Broadcast Media Manager

Reports to: Director, Broadcast Communications
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: Communications
Position Classification: Exempt, full time; Union - Level 4
Minimum compensation: $56,000

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Media Manager. This position involves leading the organization’s radio and podcast strategy, including pitching, booking, and preparing staff for interviews on radio and podcasts. The Broadcast Media Manager will also serve as the lead producer of the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s podcast, “The Tent.” They will lead production meetings, edit and produce a new episode every week, oversee the podcast’s booking producer in securing guests, help prepare the host for interviews, brainstorm and execute ideas around promotion in conjunction with the podcast’s digital producer, and coordinate with other members of the Press team on overall production of the podcast. Additionally, the Broadcast Media Manager will oversee the use and management of American Progress’ radio studio.

The successful candidate will also help generate media interest in American Progress events and initiatives and support other media-related activities as needed. The Manager will also be the primary backup for the Director of Broadcast Communications, stepping in to fill that position when the Director is out of the office or conducting media trainings. Those responsibilities will include pitching and booking American Progress’ experts on TV outlets and handling incoming requests.

The Broadcast Media Manager will be driven by American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.” They will join a dynamic team of colleagues to assist in strengthening the team’s work and supporting American Progress’ five cross-cutting priorities:

  • Strengthening public health and ending the pandemic
  • Building an economy for all
  • Securing a sustainable climate
  • Advancing racial equity and justice
  • Restoring social trust and strengthening democracy

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead producer for CAP Action’s weekly podcast, collaborating with the show’s booking producer, leading the weekly production meeting, editing each week’s episode, and coordinating with other staff devoted to certain aspects in the production of the podcast.
  • Pitch, book, and prep American Progress staff for radio and podcast interviews.
  • Pitches American Progress’ work to radio and podcast producers.
  • Field inquiries from radio hosts and producers.
  • Manage and operate American Progress’ radio studio and support its TV studio operations.
  • Work with the Director of Broadcast Communications to prepare interview briefings, write and disseminate talking points, cultivate relationships with the press, and establish media partnerships.
  • Help support the Director in pitching and booking interviews and preparing American Progress staff for interviews.
  • Conduct regular trainings for policy experts on best practices for radio interviews.
  • Collect media metrics for all broadcast media activity.
  • Support general Press team activities. 

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of four years of media or communications experience.
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.
  • Experience working in television or radio news is a plus.
  • Experience with audio or video editing is a plus.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefit packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70 and has a starting salary of $56,000.

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This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is more than a commitment at American Progress—it is the foundation of what we do. American Progress recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and all the other characteristics that make us unique.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.

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