A JOTW “Can’t Wait” posting from the
Director of Communications, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), Washington, DC
The Director of Communications is responsible for Advocates’ communications and media program. Advocates was founded in 1989 and is a broad-based coalition of the leading consumer, health and safety organizations and the major property and casualty insurance companies and associations working together to prevent motor vehicle crashes, deaths and injuries. It is a highly successful organization whose views are sought out by national and local media on a multitude of topics related to safer cars, safer drivers and safer roads. The position reports to the President and Vice President and requires working with all other staff members.
Specific responsibilities include:
Media relations, including writing press releases, articles, editorials and letters to the Editor, and making pitch calls to the media;
Responding to media requests for information and arranging interviews with senior staff;
Special events management (such as national news conferences) including all logistics;
Overseeing and updating materials on Advocates’ website in a timely matter;
Writing and editing other publications and communications such as annual accomplishment reports, brochures, fact sheets, speeches, testimony, etc.;
Developing and implementing media campaigns to support federal and state legislative efforts.
The ideal candidate possesses a bachelors degree in journalism, public relations or similar field and has a minimum of two years of relevant work experience dealing with the media. Must be a strong writer, be able to take the initiative on projects, and have the ability to juggle several assignments at once in a fast-paced environment.
Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume to Judie Pasquini, firstname.lastname@example.org.