Media Relations Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States


Media Relations Specialist

The Physicians Committee is seeking a media relations professional with five or more years of experience and a strong interest in plant-based nutrition.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization dedicated to saving and improving lives through good nutrition, advanced medical research, and public policy advocacy. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on disease prevention, plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our social media pages, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

About the Communications Team

The Physicians Committee’s communications team works with our experts to obtain news coverage and social media exposure for our scientific studies, books, conferences, videos, and public health campaigns.

About this Career Opportunity

The Physicians Committee is looking for a media relations specialist to join our team. If you are journalist or media relations professional with about five years of experience and an interest in plant-based nutrition, we want to hear from you. The media relations specialist will create plans to obtain news coverage and social media exposure for our scientific studies, books, conferences, videos, and public health campaigns. Specific duties include writing news releases, contacting reporters, creating newsworthy advertisements and working with our experts to set up media interviews.

This is a full-time position located at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line)

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for a team player who will tackle his or her work with a sense of urgency and with persistence and who is outgoing and has an excellent news sense. If you share these qualities, are passionate about the Physicians Committee's mission to advance the field of plant-based nutrition, are committed to scientific accuracy, and have five or more years of experience in media relations or journalism, we'd like to hear from you. Knowledge and experience of nutritional science is a plus. 


We provide subsidized health insurance coverage, a retirement plan with a matching contribution, and 4 weeks of PTO and 13 paid holidays per year. Wellness benefits include a plant-based (vegan) office environment, a weekly meditation group, and a weekly lunchtime walking group.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Click here to apply online. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.