Megaphone Strategies – Media Strategist — Account Manager

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Megaphone Strategies Published: June 20, 2017
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Megaphone Strategies is a new social justice PR firm run for purpose, not profit. Megaphone works with front-line communities, political candidates, and impactful non-profits to break through and win on issues ranging from racial justice to climate and LGBTQ rights to electoral campaigns. We are looking for a talented media strategist to join our team at the manager or director level.

Megaphone has a talented and diverse team run by women and people of color, and we are looking for like-minded folks with experience managing diverse teams and projects to success.

Are you interested? More below!

Position: Media Strategist -- at the Account Manager or Director level (Salary range: $65-90,000/ year depending on level and experience.)

Who we are looking for:

  • Storytellers -- you love big ideas, finding the story through the weeds, and coming up with new angles to help people understand and care about the big issues of our time.
  • Innovators -- people with experience, drive, and dedication to help build Megaphone Strategies and improve progressive movement communications infrastructure.
  • Media strategists -- excellent track record securing top-notch media coverage.
  • Proven managers -- inspires people to do their best work, and knows how to make complex projects run smoothly.
  • Top-notch writers -- able to churn out an opinion piece for a national paper or a quick quote in a crisis.
  • Movement people -- you are in this for the big-picture social change, you love the grassroots, and you want to partner with awesome people to do big things.
  • Adept communicators -- people who can make connections easily by phone, in writing, or in person.
  • News junkies -- you check the news constantly, and love your local paper, new podcasts, and tuning into cable news whether it’s CNN or Univision.
  • Talented researchers -- adept with finding everything you need online, finding the perfect person for the perfect story, and all-things google docs.
  • Critical thinkers -- able to hear a big idea and boil it down into a few sentences.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing client teams to success.
  • Providing top-notch short and long term strategic guidance to diverse social justice clients on how to break through in a crowded media cycle.
  • Securing top-notch media placements across all platforms -- print, radio, tv, online, etc.
  • Building up Megaphone to better serve in it’s mission of using PR as a tool to diversify media and the progressive movement.
  • Managing staff on a project and/or long-term basis, depending on the candidate.
  • Relationship building with partners, reporters, and fellow staff.
  • Writing drafts of diverse press materials ranging from opinion pieces to statements and memos to communications plans.

Experience:

  • 5-10 (or more) years in a combination of social justice, politics, and communications.
    • At least 3 of those years in media relations specifically.
  • Work experience in one or more of the following issue areas: criminal justice reform, climate change, environment, racial justice, economic justice, environmental justice.
  • Non-profit experience a plus.
  • PR firm experience is a plus.
  • Political campaign or Congressional experience is a plus.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

 

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. To apply: please email your resume, 3 writing samples, and answers to the questions below with the subject line “Megaphone Manager” or “Megaphone Director” to: settleson@gmail.com

Questions:

Why do you want to work at Megaphone?

What drives you to work on social justice?

What are three stories you’ve placed that you are most proud of? Just links are fine, or short explanations.

Megaphone Strategies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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