Human Rights Campaign Communications Assistant in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description

We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, and non-LGBTQ persons to apply.

Position Summary:

The Communications Assistant will report to the Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing, and provide administrative support to the Senior Vice President and to the Communications Department.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating press for the Human Rights Campaign;
  • Assist the SR VP of Communications and Marketing with all administrative duties including answering phones, scheduling meetings, travel and appointments, managing department meetings, reporting expenses and processing check requests;
  • Serve as initial point of contact for press inquiries and providing support for media outreach efforts;
  • Create writings, including press releases, media advisories, talking points, letters to the editor and various other communication priorities;
  • Draft communication documents that will be used for outside media;
  • Produce written material whether for the web or other various forms of both external and internal communication needs;
  • Hire, train, and supervise communications interns;
  • Coordinate and oversee media monitoring and the clip process;
  • Maintain lists of media contacts;
  • Maintain subscriptions to periodicals and the periodicals database;
  • Maintain files and other resources of materials for the Communications Department’s needs;
  • Maintain contracts and relationship with consultants and external entities providing services to the Communications Department;
  • Assist in the implementation of media plans;
  • Assist with any other assignments and tasks as requested by the Communications Department and SR VP of Communications and Marketing;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience;
  • At least one year of experience with organizational communications, preferably a Capitol Hill press office;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Exceptional writing talent as well as the communications skills necessary to elicit the right information from a variety of sources;
  • Excellent analytical and creative skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure while simultaneously handling multiple projects to meet tight deadlines;
  • Must be comfortable working in a high-volume environment and the ability to closely follow the messaging of the organization on a wide variety of issues.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement.

All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

*No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status. *

Tracking Code: 222-928

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular