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The Communications Assistant will assist the Communications Department with the development and execution of strategic media campaigns on a variety of issues related to drug policy reform. Position begins immediately.

Duties include: Assisting with pitching reporters to get them interested in particular stories; Assisting with writing and editing press releases; Helping coordinate press conferences, teleconferences, and other media-related events; Overseeing communications interns; Updating and maintaining extensive media database of journalists interested in drug policy reform; Creating targeted press lists based on specific media campaigns; Organizing and tracking media clips generated by or about the Drug Policy Alliance.

The Communications Assistant must be very organized, energetic and interested in both media and drug policy reform. Experience in journalism and/or PR is preferred. Though much of the job is administrative, there is tremendous opportunity to learn how to execute national and local media campaigns from start to finish.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Melissa Milam at [email protected]. No phone calls. Salary based on experience. Visit http://www.drugpolicy.org for further information about the Drug Policy Alliance.

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