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Center for American Progress

1333 H Street NW Suite 100E
Washington United States 20005

Web: https://www.americanprogress.org/

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Associate Director of Media Relations


Job ID: 66727
Job Views: 2288
Location: Washington, , United States
Postal Code: 20005
Job Category: Other
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 77000 per year
Posted: 11.23.2022

Job Description

Reports to: Vice President, Communications
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: Communications
Position classification: Exempt, full time; Nonunion - Level 6
Minimum compensation: $77,000/$92,000
Work site: Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director/Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Press team and will work closely with policy staff in the Center’s Inclusive Growth department to develop and implement a communications plan and press roll-out plans for American Progress products and initiatives, as well as work with other members of the communications team to create content as needed.

The Associate Director/Director’s portfolio of work will support American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.” The Associate Director/Director will be part of a dynamic department that supports work across American Progress’ five crosscutting priorities:

  • Strengthening health and ending the pandemic
  • Building an economy for all
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Restoring social trust and strengthening democracy

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a communications plan for the Center’s policy work.
  • Work with policy staff to develop specific press plans for American Progress work.
  • Develop and implement editorial board strategies.
  • Develop strategies to place American Progress work in state and local news outlets.
  • Pitch reporters on covering American Progress initiatives.
  • Work with the Digital Strategy team on social media strategy that will get American Progress work to audiences outside traditional media.
  • Create content for American Progress digital properties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 6 years of experience for Associate Director role; 7 to 10 years of experience for the Director role.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media and/or communications. “On the record” spokesperson experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial; strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Experience communicating about economic issues, public health, and women’s health strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of American Progress issues.
  • Nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Ability to build, motivate, and work within a team to accomplish project goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel a plus.
  • Committed to the organization’s mission and goals.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is not represented by a union. The minimum salary for the Associate Director position is $77,000, and the minimum salary for the Director position is $92,000.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and the levels of community spread and adjust plans as needed for in-office work. Any changes to our current hybrid work policy will be communicated at the time of hire. Updates will be posted on American Progress’ Jobs page.

 


Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 6 years of experience for Associate Director role; 7 to 10 years of experience for the Director role.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media and/or communications. “On the record” spokesperson experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial; strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Experience communicating about economic issues, public health, and women’s health strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of American Progress issues.
  • Nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Ability to build, motivate, and work within a team to accomplish project goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel a plus.
  • Committed to the organization’s mission and goals.


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