DIRECTOR, POLICY COMMUNICATIONS
|Work Location:||US- Washington, DC|
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|Expected Travel:||up to 10%|
|Employee Duration:||Active Full-Time|
|Type of Post:||Not Applicable|
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CARE is seeking a Director, Policy Communications who will be a strategic planner responsible for identifying policy communications opportunities and creating media moments for CARE. S(he) interprets g policy for CARE’s range of audiences, with a special focus on news media. S/he must be able to anticipate and strategically leverage policy-related moments that get attention in policymaker circles as well as in DC and national media. The ideal candidate has strong media contacts and/or a track record of getting policy and advocacy messaging into media. S/he must be good at analyzing difficult policy communication challenges and finding entry points into news stories and identifying the partners and approaches that help CARE break through. The ideal candidate turns technical policy messaging into pointed soundbites and successfully pitches CARE’s spokespeople and issues to media, particularly DC media. S/he must be a strong, persuasive writer and overall communicator.
The Director, Policy Communications, will oversee the development and implementation of communications plans that advance CARE’s policy and advocacy strategic initiatives. S/he will have a deep understanding of policy related to global poverty. And, as a member of the communications and media relations team, S/he will serve as a critical link to the advocacy team, modeling collaboration and information sharing.
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