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Communications Director, Enough Project

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Reports to: Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Enough Project Managing Director/COO

Department: Enough Project

Staff reporting to this position: Three

Position classification: Exempt, full-time

Summary

The Enough Project has an immediate opening for Communications Director. The Communications Director will be responsible for developing and implementing Enough’s communications strategy, overseeing all communications-related activities and products, and maintaining strong press relationships within our issue areas. In partnership with Co-Founder John Prendergast and other members of the senior management team, the Communications Director will help establish and execute organization-wide communications priorities, processes, products, and strategies. This senior management position requires eight or more years of media and strategic communications experience and strong project-management skills. Political advocacy experience and knowledge of international affairs and Africa are preferred. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and lead an overarching creative and targeted communications and media strategy for the Enough Project and its initiatives.
  • Manage Enough’s media relations and communications.
  • Effectively strategize with the communications team and other Enough staff to disseminate key institutional deliverables—such as reports, op-eds, press releases, policy briefs, and other work—to appropriate media outlets and other audiences.
  • Edit, package, and place op-eds and assist in the drafting and editing of other written products as needed.
  • Oversee all media requests including electronic media, television, radio, print, and other general press inquiries.
  • Expand current press list, effectively pitch reporters on covering Enough products and initiatives, and serve as a representative of the Enough Project to media outlets.
  • Develop strategies to place Enough’s work in national, international, and African regional news outlets.
  • Work with Enough Project staff to develop specific press plans for Enough Project work and campaigns.
  • Develop and oversee, in coordination with Enough Project staff, special projects that have a press or marketing element, including campaigns, videos, and other multimedia.
  • Manage production of all marketing and promotional materials for the Enough Project.
  • Supervise the Director of Online Communications and Communications Associate.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • At least eight years of experience in journalism or public relations.
  • At least four years of experience managing a team.
  • Degree in journalism, communications, international relations, political science, or a related field.
  • Excellent writing, editorial, oral communication, and presentation skills.
  • Versatility in writing for all media platforms.
  • Experience with creating multimedia products and social media promotion.
  • Established relationships with national and international, primarily African, press.
  • Adept team player with excellent interpersonal and managerial skills.
  • Organized, disciplined, and proactive.
  • Works well under deadlines.

Preferred experience:

  • Master’s degree or other higher degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights consistent with the mission of the Enough Project.
  • Experience working on a grassroots or political campaign.
  • Knowledge of Central Africa and the Sudans developed from experience working on at least one of those areas.
  • Nonprofit work experience.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaaction.org.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.


Additional Information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "American Progress." The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.