Special Assistant, ThinkProgress
American Progress - Washington, DC

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American Progress has an immediate opening for a ThinkProgress Special Assistant to work hands-on with the Editor-in-Chief to manage the administrative and development needs of a growing, fast-paced politics and policy blog.

Serve as the primary assistant to the Editor-in-Chief.

Write and research for ThinkProgress.

Help coordinate fundraising efforts.

Assist the ThinkProgress staff with scheduling and other assignments as needed.

Write grant reports and compile information about the blog.

Maintain and copyedit the ThinkProgress website.

Coordinate with the administrative staff at American Progress.

Complete other tasks as assigned.

Strong organizational skills.

Research and writing experience.

Familiarity with ThinkProgress.org and the progressive blogosphere.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to quickly respond to news developments.

Bachelor’s degree.

Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, RSS, social networking/bookmarking, and media monitoring services helpful but not required.

Preferred experience :
At least one year of professional experience in administration (including internships).

Experience writing on politics and policy.

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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E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org .

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