Overview

Position: Associate, Communications
Reports to: Associate Director, Communications
Location: Washington, DC (remote through Labor Day)
Status: Full-time; Exempt This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific employment terms and conditions are subject to labor-management negotiations and a potential Collective Bargaining Agreement
Salary Range: $48,000 to $52,000

Position Summary:
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is a nonprofit effort made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.

The Communications Associate will support a team of communications pros in a busy press and communications shop. This person will draft press materials, help with event execution, pitch and manage media opportunities, and support the organization’s overall work. This person will also help drive the organization’s calendar by working closely with all members of the team to ensure communications across the organization.

As a Communications Associate, you’ll…
Write and edit materials for reporters, partners, and social media, including media advisories, press releases, and opinion pieces
Support several key communications administrative responsibilities including media tracking and monitoring, developing of media analysis reports and build and maintain targeted media lists
Help pitch stories and events for The Hub’s campaigns and support maintenance of national, regional, and local media relationships with other team members
Conduct basic research on the media and political landscape to advance The Hub’s day-to-day campaigns
Help organize events such as press conferences and rallies that advance the narrative of The Hub’s campaigns
Work with other members of the communications team to advance the goals of The Hub’s campaigns
Collaborate with colleagues on the campaign, digital, and research teams to execute communications plans
Provide communications support for The Hub’s campaign initiatives, including press rollouts, partner engagement, event management, and earned media outreach
Accurately differentiate and prioritize information and/or issues and determine who needs to be consulted or kept informed of moving projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.

About you:
You are detail-oriented, offer precise writing acumen, and can create press materials quickly under tight deadlines
You are willing to support the execution of multiple communications objectives across projects.
You have a deep interest in working in press/news, and a sense of what drives news coverage
You have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion values in all facets of your work
You have an interest in progressive politics and working to ensure a better future for all Americans
You are comfortable taking on evolving responsibilities in a fast-paced work environment.
You have an interest in interacting with reporters and directly pitching press
You are familiar with how to communicate about progressive issues and/or other issues relating to politics or public affairs; preferably any democracy, economic policy and/or health care.
You have 1-3 years of professional experience in communications or related fields.

How to Apply

To begin the application process, click “Apply For This Job.” Please include a link to your portfolio or samples of your work in your application. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.

Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

New Venture Fund Careers

The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

About The Hub Project

The Hub Project builds coalitions and provides resources, capacity, infrastructure, and expertise to partners in the progressive movement. With experience in communications, digital, organizing, and research, we bring our skills to advocacy campaigns working to strengthen our democracy, protect access to health care, and ensure the economy works for everyone. We work closely with partners across the progressive movement to add value behind the scenes and propel campaigns across the finish line.

The Hub Project is made up of organizers, communicators, digital strategists, creatives, researchers, and operations professionals. We pull together coalitions and build winning grassroots campaigns from the ground up. We craft messages and creative that cut through the clutter online, on air, and in the press. And we do our research. We’re here to help campaigns and coalitions scale up, meet the moment, and do what needs to be done to win.