Senior Communications Associate

13 Oct, 2020


Senior Communications Associate

Compassion & Choices

Compassion & Choices is seeking a Senior Communications Associate to help advance our medical outreach and education efforts across the country.

This position is primarily responsible for developing and executing an earned media strategy for Compassion & Choices’ advocacy & outreach campaigns in consultation with the Communications Director and senior staff. The Senior Communications Associate has overall responsibility for managing and implementing the in-state media strategy, and providing leadership for and driving the development, planning, and coordination of state media work.

This is a full-time, remotely-located, paid position reporting to the Communications Director. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience.

This position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Working with the Communications Director, develop and implement integrated earned media plans for C&C’s advocacy efforts
  • Identifying earned media opportunities that promote C&C priorities
  • Proactively pitching stories to appropriate print, broadcast and electronic media outlets in assigned states
  • Writing press releases, media advisories, talking points, blog posts and other materials
  • Writing and seeking placement of op-eds and letters to the editor
  • Building press lists and manage press database of national, regional and state reporters
  • Responding in a timely fashion to breaking news events


We offer excellent benefits including employer-shared medical and dental insurance premiums, employer-paid short- and long-term disability, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance, flexible spending account for medical and child care, commuter pre-tax benefit, eligibility to participate in 401K with generous 5% employer match and 100% vested at time of eligibility, 9 paid holidays, 17 PTO days first year, and floating holidays.

How to Apply

Email current resume and cover letter as one PDF document to In the subject line of your email, indicate “Last_First Name, SCA 10-2020”. In your cover letter, please (1) indicate how your personal philosophy aligns with our mission, (2) provide a brief summary of your directly related experience, and (3) provide your salary expectation (with a specific amount/range vs ‘negotiable’).

Job posted: 2020-10-13