Nonprofit

Media Relations Manager/Senior Manager

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 5 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule

Description

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a Washington, DC-based think tank that helps policymakers work across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, BPC ensures democracy can function on behalf of all Americans. We believe that bipartisanship combines the best ideas of both parties to create an even better, lasting policy.

 

BPC is seeking a media relations professional with a background in energy, infrastructure, or related policy to join our communications team. In this role, your primary function is to generate positive media coverage for BPC’s energy and infrastructure projects, directors and/or executive directors, and other senior staff associated with our Energy and Infrastructure projects.


This specific portfolio includes a wide array of clean energy and climate issues including carbon management, carbon dioxide removal, electrification, direct air capture, permitting reform, resiliency, traditional and clean energy infrastructure, and more. A successful applicant will work hand in hand with BPC’s Energy and Infrastructure project staff to produce reports and policy recommendations, hold events, and use traditional and digital media to advance our policy objectives.


You will be part of a six-person media team and work closely with the broader communications team, including marketing, digital, and events. While the position will reside on the Communications team, the position will be considered a full-time member of the Energy team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead communication efforts of BPC’s energy and infrastructure projects, and other policy areas as needed, and promote the organization’s overall mission to craft policy solutions that improve lives.Work collaboratively with project directors and teams to develop proactive communications strategies
  • Draft press releases, advisories, op-eds, and other written materials
  • Draft statements, quotes, and posts/comments for earned media opportunities
  • Draft copy and create content for staff and BPC’s social media platforms
  • Create interview briefing materials, including talking points and backgrounders
  • Review, edit, and approve op-eds, blog posts, newsletters, and other written materials
  • Secure placement of op-eds and letters to the editor
  • Work collaboratively with digital and events teams to ensure coordination of communications efforts
  • Proactively pitch reporters, producers, and editors on the team’s research, legislative priorities, mission, and expertise
  • Identify opportunities for cross-policy collaboration on communications tactics and ways to elevate BPC’s brand and work in creative, strategic ways
  • Analyze media metrics and provide periodic reports to team and internal leaders, including for quarterly board reports
  • Supports communications leadership as necessary on special projects

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least five years of relevant experience
  • Solid writing skills, familiarity with AP Style
  • Demonstrated track record of sound judgment and responsibility
  • Exercises independent decision-making skills
  • Communicates effectively with media relations, policy team members, and communications leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once in a fast-paced environment


BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references in one document.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.


BPC is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.


COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is encouraging all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible.


Work Schedule

The work/life balance of employees is a priority for the Bipartisan Policy Center. As a result, BPC is currently operating on a hybrid schedule. Employees at BPC are currently coming into the office three times a week. Exact times and schedules will be determined between an employee and their manager.


The salary and title will be based on experience and skill set.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a Washington, DC-based think tank that helps policymakers work across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

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