Posted on | May 18, 2013 | No Comments
Writer’s Digest University has an array of workshops and webinars. This one costs $199 and runs from May 21 through May 23. That’s this week! It is designed for those of us who are writing or considering writing a book. This is the Writer’s Digest description of the online course/webinar:
If your goal is to write and sell a novel, you need to know what agents and editors look for and what factors influence readers to purchase books.
In this boot camp, literary agent Jim McCarthy will discuss the top 10 elements of a successful novel—that sells. Then, you’ll submit your first five pages and query letter to be reviewed by an agent from Dystel & Goderich Literary Management so you can get direct feedback on what can make your novel and query letter meet those criteria.
If you’re wondering what exactly makes a novel saleable, what makes agents and editors say no to a submission, and how the criteria is different today from 10, 20, or 50 years ago, these questions (and more!) will be answered in this live online instructional boot camp taught by McCarthy, who has decades of experience in the publishing business. He will offer insight into the kinds of stories agents and publishers are seeking, and commentary on the principles every writer must be aware of to succeed in a dynamic and exciting time of change in the publishing world.
Use McCarthy’s advice and tips to ensure your novel has what it takes to catch the eye of readers on the bookshelf and online!
Here’s how it works:
On Tuesday, May 21, at 1:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), you’ll attend a special 60-minute live webinar taught by Jim McCarthy. In this live webinar, you’ll learn the principles every writer must be aware of to succeed in a dynamic and exciting time of change in the publishing world. You’ll also gain an insider perspective on what an agent looks for in a query letter and opening novel pages.
Following the live webinar, you’ll spend Tuesday night and Wednesday morning assessing and fine-tuning your novel and query letter
From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 22, you’ll have access to an exclusive message board through which you’ll be able to ask Jim and his fellow Dystel & Goderich agents (Miriam Goderich, Jessica Papin, and Stacey Glick) questions about your specific project. Use this opportunity to get helpful insight and learn how to enhance your work to make it successful.. You can also use this opportunity to network and converse with your fellow boot camp attendees. Feel free to share your work and gain support from your peers during the message board session. (Only registered students can access these boards.)
By 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23, you’ll submit the first five pages of your novel and your one-page query letter to your assigned agent for review. Your assigned agent will carefully read your materials and will return their feedback to you by midnight on Thursday, May 30.
In addition to the live webinar, the message board, and the personalized feedback from a literary agent, attendees will also receive:
- A one-year subscription to the Writer’s Market database, which provides you with contact info and protocols for hundreds of literary agencies, publishers, and publications.
- This boot camp focuses on fiction. Attendees should have completed the first chapter their novel and have a draft of their query letter written prior to this boot camp.
About the presenters:
Jim McCarthy is a literary agent and vice president at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management where he has worked his entire professional life since he started as an intern back in 1999. Jim focuses on adult and young adult fiction across categories from cozy mysteries and paranormal romance to literary fiction and some deeply quirky comedies. He is a frequent guest at writers’ conferences nationwide. His clients include New York Timesbestsellers Richelle Mead, Juliet Blackwell, Alyssa Day, and Victoria Laurie, who was the second client he ever signed on back in 2003. Read more at Writers Digest University.
Posted on | April 13, 2013 | No Comments
1. Strong writing skills: must be able to produce well researched, accurate, and very clean copy that does not require a major editing overhaul.
3. Ideally (but not required), some degree of eduction experience. This is a perfect gig for teachers turned journalists. Having a basic understanding of high school social studies standards and some grasp of what it’s like to be a teacher is a huge plus.
If you are interested, please send me a few clips that illustrate your writing and multimedia skills, along with a list of your journalism/education experience and skill set. I will forward them to this contact. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on | March 20, 2013 | No Comments
Story editor—Washington, DC
You are a seasoned news professional equally at home in 10,000 characters and 140. You love the narrative feature, the deep documents dive, the timely political scoop and the on-the-fly blog post. You make investigative stories more lyrical, lyrical ones more political. You relish working in a fast-paced setting, breaking news—and explaining the news.
If that’s you, come join a growing team of dedicated, innovative journalists who broke the 47 percent story and so much more. Our staff in Washington, DC, is expanding, and we’re looking for a story editor to handle everything from breaking stories and interactives for our 24/7 news site to print features for our bimonthly magazine.
- Five years of editing experience in a multiplatform news environment conceiving, assigning, editing, and rewriting stories
- Headline and packaging magic
- The abillity to work well and fast in digital publishing and social media
- Mastery of the alchemy that turns “important” into “interesting”
- Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of an ever-quickening news cycle
- Sense of humor and team spirit
Nice to have:
- Data visualization/non-narrative storytelling chops
- Background in environmental policy/technology/business
- Experience managing reporters
- Interest in (and ability to occasionally swing) own reporting/writing projects
This full-time staff position is based in our Washington, DC, office. Remote not an option. Competitive salary and benefits package.
Mother Jones’ parent foundation, the Foundation for National Progress, is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace. Absolutely no calls. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs at Mother Jones.
Posted on | March 20, 2013 | No Comments
Butler Koshland Fellowships is looking for an independent, intelligent, and highly-motivated person to serve as a fellow to Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Club of California.
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum. A nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, they bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 16,000 members. Their mission is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. To learn more about The Commonwealth Club of California, please visit their website: www.commonwealthclub.org
Butler Koshland Fellowships is a unique program designed to pass on public service leadership skills and legacy. Our model is simple and personal—we ask extraordinary leaders to mentor an emerging leader. Each mentor and fellow pair work closely together on a project for one year, during which time we fund the fellow’s salary. The fellow is also integrated into and supported by a community of Butler Koshland fellows and mentors—past, current, and future—doing important work for the common good. To learn more about Butler Koshland Fellowships, please visit our website: www.bkfellowships.org
Beginning in mid-April, 2013, the fellow would work under the direction and guidance of Dr. Duffy as a Butler Koshland Fellow. In this role, the fellow would support the executive-level goals of The Commonwealth Club of California. The fellow will experience the array of duties and responsibilities required to successfully lead a nonprofit organization in today’s world. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone to participate at the management level of a major nonprofit organization during an especially exciting period of expansion and possibility.
Representative projects and learning opportunities may include:
Development: Currently The Commonwealth Club has a successful $14.5M capital campaign underway, the purpose of which is to fund the purchase and renovation of a historic building at 110 Embarcadero to serve as its new headquarters. Working closely with Dr. Duffy to fundraise from individuals, foundations, and corporations, the fellow will have the opportunity to support the campaign, learning first-hand from a team of expert fundraisers.
Content creation: In order to more fully realize its mission to be a public forum for the benefit of all, The Commonwealth Club is looking for new ways to share its live programming content with a broader audience. In support of this effort, the fellow will be responsible for acting as an in-house journalist—reporting with neutrality on key events at the Club, selecting the most important ideas from hundreds programs and panels presented during their tenure with an eye towards the content’s newsworthiness and potential for informing public policy. The fellow will also work with the PR and Media Department to place and disseminate these multimedia reports via internal and external channels, in both traditional and new media formats.
Content management: As the terrain under traditional news media outlets continues to shift and in some cases disappear, The Commonwealth Club is interested in exploring its potential to fill some of this space. To this end, the fellow will be tasked with supporting efforts to organize and broadcast the Club’s rich repository of content—both historical and contemporary—across its many internal channels (e.g. magazine, radio program, website) as well as to external outlets. One especially exciting possibility is the opportunity to work with the design and preparation of the architecturally-based multimedia elements for the new state-of-the-art headquarters building, which will include inset wall screens and other means of broadcasting archival and live content within the building.
Candidates should have at least 3 years of related work experience. Relevant experience could include: experience in communications and marketing such as academic or work experience in a communications, community outreach, media or public affairs position; experience with social media as a tool for communications, stakeholder development, feedback, and business goals; experience in public and nonprofit administration such as academic or work experience in public administration, program management, business development and analysis, or nonprofit management; academic or work experience in related fields related to the position such as journalism, information science, or public policy.
Because the duties of the fellow involve strong communication and analytical skills, this position requires someone with a diverse set of abilities and personality traits, including: intellectual agility, friendliness, ability to interface with diplomacy and congeniality while facing multiple deadlines, excellent writing abilities, good presentation and verbal communication skills, ability to maintain calm in public settings, acumen for research, sense of humor, and cultural sensitivity. Applicants also must be adept at organizing both their own work and the work of others, have practical experience in making things happen, and know when to be appropriately discreet with confidential information.
The application deadline is March 20, 2013. (Update: This has been extended one day. You may apply through March 21, 2013.) To apply please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your qualifications and interest in this fellowship along with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages. Please be sure to detail any technical skills you may have. We encourage applicants to also include relevant, short samples of their previous work—written reports, links to web-based publications, podcasts, ad copy, pitch letters, press releases, videos, and any other materials demonstrating communication skills are welcome.
Please send all application materials via email to the attention of Butler Koshland Fellowships’ Executive Director, Kate Brumage, at email@example.com with the subject line “Duffy Fellowship.” Only those chosen to interview will be contacted. Do not contact Dr. Duffy or The Commonwealth Club of California directly.
The fellow will work from the downtown San Francisco office of The Commonwealth Club of California. Fellow compensation will be $40,000 per year plus employer provided health and other benefits. The fellow will work a standard 40-hour work-week and should be available to attend evening programs as needed.
Butler Koshland Fellowships is open to all applicants. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Posted on | February 19, 2013 | No Comments
Editor’s note: This is slightly dated, but it’s good and it’s funny. Most of us who are on LinkedIn got similar email messages weeks ago. Most of us learned that it may have looked like a hoax, but the email really came from LinkedIn — just some kind of wild marketing ploy to get more of us to upgrade and to tweet about our LinkedIn popularity.
By G. Peters, February 2013
Good news boys and girls, LinkedIn just informed me that I am in the top 1 percent of most-viewed profiles for 2012.
Check this out, I’m looking into the camera, and here it comes. “I’m going to Disneyworld.” And there it was, spoken just like a Super Bowl MVP caught on camera just after the game. I’m in the top 1 percent; I scored a trip to Mouse-Land.
Being one of LinkedIn’s top 1 percent is an honor I’ve worked a lifetime to achieve. Pulitzer Prize be damned. Nobel Peace prize? Nothing doing. Grammy shmammy, I’ve won myself a Linkie. I just know Barack or Oprah will be calling me soon.
I need to know what sort of standards the fashion police have put on the Linkie Awards Show before I spring for a low-cut gown with a high-rise slit in the side. It could be a deal-breaker.
I trust that thongs are still “problematic.” You can all thank your lucky stars on that one.
Oy vey, how did things get this far out of hand? How did I land in the top 1 percent?
Perhaps this is a good thing. On the plus side, being ranked in the top 1 percent means a lot of people looked at my profile in the past year. Maybe I should add some bling to make the thing really sing.
If I could monetize all those peeping Toms that took the time to check me out, I wouldn’t be sitting here at 2 a.m. blogging while I wait for my late-night freelance editing shift to end. I’d be home free sitting in tall cotton.
LinkedIn says in the past three days I’ve shown up 57 times in people’s searches. Better than that, 23 people have looked at my profile in the past 15 days. Last week, I appeared in search results 265 times.
If I’m reading this chart right, I’ve been in search results 2,446 times since November. These are hall of fame numbers, and I did it all without the benefit of performance-enhancing tweets .
Holy Moly Bat Man, I am rockin’ the Linkies with numbers like these. How can I not be employed?
Why just yesterday two people, who I have no idea who they are or why they’re looking, were caught by the LinkedIn gremlins peering at my profile. Now I know how super model Kate Upton feels with all those ogling eyes on her.
I’ve got 1,492 connections on my LinkedIn account, and that’s some pretty rare air even for the most seasoned social media type. Those 1,400-plus connections put me within one click of more than 9 million professionals — 39,564 of which are new to my network since Saturday. Yah, Saturday a couple of days ago.
My guess is that this brand of fame and fortune is a lot like Bay Watch star David Hasselhoff being huge in Germany.
How can I not be employed?
After a day of thinking about my Linkie, I’ve decided to honor the spirit in which it is given.
They always say any news is good news so long as they spell your name right. And if people are looking, that means I’m still in play. That or I’ve annoyed the heck out of enough people with my blog that they have clicked over to LinkedIn to make sure I’m for real and not just another Cyber stalker.
Either way, thanks for the clicking.
There is a part of me that wonders what the end game is for all this traffic? How does one end up on the high end of the viewing scale, but on the low end of the job offer scale?
Maybe simple answer is that I’ve had numerous interviews in the past year, and I’m sure many can be attributed to the people who looked at my LI profile. So I’m saying the glass is half full.
Now I firmly believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and there are no space aliens. But I’m wondering if it’s just coincidence that LinkedIn gave me this honor the day after I signed up for its premium service?
Conspiracy or not, it’s my Linkie, and I’m putting that party dress on order and I’m heading to the Linkies.
Posted on | February 11, 2013 | No Comments
Posted Feb. 11, 2013
Senior Project Manager — Climate Desk/Mother Jones
Location: New York, D.C. or San Francisco
The Climate Desk is an innovative journalistic partnership between eight news organizations—The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, The Guardian, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s public-affairs show Need To Know—dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate. With the partnership expanding in scope and reach, we seek a compulsive networker to coördinate and guide new approaches to climate journalism.
The project manager must be a senior journalist and project leader with serious digital chops who is excited about learning from and contributing to all the partner organizations. We’re looking for a dynamic innovator and skilled cat-herder who can spearhead a big reporting project (or two or five), provide support and guidance for a far-flung stable of producers and writers, and maintain close rapport with partner editors.
The project manager will be the key liaison with partner organizations, each with varying and changing editorial needs, seeking to determine stories and strategies that complement their mission. She or he will work with CD’s producers and writers to create coverage that informs, reveals, and surprises, and will obsessively pursue ways to amplify that coverage far beyond the green choir.
Desired Skills & Experience
To succeed in this position, you’ll need:
- Seven to ten years of journalistic experience in a news environment.
- A nose for news and opportunity—a.k.a. creating and distributing content pegged to what people care about now
- A keen competitive instinct and sharp eye for stories and memes that will go viral.
- A passion for new forms of storytelling—multimedia, interactive, social, and yet-to-be-discovered
- A strong affinity for and high comfort level in social media; proven track record engaging communities that care about content
- Networking savvy: You’ll need to schmooze and charm and coax both within the partnership and identify new partners and ever-changing distribution channels.
- Team-building smarts: Even more so than in most leadership jobs, relationships are key here
- Nimbleness and comfort with multitasking: If you require a measured pace and highly structured environment, this may not be for you. If you’re ready for an entrepreneurial challenge, it is.
- Sense of humor and grace under pressure: You can see why.
This is a full-time staff position. It may be based in one of Mother Jones’ three offices: San Francisco, D.C. or NYC. Working remotely is not an option.
Mother Jones’ parent foundation, the Foundation for National Progress, manages the Climate Desk and we are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming work place. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Absolutely no calls. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother Jones is an American independent news organization, featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. Mother Jones has been nominated for 23 National Magazine Awards and has won six times, including for General Excellence in 2001, 2008, and 2010. In addition, Mother Jones also won the Online News Association Award for Online Topical Reporting in 2010 and the Utne Reader Independent Press Award for General Excellence in 2011.
With more than 700,000 print readers and more than 3 million readers online every month, Mother Jones is one of the most widely read thought leader publications in the United States. Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery have served as co-editors since 2006, Madeleine Buckingham has served as Chief Executive Officer and Steve Katz as Publisher since 2010.
Posted on | February 11, 2013 | No Comments
Deputy Managing Editor, NPR — D.C. metro area
A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news,
information and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity and social responsibility – our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.
Drives the daily news agenda for all NPR News products, across delivery systems. Builds collaboration and coördination across platforms on daily news coverage to develop a fully integrated newsroom. Evaluates and communicates to desks, shows, digital and Newscast all news development during the course of the day in order to ensure timely and effective coverage and decision-making for assignments. Leads editorial meetings as necessary, edits copy and stories as necessary and oversees special coverage and breaking news coverage as necessary.
Currently seeking two Deputy Managing Editor candidates to drive news excellence around the clock. Core hours for current opportunities include: Monday-Friday 6 am-3 pm or Thursday-Sunday 7:30am-6pm.
Essential Duties Include:
- Partners with other news leaders across NPR’s desks, shows and digital operations to direct the daily editorial process to determine coverage and assignments.
- Develops and fosters an open dialogue about coverage and challenges and encourages staff to think beyond the confines of a narrow job description
- Evaluates breaking news stories and works with news managers across all platforms to determine news priorities for NPR
- Oversees logistics of daily coverage across all platforms to ensure coördination of subjects and editorial content
- Recommends which events should be covered live and distributed to member stations
- Leads editorial meetings as necessary
- Ensures that work produced by NPR News complies with NPR and professional standards for balance, fairness and accuracy
- Manages the assignment of resources, people and dollars, as part of daily news coverage but also as warranted by fast moving breaking news events
- Develop staff via performance management including: goal setting, annual appraisals, regular coaching and performance discussions
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- 6–8 years experience managing in news or programming organizations (in a union environment is a plus).
- Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness
- Demonstrated ability to generate and execute complex creative ideas and to assimilate and organize large amounts of information
- Proven ability to consistently work well with others
Critical Competencies for Success:
- Positive approach to embracing change
- Well-developed interpersonal skills, ability to get along with diverse personalities
- Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations
- Adept at communicating effectively across all levels of leadership while inspiring confidence
- Ability to respect input but ultimately be confident enough to take decisive action and take responsibility for said action
- Experience managing resources in an integrated newsroom
- Experience working in/closely with digital operations.
- Experience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system
- Ability and willingness to relocate
- Demonstrated experience in leading ambitious and distinctive coverage
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development. NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 27.1 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 900 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. With original online content and audio streaming, NPR.org offers hourly newscasts, special features and ten years of archived audio and information.
Posted on | February 5, 2013 | 1 Comment
By Jules Older, Feb. 5, 2013
You may recall, in Writer’s Lifeguard 78, I announced, “My goal, my aim, my early resolution
for 2013 is to start making money again.”
Too early to tell if that will work, but I’ve started putting it into practice. Three examples…
1. After my ski quiz appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle (if you know something about skiing, you can take the quiz here), a PR friend wrote that she’d love it if I created a similar quiz about her client. I wrote back, in slightly different words, “If you got the money, honey, I got the time.”
2. Then, an editor friend said she’d like to consider it for a reprint in her journal. I wrote back, in slightly different words, “Money must change hands.”
3. After seeing one of our videos, another publicist suggested that Effin and I make one for her client in exchange for dinner and a night at his small resort. I wrote back, in slightly different words, “We don’t work for food.”
If you’ve been a Lifeguard long enough, you may recall that I have a tendency to kill off airlines whose inflight magazines are foolish enough to hire me. (If you don’t recall, I’ve attached Writers Lifeguard 7, Airline Shiva to this message.) I wrote: “Tower Air was my great triumph.” They’d sent us to do a piece on caves in Puerto Rico. “While we were in the cave, the airline folded. They had to fly us back on American.”
That was my greatest triumph. Now, it’s number two. While on a press trip to the snowy Sierra last week, I pitched a story to a ski mag. Emailed it at 10am. By the time I’d returned to my room at 4pm, the mag had folded. Try and beat that speed, Lance Armstrong!
The New Black
I am happy to say I have a regular segment on a wonderful radio program, Radio New Zealand’s Jim Mora Show. I’m their “IT Guy in San Francisco,” and I always open with a quiz question. My first segment of the year begins, “In 2012, what was the new black?”
The answer is grey, as in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In this segment, I ask and try to answer this question, “What were the three biggest Digital Age-related stories in 2012? One is educational, one musical and one literary, sort of.”
Here’s my answer…
MOOCs (look it up), Gangnam Style and yes, the nearly inexplicable popularity of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy. How can so many adult women in so many places (it’s Number One in Brazil) in our post-feminist age, so adore a badly written series where women are turned on by whips and chains?
I asked everybody I knew, got a zillion different answers, and then got the right one. It’s from Katie Beers, “The Wake Up Call on 107.9” in Sacramento, California.
Katie said, “I understand it. Fifty Shades is about an only slightly above-average-looking woman who is worshipped by a drop-dead gorgeous, emotionally damaged billionaire — and only she can heal him. And he is obsessed with her safety, doesn’t want her to cook, clean or work, manages to make her orgasm every single time they have sex, and her pleasure is his primary focus.”
Jules Older (amazingly, no relation to Susan Older) is a freelance travel writer, the author of children’s books, a speaker, a broadcaster, a consultant and, with Effin Older, the creator of the iPhone/iPad apps: San Francisco Restaurants and Auckland (New Zealand) Insider. Learn more about Jules here.
Posted on | January 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
By Nat Ives, Ad Age, Jan. 30, 2013
Time Inc., the publisher of magazines including Time and Sports Illustrated, has begun eliminating about 6% of its head count — nearly 500 jobs — in the biggest round of cuts at the company since 2008.
“With the significant and ongoing changes in our industry, we must continue to transform our company into one that is leaner, more nimble and more innately multi-platform,” CEO Laura Lang said in a memo to employees today. “To make this change, we need to operate as smartly and efficiently as possible to create room for critical investments and new initiatives. These reductions are part of this important transformation process. ”
Read more here.
Posted on | January 26, 2013 | No Comments
DDC Advocacy has posted this new job opening:
We’re looking for a digital media manager to run a really, really fun account — it’s going to be a digital war room for a client.
Learn more about the position and apply here.
Digital Media Manager
DDC Advocacy is looking for a talented and passionate Digital Media Manager to join our Advocacy Services team. This person will be responsible for managing a team of associates monitoring, tracking, and analyzing large quantities of online, digital, and traditional media coverage for multiple clients. As part of our broader campaign efforts, the Digital Media Manager will be tasked with reputational enhancement, link-building and viral socialization of DDCA client online content and with generating measurable results for clients.
The successful candidate will have campaign or public affairs experience, a high political acumen, be media savvy, and have advanced level familiarity with the digital media and the internet, including: social media sites; search engines; discussion boards/threads; blogs; video sharing sites; and various forms of virtual multimedia.
- Manage a team of associates monitoring social networks for potential branding threats or opportunities
- Develop strategies to leverage social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to build allegiance with or advocacy on behalf of a company, product or issue position
- Leverage video sharing sites like YouTube to advance a client’s message or image
- Conduct online research to identify Web sites and online influencers for outreach
- Develop and manage online strategic partnerships for client projects
- Conceptualize and helping manage “paid placement” opportunities, including sponsorships and search engine and banner advertising
- Enhance campaign visibility through search engine optimization (SEO)
- Contribute strategy and solutions to new business efforts
- Proactively introduce new ideas for client initiatives
- Produce reports and analysis for clients
- Minimum of 3 years professional experience, political campaign experience strongly desired
- Strong understanding of and experience with using social media, search based technologies, blogs, and discussion threads
- High political acumen and proven ability to grasp complex political/public affairs concepts
- Outstanding communication and organizations skills
- Proven ability to work effectively under tight deadlines in campaign style work environment
DDC Advocacy is the nation’s largest full service advocacy communications firm, with offices in Washington, DC and National Harbor, MD. We are proud to partner with many of the largest corporations and associations in the world, including a majority of the Fortune 500. Public affairs leaders from these organizations count on DDC Advocacy to empower advocates to participate in the public policy process and help them win on issues. Please visit www.ddcadvocacy.com to learn more about our company and our story.
This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including company paid medical insurance, 401(k), parking, casual dress and a fast-paced campaign style work environment.keep looking »