Job Listing: New Media & Press Coordinator

November 20th, 2013

The Center for International Policy (CIP) is a non-profit founded in 1975 to advocate for a foreign policy that promotes cooperation, transparency and accountability in global relations. CIP’s programs advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights, and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows.

The international secretariat of the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC), which CIP hosts, seeks a motivated, highly adaptive New Media & Press Coordinator to join its communications team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the communications of an influential coalition of civil society, governments, and experts who have joined together to curb illicit financial flows out of developing countries. The New Media & Press Coordinator will be responsible for broadcasting the FTC’s message through a variety of channels, including traditional media, new and social media, and the website.

The New Media & Press Coordinator will report to the Communications Director of the Financial Transparency Coalition. The position will be based out of the FTC secretariat in Washington, DC. This is a grant-funded position until December 31, 2014, with the possibility for extension.


  • Provide press support, including identifying journalists who might be interested in our issues, drafting communications materials including press releases, and communicating with journalists.
  • Coordinate the FTC’s social media presence, especially Twitter, Facebook, and our email list.
  • Provide information technology support for FTC’s operations, including maintaining the website, our email Domain, and working with technology vendors, including the building of a new website by outside contractors.
  • Provide support to the Communications Director in developing and implementing the coalition’s communications strategy.
  • Any other tasks commensurate with the level of the position.


  • Excellent writing and copy editing skills essential
  • 1-2 years of work experience, preferably in political communication, press or campaigning
  • Experience working with journalists, bloggers, and other media
  • Experience using social media as an advocacy tool, particularly Twitter and targeted mass email
  • IT experience (basic computer maintenance, troubleshooting) and ability to learn new technologies
  • Familiarity with a CRM system (Convio, Salsa, Blue State Digital, etc.)
  • Familiarity with a web-based CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal,  etc.)
  • Attention to detail
  • Intellectual curiosity


  • Proficiency with a foreign language, especially Spanish
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, Javascript, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Interest in working on international affairs, especially financial transparency, international institutions, and taxation
  • Experience living or traveling in developing countries
  • Commitment to the Financial Transparency Coalition’s goals and mission

Salary: High $30s, commensurate with experience, includes full health benefits, dental insurance, life insurance and a retirement plan.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing together a cover letter and resume to Please use “FTC New Media & Press Coordinator position” as the subject of your email. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, mail cover letter and resume to:

 Porter McConnell

Financial Transparency Coalition

c/o Center for International Policy

2000 M Street NW, Suite 720

Washington, D.C. 20036

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted as soon as possible.

Start date: January 1, 2014

The Center for International Policy/Financial Transparency Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. All CIP staff members shall be employed without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability (if otherwise qualified with or without reasonable accommodations), genetic information, family responsibilities or any other factor protected by applicable law. CIP seeks diversity in its workforce and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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