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Communications Associate Posted Nov 15
Public Interest Network , Denver, CO
The Public Interest Network runs organizations committed to our vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done.

The mission of The Public Interest Network’s in-house communications department is to strategically enhance public visibility of U.S. PIRG, Environment America and dozens of state and national affiliated organizations. We seek to elevate our organizational story and positioning through increased media mentions of The Public Interest Network’s campaigns and more interviews with our leadership and subject matter experts. Enhanced visibility should lead to greater name recognition, political clout and donations for The Public Interest Network to advance its causes.


The Communications Associate may be involved in communications strategic, writing, copy editing, networking and story pitching.Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Communications/Media Strategy: Assist in developing communications strategies for ongoing and new campaigns.
Writing:Assist in writing news releases, position statements and internal memos.
Copy editing: Edit internal and public-facing writing for consistency and clarity
List building: Build and maintain list of media contacts.
Networking:Add to network media lists through outreach to journalists.
Story pitching:Pitch stories to journalists using persuasive writing skills that match our stories to journalists’ needs.
Digital communication: Use social media to promote content, find journalists and pitch stories.



Are a concise communicator who can advocate for causes and translate complex topics into layman’s terms
Have writing samples that will impress even a grizzled old journalist
Are a leader who takes initiative and learns from mistakes
Are goal-driven and results-oriented
Are ready to fight for a better world but don’t see everyone who disagrees with you as the enemy
Have at least a bachelor’s degree and excellent academic credentials
Preferably have 1-3 years of experience in public/media relations, marketing or journalism
Have extensive working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Preferably have prior experience volunteering or working with a nonprofit organization or political campaign
Can make a two-year commitment to the position

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package including extensive classroom and hands-on training.

To Apply:

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Things To Know When You Apply:

The Public Interest Network runs organizations committed to our vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

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