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Communications Assistant [The Civil War Trust]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 22, 1972 in job announcements |

Do you have a nose for news and a passion for history? The Civil War Trust seeks a media-savvy professional for a part-time opening in its government relations and communications department. The communications assistant will be involved in a variety of projects designed to raise awareness of preservation initiatives and the ongoing Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration. With 55,000 members nationwide, the Civil War Trust is America’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. For more information, visit our website at www.civilwar.org.

Communications Assistant

Posted September 17, 2012

Position Details

Type Part Time
Offered By Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington , District of Columbia
Salary Hourly
For More Information Phone: (202) 367-1861
Fax: (202) 367-1865
policyresumes@civilwar.org

http://www.civilwar.org

Do you have a nose for news and a passion for history? The Civil War Trust seeks a media-savvy professional for a part-time opening in its government relations and communications department. The communications assistant will be involved in a variety of projects designed to raise awareness of preservation initiatives and the ongoing Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration. With 55,000 members nationwide, the Civil War Trust is America’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. For more information, visit our website at www.civilwar.org.

 

Duties

 

Duties include: monitoring coverage in both traditional and new media; writing for a variety of formats, such as press releases, newsletters, magazine articles and web publications; assisting in the planning and execution of news conferences. The position also involves working with partner organizations and government entities to promote 150th anniversary activities across the nation, placing a particular emphasis on social media.

 

Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and previous experience in public relations or journalism. Excellent communications skills — particularly a knack for writing with precision, accuracy and impeccable grammar — are a must. Initiative, creativity and an eye for detail will serve you well, but a passion for American history is essential. Please note this is a part-time position with hourly wages.

 

How to Apply

 

Please forward cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to policyresumes@civilwar.org. No phone calls please.

 

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