Thursday, June 21, 2007

Job opp: Communications director at POGO

Forwarded to us by Chron biz reporter George Raine:

At a time when our government is more secretive, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) conducts journalistic investigations to shed light on government activities and create opportunities for vigorous public debate. POGO does so by taking on broad-scale, intractable problems which would go unaddressed without an aggressive journalistic approach. POGO issues reports and alerts with recommendations for reform based on in-depth investigations.

About the Director of Communication

POGO's Director of Communication is a senior staff member who plays a central role in shaping the organization's programmatic strategies and direction. This person is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies for educating key constituencies concerning POGO's investigative findings and recommendations.

POGO works closely with journalists from across the nation to shed light on the inner workings of government. The Director of Communication manages these working relationships, develops collaborative investigative initiatives, and implements strategies to communicate POGO's vision for reform.

The Director of Communication also helps to develop content to communicate directly with Congress and the public through email, newsletters, POGO's blog, and the web.

Five years of strategic communications experience preferred
Commitment to advancing the mission of the organization
Experience using web and email communication strategies
Highly-motivated, entrepreneurial work style
Demonstrated track record of placing stories in national radio, TV, and print news media
Experience with public policy issues
Demonstrated skills as a strategic and tactical thinker
Persuasive writing skills

About the Project On Government Oversight (POGO)
Founded in 1981, POGO is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government. POGO is a multi-issue organization with an expertise in working with inside sources and whistleblowers to expose evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse in the federal government. In recent years, POGO’s investigations and outreach programs have addressed shortcomings in national security, the lack of oversight of government spending, outmoded nuclear weapons programs, inadequate whistleblower protections, excessive government secrecy, and Congress’ inability to conduct effective government oversight. POGO’s investigations have also been responsible for billions in saved tax dollars and for major policy reforms affecting millions of Americans.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits.

How To Apply
Currently, there is no deadline for applying. Send a cover letter and resume to:

Keith Rutter
Director of Operations
Project On Government Oversight
666 11th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
Phone 202-347-1122 / Fax 202-347-1116

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