The Chamber of Progress, a new progressive tech industry coalition, is seeking a Communications Director to lead our media relations and advocacy communications work.
- Write an average of one opinion piece per week and successfully place pieces in publications read by opinion leaders
- Utilize media relationships to successfully place the organization’s experts on TV, radio, and podcasts on average of once per week
- Manage the organization’s Twitter feed and social media presence, including driving rapid response to news and building our followers
- Write statements responding to news developments and get them in front of journalists as quickly as possible
- Lead the organization’s media relations, pitch stories, and making the Chamber of Progress a go-to source for journalists
- Drive creative strategies to get the organization in the news
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 5 years work experience
- Aggressive mindset and bias toward action
- Experience in Democratic politics or progressive causes
- Familiarity with tech policy
- Experience driving social media strategies
- Outstanding writing abilities: Must be a creative, succinct, and fast writer
- Prior media relations experience, including examples of successfully pitching stories
- May work remotely in 2021 but must be able to work in Washington, DC full time in 2022
- Candidates must submit writing samples
- Compensation range: $80,000 – $110,000 annual salary. Benefits included.
About the Chamber of Progress
The Chamber of Progress (progresschamber.org) is a new center-left tech policy industry coalition working to help usher in a progressive high-tech future and ensure that all Americans benefit from technological leaps.
We’re not just another business group. Everyone knows that a local “chamber of commerce” promotes business and free markets. We’re an industry group, but instead of focusing on commerce, the Chamber of Progress is promoting a progressive high-tech society, economy, workforce, and consumer climate.
The Chamber of Progress will back public policies promoting:
- Economic progress, including combatting income inequality; promoting a bigger, modern social safety net; encouraging progressive taxation; and supporting reliable, win-win online marketplaces;
- Social progress, including promoting inclusive democracy; supporting bold action against climate change; promoting digital opportunity for all; and advocating for healthy and equitable online communities.
- Consumer progress, including promoting the principle that tech should always serve consumers’ interests; “building back better” by investing in communities and regulated innovation; increasing access to goods and information; and balancing consumer and worker concerns.
The Chamber of Progress is supported by leading technology companies, but no partner companies sit on the organization’s board of directors, and the organization will remain true to its stated principles even when its partners disagree.
Job posted: 2021-04-05