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:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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.