Ethnic Media Manager
American Progress - Washington, DC

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American Progress has an immediate opening for an Ethnic Media Manager who will be part of American Progress’s stellar Communications team and provide media outreach support to the Progress 2050 team. The Ethnic Media Manager will work with the rest of the Communications team as well as American Progress’s policy experts to ensure that the organization deepens its relationships with ethnic media. He or she will be responsible for monitoring media, pitching stories, providing general media support, and keeping abreast of the changing landscape of ethnic media. The Ethnic Media Manager will also be responsible for developing a group of message surrogates, both inside and outside of American Progress, who will be able to deliver our progressive message to ethnic specialty audiences. This person will do media training, pitching, booking, and message development for this network of experts.

  • Serve as primary contact for ethnic media outreach.
  • Write and pitch press releases to national, regional, and local press.
  • Develop innovative and creative media outreach ideas.
  • Monitor daily print, online, and television coverage in English and Spanish.
  • Maintain and update media lists.
  • Oversee press interns.
  • Develop network of surrogates for progressive message.
  • Monitor and build social media networks for CAP en Español.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish/English).
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Experience working with reporters, pitching stories, and developing press strategies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Sense of humor and flexibility.
  • Commitment to American Progress’s mission and goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or relevant degree.
  • Three to four years of communications experience.
  • Nonprofit and political experience a plus.
  • Experience working with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations a plus.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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