Are you media-savvy and a skilled translator of technical topics? Do you have an interest in promoting and publicizing infrastructure issues and the civil engineering profession?
The 150,000-member American Society of Civil Engineers is currently recruiting for an energetic, highly organized public relations and strategic communications professional with a solid understanding of media relations and stellar writing skills to join our Washington, DC team.
Writing press releases, media advisories, and official statements that promote the Society and its initiatives
Building media lists and pitching stories to the media
Drafting content for newsletter, blog, and website
Supporting and managing media events and report releases, particularly related to ASCE’s most high-profile publication, the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card
Tracking media coverage, including compiling daily report of press clips for distribution to staff and leadership
Fielding media calls from reporters and coordinating with subject matter experts as appropriate
Preparing spokespeople for interviews, including developing messaging and writing talking points based on ASCE policies and technical reports
Managing ASCE’s Excellence in Journalism Award program
The successful candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in public relations, media relations, and strategic communications
Demonstrated success supporting multiple managers and deadlines
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
A solid understanding of how media outreach can influence grassroots and government relations efforts
Experience with social media, as well as building and maintaining media lists in Meltwater or similar software
Experience in an association or infrastructure-related industry a plus
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a nonprofit professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of the civil engineering profession in order to serve the public good.
To accomplish ASCE's mission, ASCE staff works together as a team, based on a foundation of trust, striving for individual and organizational excellence. To achieve our shared goals, we maintain a relentless focus on members and a commitment to continuously grow and improve individually and collectively.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 147,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.