The National Partnership for Women & Families is a non-profit that fights for equality for all women and families. We are seeking a Communications Specialist to join our energetic communications team as we re-shape the work of our department and as our organization undergoes an organizational change process that seeks to ensure that we are more inclusive, diverse and equitable in our daily work and overall mission. This is a terrific opportunity for anyone who has strong skills in generating earned media for social justice issues as well as using new forms of content creation including social media to elevate women’s issues. This position will have a particular focus on health care and reproductive health, rights and justice policy.
The Communications Specialist will develop strategies, messaging and communications planning to elevate the National Partnership’s work on health care and reproductive rights. In this role the specialist will look for opportunities to coordinate with allied groups doing similar work and serve as a liaison between the communications team, the health policy team and the reproductive health and rights team. This position will also think creatively about how to integrate reproductive rights and health policy work into a broader agenda around women and families.
Develop and project manage communications planning for the health policy team and the reproductive health and rights team.
Write and edit fact sheets, issue briefs and reports. In some cases, use desktop publishing software templates to design products.
Work with the digital team to develop content for the National Partnership’s social media platforms and occasionally be available to post on platforms.
Develop and sustain strong relationships with media and proactively pitch media and handle media queries.
Coordinate interviews, editorial board meetings and prepare spokespeople for such opportunities.
Generate new and creative ideas for how to elevate our issues into mainstream conversations.
This position is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Salary & Benefits
Our communications specialist comes in two varieties — a more junior position and a more senior position (Senior Communications Specialist), with the difference between the two being the previous experience you bring and the types of media campaigns you have worked on. Compensation for those positions will range from $70,000-$85,000 based on experience level stated above.
The National Partnership provides a generous benefits package that includes 3 weeks annual vacation time. We offer paid sick time, paid federal holidays plus the last week of December off, health, dental and vision coverage, 403B and SEP-IRA retirement options and paid family and medical leave for eligible employees.
Applications accepted until March 22, 2019.
The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. Please see EEO is the Law and Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.
Five to eight years work experience in communications and or media relations
Experience successfully pitching stories and editorial content to well-known outlets
Experience using social media as a professional communications tool
Experience working on issues that impact marginalized communities
Ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messaging
Strong creative writing skills
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated team player who can also work independently in a deadline-driven environment and successfully manage multiple projects, priorities and timelines
Familiarity with issues related to women’s equality; reproductive health, rights and justice; health care access and maternal care
Experience in the women’s movement, Capitol Hill experience or non-profit work on health care or abortion rights a plus but not required
About National Partnership for Women & Families
The National Partnership has a mission-driven, talented staff of about 45 individuals who are committed to women’s equality and to improving the lives of women and families in this country. We are policy wonks, communications and digital experts, development gurus, advocates and administrative and IT specialists. We are located in downtown D.C., close to the Dupont Circle metro station on the Red line and with easy access to Capitol Hill and federal departments and agencies.
Here at the National Partnership, we're committed to approaching our work with a racial equity lens and to having voices in our organization and coalitions that bring diverse perspectives. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans and LGBTQ individuals.