Seeking Communications Coordinator in Washington, DC Office

Applications due May 21, 2014

May 8, 2014

MPAC is now accepting applications for the position of Communications Coordinator in our Washington, DC office. Apply today for your chance to work with a dynamic, forward-looking team committed to having a positive impact on policy and public opinion on matters related to Islam and Muslims. Applications due Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing communication strategies, plans and programs to enhance public awareness of MPAC positions and campaigns;
  • Researching,writing, editing, and distributing news and press releases, website content, e-newsletters,annual reports, talking points, letters to the editors and op-eds related to current affairs on MPAC activities;
  • Cultivating relationships with national media professionals with the goal of serving as a resource to and pitching stories;
  • Pitching stories, tracking media coverage and fielding media requests;
  • Updating and maintaining databases of media professionals (print, radio, tv & web);
  • Conducting media outreach and marketing for MPAC events, including press conferences, Convention, Media Awards, Human Security Award;
  • Coordinating social media strategy with other staff, including posting MPACnews, tweeting during events and engaging with online community;
  • Working closely with Creative Director on print and web materials;
  • Located in Washington, DC office.

The candidate must have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Exceptional presentation development skills;
  • Excellent content development skills;
  • Both a strong team player and an independent worker;
  • Proven ability to build relationships across a diverse organization, fostering trust and credibility;
  • Ability to turn complex ideas into stories easily understood by a broad audience;
  • Ability to gain consensus among others.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to by Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

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