Communications Associate for National Nonprofit
3 days left
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Public Interest Network is hiring a Communications Associate to work with our in-house communications team.
PIRG and Environment America, the flagship organizations within The Public Interest Network, operate offices in 29 states. These organizations have been building political power at the state level to influence state and federal policy for more than 45 years. We have led the charge for national clean cars standards, key consumer protections, the creation of new national monuments, and a host of other campaigns. The problems we work on aren’t by nature progressive or conservative; our goal is to find common ground and advocate for common-sense solutions to problems that our country shouldn’t tolerate in an age of great abundance and technological progress. Our primary strategy is to organize people power to call for change.
The mission of the Public Interest Network’s in-house communications department is to strategically amplify the visibility of U.S. PIRG, Environment America and dozens of state and national affiliated organizations. We seek to elevate our organizational story and positioning through increased media mentions of The Public Interest Network’s campaigns and more interviews with our leadership and subject matter experts. To make change, people need to hear our story.
The Communications Associate will be an important part of our team, involved in writing, copy editing, networking and story pitching. Representative responsibilities include:
national program staff, state directors and others in developing
communications strategies for ongoing and new campaigns.
Writing: Assist in
writing news releases, position statements and internal memos.
Copy editing: Edit
internal and public-facing writing for consistency and
List building: Build
and maintain list of media contacts.
Networking: Add to
network media lists through outreach to journalists.
Pitch stories to journalists using persuasive writing skills that
match our stories to journalists’ needs.
communication: Use social media to promote content, find
journalists and pitch stories.
Are a concise communicator who can
advocate for causes and translate complex topics into layman’s
Have writing samples that will
impress even a grizzled old journalist
Are a leader who takes initiative and
learns from mistakes
Are goal-driven and
Are ready to fight for a better world
but don’t see everyone who disagrees with you as the enemy
Have at least a bachelor’s degree and
excellent academic credentials
Preferably have 1-3 years of
experience in public/media relations, marketing or journalism
Have extensive working knowledge of
Facebook, Twitter, Medium, YouTube and LinkedIn
Preferably have prior experience
volunteering or working with a nonprofit organization or political
Have excellent judgment and
discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects
Can make a two-year commitment to the
Denver, CO when the COVID-19 pandemic ends. All of our staff are currently working remotely.
Compensation & Benefits:
The compensation range for this position is $28,000-$34,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
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The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer.