Communications Associate

Reports to: Managing Director, Communications

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full-time; Non-Exempt

Position Summary: 

Launched in 2016, The Hub is a nonprofit effort made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.

The Communications Associate will support a team of great communications pros in a busy press and communications shop.  This person will help draft press materials, help with event execution, track news and do supporting research projects, and support the organization’s overall work. This person will also help drive the organization’s calendar, working closely with all members of the team to ensure communications across the organization.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Write and edit materials for reporters, partners, and social media, including media advisories, press releases, ICYMIs, and others.
  • Conduct basic research on the media and political landscape to advance The Hub’s day-to-day campaigns.
  • Track press (print, digital, social, broadcast) coverage on developing stories and campaigns at The Hub Project.
  • Build and maintain targeted media lists and help pitch stories and events for The Hub’s campaigns.
  • Help organize events such as press conferences and rallies that advance the narrative of The Hub’s campaigns.
  • Maintain good and helpful relationships with partner organizations to continue making The Hub Project a resource to progressive partners.
  • Work with other members of the communications team to advance the goals of The Hub’s campaigns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Precise writing acumen and ability to write press materials quickly under deadlines.
  • Knowledge of basic press systems — ability to write press materials, know how to track TV, social, and print articles, ability to send press materials.
  • Familiarity and comfort with communications databases, including TVEyes, Cision, Hootsuite, and others.
  • Interest in working in press/news, and a sense of what drives news coverage.
  • Working knowledge of reporters, organizations, and leaders driving our current political conversation.
  • Interest in progressive politics and working to ensure a better future for all Americans.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a political or press organization.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • A sense of humor, adventurous spirit, and an openness to evolving responsibilities.

How to Apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: jobs@thehubproject.org. Please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.

New Venture Fund Careers:

The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.