Senior Media Strategist

The Brennan Center for Justice, New York, New York

Date Posted September 30, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

Position Summary 

The Brennan Center seeks a dynamic and experienced media strategist to work with our Media & Strategy team at the organization’s New York headquarters, a section of the Communications & Strategy department. 

One of the Brennan Center’s primary goals is driving the national conversation around issues of democracy and justice. The senior media strategist will partner with attorneys, researchers, advocates, and campaigners and lead the design and implementation of comprehensive media plans around the Center’s marquee reports, litigation, legislative efforts, and other projects. The role requires a deep understanding of the news cycle, top-notch writing and editing skills, and experience working with the country’s most influential journalists, editors, and producers. 


As a senior member of the Brennan Center’s media relations team, the senior media strategist will collaborate with program staff at the earliest stages of project conception and planning, developing and executing robust and ambitious media plans targeted at the national and regional audiences most important to the success of the project. When news breaks that relates to Brennan Center work, the strategist will ensure that the press knows as quickly as possible what our experts and research can offer. Reporting to the national media director, s/he will be an expert on the changing media landscape and will suggest new opportunities for promoting Brennan Center work. The strategist will balance multiple projects, tight deadlines, and changing priorities, all with the goal of helping the Brennan Center shape public opinion and build momentum behind our work. 

Specific duties will include: 


Applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as exemplary candidates are identified. To apply, please visit Please upload the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste where indicated), resume, and contact information for three references. In addition, please provide URLs to a total of three op-eds or news stories that you placed or reported, with a brief explanation of your role in its placement or production. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. 

If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: with “Senior Media Strategist” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. Applying through our website is strongly preferred.

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center 

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