Location: Washington D.C. Metro Area, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20001
Job Category: Public Relations/Marketing
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 85795.07 per year
The senior associate will develop and implement press strategies at the national and local level to promote AFT priorities, with a focus on broadcast media. Under the general supervision of the media affairs manager, the senior associate will serve as a press strategist for the AFT with a focus on broadcast media, podcasts, and expanding AFT's reach to new audiences.
Develop and implement media outreach strategies specifically targeted to broadcast media.
Build and cultivate relationships with producers and broadcast media outlets, podcasts and non-traditional media outlets.
Serve as a media contact at the national level for AFT issues and campaigns and develop proactive media outreach strategies.
Staff AFT leaders for events and on travel.
Develop strategic prep documents and provide communications support for AFT leaders and members for media interviews and external events.
Identify new media audiences for the AFT to reach.
Help produce and send a daily clips email each morning to AFT leaders and staff.
Experience in public relations, journalism or campaign research.
Experience in broadcast media.
Solid relationships with broadcast media.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to respond quickly to developments of importance to the AFT.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Initiative, reliability and the ability to work in a collegial atmosphere.
Ability to work effectively with leaders and staff in complex and sometime political situations.
Background in labor, education and/or politics is desirable.
This position involves moderate travel and sometimes requires working non-traditional hours and weekends.