Communications Associate
Advancement Project


Advancement Project is a next generation civil rights organization. We tackle inequity using innovative strategies and strong community alliances. With a national office in Washington, DC and an office in California, we combine law, communications, policy and digital strategies to create workable solutions and achieve systemic change. We aim to inspire and strengthen movements that expand opportunity for all.

Advancement Project seeks a creative, energetic, and committed professional to serve as Communications Associate. Alongside a team of communications professionals, advocates and seasoned racial justice lawyers, the communications associate would implement key strategies amplifying the work of Advancement Project and grassroots partners. This position is based in Washington, D.C.



The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A demonstrable zeal for and a nuanced understanding of racial justice
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science or related field preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in communications preferred (campaign experience helpful)
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong background in racial justice and social change
  • Ability to develop collateral materials
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A high level of organization skills
  • Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint and other standard software
  • Results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile
  • Media relations experience with proven results and experience working with reporters
  • Experience developing and editing high-quality written materials, including:  Fact sheets, talking points, statements, etc.



Under the direct supervision of the Managing Director for Communications, duties for the Communications Associate include:

  • Managing creative, detailed communication efforts
  • Gathering and produce journalistic content, audio, video, digital and written, for various formats.
  • Writing op-eds, press releases, talking points and other press materials
  • Develop press lists and clip files
  • Forge and maintain relationships with reporters
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Assist with production and editing of organizational reports
  • Assist with digital strategy
  • Support Advancement Project racial justice partners with communications strategy

Salary based on experience. Benefits included. This position is an exempt, salaried position. Qualified applicants should submit their resume, a writing sample, and a list of three references to (or via fax to 202/728-9558, att Deputy Director for Communications, Advancement Project, 1220 L Street, NW Suite 850, Washington, DC  20005.) Please write “Communications Associate for Digital Media” on the subject line. Applications lacking a cover letter will not be considered.

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