking processes.
• We are open to taking outstanding recent college graduates who have previous work experience.

Responsibilities include:

• Drafting and editing press releases, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, strategy memos, and other communications documents.
• Building press lists and pitching reporters to generate media coverage of events, reports, or other client initiatives.
• Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.
• Proposing creative ideas for helping clients achieve their goals
• Monitoring media coverage to identify opportunities and potential risks for clients.
• Participating in new business development, including research and proposal preparation.
• Coordinating meetings, calls, and project timelines for clients.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to