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 Now Seeking Applications For

Communications Director

Description:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation – the state’s leading conservative think tank committed to the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets, private property rights, and limited government – is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to support the Foundation’s communications activities. 

In the past three years, the Foundation’s media footprint has nearly quadrupled, both in terms of quantity of hits and audience size. We now reach well beyond Texas, into national and international media. The atmosphere is fast-paced, and the expectations in terms of performance are high. The Communications Director must therefore be dynamic, entrepreneurial, and experienced in the creation and leveraging of earned media. He or she will work under the supervision of the Vice President for Communications.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Capturing and executing the VP for Communications’s strategic and operational vision.
  • Serving as a direct liaison with journalists and editors in Texas and nationally.
  • Managing a small staff including a Communications Assistant and interns.
  • Managing and pitching op-eds for placement with Texas and national publications.
  • Preparing press releases and statements for distribution.
  • Scheduling media interviews for the Foundation’s policy experts.
  • Managing content for the Foundation’s online presence.
  • Maintaining tracking reports on the Foundation’s communications activities.
  • Assisting with the Foundation’s press conferences and other communications-outreach activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of media relations experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of free markets and limited government.
  • Enthusiasm for Texas.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated.
  • Personally and professionally accountable.
  • Works well independently and in a small office collaborative environment.
  • Experience in social media marketing and applications preferred.
  • Availability to work non-traditional hours.
  • Occasional travel required.

 

Spanish-language fluency is not required but desirable.

Please send cover letter, references, resume, salary range and a writing sample to:

Greg Sindelar, Texas Public Policy Foundation

administration@texaspolicy.com

 

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive

salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.

 

Now Seeking Applications For

Campaign Associate, Right on Crime

Description:

The Campaign Associate will be responsible for assisting the Communications Director for our national Right on Crime campaign. The Campaign Associate will keep track of the campaign’s progress, creating spreadsheets and flow charts, writing quarterly reports, tracking staff time, creating agendas and taking notes at meetings, and following up on campaign action items. This person will also help with the campaign’s website maintenance, social media outreach, signatory recruitment and outreach, vendor relationships, and other administrative duties. 

 

Responsibilities and Duties also include:

  • Daily media clip archiving, news monitoring
  • Media coverage/performance reporting, generating charts
  • Regularly maintaining media tracking software

    • Reviewing coverage (tags, duplicates, etc.), creating graphs and charts, creating and maintaining media contact lists, inputting print clips, as needed
    • Posting blogs, video, audio, news hits and commentaries to RightOnCrime.com
    • General maintenance and administration of RightOnCrime.com
    • Tracking and reporting of online analytics
    • Administration of email lists
    • Email newsletter management
    • Still photography for events
    • General graphic design for website, banner ads, etc.
    • Drafting of press releases, media advisories
    • Distribute press items to media, as needed
    • Contacting media personnel and coalition organizations

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, government or journalism preferred
  • Work experience in communications or campaigns a plus
  • Multimedia skills
  • Must be self-directed, goal oriented, and able to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to Expert knowledge with Microsoft Office Package, including but not limited to: Outlook, Word, and Excel programs
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines, and be well-organized

 

Please send cover letter, references, resume, salary range and a writing sample to:

Greg Sindelar

Texas Public Policy Foundation

administration@texaspolicy.com

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.

 

 

Now Hiring: Internship Program

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce our semester-based internship program. We have internship positions available every Fall, Spring, and Summer.

These positions give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to enter the state policy realm with Texas’ leading free market think tank. Download the position information and application form.

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
Interested applicants can also intern at the Texas Public Policy Foundation through the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program, administered by the Charles Koch Institute and the State Policy Network. In addition to an eight-week summer internship, the program provides a $4,800 stipend, travel reimbursement, and two week-long seminars in Washington, DC, with other fellows interning at think tanks across the United States. Applicants should apply separately to this program here. Deadline: January 31 of each year.