American Progress is seeking to fill the positions listed below. We do anticipate other openings in the future and encourage you to check our site often. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress. Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Assistant Editor, Art and Editorial

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will serve primarily as a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the Editorial team, the Assistant Editor will also help with daily production of the website. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in a range of policy areas and wants to help the organization’s progressive policy ideas shine.

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Associate Director, Media Relations

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will work closely with policy staff to develop and implement communications plans and press rollout plans for American Progress initiatives. The Associate Director will also work with other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement, television and radio bookings, and social media strategy.

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Associate Editor, Investigative Team, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor to help guide our growing team of investigative reporters. This position will work directly with the team’s Senior Editor and reporters assigning stories, working on pitches, writing stories, setting deadlines, copy editing, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility.

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Associate Editor, Policy Team, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an associate editor to help guide our growing team of policy reporters. This position will work directly with the team’s senior editor and reporters assigning stories, working on pitches, writing stories, setting deadlines, copy editing, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility and the ability to clearly distill complex policy issues for a general audience.

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Audience Engagement Coordinator, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an audience engagement coordinator with a creative spirit, aptitude for writing, and strong interest in analytics to help generate headlines for A/B testing, post social media content, and analyze results.
 
This position will report to the senior audience engagement editor and work with the audience team and directly with reporters on a daily basis to optimize ThinkProgress’ content and present it to its audience via social media.

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Campaign Associate, War Room

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong communications and organizing background to serve as the campaign associate for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis of key issues and existing research that demonstrates the value of progressive solutions and quantifies the true cost of conservative policies. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote progressive policies.

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Communications and Campaign Associate, Law of the Land Project

American Progress is launching a new initiative called the Law of the Land Project, which will help defend bedrock conservation laws and progressive public lands policies through the judicial branch of government. The Communications and Campaign Associate will work with progressive partner organizations to implement strategies to clearly communicate what is at stake in key legal debates relating to the management of public lands, oceans, and natural resources. This will include working with reporters and using social media to elevate compelling voices of academics, nonprofit organizations, legal experts, thought leaders, and citizens who have a stake in the defense of bedrock conservation laws. The Communications and Campaign Associate will ensure that various perspectives are heard and considered by legal decision-makers, journalists, and elected officials.

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Data Visualization Developer

American Progress is looking for a creative and innovative Data Visualization Developer who understands and appreciates both the art and science of translating numbers into graphics and interactives that are easy to understand and use. The Data Visualization Developer will create dynamic and static media to visualize demographic data, numbers, trends, ideas, and comparative data in order to create compelling stories and help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments.

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Desktop Support Manager

American Progress has an immediate opening for a technology desktop support manager. The position will help maintain a mixed environment of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices using Microsoft and Mac operating system software and applications and manage day-to-day customer support and service. This person must understand advanced network concepts, security policy, virtual private networking, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Server 2012 domains, and other cloud-based technologies. The desktop support manager will enhance and maintain the organization’s expectation of customer service by effectively tracking and disseminating information; troubleshooting; using all available services and support tools; and managing a team of three technical resources.

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Digital Coordinator, CAP Action Fund

American Progress is seeking a Digital Coordinator who will manage and implement digital communications efforts, including our daily email newsletter and social media assets. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual with very strong writing skills whom the staff can rely on to work independently and produce high-quality digital content quickly. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and have creative ideas for the digital space as well as political acumen and sensitivity to policy issues. Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills, pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications, and stay attuned to current events. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with high-level communications and policy professionals are important.

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Digital Media Associate, CAP Action War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a digital media associate to design and produce digital and video content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. This position works under the managing director of communications for the War Room to use Center for American Progress Action Fund platforms to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow the organization’s online audience. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital and video tools, and attention to detail are musts.

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Email Marketing Associate

American Progress is seeking an email marketing associate to help promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The email marketing associate will be a part of the Online Outreach team, which is responsible for marketing the organization’s work to highly segmented audiences, including elected officials; national, state, and local advocates; policy organizations and think tanks; and more.

The ideal candidate is a team player who has experience in online communications and an interest in leveraging email to grow, educate, and engage audiences. American Progress is looking for someone who understands the technical and design aspects of email marketing as well as the use of email to reach different audiences effectively. This person must be a fast learner who is passionate about progressive values, has excellent attention to detail, and is skilled at managing multiple tasks in a demanding and fast-paced environment.

In your cover letter, please describe your experience working in online communications, including email marketing software, databases, or other tools you’ve used. Please also state the extent of your HTML abilities.

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Executive Director, CAP Action

American Progress has an immediate opening for the Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of American Progress. The Executive Director leads CAP Action communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and to challenge efforts that undermine such policies. The new Executive Director will lead and expand CAP Action’s programmatic and capacity building efforts. Reporting to CAP Action’s President, the Executive Director will oversee day-to-day operations and management of CAP Action staff and will be responsible for all administrative, finance, and program functions. The Executive Director is expected to play a leading role in fundraising and overseeing online and traditional communications efforts and will have ultimate responsibility for developing and implementing organizational strategies that advance CAP Action’s mission and vision. This person serves as a member of American Progress’ senior leadership team.

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Global Politics Reporter, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Global Politics Reporter to join the Policy News team in tracking how political movements and ideologies are shaping history across national boundaries. This reporter will mainly focus on the rise of the nationalist right and the worldwide movement to halt its advance. Experience reporting on Russia is a plus.

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Immigration Campaign Manager, CAP Action Fund

American Progress is seeking an Immigration Campaign Manager, who will assist the American Progress Campaigns staff with advocacy, communications, and research support and engage with allies within the immigration coalition on issues related to immigration and refugee policy. The Campaign Manager will report to the Immigration Policy team but will work very closely with advocacy and campaigns staff. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the staff can rely to work independently and produce high-quality organizing, messaging, rapid-response materials, fact sheets, events, and meetings. Familiarity with immigration and refugee issues is a must, and proficiency in Spanish is a significant plus. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and manage important communications on behalf of American Progress’ Campaigns and Immigration teams as well as political acumen and sensitivity to issues key to immigrants and refugees. Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills, pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications, and stay attuned to current events. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with high-level policy professionals, both internally and externally, are important. Understanding of and relationships with state and local immigration and refugee groups are keys to success. Applicants must also be willing to develop and maintain familiarity with the team’s policy work.

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Legal Analyst, CAPAF

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of actions taken by the Trump administration, generate creative theories for legal challenges, and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. The ability to learn an array of legal and policy issue areas is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the CAPAF director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Analyst, Economy, CAPAF

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of economic and fiscal actions taken by the Trump administration, generate creative theories for legal challenges, and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. This person will work under the guidance of the CAPAF director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Analyst, Law Enforcement and National Security, CAP Forward

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of law enforcement, foreign policy, and national security actions taken by the Trump administration; generate creative theories for legal challenges; and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. The ability to learn an array of legal and policy issue areas is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the Center for American Progress Action Fund director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher, War Room, CAPAF

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher on the War Room team to conduct short- and long-term investigations into actions taken by the Trump administration that potentially conflict with substantive or procedural laws. The Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher will be responsible for tracking new federal laws, regulations, and executive actions; examining public documents, Freedom Of Information Act responses, and materials obtained via discovery; and identifying individuals injured by the federal government. This person will work under the guidance of the War Room’s Policy and Research Director. The ideal candidate should be creative and have extensive experience conducting investigations.

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Project Manager, The Moscow Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for a project manager on The Moscow Project to lead the project’s day-to-day activities in its efforts to uncover the truth about Russian interference in the 2016 election. The project manager will be responsible for executing a strategic work plan for The Moscow Project in collaboration with communications, policy, research, outreach, and investigative staff. Project management experience, ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment with many moving pieces, and strong writing skills are highly valued. Capitol Hill, campaign, or management experience is a plus.

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Receptionist

American Progress seeks a Receptionist to staff its primary reception area. The Receptionist will be the first point of contact for all guests. The person in this position will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day tasks including answering phones, coordinating shipments, and training staff on the phone system. As part of the Administration team, the Receptionist will assist with various administrative functions on an as-needed basis. A successful candidate will be able to work independently and has a high level of professionalism.

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Reporter, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Reporter to cover a wide range of topics in politics and policy, including stories related to the newsroom’s effort to hold the Trump administration accountable. With guidance from a Senior Editor and an Associate Editor, this Reporter will work with a team of other writers to produce rapid response pieces for ThinkProgress on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have a sharp political news sense, a fast-twitch enthusiasm for breaking news, and the drive to help distinguish ThinkProgress’ coverage in a challenging news environment.

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Research Analyst, CAP Action War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst on the War Room team to conduct investigations into the executive branch and produce rapid-response pushback. A good eye for building narratives and finding original angles is critical. The Research Analyst will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough and organized research files and prioritizing issues that progressives can mobilize around and reporters should cover. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that help shape stories for reporters and advocates.

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Research Analyst, Moscow Project, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a research analyst on the Moscow Project team to conduct open source, public records, and database research into topical issues, including ostensible Russian government actions to undermine democratic institutions by interfering in recent elections in Europe and the United States. Guided by the War Room’s policy and research director, the research analyst will be responsible for developing thorough and organized research files, mapping relationships between individuals and entities, and integrating breaking news developments into investigative projects, among other duties. The ideal candidate would have experience working with communications and policy professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that can help lawmakers and shape stories for journalists.

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Researcher/Writer, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a hybrid newsroom position: a researcher who writes news articles or a reporter/writer who has a strong background in research. The position would help fact-check our investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as contribute news writing to the site. The successful candidate would demonstrate an abiding interest and concern with factual accuracy and a grasp of the tenets of good journalism.

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Salesforce Administrator

American Progress is seeking a Salesforce Administrator to join the Constituent Relationship Management team. This candidate will use administrative skills to help promote progressive policies and ideas.

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Senior Editor, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Senior Editor to help shape the site’s coverage strategy as it works to hold the Trump administration accountable in a constantly changing media landscape. The Senior Editor will play a crucial role in fulfilling ThinkProgress’ mission of producing trustworthy journalism with a progressive worldview.

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Senior Organizing Director, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for the Senior Organizing Director of the Generation Progress, or GP, team, the youth-engagement arm of American Progress. The Senior Organizing Director leads organizing strategy via GP’s communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and to challenge efforts that undermine such policies. The new Senior Organizing Director’s primary purpose will be to establish, maintain, and lead GP’s state chapters and national organizing efforts that translate the experiences of young people into on-the-ground actions. The Senior Organizing Director will also help develop and drive issue-based campaigns across the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director of GP, the Senior Organizing Director will oversee day-to-day operations and management of GP staff and assist the Executive Director in highlighting GP’s work.

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Senior Vice President or Vice President, Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Senior Vice President or Vice President of Government Affairs, depending on experience level. This position, which is part of the External Affairs team, has principal responsibility for managing American Progress’ relationships with policymakers at all levels of government. The External Affairs department, specifically the Government Affairs team, works to promote progressive policies and ideas within the executive branch and among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks.

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Special Assistant, Democracy and Government Reform

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant for the Democracy and Government Reform team. The Special Assistant will assist the Director with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and as time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.

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Special Assistant, Guns and Crime Policy Team

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of special assistant for the Guns and Crime Policy team. The special assistant will assist the team with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and as time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.

The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and manage important communication on behalf of senior staff. Applicants must have excellent research and organizational skills and pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with high-level policy professionals both internally and externally are important. Applicants must also be willing to develop and maintain familiarity with the team’s policy work.

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Special Assistant, Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for the position of Special Assistant for Health Policy. American Progress’ Health Policy team is working to defend the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, from efforts to repeal it; defend the Medicaid program from cuts and other proposals that would negatively affect low-income beneficiaries; and develop ideas on a range of issues, including prescription drug pricing.

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Special Assistant, Immigration Policy

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of special assistant for the Immigration Policy team. The special assistant will assist the vice president and managing director for immigration policy, along with the policy staff, with scheduling, event coordination, and research and writing support as needed. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.

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