|Date Posted||November 25, 2019|
|Salary||$65,000 - $75,000|
About Campaign Legal Center
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Through litigation, policy analysis, and public education, CLC works to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. CLC is adamantly nonpartisan, holding candidates and government officials accountable regardless of political affiliation.
CLC was founded in 2002 and is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Our work today is more critical than ever as we fight the current threats to our democracy in the areas of campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting and ethics. CLC watchdogs government officials, provides expert analysis and helps journalists uncover violations. CLC also participates in legal proceedings across the country to defend the right to vote and ensure fair redistricting.
CLC is seeking a Communications Manager to develop strategic communications plans that will elevate the issues of campaign finance and government ethics. The Communications Manager will report to CLC’s Chief Communications Officer and serve as a liaison between the communications team and the litigation/policy teams working on campaign finance and ethics. This position requires attention to detail, strong project management, excellent writing skills and ability to work some nights/weekends for rapid response, when necessary.
With the 2020 election less than a year away, this is a critical role for the organization, and the ideal hire must have the experience to hit the ground running. We work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, and only encourage team players to apply.
Develop and implement integrated, strategic communications plans around litigation and policy initiatives
Build and maintain relationships with reporters, including aggressively pitching media outlets
Draft press materials including press releases, statements, advisories, blog posts, op-eds, reports and public education materials
Provide press support, including preparing spokespeople for interviews, creating talking points and setting up interviews
Plan and manage press conferences/calls and media events
Create and provide text to assist the digital team in creating content for web, email and social platforms
Work with litigation and policy staff to help produce and edit high quality materials such as advocacy reports, fact sheets, case pages, blogs and op-eds
Conduct trainings for staff on communications best practices, how to speak with the media and how to write op-eds
Assist the Development team in funder communication materials
At least 5 years of experience working in communications for a nonprofit, campaign, on the Hill, or for a public affairs firm serving nonprofits. Knowledge of campaign finance and ethics law a plus, though not required
Experience building relationships with press
Proven ability to craft and implement strategic communications campaigns
Strong project management skills
Excellent writing and editing skills with knowledge of AP style
Public speaking skills
Must be a team player
Must be available for after hour/weekend rapid response
Demonstrated commitment to CLC’s mission
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “Communications Manager, Campaign Finance and Ethics” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include in your email where you saw the job advertised.