Constituency Media Associate

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

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Constituency Media Associate on the Communications team. This role requires an individual who is fluent in Spanish. This person will be responsible for maintaining relationships with and daily outreach to constituency media, including Spanish-language, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native, and international news outlets.

The Constituency Media Associate will work closely with other members of the Communications team to identify American Progress products and research of interest to constituency communities and will develop communications plans to disseminate the organization’s work to relevant news outlets and on social media.

The Constituency Media Associate will also be responsible for helping to maintain the CAP en Español website and for drafting content for the @CAPespanol and @CAP_Acción Twitter accounts. Written translation responsibilities may include short materials, such as press statements, op-eds, and social media posts.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for constituency media outreach.
  • Write and pitch press releases to national, regional, and local press.
  • Monitor daily print, online, and TV coverage in English and Spanish.
  • On occasion, draft or translate op-eds for Spanish-language outlets.
  • On occasion, serve as a Spanish-language spokesperson for American Progress in print, radio, and TV across a variety of policy areas.
  • Work with Spanish-speaking American Progress experts to further develop the organization’s ability to communicate with Spanish-language media.
  • Keep abreast of the changing mainstream and constituency media landscape; maintain and update media contact lists.
  • Develop innovative and creative media outreach ideas.
  • Hire and supervise the constituency media press intern.
  • Oversee and maintain the American Progress en Español website, and draft content for the @CAPEspanol and @CAP_Acción social media accounts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Spanish-language fluency is required.
  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience, preferably in communications or in a political environment.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask, initiate new projects, meet tight deadlines, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Nonprofit or political experience is a plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

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.