Communications Assistant at The National Women’s Law Center

Title: Communications Assistant

Location: Washington, D.C.


Description: The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Program Assistant to contribute to the Center’s media outreach and provide administrative support to the Vice President of Communications.

For 40 years, the National Women’s Law Center has led the way in expanding the possibilities for women and girls.  The Center uses the law in all its forms to advance the rights of women: from advocating for new laws to litigating ground-breaking lawsuits to educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work forwomen and their families. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women, including education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families. The Center has a staff of nearly 60 and an annual budget of approximately $10 million.

Contact: Andrea Maruniak, Media Manager, National Women’s Law Center, 202-319-3054,

Responsibilities: The Program Assistant plays an integral role in the Center’s media relations efforts and works closely with the Vice President of Communications and the media team to implement the day-to-day media relations efforts and the communications strategy. The assistant will write press materials and pitch emails, make pitch calls, track media coverage of the Center’s relevant issues, develop and maintain targeted press lists, field media calls and coordinate interviews with NWLC experts. The assistant also will conduct research, help develop story archives for each of the Center’s issue areas, and collaborate in the development of public education campaigns.

Administrative responsibilities include: develop and maintain systems to track and analyze the work of the media relations team; maintain the Vocus media database; post and update content on the Center’s website; and respond to routine departmental inquiries and requests for information. The position also assists the V-P of Communications by scheduling meetings; processing invoices and expense reports, and other duties as needed. This positionreports to the V-P of Communications.

Qualifications: College degree; one to two years of experience in a non-profit organization, public relations agency, media outlet, Capitol Hill office or related field; proficiency in MS Word; familiarity with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete work independently. Experience with the following tools would be a plus: blogging platforms, such as TypePad and WordPress; e-CRM systems, such as Convio; content management systems, such as Drupal; and social networking platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Must be self-starter with an eye for detail, flexibility, good judgment and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks and assignments in an effective manner.

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, one writing sample, and three references to or mail to Human Resources Department, NWLC, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. No calls please.  EOE.

University of Memphis Department of Journalism students: Please contact the placement office if you plan to apply.

On campus Career and Internship Expo on April 4

From University of Memphis Career Services:

Career and Internship Expo for Current Students and Alumni
April 4, 2012 | 10:00am – 3:00pm

University Center Ballroom, 255 University Center (38152)

Network with employers seeking to fill full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. The fair is free to all students and alumni. Pre-registration is not required. Please bring your resume to the event. Professional dress is required.

Full Description:
Are you looking for a job? Are you interested in an internship? Do you want to learn more about a particular company? Do you want to network with employers for future career opportunities? If you answered yes to any of the questions, then the 2012 Spring Career and Internship Expo is the place for you to explore opportunities! To help you network, the University of Memphis Career Services Office and the Academic Internship Office will host the Spring Career and Internship Expo on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in the University Center Ballroom from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

In order to view a full listing of registered employers for the upcoming Spring Career and Internship Expo, please log into your eRecruiting account. Select the 2011 Spring Career and Internship Expo link.

Please note that professional dress is required. Typically, professional dress is a matching suit (top and bottom). For more information about professional attire, visit our website, Click on Students. Go to Student Guide. Click on Professional Dress and Etiquette under the Table of Contents.