Hot Job: Communications Director for Marijuana Policy Project

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The position: Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project

Location: Washington, D.C.

Job duties: The director of communications is responsible for setting nationwide and state-specific media strategies to get MPP's message into local and national media outlets. This includes writing press releases, blog posts, op-eds, letters to the editor, briefing papers, and policy memos to articulate MPP activities. The director will also serve as the public face of the MPP, serving as spokesperson in radio, newspaper, and TV interviews, as well as at news conferences and public events.

The company:The Marijuana Policy Project is a well-respected lobbying organization that tracks marijuana policy in all 50 states to promote reform and to minimize the harm associated with the consumption of and enforcement against the use of marijuana.

Requirements: Experience with oral and written communications is a must, with exceptional writing, editing, and live interview skills, for newspaper, radio, television, and online outlets. Ideal candidates will have experience with media relations, including active networking skills to generate press coverage for the project's goals and activities. Candidates should have a general understanding of public policy and maintain a professional appearance.

Extra perks: The company offers benefits like health care, retirement/401(k) contributions, and a generous vacation policy.

Interesting info: The director manages a communications assistant, and reports directly to the organization's executive director.

Other opportunities: The MPP is also looking for a full-time membership assistant, as well as spring interns and temporary employees in its government relations and video departments.

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