Sr. Public Affairs Assistant/Public Affairs Officer

Posted On: September 30, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: National Democratic Institute

Company Description

National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Job Description

Serve as an integral part of NDI’s external communications team;
Create and edit content for NDI website and Institute social media accounts;
Draft press releases and advisories;
Coordinate press outreach for Institute events;
Liaise with NDI regional and functional teams to provide communications guidance and training;
Assist with congressional outreach;
Manage Institute contact lists and distribution of materials;
Write and design e-newsletters and other email communications;
Monitor information sources, including traditional media, blogs, and social networking and reference websites, for topics related to NDI’s work;
Take and edit photos of events, and edit and organize photos from field offices;
Shoot and edit short promotional and instructional videos;
Work with NDI teams to design brochures, event invitations, infographics and other materials; and.
Manage the team’s intern.


Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, digital media, graphic design, or related course of study; international relations a plus;
Excellent writing and graphic design skills;
Minimum two to four years of communications experience; Two years of overall experience required for the senior program assistant position; Four years of overall experience required for the program officer position;
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, use independent judgment and follow-through with minimal supervision;
Ability to work under pressure;
Knowledge of Congress preferred;
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively;
Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired;
Knowledge of Adobe CS5 Suite, CiviCRM and Drupal a plus;
Strong knowledge of web design, HTML and CSS;
Excellent photography and videography skills; and
Knowledge of NDI a plus.

Applicants must have prior authorization to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship from NDI now or in the future, in order to be eligible for this position.

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