Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday at Last... and Our Last (for a week or so)

Hello Friday.  We wrap up the week with some neat stuff, as well as noting that we will probably be taking all (or at least most) of next week off.  Until then, be safe and happy hunting.  

We have it on good authority that this Communications & Social Media Manager post supporting the Law School at Georgetown University is still available –3-5 years in public relations or other related field & expertise with multiple social media platforms, basic video editing skills, facility with DSL cameras desired.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, long-time advocate for sound & sustainable Federal fiscal policy, seeks Manager, Media Relations with the ability to establish relationships with tier one news outlets, and who can translate complicated policy issues into generally understandable messages – New York – search managed by LeaderFit

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank focusing on the intersection of technological innovation & public policy, is actively seeking a Communications Intern of the paid variety for the Spring semester, starting January 2017, to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This intern will assist with a range of activities related to the organization and promotion of ITIF & its policy research.

Atlantic Media
There doesn’t appear to be an Tim Horton’s outpost in the DC area, so perhaps they’ll ship in some provisions for you as Director, U.S. Government Affairs for the iconic Canadian-bred donut & coffee stop.

British Embassy
Landesa, a research and advocacy organization working to help secure land rights for the world’s poorest people through improved policies, laws and programs, seeks Chief of Advocacy & Communications

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We redefine chemical material solutions with game-changing products … and you could be a part of all that as Director of Government Relations

Human Rights Campaign
Global Catholic Climate MovementDigital Media Coordinator – social media, graphic design & web management duties noted

Pew Research Center
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pasquines, an online bilingual publication that covers the politics of Puerto Rico, seeks virtual/home-based Interns to provide content & coverage on U.S. and local Puerto Rico political & economic issues.

Independent Journal Review, an Alexandria-based and self-described social first, mobile first outlet covering political & cultural news, shows multiple editorial & Intern posts available

BuzzFeed News is seeking a sharp & ambitious Foreign Affairs Reporter with emphasis on State Department coverage – 3+ years’ reporting experience & proven ability to break news and develop sources required.

Circa describes itself as the fastest growing mobile‐friendly VOD news & entertainment portal – and has multiple editorial & Intern posts available in Arlington, Va. – additional opportunities also noted in Hunt Valley, MD; New York, Los Angeles & Austin, TX

New at Ketchum since our mid-November check-in:
MedStar Montgomery Medical CenterDirector, Planning/Marketing & Public Relations –  5-8 years comparable planning and marketing experience should include work in a healthcare setting.

DC UnitedIntern (scroll to find) opportunities abound for the Spring term; while we’re at it, here’s some future stadium news.

Best wishes for a stellar & great weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.


Gordon said...

GOPAC - 2017 Internships

GOPAC is currently accepting applications for 2017 Spring, Summer and Fall Internships. Ideal candidates are undergraduate students or recent graduates with solid academic records, strong writing, research, and computer skills, as well as an interest in Republican politics. Knowledge of word processing and database software is important. Background of coursework in political science, journalism, public relations, marketing or mass communications is a plus.

Founded in 1978 by then Delaware Governor Pete DuPont, GOPAC is the Republican Party’s premier center for educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders. It’s a force in American politics as it ensures a healthy roster of prepared and tested state leaders are ready to lead in their legislatures and/or run for higher office.

Primary responsibilities include:
--Assisting with management of regular meetings and other events
--Assisting with GOPAC’s social media and website updates
--Maintaining an extensive contact database of state legislators, party leaders and more
--Tracking of media coverage
--Assisting with donor research and donor database management
--Assisting with incoming and outgoing mail and email correspondence
--Drafting of communications materials

The ideal candidate possesses the following:
--A strong work ethic and ability to work independently
--Familiarity with all Microsoft programs
--Excellent written and verbal communications
--Strong research and analytical skills
--Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
--Database management skills and/or ability to learn new software applications quickly are required
--A commitment to the future of the Republican Party

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Mary Claire Couch
Finance Manager, GOPAC

Gordon said...

Squared Communications - Public Relations Intern

Squared Communications, a boutique public relations firm based in Washington, D.C., is looking for a self-motivated intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. Ideally, this candidate would start in the beginning of the summer and the position is full time. It's essential that the candidate have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

The primary goal of the internship is for the individual to assist with specific projects and gain experience with public relations writing and day-to-day activities, media relations, and client management.

Responsibilities include:

· Monitor all forms of media for daily news clippings
· Draft press releases, blog post, pitches and other materials as necessary
· General and client-related research
· Draft social media posts for various clients
· Assist with developing and implementing social media campaigns
· Greet guests and clients
· Attend internal team meetings
· Media list development
· Communications with the media


· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Must be very organized, able to multi task and work in a fast-paced environment
· Strong work ethic
· Bachelor degree

Compensation - $11/hr


Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

The position is full time & ideally the candidate would start in January. To apply please send resume and cover letter to

Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of an entry-level job becoming available?