Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Just the Good Stuff, Please

It's all direct-to-us submissions today (except for regular Wednesday check-ins with opportunities on Capitol Hill & UVa. at the end), so these are all definitely posts that need someone sharp like you to fill.  Get at 'em!

Alliance to Save EnergyCommunications Associate – $40k-$45k – 1-2 years of experience in social media, public relations, media relations or communications desired, along with strong writing & editing abilities.

Animal Welfare Institute
Public Relations Manager – 3+ years of experience in a public or media relations environment desired, as well as in-depth knowledge of media monitoring tools & news distribution services – Capitol Hill location

Amnesty InternationalSenior Campaigner – 5 +years of experience planning & winning strategic campaigns on human rights or social justice issues required; background in refugee and/or migrant rights issues preferred.

Association for Women in ScienceCommunications Manager – minimum of 8-10 years of communications & PR experience in an association or nonprofit environment required, as well as media relations & social media skills.

Garfinkel & AssociatesWriter & Project Manager – outstanding & versatile writing skills and ability manage multiple projects/deadlines are musts – Bethesda-based

League of Conservation Voters
Digital Campaigns Manager supporting their Chispa Latino engagement & advocacy program – fluency in Spanish & 2-4 years experience in online organizing, email advocacy, and/or online fundraising required; politically-oriented work in a Latino, progressive, or environmental organization strongly preferred – apply by Mar. 23

M+RSocial Media Strategist – 5+ years of experience & demonstrated success in growing & engaging social media audiences desired – DC, New York, Los Angeles or Oakland, CA

Opportunities with affordable/accessible healthcare advocates United States of Care (scroll to find) – DC or Minneapolis, MN
American Association for the Advancement of Science – Summer 2018 Intern supporting SciLine, an online resource for journalists covering science-related issues – paid position – science majors with strong writing & communications skills preferred, but journalism or communications majors with strong science skills will be considered – apply by Apr. 5

Emerson Collective – multiple Summer 2018 Intern roles available for undergrads with an interest in in education, social innovation, policy, marketing & more – paid positions – opportunities related to public policy & immigration in DC office; other specialties available in Palo Alto or Oakland, CA – apply by Mar. 25

Capitol Hill
University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Americans for Tax Fairness - Communications Director

Americans for Tax Fairness, a national campaign of 425 endorsing organizations active on high-profile federal tax reform issues at the national and state levels, is seeking a very experienced and politically-sophisticated Communications Director.

A successful candidate should have seven years or more of experience in political and/or advocacy communications. He or she must have strong communications strategy and messaging skills, strong media relationship-building skills, experience with digital communications, be an excellent writer who is able to understand and communicate about complex tax issues, and be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, campaign-style environment.

This is a senior, full-time exempt position that reports directly to the Executive Director. It offers competitive salary and benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Create and implement a strategic communications plan that can affect the overall narrative on tax issues.
· Maintain knowledge of polling on tax issues; craft the campaign’s message through talking points and other messaging materials.
· Develop relationships with key reporters and pitch stories to national media outlets, including print, radio and television.
· Implement rapid response to breaking stories.
· Extensive writing including media advisories and releases, op-eds for national and state publications, letters to the editor, and memos to editorial boards and columnists.
· Work closely with a Digital Director responsible for e-mail activism, social media and website properties; review digital products for adherence to message best practices.
· Manage a half-time writer consultant and a media placement firm for op-eds and editorials.
· Network with and mobilize communications staff of ATF coalition partners to encourage message discipline, promote partners’ work and respond rapidly to events.
· Develop and maintain close contacts with communications staff in key Capitol Hill offices.
· Advise state partners on media strategy and prepare model media materials for local events.
· Ensure the maintenance of media lists using Meltwater, and the collection of ATF media coverage and tax news stories.

· Minimum of seven years progressive leadership experience in strategic communications.
· Bachelor of Arts in a relevant field.
· Significant media relations and publications experience, including established relations with national media organizations.
· Experience working with digital media, especially social media; knowledge of email activism best practices very helpful.
· Experience working with state-based groups seeking to generate earned media.
· Strong management, interpersonal, analytical and strategic planning skills.
· Excellent writing and editing skills.
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, work well under pressure, and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively.
· Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
· Familiarity with economic, tax and budget issues very helpful.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to

References aren’t contacted until you’ve had a successful interview. Please include where you saw this notice - thanks.