Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Initiative, Studio, Board & Institute

Thursday a.m. update – no new post today; see you again Friday.

The Democracy Collaborative, a self-described national research and advocacy institute working to build community sustaining solutions in the face of systemic economic crisis, is looking for a Senior Associate for Media & Publicity with 3+ years’ experience (& success) working in a relevant media/press capacity.

The Global Fairness Initiative, advocate for fair wages & access to opportunity worldwide, seeks Program Assistant (pdf) to help support a range of program development, logistics, finances & reporting/evaluation – previous work in economic development, international relations or human rights preferred – see also main career page – apply by May 23, a tech community-supported group working on issues including immigration, education & investing in innovation, seeks Press Assistant for range of media monitoring, research and support duties – at least one year of experience in political communications or immigration policy preferred.

Reimers Design Studio is looking for a Digital Content & Social Media Intern of the paid variety – experience using content management systems & some facility w/ Photoshop desired.

Capitol Hill
Center on Budget & Policy PrioritiesDirector of Individual Giving – seeking candidate with 7-10 years of fundraising experience especially with individual donors

Drug Policy Alliance
Federal Reserve Board of GovernorsWriter/Editor supporting the Board’s Office of Inspector General – top-notch knowledge of analytical writing, editing, proofreading & web content management skills required; prior OIG writer-editor experience is strongly desired.

Mystery employerExecutive Communications Professional/Speechwriter – technology background preferable – search managed by Creative Circle

United Way
Targeted VictoryCoordinator, Email Marketing – starting at $30k – previous experience working within a political campaign is a plus

National Structured Settlements Trade AssociationDirector of Communications – $80k-$100k – knowledge/experience in property/casualty insurance, life/annuity insurance, trial law or structured settlements is a plus, but not required.

World Animal Protection – New York
Booz Allen HamiltonSenior Communications Specialist – supporting clients in the military healthcare space

Fresh opportunities with the International Republican Institute:
National Conference of State LegislaturesPolicy Associate – your 1-2 years’ relevant work experience should demonstrate strong writing, speaking, research, analytical & organizational skills – $45k – apply by May 23

American Heart Association
ExpediaRegional Manager of Government Affairs – 5+ years’ relevant experience in advocacy/public policy space desired – Market Manager post for the DC area also available

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
… and finally: how does a Summer in a furry suit sound to you?  The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts seeks someone to fill the Mascot role – here’s what’s in store for you as Wolfie.


Gordon said...
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Gordon said...

Epic PR - Senior Account Executive

Old Town Alexandria, VA


Our clients think of us as a strategic partner who doesn’t just work for them – but works with them, as an extension of their team.

There’s no question – we’re a bit different than other agencies. We have the expertise, clout, and reach of a large agency, combined with the agility, creativity, and client service associated with an awesome boutique firm. We intentionally select projects we know will be accompanied with client urgency, emotional investment and gusto. Our clients’ commitment to a successful outcome is just as important as our own.

And we’re addicted to a get-it-done approach. We won’t tell you we think outside the box – we never understood why we should be in a box in the first place. But we do think. A lot. And, if you are looking to join an agency that is bold, creative, and fun – Epic is for you.


We’re looking for a rock star PR pro who can dance on a pinhead while kicking out cool copy. That’s what it’s like in a small office -- you never know what the next day, or client, will bring. We’re a high energy, hard-working team, and we hope you’ll love the diverse workload and creativity we generate.

You’ll help us to deliver world-class PR, marketing, and crisis communications to our corporate and association clients. Your job will be leading the implementation of client deliverables including: media relations, strategy, crisis communications, social media, press release writing, messaging, strategy development, timeline creation, project management, and client management.

And since we’re always looking for ways to kick-it-up-a-notch with our clients, your innovative ideas for how we can add more value are welcome!


· A Bachelors in Journalism, Public Relations or a related degree
· Minimum 5 – 8 years of PR experience, with at least one year at a PR / Marketing agency. Media pitching experience is important.
· Preferably Capitol Hill, association or corporate communications experience
· Exceptional writing skills – journalistic style is a must; quippy copywriting is super helpful


· You’re a self-starter, ambitious, honest, kind and responsible.
· You can handle type-A, big-idea people with self-assurance, not arrogance.
· You’re detail-oriented, process-driven, and have great project management skills.
· You’re intellectually curious and consider yourself a news junky.
· You appreciate open communication and know how to work out differences with respect.
· You’re customer-service oriented and consultative; yet can set boundaries while ensuring that every client feels like they’re our only client.
· You’re willing to be “all in” when crises hit the fan, which may mean missing your 7:00pm spin class or a Saturday BBQ while we hunker down to get the job D-O-N-E.


Shira Harrington, Chief Engagement Officer of Purposeful Hire, Inc. is handling this search for us. She’s ready to receive your cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, and writing samples at Yes, all candidates need to speak with Shira first. Don’t worry, she’s pretty cool too.

EHeld said...

Strategic communications firm the White House Writers Group looking to fill an entry level position or a year or two experience. Responsibilities primarily include fact checking, research, list building, event planning, copy editing and supporting a quickly growing social media outreach program. There will also some administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will not only be able to help build out the social media practice, they should demonstrate strong writing and editing skills. The ability to think tactically and proactively about complex issues will help insure future growth in the firm.
Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Held (