American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Broadcast Communications. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will be responsible for overseeing all interactions and partnerships with broadcast media.
The Director will develop and execute strategies to increase the visibility of American Progress’ experts and work across TV networks, digital streaming programs, radio, and podcasts. The Director will lead regular group and individual media trainings for American Progress staff, and, on occasion, they will lead individual prep sessions for interviews. The Director will also work closely with American Progress’ Events staff to generate media interest in the organization’s events.
In conjunction with the Broadcast Manager, the Director will help oversee booking American Progress guests for radio and podcasts and will help oversee production of the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s podcast, “The Tent.” In this role, the Director will work with production staff to book high-quality guests, supervise the scripting of interviews, approve social media posts, and strategize on short- and long-term ideas to maintain and grow the podcast’s audience.
The Director of Broadcast Communications will create and disseminate talking points to progressive allies and distribute memos and briefings to hosts, producers, broadcast reporters, and bookers, as well as arrange occasional meetings to raise awareness about the organization’s work. They will also oversee the use of American Progress’ in-house TV and radio studios—both for staff and external vendors—and implement strategies to increase the studios’ utility.
The role requires a deep understanding of the broadcast media environment, an assertive mindset, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Requirements and qualifications:
American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of…