Communications Associate

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/23/2018 8:58 AM)
Press Operations
Regular Full-Time


In Pursuit Of is seeking a Communications Associate to support all functions of a successful communications team. In this role, daily responsibilities may vary but will include tracking and reporting media coverage, monitoring press opportunities, drafting internal messaging content, basic research, building and maintaining press lists, and assisting with the team’s administrative needs. The ideal candidate will have initiative, attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and written — clearly and concisely.



In Pursuit Of is a full-service communications and marketing capability that drives ideas and shapes debates in pursuit of a free and open society. Our mission-driven partnerships advance policy, political, and cultural change that enable people to improve their lives.

We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do. 



Working at In Pursuit Of is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment. 


  • Track media coverage and prepare internal reports and analysis
  • Build and maintain press lists
  • Draft press releases and statements, and digital and internal messaging content
  • Assist with local and state media pitches
  • Conduct basic research to support outreach to state and local reporters
  • Support media events and other activities
  • Coordinate and help project manage the production of communication products and materials


  • Communications, English, history, or political science degree (or working toward)
  • Demonstrated interest in building communications/media skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of legislative process and how government works
  • An interest in a variety of federal, state and local issues
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to thrive in high pressure environment
  • Exhibits a dedication to the organization’s mission of advancing a more free and open society and helping people improve their lives


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