Employment

Media/Communications Manager
Paid Fellowships


 

 

Media/Communications Manager

Population Connection and its sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund, are seeking a motivated staff person to manage media and other communications projects. Candidates should be well-versed in use of new media and press relations and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Political experience a plus. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Duties

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with members of the media
  • Identify opportunities to increase media visibility
  • Manage social media pages and develop online content
  • Draft op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, and articles
  • Book media interviews for staff and Board of Directors
  • Write monthly e-newsletter, coordinating contents with senior staff
  • Maintain blog; write, edit, and commission posts
  • Coordinate communications and planning for major advocacy and media campaign
  • Develop “products” to aid in outreach to press
  • Write case studies, testimonials, profiles about people/projects connected to organization
  • Publicize organizational events, appearances, campaigns, programs, and activities
  • Work with staff from partner organizations to engage in joint media outreach efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years professional experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the press
  • Experience with hands-on social media management
  • Proven organizational and management ability
  • Knowledge of reproductive health, population, and environmental issues

Contact: MediaRelations@popconnect.org

Paid Fellowships

Population Connection offers fellowships in Washington, D.C. for recent college graduates and graduate students with a special interest in population issues. Each fellow has a responsible role working with a specific department and becomes an essential part of that department’s staff.

Fax, email, or mail cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages) to:

Population Connection
Attn: Fellowship Program
2120 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: (202) 332-2302 / Email: fellowships@populationconnection.org

Fellowships are full-time. Compensation is $1,350 (before taxes), paid every two weeks. Fellows earn 3 hours of annual leave and 7 hours of sick leave per pay period. Full medical and dental insurance coverage is offered to fellows who are permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

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