People’s Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People’s Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.
With offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL and remote staff across the the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 28 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively come together to change national policy and politics.
People’s Action/ Institute has a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Qur member organization have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including: health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
For more information on PAI, please visit https://peoplesaction.org/.
The Media Relations Manager is a motivated and hardworking communications professional to join a fast-paced communications team to help manage communications for a nationwide, grassroots, progressive organization. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for an organization on the frontlines of the fight to advance a long-term agenda for a new economy and inclusive democracy.
Overview of the Position
The primary functions of the Media Relations Manager is to manage and execute strategies that strengthen the reputation and image of PAI, generate favorable media interest, and maximize overall communications performance in alignment with our mission.
What you will do:
- draft materials (news releases, statements, talking points, etc.);
- manage media relationships and press inquiries;
- maintain media directories of reporters who cover our issues; and
- coordinate with the communications team and colleagues across the organization to meet media needs.
- Other Duties as Assigned
The ideal Media Relations Manager should have the following experience and qualifications:
- Strong commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside the organization.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- The ability to comprehend and summarize complex legislation quickly;
- A proven ability to perform under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and
- sound judgment.
- At least 10 years of relevant experience--prior campaign or organizing experience is preferred.
- Ability to work with diverse people and organizations
Compensation and Benefits:
Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt, benefits eligible
Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000
Location. Based in our Washington, D.C. office..
Reports to: Communications and Digital Director
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, retirement plan, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year or employment.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
People’s Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Close date: February 28, 2020
No phone calls please