Associate Director, Media Relations (Spanish Language)

  • 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 an Associate Director of Media Relations. This role requires an individual who is fluent in Spanish. This person will serve as a senior member of the Communications team and will lead communications strategy for several American Progress policy teams.

The Associate Director will work closely with a number of teams—including policy, digital and social media, and government affairs—as well as colleagues on the press team, to develop and implement communications plans for American Progress initiatives.

The Associate Director will also broaden American Progress’ audience and reach by working closely with the Constituency Media Associate on outreach to Spanish-language and other constituency media news outlets. Working with the Constituency Media Associate, the Associate Director will oversee the CAP en Español website, the @CAPespanol Twitter account, and the @CAP_Accion Twitter account.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the communications lead for several American Progress policy teams, developing and implementing communications plans for the organization’s policy work.
  • Coordinate with other functional teams—including policy, digital and social media, and government affairs—to develop outreach plans for American Progress’ work.
  • Brainstorm ways to insert American Progress policies and voices into news of the day and an ever-changing news cycle.
  • Pitch reporters on covering American Progress initiatives in national, state, and local news outlets.
  • Work closely with the Constituency Media Associate to reach Spanish-language and other constituency media audiences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Spanish-language fluency is required.
  • Five to seven years of experience in media and/or communications; “on the record” spokesperson experience and experience working with reporters is preferred.
  • 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.

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.