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Women’s Equality Center, a project of the New Venture Fund


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Published 13 days ago

March 15, 2020
March 6, 2020
$90,000 - $115,208

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Campaign & Advocacy Programs, the Associate Director of Media will serve as the organization's key contact with media consultants and individual journalists throughout the Americas.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • Manage media consultants in the United States and Latin America to ensure strategic national and international press coverage. 
  • Serve as WEC's primary contact for the press in the United States and Latin America. 
  • Coordinate press interviews for WEC principals as needed.
  • Design and develop press strategies and materials, including press kits and events.
  • Work with partners on the ground to develop media strategy and materials specifically tailored to them.
  • Advise the WEC team on press strategy and tactics. Implement strategies and tactics quickly and effectively.
  • Draft press releases, talking points, memos, op-eds, and other materials as needed in English and Spanish.
  • Draft and edit internal communication materials.
  • Think creatively and originate pitches and stories that further WEC's mission and work.
  • Provide social media support to the Director of Campaigns & Advocacy Programs.
  • Manage special projects, such as media grants, foreign delegations, and other projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as required. 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability 

  • Bachelor’s degree, with six or more years of experience in strategic media communications, with a focus on influencing public opinion around progressive policy. Political/campaign or media agency experience is preferred. 
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, including strong verbal and written abilities in both languages, is required. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and write quickly and in a compelling manner. 
  • Broad and deep knowledge and understanding of the Latin America region, including insight into the politics, public opinion landscape and coalition dynamics of key countries with regard to issues of reproductive and social justice.
  • A thorough understanding of the media landscape and its diverse audiences, including traditional and digital mediums. 
  • Adept at working on several projects and tasks simultaneously. 
  • Experience working with, and managing work streams and relationships with, consultants. 
  • A history of successfully pitching stories to new and known reporters, and placing op-eds and editorials.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment, open to criticism and compromise. 
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working remotely. 
  • Ability to travel, up to 50% of the time, some of which may occur over weekends.

About the Women’s Equality Center (Very Important — Please Read)

The Women’s Equality Center provides strategic communications and campaign support to the reproductive health, rights, and justice field at all levels, developing long-term, big-picture messaging frameworks around emerging issues and complementing and strengthening the work of organizations in the Americas via grants, integrated policy and communications campaigns, and rapid-response operations.

We’re an unusual organization, and this is an unusual role. WEC is a highly collaborative environment in which we keep structure, hierarchy, and reporting lines intentionally loose and the boundaries between roles flexible to ensure that we’re bringing the full range of expertise, experience, and perspective of every team member to the strategies we’re developing and work we’re doing. Everyone does a little bit of everything here. There will be days when you’re working up a grand press strategy, and there will be days when you’re writing and editing pitches. (And on many days, you’ll do both, and a lot of other things in between.)

 And though the title of this particular role is “associate director,” you’ll be working alongside other staff members with similar titles, plus a couple of campaign managers, and a bunch of consultants from agencies that have their own organizational structures and lines of communication. Point is, while you’ll have a lot of responsibility — and huge opportunities to do vast, epic, potentially history-making things — you won’t be a big boss, and you’ll need to come into the organization being really comfortable with that. We’ve worked very hard to establish an organizational culture based on collaboration, candor, transparency, and a great deal of mutual respect and trust. We take it very seriously, and we will need you to as well. 

New Venture Fund Careers

The Women’s Equality Center is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Campaign & Advocacy Programs, the Associate Director of Media will serve as the organization's key contact with media consultants and individual journalists throughout the Americas…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Salary + Benefits

The salary range for this position is between $90,000 to $115,208, based upon years of experience and education. 

Our generous benefit package includes: 4 weeks vacation and the week between Christmas and New Year off, health/dental/vision insurance, a flexible work environment, paid parental leave, 401k plan and retirement match, cell phone and fitness stipend, and short/long term disability insurance.


Salary + Benefits

The salary range for this position is between $90,000 to $115,208, based upon years of experience and education. 

Our generous benefit package includes: 4 weeks…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish and English, including strong verbal and written abilities in both languages, is required.

Fluency in Spanish and English, including strong verbal and written abilities in both languages, is required.

How to Apply

Send resumé and cover letter to HR@womensequalitycenter.org. For shortlisted candidates, there may be up to two additional forms to complete, to which we’ll send you a link when at that stage.


Send resumé and cover letter to HR@womensequalitycenter.org. For shortlisted candidates, there may be up to two additional forms to complete, to which we’ll send you a link when at…

Location

Washington, DC

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