Press Assistant - Voto Latino

Press Assistant

Location:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latino voters, and seeks an energetic full-time Press Assistant. The Press Assistant is a writing- and research-intensive role that works closely with, and reports to, the VP of Communications to execute a fast-paced media plan, expand the national and regional coverage of Voto Latino, and produce communications materials and research. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the VP of Communications to execute Voto Latino’s communications strategy and amplify Voto Latino’s work.
  • Produce outstanding written materials: draft standard pieces such as press releases, media advisories, talking points, and other materials as needed.
  • Synthesize research into appropriate messaging.
  • Execute Voto Latino’s earned media strategy, intaking media requests, and preparing and disseminating communications tools such as press releases, op-eds, public statements, talking points, presentations, media advisories, and pitch ideas.
  • Assist with pitching stories to national and regional papers, magazines and long-form media outlets, TV, and radio stations, cable news, online outlets, and other influential media outlets.
  • Conduct media monitoring.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional work in communications and earned media, preferably grassroots organizations, political campaigns, Capitol Hill, or a related area.
  • Experience executing traditional and digital communications strategies.
  • Previous experience working with members of the press.
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to draft materials quickly, incorporating strategic communications objectives into written materials.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent copy editing, presentation, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Slack, Canva, Mailchimp, Google Workspace (especially Sheets and Slides).
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, political science, or a related discipline preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish / English is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and awareness of Latino civil rights and/or issues of social justice.

Salary & Benefits:

Between $55,000 and $60,000 annual salary. Voto Latino offers competitive benefits, including health insurance, and paid vacation leave. This is a full-time employment position.

To Apply: 

To apply email [email protected] with your resume, a cover letter is optional but not required. Please use “Press Assistant” in the subject line. 

About Voto Latino:

Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization that empowers Next Gen Latinos to claim a better future for themselves and their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to uplifting new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change. Learn more by visiting www.votolatino.org 

Voto Latino is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, LGBTQIA+ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.