Do you love puppies and kittens? Do you hate taxes and wasteful government spending? Do you sweat the details, enjoy working with a team, and dig a fast-paced startup culture?
If you answered yes, read on: this is your dream career opportunity. We’re looking for a Communications Manager to help us build the future today.
What We’re Looking For: A Communications Manager to increase media coverage and expand the brand, campaigns, and initiatives’ impact for the White Coat Waste Project (WCW). S/he will work remotely from home and closely with the Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy and other remote employees and consultants. Must be fully committed to our bipartisan and strictly single-issue mission of ending wasteful government spending on taxpayer-funded animal experiments. Strong interest in issue advocacy, politics, public affairs, animal advocacy, or pro-liberty causes.
Why You Want This Job: WCW is a taxpayer watchdog and bipartisan coalition of 3 million liberty lovers and animal lovers. WCW was the first organization to expose Dr. Fauci’s beagle experiments and runs the #BeagleGate campaign to end them. WCW was also the first to expose U.S. taxpayer funding for animal experiments at the Wuhan lab — the suspected source of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Glenn Greenwald says: “More than any other group, it is WCW that has elevated the cause of stopping these horrific government experimentations on dogs and puppies into the mainstream political conversation.” BuzzFeed says WCW “is writing a controversial new activist playbook — and it’s unclear whether anyone can control the forces that it has helped to unleash.”
Our high-profile campaigns at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, USDA, FDA, NIH, EPA, and more, have cut government experimentation on dogs and cats to its lowest-ever level and secured the first-ever federal policies to retire and release survivors. WCW was honored as the Public Affairs Campaign of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants and awarded the LUSH Prize as the world’s top public awareness campaign about animal testing. Our work has been featured on the front cover of USA Today, the New York Times, NBC, Fox News, Time, People, Science Magazine, and many more.
The Communications Manager is responsible for specific duties that include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
- Manage day-to-day pitching and WCW media relations. Write the media pitches and work with your colleagues in Communications to push pitches to press lists.
- Identify the appropriate journalists for pitches, determine our strategy (e.g., exclusive vs. broad), figure out the appropriate angles, and highlight key campaign assets to maximize the story’s impact.
- Work with journalists to build and execute the story from conception to placement, manage questions and answers, and the fact-checking process.
- Serve as the hub between our internal WCW team (Campaigns/Research/Policy departments) and external journalists for investigations, campaigns, issues, and brand management.
- Identify and drive new opportunities to package stories, investigations, and brand-raising content to grow WCW’s visibility, name ID, media footprint, and public policy impact.
- Manage WCW surrogates, subject matter experts, and other key characters to develop strong media coverage.
- Monitor the news cycle and draft media statements to insert WCW into relevant media.
- Anticipate and draft Letters to the Editor, op-eds, and other contributed content, and manage placement.
- Serve as a WCW spokesperson in print, TV, and other channels as needed.
- Additional relevant duties as assigned and needed.
A competitive candidate will have the following background, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- At least three (3) years of work or experience in journalism or media relations for advocacy groups, non-profits, political campaigns, or advocacy organizations.
- Demonstrated interest in public policy, animal advocacy/protection, pro-liberty causes, transparency and accountability in government, and politics.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to proactively anticipate our campaign needs.
- Critical thinking skills. You’re able to identify and resolve problems quickly and spot opportunities to advance our goals.
- Excellent written skills. You don’t miss the main point or “bury the lede” in your communications…ever.
- Solid experience with Microsoft Office applications, and proficiency in Excel. Digital content creation skills (e.g., blogging, videos, graphics) are a plus.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Entrepreneurial “take charge” spirit and a positive attitude. You must be an independent, proactive self-starter and relish a startup work culture.
- Washington, DC metro-area candidates preferred.
Compensation: This is a full-time, work-from-home/anywhere, salaried staff position that includes vacation/personal days and health benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience; the pay range starts at $55,000.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements to email@example.com with the subject line: Communications Manager. Please note: we will only consider applicants who submit all of these requirements.