Communications Associate

Employer
Immigration Reform Law Institute
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Communications
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Communications Associate Immigration Reform Law Institute The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) is a non-partisan, national public interest law firm dedicated to achieving responsible immigration policies, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and discouraging illegal immigration. IRLI's boutique-sized staff and expertise in immigration law enables it to offer premier legal services to individuals, organizations, and government officials in federal and state courts and before government agencies. IRLI is seeking a do-it all communication pro that under the supervision of the Executive Director is the primary contact for all media inquiries and lead handler of IRLI's social media accounts. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Respond to incoming media calls Engage the public via social media techniques (eg, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) Execute and manage digital advertising campaigns within budget and project timelines Provide research data on request and assists in writing press releases, opinion pieces and blogs Find targeted market for press release, posts and tweets Evaluate and oversee all media vendor relationships Update IRLI's website with program content Develop media strategies to inform the public about key issuesPerform other related duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:College graduate with a degree in journalism, communications, political science or business management is required.Individual must possess a minimum of 2 years combined communications, administration and social media experience.Must be able to work well under pressure and respond to numerous media outlets timely and effectively.Must be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities.Demonstrate excellent writing skills.Knowledge of immigration issues and policies desired. This position is located in IRLI's headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Some travel and occasional weekend work is required. IRLI offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Before applying, please visit our website at www.irli.org and learn more about IRLI's mission. To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to info@irli.org.