About Accountable.US

Accountable.US is a watchdog organization that shines a light on the corrupting influence of powerful corporations and special interests on policymaking. We use investigative research to expose this impropriety and communicate our findings to the public and to appropriate regulatory and legislative bodies to effect change. Our advocacy helps pave the way for progressive policies that advance the interests of all Americans, especially those in marginalized communities.

If you're looking for a growing, fast-paced organization that invests in its people and strives to create more equitable and inclusive communities, then Accountable.US could be the place for you. We offer competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, and we encourage a healthy work/life balance for our staff.

Position Summary

Do you thrive on the fast-paced, rapid-response nature of the news cycle?? Do you love the thrill of pitching a reporter and successfully getting a story placed? Do you have a knack for turning research reports into catchy press products, and prepping spokespeople for interviews? A.US seeks a Deputy Press Secretary to help drive our work. The ideal candidate is a savvy media professional and team player who is comfortable getting on the phone with reporters to pitch stories and help drive a narrative. This position requires incredible attention to detail, superior organizational abilities, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Some weekend work may be required.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • Minimum of 4 years communications experience required.
  • Minimum of two years of political experience working on a political campaign or for a political committee or on Capitol Hill.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with the media, creating pitch angles, developing press materials, and pitching.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills and a track record of garnering media attention.
  • Comfort operating in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Track record of using research to develop innovative, high-impact communications and campaigns.
  • Ability to successfully work cross-functionally across teams, demonstrating strong collaboration and relationship building skills.
  • Self-starter that is innovative, flexible, nimble, focused and not afraid to try out new ideas and fail.
  • Commitment to progressive values.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity inclusion and justice.

Other Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Monitor opportunities to advance Accountable.US’ values, positions, and brand through media activities;
  • Build and maintain reporter relationships and lists;
  • Draft and edit talking points, press releases, op-eds, memos, and other communications;
  • Pitch print, broadcast, and new media reporters, editors, and producers;
  • Prepare talking points and spokespeople for press opportunities including supporting media training;
  • Represent Accountable.US and coordinate with partners by attending meetings and conference calls;
  • Coordinate with digital colleagues to provide and help draft content for social platforms, website, blog posts, articles and other digital communications;
  • Send mass emails, press releases, and posts materials online;
  • Produce detailed reports of project activities; and
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$90,000. Exact compensation package is commensurate with experience. Our excellent benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability, a 401(k) match, generous paid time off, professional development opportunities, and more.

Accountable.US Careers

Accountable.US is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

A Note to BIPOC Candidates: Studies have shown that women, nonbinary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.