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18 Aug 2021

Full-Time Senior Manager of Media Relations

Bipartisan Policy Ceneter – Posted by BipartisanPolicy Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

BPC is currently seeking a Senior Manager of Media Relations to support activities for BPC’s Health Program. The specific portfolio includes a wide array of issues including prevention and COVID-19, obesity and federal nutrition programs, the opioid epidemic, behavioral health, rural health, and digital health. The successful applicant would work hand in hand with BPC’s Health Program staff to produce reports and policy recommendations, hold events and use traditional and digital media to advance our policy objectives. Candidates should have 5 to 10 years’ experience in media relations and communications, and some form of health or public policy, campaign and/or Hill communications experience is required.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Along with the director of media relations and senior leadership, engage in strategic planning to increase public awareness of BPC and engage in key political stories

Manage BPC’s media presence, generating positive media coverage for the organization, its policy projects, senior staff and fellows

Serve as the main communications liaison for BPC’s Health Program

Develop and review media-related materials, including press releases, statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, media advisories, event invitations, and blog posts; secure placement of op-eds and letters to the editor

Cultivate relationships, proactively pitch, and work closely with reporters, journalists, producers, and editors to raise the profile of BPC’s issue area experts

Work with BPC’s digital media team to integrate digital strategies into media relations efforts

Work with BPC’s events team to create compelling content that attracts participation from and coverage by top-tier media outlets

Respond to media inquiries from top-tier national media outlets

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5-10 years of direct experience in media relations and communications. Some form of health or public policy, campaign and/or Hill communications experience is required. Marketing experience a plus
  • Strong writing and verbal skills required
  • An ability to work under tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects
  • A demonstrated innovative and proactive approach to growing media coverage. Experience working with top-tier national media operations and news organizations, relationships with health reporters a plus
  • Experience pitching broadcast, radio, print, and digital outlets.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team and independently. Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience supporting and managing high level principals

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references in one document.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

This position is budgeted at 75k.

How to Apply

https://careers.bipartisanpolicy.org/jobs/FV78TLpxzDAT/senior-manager-of-media-relations

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 50 days.

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