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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Media Associate, National Abortion Federation, Washington, DC

Media Associate

Posted on: August 3, 2014
Posted by: National Abortion Federation

The National Abortion Federation (NAF), the leading pro-choice organization representing abortion providers and their patients, has an immediate full-time opening for the position of Media Associate. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing media outreach strategies, be comfortable and successful at pitching to reporters and other media professionals, and be a social media superstar.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with reporters, editors, producers, bloggers, and other media professionals to increase NAF's visibility and ensure the voices of abortion providers and women who choose abortion are included in public debates;
  • Develop and pitch story ideas, respond to press inquiries, and arrange interviews for senior NAF staff;
  • Develop and execute successful short and long-term media outreach strategies;
  • Prepare, review, and copyedit press releases, op/eds, letters to the editor, and other communications materials;
  • Manage all aspects of our social media, including developing and implementing coordinated campaigns;
  • Oversee NAF's Patient Partnership program, which helps women who have chosen abortion share their stories with the media, legislators, and the public;
  • Assist in media training of abortion providers and patients, including messaging and interview preparation; and
  • Manage process for collecting daily news clips.
  • Strong commitment to a woman's right to choose abortion care;
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of media relations and communications experience, with a proven ability to pitch and place stories;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; ability to produce original, clear, concise talking points, press releases, and letters to the editor within tight deadlines;
  • Strong copyediting skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a very collaborative team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.


Please send a letter of interest including salary history and requirements, a resume, and one-page writing sample to NAF; 1660 L St., NW; Suite 450; Washington, DC, 20036; or fax to 202.667.5890; or email to with "Media Associate" in the subject line.

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