Brady Campaign is hiring

I’m surprised the Brady Campaign has any money to hire someone but it appears they do:

Associate Director, Communications

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its sister organization, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, are the nation’s largest, non-partisan, grassroots organizations leading the fight to prevent gun violence. For additional information and a full job description, please visit www.bradycenter.org. We are searching for a talented Associate Director, Communications!

The Communications Department develops and implements the public education and message strategy for all organizations (Campaign/MMM,Center, VEF) through print, video, audio and television outlets. The Department plans press conferences, writes press releases, op-eds, articles and editorial reports and supervises content and design of the organization’s website ensuring that legislative, outreach, fundraising and message delivery are as effective as possible.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director is responsible for developing strategy and materials for use with the press and the public to advance goals of the organization.  The Associate Director will represent the organization in national and local media and public forums.  The Associate Director assists in message and media training for staff and activists, identifies and recruits new constituencies to the organization as experts and/or local spokespeople. The incumbent keeps abreast of all new developments, trends in the gun control movement, and develops countermeasures.  The Associate Director assists in managing content and design of the organization’s Web site.

The Associate Director should maintain daily contacts with national and local editors, reporters, columnists, producers, correspondents and communications directors of health and education organizations. This position works closely with staff, board members, and membership. The Associate Director handles last minute/after hours press deadlines and is available to the press after hours and on weekends/holidays when the Director is not available. The Associate Director must be able to fill in for the Director of Communications at any time.

Qualifications for this role include:

·         Bachelors degree or equivalent in communications or public relations background desired. 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar position performing communications responsibilities. Non profit experience strongly preferred.

·         Excellent communication (both verbal and written) skills.

·         Must have experience in planning and implementing media campaigns.    

·         Must have news-style professional photography, broadcasting, and videography skills, which include taking and editing photographs, taping, editing, and storytelling with video and audio, and writing scripts. Must have experience in the use of video and audio for the Internet, and social media marketing and promotion. Strong graphic design skills required.

·         Ability to juggle competing projects and shift priorities quickly.

·         Demonstrated ability to facilitate and maintain relationships with influential media outlets and players.

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to Expand HR Consulting, the organization’s Human Resources Consulting Firm, at jobs@expandhr.com. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

NOTES:
Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)

Requirements

·         Bachelors degree or equivalent in communications or public relations background desired. 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar position performing communications responsibilities. Non profit experience strongly preferred.

·         Excellent communication (both verbal and written) skills.

·         Must have experience in planning and implementing media campaigns.    

·         Must have news-style professional photography, broadcasting, and videography skills, which include taking and editing photographs, taping, editing, and storytelling with video and audio, and writing scripts. Must have experience in the use of video and audio for the Internet, and social media marketing and promotion. Strong graphic design skills required.

·         Ability to juggle competing projects and shift priorities quickly.

·         Demonstrated ability to facilitate and maintain relationships with influential media outlets and players

Once their new person comes on board and begins to “facilitate and maintain relationships with influential media outlets and players” I think one of the first set of people they need to meet is the gun blogger community. I plan to invited him or her to Boomershoot 2011 (there should be at least 10 bloggers there this year) and I’m pretty sure I could get them an invitation the Gun Blogger Rendezvous in Reno too.

As Winston Churchill said, “When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.” I have no intention of causing anyone physical injury but I don’t see any harm in being polite as we declare “war”. And after meeting us they might just surrender on the spot and join the winning team.

Update: After an email discussion with Sebastian I went looking for the previous person in this position—Doug Pennington. I found him at the Constitutional Accountability Center. I find it interesting that the CAC filed a brief in the McDonald case supporting incorporation of the Second Amendment under the Privileges or Immunities clause. It’s almost as if Pennington came over to our side of the issue. I would like to think that I helped convince him of the righteous of our cause but that is probably just wistful thinking.

4 thoughts on “Brady Campaign is hiring

  1. Must have news-style professional photography, broadcasting, and videography skills, which include taking and editing photographs

    So they are hiring someone to scour Facebook pages to “take” photos from personal profiles for use in their “money begs”. Gotcha.

  2. So one of us gunnies should get the job, embed for a few months and then hit the morning talk show circuit with an expose of how guns are a good thing and that the Brady campaign really supports gun rights!!!

  3. Chris,

    Sounds good to me but who can afford to live off of minimum wage for that long? And can you imagine explaining something like that on your resume? It would be like trying to explain away KKK or Aryan Nations service in your background.

  4. I checked, but they would require actually moving to Wash DC. If I could just do that work by remote, I’d apply. I think I am qualified and adequately motivated.

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