Associate Director of Media Relations

  • Reports to: Managing Director, Communications
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Communications
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for 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 a communications plan and press roll-out plans for American Progress initiatives. This person will also work with other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement; television and radio bookings; and social media strategy.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement a communications plan for American Progress’ policy work.
  • Work with policy staff to develop specific press plans.
  • Develop and implement editorial board strategies, including the drafting and placement of op-eds.
  • Develop strategies to place American Progress’ work in state and local news outlets.
  • Pitch reporters on covering American Progress initiatives.
  • Help to develop social media strategy and products that will get the organization’s work to audiences outside of traditional media.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media or communications.
  • On-the-record spokesperson experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial, strong problem-solving, and creative thinking skills.
  • 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 is a plus.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.

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 St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title and department 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 the 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 nonpartisan 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 nonpartisan 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.

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.americanprogressaction.org.