Washington CAN is seeking a full-time communications associate to create content, develop the organization’s messaging, manage social media, and expand the organization’s media presence.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
20% Social Media
- Work with supervisors and staff to develop a social media strategy and effectively implement it.
- Grow social media presence to make it an effective advocacy tool
- Write and publish social media posts for Washington CAN
- Work with member organizations to help them develop and implement their social media plans.
- Track analytics of social media platforms.
40% New Content
- Write and publish posts on the website, using Squarespace, about events, policy, and relevant political developments.
- Capture photos for the website and social media pages.
- Capture and edit video of events for the website and social media.
- Upload new content to the website and edit copy.
- Provide content and copy editing assistance to supervisors and staff.
- Provide editing and/or writing assistance for op-ed submissions by members, staff etc.
40 % Public Relations
- Coordinate external messaging and communications with local, regional, and national media.
- Expand media relations network for the organization, connecting to more local publications across the state about policies newsworthy to their community.
- Help build Washington CAN’s media presence, by emphasizing – through messaging connecting with reporters – the organization’s role in creating radical policy.
- Serve as press liaison at events, and contact media about upcoming actions, policy pushes.
- Work to prepare Washington CAN members to do media interviews.
- Create and implement actionable steps that increase the organization’s public visibility and brand awareness.
- Deep commitment and passion for racial, gender, and social justice.
- Knowledge and understanding of how to frame issues through an equity lens.
- The ability to work with a diverse array of community members, staff, and board.
- A fast and decent writer who can quickly turnaround press releases, editorials, public testimonies, website postings, e-mail alerts, etc.
- Understanding of how to both use social media as an effective advocacy tool and grow our following.
- The ability to briefly and effectively pitch reporters on protests, press conferences, report releases, town halls, etc.
- Spanish fluency preferred
Washington CAN! is an aggressive affirmative action employer. People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and people with low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Communications Associate position is full-time with a competitive salary, health and dental coverage after 90 days, 401(k) pension plan, and paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.
Please submit the following to email@example.com
- Cover letter
- Two sample Letters-to-the-Editor about the Affordable Care Act from two different perspectives (i.e. a patient, a business owner, etc.)
- Three references