• Regional Communications Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 9:18 AM)
    ID
    2018-2759
    Category
    Communications
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    In Pursuit Of is seeking a Regional Communications Manager to serve as the communications lead supporting and promoting grassroots political, lobbying, and advocacy efforts in each of several (five-to-six) assigned states.  This individual is responsible for the implementation of all communications-related activities in assigned states.  Candidates should have a strong grasp of media relations and project management to meet deadlines and ensure communications objectives are being achieved. 

    Responsibilities

    • Consult with clients to understand their policy priorities and goals as well as the unique dynamics at work in each state.
    • Work with clients to develop long-term communications strategies and tactics to achieve those goals.
    • Work with clients and capability teams to proactively identify opportunities to highlight clients’ policies and principles.
    • Work alongside capability teams to craft compelling, legally compliant communications materials.
    • Collaborate with digital team to develop collateral to maximize earned media and grassroots impact.
    • Travel to clients’ state chapters for background meetings with press, editorial board meetings, and special events requiring media coverage as needed.
    • Identify media opportunities for clients in traditional and non-traditional venues.
    • Work to build relationships with in-state bookers and establish clients as key influencers in the state who warrant coverage on client policy and political issues.
    • Advise and collaborate with client and stakeholders on paid media opportunities, including TV or radio scripts, as needed.
    • Create rapid-response materials and backgrounders; circulate key media hits and narratives that should be addressed in each state.
    • Draft messaging and copy for public and grassroots-facing materials related to these issue campaigns, including but not limited to landing pages, email marketing content, press releases, opinion pieces, website, and website blog posts.
    • Pitch media on stories and events.
    • Coordinate with marketing, creative, digital, research, and writing teams to leverage resources and services for state-level efforts and campaigns.

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of experience in media relations and strategic communications.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills and an ability to distill complex policy into accessible and digestible language and products that get noticed.
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing conditions. If you are overwhelmed by a fast-paced and demanding environment, this position will not be a good fit.
    • Must be able to work productively with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders across the country. Candidate must be willing and able to work collaboratively.
    • On the record experience is required.
    • Agency, congressional, executive branch (state or federal), or political campaign experience is a major plus.

    ABOUT US

    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. 

     

    Please consider applying and we look forward to considering you for the role!

     

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