Join Public Citizen’s dynamic communications team and help one of Washington, D.C.’s most agile and effective public interest watchdog groups spread its messages to media and beyond. Corporations have lobbyists; we are the people’s lobbyists, representing the public in the halls of power on a variety of critical issues. We call out corporate influence and conflicts of interest in the government, fight for public health and safety, champion corporate and government accountability, and campaign for fair trade, clean and safe energy, and consumer rights. We work aggressively to get our message out in both traditional and new media. This is an opportunity to make a difference.
We are seeking a press officer to help execute the organization’s media and communications strategies by drafting and editing media advisories, press releases and letters to the editor, fielding requests for interviews and information, keeping press lists up-to-date, tracking media hits, updating the website and more. We seek someone bright and nimble, with a passion for public interest work and a solid knowledge of the issues in the news. We need someone who has strong writing skills, pays keen attention to detail, can work in a fast-paced environment and enjoys collaborating with others. This person will be part of a communications team that works closely together to coordinate media outreach with social media, email activism and communication to Public Citizen members. This position reports to the Director of Communications and works closely with the Deputy Director of Communications.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience. Good medical and dental coverage. Three weeks paid vacation for new employees.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Angela Bradbery, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “press officer application” in the subject line.
Public Citizen is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace. Visit our website at www.citizen.org.
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