Job Posting

Media Engagement Specialist

Date Posted:

September 8, 2023
Job Type

We Are. . . 

The American Immigration Council (the Council) works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring.

Your Role. . . 

The Media Engagement Specialist helps articulate and advance the Council’s strategic priorities. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Communications to formulate and execute strategic communications plans and messaging to promote the Council’s programmatic work and meet fundraising objectives. This position requires careful analysis, planning, creativity, passion, leadership and cooperation. 

The position also ensures quality assurance, control, and consistency across all communication portfolio channels. 

As with all positions at the Council, this position requires commitment to the Council’s mission and the organization’s culture of philanthropy.

Essential Job Functions. . . 

Strategic Communications – Participate in the development and implementation of communications strategies for the Council’s legal, policy and research work in collaboration with other staff. Develop messaging around our legal and transparency cases and research and policy products and design plans that include traditional and new media strategies. 

Media Relations – Coordinate the Council’s media relations for selected major cases and policy and research departments’ rollouts, including writing press releases, pitching stories to media, responding to incoming media inquiries, and coordinating telephonic press conferences.

Website and Branding General Support – Collaborate with team on communications strategy for website postings and assist in the Search Engine Optimization of content to generate traffic. Additionally, manage and enforcing the voice and visual identity of the Council across channels.

Webinar Events – Develop and manage strategy, offering, and content of Council Webinars, including communications with constituents and donors. Help staff plan webinar content and panelist moderator questions. Help coordinate with external partners for webinars and draft talking points and agenda for webinar events. 

Email Communication  – Leading all media communications through the Cision platform including press releases, reporter resource alerts, and all other Cision blasts. Sending out media blasts through CRM to the Council’s earned media list. Assist with posting press releases to the Council website news page.

  • BA/BS or 3-5 years of relevant experience in communications, and/or public policy work, including significant writing and communications responsibilities. 
  • College level coursework in a creative field to include marketing, digital content delivery, or media. 
  • Experience with the use of websites and social media as communications tools is required. 
  • Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Communications support of legal work and/or research and advocacy preferred.

Apply for this role

Annual Salary Range: $80,000 – $85,000

For considerationqualified applicants are to submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, and skills relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  

NOTE: Applications without cover letters and desired salary may not be considered. 

Our Workplace . . . 

We are a fully remote workplace. We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits). Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, and many more exciting benefit programs. 

Your Colleagues. . . 

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative, and compassionate. 
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work. 

The American Immigration Council is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.    

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful, and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.  

Salary Description
$80,000 – $85,000

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