The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is a non-partisan, free-market organization that promotes policy ideas consistent with the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and free markets. Recognized as the leading free-market voice for patient-centered care and medical privacy rights, CCHF’s primary area of focus is health care policy, with an emphasis on freedom, free-markets, and the medical privacy rights that protect patient and doctor freedom.
About the Role
CCHF seeks a Communications Manager to plan and execute their communications, marketing, and outreach strategy and activities. Writing and editing skills are essential to this position and a minimum of three years of communications or policy writing is preferred. Those with less experience are still encouraged to apply. This person will work closely with the organization’s President and the State Legislative and Policy Manager to maximize the publicity and earned media of each project and initiative.
Qualified candidates must have a passionate commitment to free-market principles and have the skills and experience required to generate maximum media coverage for CCHF and its projects, as well as the ability to take talking points and formulate a concise and marketable press release. The Communications Manager will also be expected to spearhead CCHF’s marketing-centered campaigns. This is a full-time role located in St. Paul, Minnesota. A virtual office option will be considered for exceptional candidates.
- Write press releases and op-eds in the voice of CCHF president
- Copy editing all of CCHF’s publications
- Book TV and radio interviews and place op-eds
- Secure TV, radio, and print news coverage for CCHF’s press conferences, study releases, events, and strategic initiatives
- Create new and manage established contacts with media members through building relationships
- Build the quality and integrity of CCHF’s brand and messaging
- Serve as an articulate spokesperson for CCHF and its work as needed
- Managing CCHF’s Twitter, Facebook, and other new-media accounts, weekly postings
- Creating Graphics for marketing
- Work with CCHF’s leadership team to implement and suggest changes to our strategic communications plan
- Assist with annual fundraising event coordination and messaging
- Minimum of 3 years of communications/policy experience with a history of earning media coverage and creating innovative ways to turn policy ideas into stories and events that change public opinion
- Ability to translate detailed and dry policy ideas into stories and PR events that earn news coverage
- Ability to make complex policy concepts easily understandable to the American public
- Exceptional copy-editing skills and strong writing ability
- Understanding that communications is not always an 8-5 job and willingness to work any hours to secure media coverage
- Self-starter and hard worker
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail
- Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- A positive attitude and eagerness to work as an influential member of our team
- Established national and/or Minnesota media contacts are a plus
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- A cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in the organization, why the position interest you, how your experience has prepared you for this position, and your salary requirements
- One professional (not academic) writing sample that is 500-1,000 words. Excerpts from longer pieces are acceptable.
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/
Questions can be directed to Lydia Ocampo, Network Engagement Specialist, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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