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This is not your typical think tank media relations role. The Director of Media Relations is expected to be a very active participant in a fast-moving policy-driven environment and to meet the highest standards of creativity, accuracy and news judgment. We are a high-profile organization, and our work is featured regularly in print and on television and is seen by our nation’s top leaders.

The Director of Media Relations works closely with the Committee’s Policy team and reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a communications plan to advance the Committee’s position; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its work around the country
  • Extend media outreach and increase the quality and quantity of coverage nationally and at the state and local level
  • Build and manage relationships with media and serve as their primary liaison
  • Support rapid response and reactive media strategy around the Committee’s issue areas
  • Draft press materials including press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, talking points, promotional materials etc.
  • Support digital communications including social media and multimedia work, as needed
  • Serve as an integral member of the senior management team

Qualifications

Writing and editing talent is a fundamental job requirement and candidates without the ability to write quickly and effectively under very tight deadlines will not be successful.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • A strong communications background with at least 5 years of experience as a press secretary or media relations director on the Hill, in an executive department or agency or at a comparable non-profit organization
  • Ability to work independently, creatively and in a bipartisan manner
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • A background in fiscal, economic or monetary issues is strongly preferred
  • Hill experience is a plus

This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. The Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.





This is not your typical think tank media relations role. The Director of Media Relations is expected to be a very active participant in a fast-moving policy-driven environment and to meet the highest standards of creativity, accuracy and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

Health, dental, life and disability insurance and employer 403B contribution.

Health, dental, life and disability insurance and employer 403B contribution.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1900 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three references, including one recent supervisor, to jobs@crfb.org. When applying, please write “Director of Media Relations” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three references, including one recent supervisor, to jobs@crfb.org. When applying, please…

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