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Friday, September 12, 2014

Communications and Media Outreach Associate, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Washington, DC

Communications and Media Outreach Associate

Posted on: September 11, 2014
Application deadline: September 30, 2014
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America is the nation's leading advocate for reproductive freedom and protecting a woman's right to choose her own reproductive destiny. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to mobilizing and building the base of pro-choice advocates, identifying and supporting pro-choice candidates, and advancing sound reproductive policies that support women and families at all stages of their reproductive life. These policies include preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
The Press Associate for Communications and Media Outreach works closely with the Director of Public Affairs to coordinate traditional media communications strategies. This position's duties include assisting in the development of organization-wide publications and media activities. This position works with and in absent of the Director of Public Affairs to assess and respond to incoming media requests and in implementing an aggressive media outreach strategy for the state-based affiliate network. This position coordinates activities with other departments, the affiliates and generates press materials as needed.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with members of the media;
  • Arranges interviews with the media and NARAL spokespersons;
  • Coordinates message development and dissemination throughout the organization;
  • Support to affiliates for media relations and message strategy;
  • Reviews and edits press releases, quotes, and other official statements;
  • Manages process for collecting daily clips;
  • With approval of the director of public affairs and in absent of the director of public affairs, schedules calls between NARAL Pro-Choice America experts and reporters or producers, and initiates message materials for spokespeople;
  • Participates in ongoing planning activities with internal groups, affiliates, and coalition partners;
  • Develops and maintains organization-wide inventory of message materials for use by national spokespeople, state affiliates, and other key allies;
  • Institutes priorities and timelines for special projects performed by interns.
  • Bachelor's degree in related/appropriate field of study;
  • 2+ years media-relations experience;
  • Capitol Hill, advocacy, or campaign experience is ideal;
  • Proven ability to develop and disseminate messaging;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Fluency in Spanish highly desired;
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to handle multiple projects;
  • Commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America's goal of building a political constituency to protect and promote the right of all women to exercise the full range of their reproductive choices, including abortion;
  • Experience with writing on new-media platforms and social networks;
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Access, Excel, and other programs highly desirable. Commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission and goals.
  • A commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported.


NARAL Pro-Choice America is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
NARAL Pro-Choice America
1156 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: (202) 973-3096

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