Media Affairs Director
USTelecom is seeking a director, media affairs, to assist in developing the association’s overall press strategy. USTelecom members include the nation’s largest publicly traded broadband service providers, mid-sized phone companies and small rural cooperatives. The association is looking for a team player who can handle a wide range of assignments under tight deadlines. Duties include tracking press coverage, handling press requests, and assisting with preparing press releases, statements, blog posts and other communications materials. Candidate also will help write opeds, speeches and talking points for key association executives. Knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory policy, and an understanding of the telecom and technology sectors is a plus.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five to seven years of experience in the journalism or communications field with a minimum of a year of daily deadline news writing experience. Previous trade association and/or knowledge of telecommunications industry and technology developments are also highly desirable. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with strong communications skills, capable of initiating projects and juggling multiple tasks. Exceptional computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe, and Internet research are essential. Knowledge of social media outreach and blogging on public policy issues is a plus. Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to take initiative.
USTelecom offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, a collaborative, team-oriented work environment and is a Metro-accessible location. Interested candidates may submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement via e-mail to [email protected] or via mail to 607 14th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20005, ATTN: Human Resources. No Phone Calls Please. AA/EOE/ M/F/D/V.