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Now Hiring: Communications Director for Right on Crime

| September 21, 2012

We’re hiring! Right On Crime is a national campaign to reassert the conservative position on criminal justice. The campaign is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a research institute in Austin, TX committed to limited government, free markets, private property rights, individual liberty and personal responsibility.

This position will liaise with National and Texas internet-based media to insert Right on Crime into the media narrative and serve as a fast-responder to relevant new items.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Primary point of contact for National and Texas media for Right on Crime;
  • Serve as fast-responder to media attention and inquiries surrounding Right on Crime’s priority issues;
  • Proactively seek media opportunities in line with Right on Crime’s priority issues and pitch relevant news media;
  • Promote the research efforts of the policy staff into the print and broadcast media;
  • Work directly with Policy staff and Directors to liaise, advise, and develop their communications agenda;
  • Manage supporting communications or coalitions consultant contracts, if any;
  • Edit weekly commentary submissions from policy analyst and see each article through the approval process;
  • Prepare and distribute press releases, statements, and commentaries;
  • Develop and implement media plans for major research releases and events, such as press conferences;
  • Organize press conferences to promote Right on Crime’s research;
  • Right on Crime signator engagement/management and media placement, including social media;

Qualifications:

  • Ten years’ experience in media relations, journalism, public relations, or related field;
  • Must have a strong network of national media contacts;
  • Proven capability in traditional and social media;
  • Must be self-directed and goal oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated support of free market principles;
  • Willingness and availability to work long hours and weekends when necessary, especially during the Texas legislative session;
  • Intermediate to Expert knowledge with Microsoft Office Package, including but not limited to: Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel programs;

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, references and writing samples to:

Greg Sindelar

Texas Public Policy Foundation

administration@texaspolicy.com

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RIGHT ON CRIME is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.

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