- Washington D.C.
We are seeking a Communications Coordinator to focus on achieving organizational and campaign-specific goals by providing support for and helping to implement traditional and digital communications plans that push policy initiatives of FWW and FWA. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Managing the daily clips for Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action.
- Maintain updated press lists and conduct in depth research on relevant media markets and reporters.
- Help implement state and local media campaigns.
- Identify messaging to connect and mobilize target audiences (press, members, legislators, activists and underserved communities).
- Support existing relationships with media personnel, and place our news and opinion in desired media targets.
- Assist with pitching relevant local news releases and advocacy actions and events as needed.
- Draft and write press materials, including press releases, news advisories, pitch letters, editorial board memos, notes to press, talking points and Web content.
- Monitor trends in traditional and social media, particularly as relevant to our campaigns.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position is based out of Washington, DC.
- College degree required.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team setting, with staff across the country.
- A demonstrated experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns.
- Proven success in placing or ability to place stories in traditional media outlets.
- Ability to work independently and proactively.
- Ability to work well with a wide range of people under pressure in a fast-paced, campaign-type environment.
- Ability to assist multiple projects simultaneously.
- Quick and grammatically accurate writer and editor with a command of AP style.
- Knowledge of how the media works and what is newsworthy; familiarity with national, regional and state print and electronic media; familiarity with organizing strategies and advocacy techniques.
- Proven capacity to successfully frame and translate complex policy issues for both journalists and the public.
- Knowledge of food and water issues preferred.
- Experience with congressional and/or regulatory process a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required.
- Good computer skills are required, including proficiency with database programs.
- Video and podcasting experience a plus.
- Demonstrable social media savvy.
- Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals and values of Food & Water Watch.
Annual salary for this position is $40,000-$45,000/year, dependent on experience and location.
We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.
How To Apply
Please include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered. Apply here.
We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply.