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22 Feb 2022

Full-Time Press Secretary

Accountable.US – Posted by allysonhuber Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

Position: Press Secretary

Location: New York, NY, or Washington, DC

Status: Exempt, Full-time

Reports to: Media Relations Director

About Accountable.US

Accountable.US is a watchdog organization that shines a light on the corrupting influence of powerful corporations and special interests on policymaking. We use investigative research to expose this impropriety and communicate our findings to the public and to appropriate regulatory and legislative bodies to effect change. Our advocacy helps pave the way for progressive policies that advance the interests of all Americans, especially those in marginalized communities.

If you’re looking for a growing, fast-paced organization that invests in its people and strives to create more equitable and inclusive communities, then Accountable.US could be the place for you. We offer competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, and we encourage a healthy work/life balance for our staff.

Position Summary

Do you thrive on the fast-paced, rapid-response nature of communications work? Are you looking to take your media relations skills and to the next level? Do you enjoy translating opposition research into easily-pitches and documents for reporters? Then the Press Secretary role could be for you. A.US seeks a Press Secretary to support its work to hold corporations and policymakers accountable as we pave the way for progressive policies to take root. This position requires incredible attention to detail, superior organizational abilities, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Monitor opportunities to advance our project’s values, positions, and brand;
  • Build and maintain press lists;
  • Draft and edits talking points, press releases, op-eds, memos, and other materials as needed;
  • Send mass emails, press releases, and posts materials online;
  • Produce detailed reports of project activities;
  • Pitch print, broadcast, and new media reporters, editors, and producers when appropriate and in consultation with the project deputy director;
  • Develop graphics and social media posts;
  • Update websites, blog posts, and other digital mediums;
  • Represent the project and coordinate with partners by attending meetings and conference calls in consultation with the project deputy director; and
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • 2-3 years in communications, public relations, or advocacy;
  • Issue advocacy, political campaign, and strategic experience preferred;
  • Strong writing skills for both press and general audiences. Writing should be sharp, personable, and memorable;
  • Social media content creation and management;
  • Basic graphic design and website management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and juggle competing priorities and strict deadlines;
  • A proven track record for being a self-starter;
  • Immaculate attention to detail;
  • Commitment to watchdog accountability; and
  • Interest in and/or demonstrates a commitment to issues surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

Compensation & Benefits

The minimum salary for this position is $60,000. Exact compensation package is commensurate with experience. Our excellent benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability, a 401(k) match, generous paid time off, professional development opportunities, and more. During the pandemic, all Accountable.US employees are working remotely. Some weekend work may be required.

Accountable.US Careers

Accountable.US is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

A Note to BIPOC Candidates: Studies have shown that women, nonbinary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

How to Apply

Please click here to apply online.  

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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