Communications and Press Manager

The US Global Leadership Coalition is seeking an experienced Communications and Press Manager. The Communications and Press Manager will join a growing, fun, and creative communications team that works relentlessly to tell the story of how American development and diplomacy builds a better, safer world. The manager will be a forward-thinking communications professional with the skills to advance our organization’s agenda, increase the USGLC’s message and visibility, and expand our constituency through active engagement with our community, our membership and the media.

This position is responsible for crafting and driving our press, written messaging, and op-ed placements in state and local papers across the country to support a proactive national media engagement strategy.  The Manager will lead the drafting of our newsletters highlighting the latest in global affairs and resources and messaging from USGLC. The Manager will also be responsible for managing the website and content strategy for the USGLC blog, including coordinating with other departments and editing content, as well as providing logistical communications support for USGLC events.  This position is based in Washington, DC.

At USGLC, we are committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion among staff, volunteers, partners, and programs.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Written communication – Draft newsletters, opeds, letters to the editor, fact sheets, and other external communications to support USGLC advocacy, policy priorities, and convening events. In addition to events, the Manager will look for new opportunities and hooks to develop and place written communications in key markets and among local stakeholders.
  • Event Communications – Manage all event-related communications efforts, from email marketing approval to management of state-based press engagement strategy to generate increased opinion placements; manage photographer and coordinate social amplification of all events; develop additional event amplification opportunities to tell the USGLC story, including video creation.
  • Media relations – Develop and maintain close relationships and regular communication with key print, digital, TV, and radio contacts in select state and local media markets.
  • Media placement – Responsible for identifying hooks and driving a cadence of state and local media coverage, ranging from opeds and LTEs, USGLC CEO and stakeholder interviews, event coverage, media roundtables and any other creative ideas to connect USGLC priorities in local markets.
  • Blog – Responsible for working across USGLC to develop and execute a long term editorial calendar for the blog. The Manager will also be responsible for working with communications colleagues and others across the organization.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in media or communications with a broad portfolio of work.
  • Experience in writing, editing, and managing the distribution of content for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating quality materials in multiple formats under time pressure, and handle multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
  • Highly versatile and able to pivot from writing news releases to nuanced op-eds on complicated public policy topics.
  • Experience with media monitoring and list building tools; knowledge of Meltwater, TV Eyes, Cision, or Critical Mention a plus.
  • Strong collaboration skills; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • A flexible team player who shares responsibility and credit.
  • Campaign or political experience is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, political science or related field or equivalent experience.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to [email protected]. Please reference “Communications &Press Manager” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.


Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays.

About the USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.