23 days old

Media Manager

National Women's Law Center
Washington , District of Columbia 20036
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented candidate for the role of Media Manager. 

Every day the National Women’s Law Center routinely receives a large volume of time-sensitive requests from print, radio, TV and online outlets on a broad range of issues that we cover. The Center attributes its impressive track record of securing extensive high-level press coverage to its ability to respond quickly and accurately to reporters’ needs and tight deadlines. 

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented candidate to join our team as the Media Manager. We are looking for an energetic and consummate team player who gracefully navigates a fast-paced office that routinely deals with multiple deadlines, enjoys the challenges of engaging with press, and stays poised under pressure. 

The Media Manager will coordinate and prioritize the requests as they arrive, promptly schedule interviews with appropriate in-house experts and set up prep sessions before the interviews are conducted, and proactively follow-up with colleagues who have not responded to urgent requests that require immediate attention. 

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. 

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. 

For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight. 


  • Serve as the frontline responder for all incoming press requests;
  • Field all press requests quickly (both via email and phone), connecting reporters with relevant staff and/or partners;
  • Schedule press interviews, and manage the holistic calendar of booked interviews and press engagements;
  • Draft and edit press releases, media alerts, statements and as needed, OpEds;
  • Manage background for and live interview prep as needed;
  • Actively update and manage all media lists, and identify new reporter/producer talent to add to those lists;
  • Proactively identify new audiences and the outlets they read, identify new angles for NWLC stories and close the loop by pitching stories to those outlets;
  • Actively journalists’ focus and approach and include relevant journalists in regular pitching;
  • Support timely and accurate reporting of metrics for press coverage each month, including providing a breakdown of coverage secured for each issue area, and identify trends in gaps in metrics to help pivot overall press strategy;
  • Serve as location scout and on-site coordinator for in-house interviews;
  • Under the guidance of the Director for Media Relations, directly manage story development, outlet pitching and team coordination for an individual, issue-focused press portfolio including but not limited to:
    • Childcare and Income Security;
    • Cross-cutting issues and ally work;
    • Culture change narratives; and
    • New media storytelling
  • Support creation and management of NWLC’s overall press strategy.

Key Relations

The Media Manager will report directly to the Director of Media Relations. 

Compensation and Benefits

A minimum salary of $69,685 will be provided to the successful candidate who has at least two years of experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework. 

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, including four weeks of annual vacation. NWLC is located on Metro’s Red Line in Dupont Circle. 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references from supervisors. In your cover letter, please describe how your background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates of employment. Please send application materials via email to mediamanager@nwlc.org and include position title in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, and LGBTQI individuals. 

Reasonable accommodations

As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org or you may send the request by mail to: 

National Women’s Law Center

ATTN: Human Resources Manager-Talent

11 Dupont Circle, NW, suite 800

Washington, DC 20036


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least two years of professional experience specifically in communications and press management.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Experience and judgment working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Demonstrates calm under pressure, especially in rapid response environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work well with competing priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience working with media management systems such as Vocus, Cision and Meltwater.

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for racial and gender justice;
  • Sense of humor;
  • Spanish speaking-skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, diverse, inclusive, collaborative team setting.
Posted: 2020-01-03 Expires: 2020-02-02

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