Communications Director

Posted On: August 16, 2018

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: The Center for Public Integrity

Company Description

The Center for Public Integrity is an investigative news organization that gives voice to the public and sparks change by going behind closed doors to reveal abuses of power in Washington.

Since our founding in 1989 by Charles Lewis, our data-driven independent reporting has rallied a community of people who believe in the democratic process and seek transparency, accountability and efficiency in our government.

Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

Job Description

The Center for Public Integrity is undoubtedly great at investigative reporting. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, we partner with the biggest names in national media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, and others.

But, unfortunately, we’re not so great — OK, we’re rotten — at selling ourselves.

To remedy this, we seek a visionary communicator to make the Center for Public Integrity’s journalism and journalists ever-more visible. This is a high-level management job that will report directly to the CEO.

Our dream candidate has boundless energy, saint-like patience and admirable social dexterity.

You talk with television and radio show producers as if they’re family.
You harbor a reservoir of ideas for videos and podcasts and promotions.
You have a superhero’s passion for righting wrongs, shining light into darkness and kicking the tails of those who abuse their power and betray the public trust.
Most importantly, you’re a conduit that helps amazing work reach diverse audiences hungry for meticulously reported, deep-dive journalism in an age when the very notion of what’s true and what’s fake is under assault.

If you’re that kind of communicator, we want to communicate with you.


Understand the importance of a muscular, credible brand and help strengthen our identity as a leading investigative newsroom — whether through design, digital media or other creative channels.
Work with a booking agency to spread our experts in politics, campaign finance, environment, immigration, law enforcement, national security and government corruption all over radio and TV on major cable news networks and the Sunday shows.
Engage media writers, media critics and media thought-leaders so that they are intimately familiar with the Center for Public Integrity’s work, personalities and impact, and eager to write about it.
Help us improve our partnership strategy.
Pitch reporters for media appearance and speaking engagements.
Liaise with membership team and audience engagement editor for member-directed communications.
Develop branding and style guide for a cohesive voice for organizational communications.


At least five years’ experience as a communications professional, preferably in the media business.
Demonstrated ability of audience development, major media placements.
An acute appreciation for the critical role investigative media plays in society.
Experience and comfort with analytics/metrics tools and social media or a willingness to learn.
Nonprofit experience desired but not required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

The Center for Public Integrity is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. People of color, women, LGBTQ and differently abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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