Friday, March 14, 2014

Job Listing: Communications Associate, New Media


 Job Listing: Communications Associate, New Media

Employer: Global Financial Integrity
Application Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Fully paid employee portion of health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. Generous vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Reports to: Communications Director
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) seeks a motivated, highly adaptive Communications Associate, New Media to join its communications team. The Communications Associate, New Media will work with the Communications Director to broadcast GFI’s message through a variety of channels, including traditional media, new and social media, and GFI’s website. The Communications Associate, New Media will also provide technological and communications support for GFI’s operations. The position is based in Washington, DC.

  • Manage the website using Wordpress;
  • Manage GFI’s social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit;
  • Design and send mass email, including press releases, announcements, and actions;
  • Author, draft, or edit blog posts, op-eds, press releases, and other strategic communications;
  • Work with press, bloggers, and social media elites to project GFI’s message;
  • Build and maintain email contact lists for strategic communication;
  • Supervise communications interns;
  • Other responsibilities as required.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in a related field;
  • 1-2 years of experience in strategic political communication or relevant internship;
  • Experience using social media as an advocacy tool, particularly Twitter;
  • Excellent skills in copy editing, persuasive writing;
  • Excellent general ability to learn and utilize information technology skills;
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS;
  • Familiarity with a CRM (Convio, Salsa, Blue State Digital, etc);
  • Familiarity with a CMS (Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, etc);
  • Team player who can work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Intellectual curiosity;
  • Candidates must be legally able to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience sending targeted mass emails using Salsa;
  • Experience creating web content using Wordpress;
  • Proficiency with HTML and CSS (familiarity with Javascript and PHP a bonus);
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator;
  • Experience working on political campaigns or with issues involving anti-corruption, financial transparency, financial crime, global development, human rights, international finance, international institutions, and/or trade a plus.
About GFI:
Global Financial Integrity is a Washington-based research and advocacy organization that analyzes and works to curtail illicit financial flows resulting from crime, corruption, and tax evasion. According to GFI’s groundbreaking research, nearly one trillion dollars leaves developing countries every year due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. GFI promotes national and multilateral policies aimed at curtailing these flows, thereby enhancing global development and security.
To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to Clark Gascoigne at with the phrase, “Communications Associate, New Media Position” in the subject line. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted. No calls, please.
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Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GFI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.

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