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July 31, 2013

Press Associate, Generation Progress-American Progress


Press Associate, Generation Progress
American Progress - Washington, DC
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Press Associate for Generation Progress. Generation Progress is the Center’s dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Generation Progress engages in advocacy and reporting on issues including affordable education, LGBT rights, immigration reform, climate change, and voting rights. The Press Associate will be responsible for promoting Generation Progress’s issue advocacy, website content, events, and other work to the news media and the public; pitching Generation Progress staff, experts, and young people as media spokespeople; and writing rapid-response content, blog posts, press releases, and other materials.

Job responsibilities:
Promoting Generation Progress issue campaigns, journalism, website content, events, student network, contests, and other work to the media, bloggers, organizations, and the public.
Training and pitching Generation Progress staff as media spokespeople on key issues.
Writing rapid-response content, blog posts, press releases, statements, advisories, letters to the editor, op-eds, press packets, and other Generation Progress media materials.
Working with other Generation Progress teams to coordinate content and rollout of projects.
Participating in planning and implementing of Generation Progress conferences and events.
Working with other members of the Generation Progress team on multimedia projects.
Coordinating rapid-response posts, talking points, messaging documents, and other types of content in conjunction with the Associate Editor and Communications Director.
Developing and maintaining databases of press contacts.
Supervising interns as required.

Requirements and qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Experience in communications.
Experience in organizing, politics, or nonprofits.
Strong marketing and outreach skills, including experience pitching media outlets, and strong knowledge of the political blogosphere.
Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills.
Creative talent and vision.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to absorb key policy issues and debates quickly and thoroughly.
Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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.americanprogressaaction.org .

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 Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title 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.

Posted by sjadrich at July 31, 2013 03:08 PM


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