JOB OF THE WEEK: Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Deputy Director of Communications (Washington, DC)
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) seeks to hire a Deputy Director of Communications to provide strategic support and assist in day-to-day press operations.
S/he will help generate earned media and position FDD experts as thought leaders; evaluate content for our daily Hotsheet; prepare FDD officials for interviews; respond to incoming media requests; compose press releases and advisories; develop and maintain media lists; track press coverage; and lead projects as needed. S/he will also work closely with the executive team, senior fellows, and government relations department.
Qualifications include a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a political or policy-oriented communications capacity; an understanding of how print, broadcast and online media approach reporting; a track record of success in pitching print and broadcast media; excellent communication skills; strong analytical and organizational skills; and a strong interest in FDD’s areas of expertise. Detail oriented professionals with a commitment to accountability and a desire to work collaboratively will be successful in this role.
FDD is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism in support of its mission to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. The cover letter should include what issues within FDD’s areas of expertise are of a personal interest. No phone calls, please. Salary commensurate with experience. (PF tipster)