Are you passionate about racial, economic, and reproductive justice? Do you eat the news for breakfast and take to social media when you see injustice? If so, you should consider joining our team.

ConwayStrategic is seeking a Program Manager to support issue advocacy campaigns and public affairs projects for progressive clients. The successful candidate will have media relations experience, as well as strong research and writing skills. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage media relations activities:
    • Draft media materials including press releases, pitch letters, quotes, fact sheets, talking points, and letters to the editor.
    • Pitch written pieces and spokespeople to, and build relationships with, local and national media contacts at print, radio, digital, podcast and TV outlets.
    • Build and update media lists and manage a media database of key journalists.
    • Serve as liaison with spokespeople for public relations opportunities.
    • Organize media briefings, teleconferences, and other events.
    • Track media placements and successes, including compiling daily clips reports.
  • Assist with paid media buying.
  • Backstop and assist principals in preparing and attending meetings and events.
  • Conduct online research and reporting on various client-related topics.
  • Assist with client and grant reporting as needed.
  • Help develop new business pitches and proposals.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Must have at least 3 years of workplace experience, preferably working in communications and/or media; experience working on advocacy campaigns or with non-profit organizations a plus.
  • Proven and highly effective organizational and communication (both written and oral) skills.
  • Ability to multitask and shift priorities; aptitude for working under and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to learn tracking, analytics, research, and webinar software a must.
  • Graphic design or video editing experience a plus.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-based, participatory environment, as well as work autonomously.
  • Comfortable with a virtual office and online project management systems.
  • Commitment to and knowledge about political and cultural issues related to women’s health and rights, as well as other social justice issues.

Details:

  • Location — Washington, DC
  • Salary — Commensurate with experience and skills
  • Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and three references to Nicole Lewis at jobs@conwaystrategic.com.

About ConwayStrategic

ConwayStrategic is a boutique firm specializing in developing innovative, research-driven public relations, messaging, and advocacy strategies to influence public opinion and create culture change.

Our team consists of talented, driven, curious people who have can-do attitudes, approach work with vigor and determination, learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. We’ve led organizations and multi-million dollar campaigns, so we know industry best practices and we bring our experience in grassroots organizing, politics, policy, coalition management and more to all our client work. ConwayStrategic has a collaborative, no-drama work setting, in which we respect each other’s work-life balance while doing what it takes to get the job done.