Media Specialist for Ethnic Media

Organization: The Center for Community Change

Location: Washington, DC

About the Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, our mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities across America that will be the impetus for creating a society in which everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential.  Inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people, the Center has been instrumental in the fight for comprehensive and fair immigration reform, a push for a bold jobs agenda, and protecting essential retirement security programs. The Center played a major role in recent positive changes to immigration laws that will keep thousands of immigrant families together. Our Housing Trust Fund Project has helped bring affordable housing to millions of people.

About the Center for Community Change Action

The mission of the Center for Community Change Action (CCCAction) is to increase the profile of policy issues that matter to low-income people and people of color, as well as to educate and empower low-income people and people of color to act on those issues.

In recent years, CCCAction and its partners have won important improvements in the social safety net, protected critical retirement security programs from the chopping block, defeated numerous anti-worker measures and mobilized communities across the country to win historic health care reform.  CCCAction has been widely credited with preventing anti-progressive forces from seizing the U.S. Senate through our work building a “firewall” with Latino, low-income and immigrant voters. Today, CCCAction is training more than 1,000 new activist leaders in swing states as we build a new movement for job creation.  For further information, please visit our website at www.cccaction.org

Position Description:

The Center is seeking a media specialist who will focus on outreach to ethnic media nationwide as the Center continues its work toward achieving comprehensive immigration reform. This will be a full time, permanent position.  A portion of time may be spent doing work for CCC’s sister organization, CCCAction.

This position reports to: Deputy Director of Communications.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Developing a relationship with Latino and ethnic press as the Center works toward comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Writing media advisories and press releases in Spanish.
  • Writing blogs and other pieces in Spanish.
  • Translating English materials into Spanish.  Translating Spanish materials into English.
  • Acting as a liaison at public events for Latino press, and as a spokesperson if needed.
  • Social media outreach: Twitter and Facebook postings.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in journalism, communications or related field with some experience working in a communications department: writing press releases, planning press events, developing media strategies and pitching stories.
  • Top-notch writing, editing, communications and presentation skills.
  • A high degree of comfort in managing multiple tasks and deadlines, and working in a fluid and fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to social and economic justice, collaborative processes, and the participation and leadership of low-income people and their organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of immigration and immigration reform.
  • Knowledge of other key issue areas such as poverty and economic justice.
  • Fluency in Spanish; including the ability to write and copy edit public materials.

Salary & Benefits: CCC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

How to apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples (in English and Spanish) to:

employment@communitychange.org
(Fax) 202-387-4891