Location: Washington, D.C.
Reports to: Communications Director
Status: Full time, non-exempt
We are looking to hire a press assistant. The person in this role will work with the communications director to generate earned media for Demand Justice.
The press assistant will:
- Write press releases, media advisories, statements, and talking points.
- Contribute to communications planning and strategy.
- Maintain press lists.
- Monitor breaking news and compile clips.
- Field media inquiries.
- Pitch stories that promote Demand Justice’s messaging to reporters.
- Complete research projects as needed.
- Update the Demand Justice website with relevant communications materials.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C., with occasional travel. This person will report to Demand Justice’s communications director.
A strong applicant for this position will have:
- The ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics.
- Strong attention to detail and copy-editing abilities.
- Comfort working under tight deadlines and in rapid response environments.
- A passion for social justice, progressive politics, and Demand Justice’s mission.
- General knowledge of American politics, political advocacy, and media.
How to Apply
E-mail your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Press” in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.
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