Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Communications Associate – Media and Publications Cultural Tourism DC Washington, District of Columbia

Communications Associate – Media and Publications
Cultural Tourism DC
Washington, District of Columbia

Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC), a small nonprofit with a friendly, flexible, and hard-working atmosphere, seeks an experienced, creative, and detail-oriented individual with excellent written and oral communications skills to manage CTDC’s media relations and publications.

CTDC is a nonprofit coalition of more than 230 arts, heritage, cultural, and community organizations throughout the nation's capital. We help metropolitan area residents and visitors experience Washington's authentic culture and heritage.

Job Responsibilities

Identify/implement outreach opportunities and secure media coverage, including but not limited to press, television, radio, and web, to promote CTDC’s brand, its programs, and events.
Develop and maintain relationships with members of the media and community on behalf of the organization.
Field requests for information about CTDC
Write, edit, and proofread content for CTDC publications.
Write talking points for staff speaking engagements.
Develop PowerPoint or other visual presentations.
Mange photographer/videographer vendors at CTDC events and programs as appropriate.

Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required (in English, communications, journalism, or public relations preferred)
Two to five years’ professional experience in public relations, preferably in a non-profit setting
Sincere enthusiasm for Washington’s culture and heritage
Must be an excellent writer and editor
Demonstrated ability to translate organization projects and values into relevant stories for local and national media.
Strong interpersonal communications skills essential
Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
Position requires occasional weekend and evening work
Indesign experience a plus

To Apply
Submit résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and two writing samples (one press release and one other) via email to Reply@CulturalTourismDC.org with Communications in subject line; mail to Cultural Tourism DC, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005; or fax 202-661-7599. No phone calls, please.

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