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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.