Friday, November 30, 2012

Press Secretary -- The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

The Organization The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, founded in 2008 by Peter G. Peterson is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America's future, and to accelerating action on them. As a nonpartisan foundation, they neither lobby nor represent special interest groups. Tackling such complex fiscal issues and fostering meaningful action requires developing a broad reach with a high impact public profile. To be successful, the Foundation must leverage sophisticated communications strategies geared toward public policy “influentials” and the American public at large. The Foundation has tremendous intellectual capital, abundant resources, and the demonstrated passion to successfully pursue its aims. For more information, please visit The Position: Press Secretary Reporting to the Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications and based in New York City, the Press Secretary will be the day-to-day point person with the national, regional and local news media. Specific responsibilities include: • Fielding and filling as appropriate all requests from reporters, editors, producers, bookers, writers, and bloggers about Foundation activities, issues, initiatives, policies and events. • Developing and implementing a proactive media strategy for the foundation and its principals, promoting priority Foundation activities. • Cultivating and strengthening the Foundation's long term relationships with the news media – traditional and emerging. • Producing news releases, media advisories, talking points, fact sheets, backgrounders, etc. • Helping principals prepare for interactions with the news media. • Working with internal and consultant communications team as well as all foundation offices. • Tracking relevant press coverage to ensure that the appropriate channels and messages are being used. • Monitoring legislative initiatives, electoral planks, and news analysis to determine how the Foundation’s message is being incorporated into public policy. An ideal candidate will have: • A collaborative style • Assertive demeanor • Superior judgment • Strategic mindset and roll-up-your-sleeves approach • Ability to thrive in fast paced environment • Evidence of intellectual curiosity • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution We are looking for a media/communications professional with: • 6+ years experience working with the news media • Knowledge of economic issues • Excellent writing skills • Existing media relationships with tier one news outlets • Ability to transform complicated policy issues into generally understandable messages • Experience developing and maintaining relevant media contact lists • Demonstrated success organizing and conducting outreach to news media as well partners, stakeholders and influential third party organizations • Ability to navigate the current information/media environment and its technological complexities • Experience with a political campaign is highly advantageous Please note that we would like to receive all resumes and cover letters to our careers inbox:

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