Communications Specialist

Job Description:

Cause of Action is looking for a Communications Specialist.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Generate and coordinate written material such as media pitches, press releases, op-eds, social media content and blog posts
  • Consistently identify new and ongoing strategies for pitching our issues and spokespeople to generate positive media coverage
  • Conduct proactive media pitching to radio, print, television and online outlets
  • Compile and disseminate media clips and reports
  • Build targeted media lists and research relevant reporters
  • Work with non-communications staff on messaging and educating key players regarding the work of the organization

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • 3-5 years of professional experience of successful media outreach is required (within a PR firm, non-profit organization, or government environment preferred)
  • Candidate should possess solid relationships with reporters at leading national newspapers/magazines/broadcast/online outlets that cover issues relevant to the mission of the organization
  • Experience managing staff is required
  • Experience juggling multiple issues/clients/accounts is required
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, detail-oriented, organized, and possess a commitment to excellence
  • An understanding of free market principles and a passion for advancing the mission of the organization is required

Interested applicants can apply here.

EOE/M/F/D/V