Friday, October 19, 2018

We're Back With the Good Stuff

Hello Friday job-search enthusiasts!  We're back from Atlanta – and a visit to this old friend – with a few days' worth of terrific direct-to-us submissions.  We'll add some Friday usual suspects later, but we wanted to these great opportunities out to you now.

Young Invincibles
, a non-profit research & policy organization working to expand economic opportunity & political engagement for young adults, is seeking a Communications Director with 5-8 years of communications, political strategy, or campaign experience, as well ability to translate complicated policy into compelling content – see also main career page.

The American Red Cross has passed along this very fresh Communications Specialist, Biomedical Services opportunity – 5-7 years of communications experience & excellent writing skills required; background working in a regulated industry preferred.

Opportunities to support the work of Ceres in tackling sustainability challenges such as climate change, water scarcity & pollution, and human rights abuses – 5+ years of relevant communications, PR or journalism experience desired for both:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is in search mode for a Public Affairs Associate with 3-5 years experiencing managing public affairs activities for a non-profit, mission driven organization, including work managing relationships with high-profile leaders & celebrities – apply by Nov. 2 

Resources for the Future is seeking an entry-level Marketing Specialist to help develop digital marketing & social media campaigns, newsletters & invitations, and marketing materials – 2+ two years’ marketing experience preferred – see also main career page

Healthcare access advocate United States of Care has let us know they have several posts to fill – these can all be based in DC or Minneapolis, MN, with the exception of the DC-only Spring 2019 Intern slots:
The American Association of University Women has shared this Digital Director opportunity suited to candidates with 8+ years of experience in digital media and communications, journalism or web design, or related fields, as well as proven ability to create multimedia content.

The Project On Government Oversight is looking for a Deputy Director of Investigations to help conduct, oversee, and execute hard-hitting investigative journalism to shine a light on waste, corruption & abuse of power – $85k-$95k – 5+ years of significant investigative experience involving government and/or corporate accountability required, as well as a background managing investigative/research teams – search managed by Ettleson & Associates

Our friends at the U.S. Travel Association have tipped us off to three opportunities to join their downtown DC-based team (scroll to find):
Nestlé is looking for a Video & Design Specialist, Digital Media supporting the Corporate & Brand Affairs team in their new office in Rosslyn – 3+ years of hands-on video & graphic experience for digital & social distribution required, as well as a strong command of visual design & strong image editing skills.

American University
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Research CenterResearch Analyst, Internet & Technology – 2-6 years of opinion research experience desired

Atlantic Media
Center for American Progress
Best wishes for a fabulous & victorious weekend from your favorite™ public affairs jobs resource.  Beerfest season is morphing into oysterfest season, it appears – more ahead here.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

UpShift Strategies - Strategist

UpShift Strategies is seeking a smart and creative strategist to help us build up our growing team of communications experts to fight for progressive causes.

UpShift Strategies helps progressive organizations develop messages and strategies that break through, make an impact and create change.

Our team has 30+ years of experience executing high-profile strategic communications campaigns. We create winning messaging and combine it with traditional and digital marketing, online organizing, training and earned media. With our considerable experience evaluating, training and improving communications departments, we make sure our clients stand out from the crowd, avoiding out-of-date or cookie-cutter tactics. We only work with clients and issues we passionately believe in and enjoy taking on challenging issues.

About You

We’re looking for a new addition to the team with one to three years of experience who will complement the skill set we’ve already assembled. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who is:
--Well-organized – when dealing with multiple clients and projects at one time, you’ll need to meet deadlines and make sure client projects and tasks stays on track;
--Strategic thinker – keeping in mind the goals of what our clients are doing rather than just communicating for the sake of it;
--A strong writer and editor – understanding of AP style a plus, but we’re open to people on either side of the Oxford comma debate;
--Flexible and resourceful – we work for a variety of clients in myriad ways, and we’ll need you to jump in, from helping to craft strategy to scheduling calls;
--Detail-oriented – even when busy and juggling different projects;
--Motivated – both for your work and the causes we all believe in;
--Confident –we want a person who is able to share your perspective and smart ideas internally as well as with our clients on calls, in meetings and at trainings;
--Able to have a laugh – because we all need a good sense of humor these days; and
--Understanding of basic software, including MS Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google products (Google Drive, Google Ads, Google Analytics), Dropbox and internet research tools, particularly Cision.

Not required, but if you have experience with the following, it’s an extra bonus:
--Digital strategy – social media, online ads and email are a critical component of any communications these days, so any experience you have online will be especially helpful;
--Graphic design – InDesign, Canva, Word, we’ll take it!
--Languages – particularly Spanish but others can be helpful as well; and
-- Experience – in a fast-paced nonprofit, PR firm or political organization.

What You’ll Do

Your work will vary quite a bit and evolve over time – hence the flexibility requirement – but generally you can expect to:
--Manage projects, building timelines and tracking tasks to make sure we stay on top of deadlines and new opportunities that may arise;
--Draft materials, from taking a first pass at memos and messaging to developing press releases, agendas and meeting takeaways;
--Conduct research into media coverage, messaging and other materials to analyze our clients’ work and the communications landscapes in which they operate;
--Build media lists and pitch journalists;
--Monitor opportunities and provide recommendations – in today’s landscape every day is a whole news cycle, so we’ll count on you to keep up and provide input as to how your clients can take advantage;
--Connect with clients, offer advice and answer questions as appropriate;
--Copy edit everything from research briefs and proposals to 1-page memos; and
--Cover general project admin, including scheduling, organizing documents & taking notes.

UpShift Strategies is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workplace. Position is based in Washington, DC; salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send resume & cover letter to