Associate Director, Media Relations (Spanish Language)

Center for American Progress
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 26

Position description

  • Reports to: Vice President, Communications
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Communications
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Media Relations. This role requires an individual who is fluent in Spanish. This person will serve as a senior member of the Communications team and will lead communications strategy for several American Progress policy teams.

The Associate Director will work closely with a number of teams—including policy, digital and social media, and government affairs—as well as colleagues on the press team, to develop and implement communications plans for American Progress initiatives.

The Associate Director will also broaden American Progress’ audience and reach by working closely with the Constituency Media Associate on outreach to Spanish-language and other constituency media news outlets. Working with the Constituency Media Associate, the Associate Director will oversee the CAP en Español website, the @CAPespanol Twitter account, and the @CAP_Accion Twitter account.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the communications lead for several American Progress policy teams, developing and implementing communications plans for the organization’s policy work.
  • Coordinate with other functional teams—including policy, digital and social media, and government affairs—to develop outreach plans for American Progress’ work.
  • Brainstorm ways to insert American Progress policies and voices into news of the day and an ever-changing news cycle.
  • Pitch reporters on covering American Progress initiatives in national, state, and local news outlets.
  • Work closely with the Constituency Media Associate to reach Spanish-language and other constituency media audiences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Spanish-language fluency is required.
  • Five to seven years of experience in media and/or communications; “on the record” spokesperson experience and experience working with reporters is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask, initiate new projects, meet tight deadlines, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Nonprofit or political experience is a plus.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

Application instructions

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