Communications Specialist

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2017
May 10, 2017
Full Time

Communications Specialist The American Public Health Association seeks a strong writer/communicator to help raise the profile of the organization and its agenda, and engage its followers.


Duties include media relations, such as writing news releases, op-eds and other media materials, and working with journalists in pitching story ideas, arranging interviews and responding to inquiries; developing and implementing strategies to raise the profile of the association and advance its programs and advocacy agenda; writing and editing for the blog, e-newsletter and website; managing social media and growing engagement; and managing the media database and tracking activities.


Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and five years of public/media relations, journalism or communications experience ideally with a public health background; excellent writing, editing and social media skills; personal presence; strong attention to detail; and ability to juggle multiple issues and assignments, meet deadlines and work with others as a team player.  Experience in communicating on behalf of, covering or seeking coverage for national advocacy/public interest policy efforts and knowledge of AP style a plus.


Salary low 50’s, commensurate with experience.


Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Mon-Fri. (daytime).  Number of openings: 1.


Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should upload the following information:


  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Writing sample;
  • Salary requirement;
  • Three – five professional references (name, title, company name and phone number and email).

Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should apply at:


Deadline to apply for this position is April 21, 2017 @5:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time).


EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.  APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.








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