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Digital Media Specialist
National Center for Public Policy Research

Washington, DC

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About the National Center for Public Policy Research

The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) was established in 1982 to address issues insufficiently addressed by the broader Freedom Movement. It is a nimble and dynamic organization dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems through innovative programs. The National Center’s programs advance the principles of free markets, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. Its largest programs are the Free Enterprise Project, the leading shareholder activist group on the right which confronts woke corporations and the ESG agenda; and Project 21, a black leadership network drawing its membership from academia, law enforcement, small business, the media, and other fields. Project 21 leads the fight against radical groups such as Black Lives Matter that seek to divide Americans along racial lines. Another National Center program is the Environment and Enterprise Institute, which advances free market solutions to environmental problems.

About the Role

The National Center is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, energetic, and creative team member to serve as our Digital Media Specialist. This new team member will focus a majority of their efforts on creating and executing a strategy to expand the Center’s already robust social media presence which currently consists of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They will also manage video and web content as well as work with vendors and consultants to update the Center’s various websites. The position will be very challenging and fast-paced, and is an ideal opportunity for a digital native to use their skills and enthusiasm to help advance the Freedom Movement in exciting new ways.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of transitioning compelling subject matter into social media content that will amplify awareness of, and engagement with, the Center and its various programs. This person will have a demonstrated ability to manage this content in a competent and deliberative way and be able to think ahead multiple steps to ensure opportunities are maximized. The position requires someone who understands and believes in the Freedom Movement and the National Center’s mission – not someone just looking for an opportunity, but someone who is truly invested in these ideals.

This is a full-time D.C.-based position only, located on Embassy Row near the Dupont Circle Metro station. The new hire can telecommute up to two days per week.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a new social media strategy across multiple platforms, including: an audit of current strengths and weaknesses; a plan for increasing audience and engagement; and metrics for evaluating effectiveness.
  • Create timely online content to convey the Center’s programs and mission/vision.
  • Post regularly and effectively across multiple social-media platforms.
  • Manage online engagements.
  • Develop strong working relationships with program heads to effectively convey program activities and results.
  • Update the Center’s website promptly and creatively with new content created by the team.
  • Stay up to date with best-in-class website design and make design change recommendations as needed.
  • Curate videos of media appearances and create snippets of NCPPR spokespeople to house on our website and our YouTube channel and other appropriate channels.
  • Coordinate as needed with the Center’s program and development teams.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience living and breathing social media and content management.
  • Passion for limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility.
  • Ability to balance a high-volume workload while maintaining attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Self-starter and impeccable work ethic.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Results-oriented approach to setting priorities and managing time.
  • Rapid response to current events or organizational needs.
  • Drive to maximize digital media opportunities.
  • Sense of humor and collegial disposition.
  • Enthusiastic team member, not a wallflower.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and NCPPR’s mission, as well as your salary requirements
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Lydia Ocampo, Network Engagement Specialist at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

Director of Media Relations
National Center for Public Policy Research

Washington, DC

About the National Center for Public Policy Research:

The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) was established in 1982 to address issues insufficiently addressed by the broader Freedom Movement. It is a nimble and dynamic organization dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems through innovative programs. The National Center’s programs advance the principles of free markets, individual liberty and personal responsibility. Its largest programs are the Free Enterprise Project, the leading shareholder activist group on the right which confronts woke corporations and the ESG agenda; and Project 21, a black leadership network drawing its membership from academia, law enforcement, small business, the media and other fields. Project 21 leads the fight against radical groups such as Black Lives Matter that seek to divide Americans along racial lines. Another National Center program is the Environment and Enterprise Institute, which advances free market solutions to environmental problems.

About the Director of Media Relations Opening:

The National Center is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, energetic and experienced media professional to serve as Director of Media Relations. The right person will come with already-established and proven national media contacts, particularly in the broadcast field. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Director of Media Relations will lead efforts to ensure significant engagement with media hosts, bookers, columnists, editors and others within the television, newspaper, radio and digital marketing/social media fields. Additionally, the Director of Media Relations will assist in developing a media outreach strategy for the organization and ensure brand and messaging consistency across all platforms. The position will be very challenging and fast-paced, but extremely rewarding.

This is a D.C.-based position only, located on Embassy Row near the Dupont Circle Metro station. The new hire can telecommute up to two days per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Management:

  • Be a team player with a keen attention to detail, a sense of timeliness when arranging bookings, able to work well with others and can manage multiple large projects.
  • Work with outside vendors.

Strategy:

  • Effectively pitch and place op-eds across a broad range of print and online media.
  • Effectively pitch appearances on television and radio.
  • Ensure ongoing growth of new media contacts while further nurturing existing relationships with the press through ongoing phone, texts, emails, in-person meetings and social media.
  • Communicate upcoming media appearances on established social media channels.
  • Manage media metrics and develop reports through Meltwater.
  • Assist in devising communications plans and content that drive press engagement and project growth through earned media, events, newsletters, emails, blog posts, web content, social media and more.
  • Be a news consumer who knows how to translate and tie together current events into creative media pitching opportunities for our analysts.

Content:

  • Pitch NCPPR’s programs to the media, responding to press inquiries and positioning NCPPR as the leading voice in shareholder, environment and race-related activism.
  • Develop specialized and targeted media lists.
  • Respond promptly to all media inquiries with effective and detail-oriented follow-through.
  • Assist in editing NCPPR written materials including press releases, media advisories, statements, op-eds, blog posts, website and other content.
  • Work with the project leaders and spokespeople to ensure that NCPPR’s projects are explained consistently, succinctly and clearly in pitches to the media and through NCPPR’s website, blog posts and reports. 

Qualifications:

  • A college or advanced degree in journalism, communications or a related field is necessary.
  • Approximately six years’ experience in a related field (e.g., public relations, communications or press roles with nonprofit organizations, congressional lawmakers, political campaigns, etc.).
  • Must have established national media contacts.
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities, including being able to summarize and communicate complex information into pitching opportunities.
  • Can balance both a high-volume workload while maintaining the attention to details and follow-through.
  • Sales experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Claris Filemaker Cloud is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Meltwater platform is a plus.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position, NCPPR’s mission, and your salary requirements

Applications should be submitted to:

Dan Faoro, Director, Marketing and Communications at [email protected]

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.