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Director of Communications & Marketing, Courier Newsroom



Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Who We Are

At Courier Newsroom, we empower individuals and communities through local reporting that helps people understand and affect the issues impacting their lives. We believe that by investing in the work of local journalists across the country we can positively impact civic participation and build a healthier democracy from the ground up. Through original reporting and human-focused storytelling, we highlight the issues and forces that shape our lives while calling attention to the impacts of policy-making and political action at the local level. We are a rapidly growing team with new ideas on how to change the landscape of this world.


COURIER is seeking an experienced communications professional to drive Courier Newsroom’s national communications strategy. This role will be primarily focused on securing positive earned media for the organization, working with leadership to develop cohesive messaging across the company, and preparing written materials to advance the organization’s mission.

Role & responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Courier Newsroom executive leadership team to identify proactive earned media opportunities - (op-eds, profiles, story pitches, speaking engagements, media bookings) across the organization
  • Handle all inbound media requests for Courier Newsroom and its sub-brands
  • Work closely with the Courier Newsroom executive leadership team to build short-term and long-term strategic communications plans
  • Regularly draft talking points, briefing memos, and messaging materials for company leadership
  • Proactively build relationships with and open new distribution channels for COURIER content to flow to the legacy political press corps
  • Provide communications assistance to all company product launches and public announcements
  • Ghost-write first drafts of op-eds and other forms of executive communications as needed


  • 3-5 years of professional experience in a communications, public relations, or marketing role
  • Express a demonstrated interest in the political and media space
  • Previous experience proactively pitching stories to established media outlets
  • Possess established relationships with local, state, or national media
  • Maintain an expert writing ability and capacity for creative problem solving

The salary band for this position is $70,000 - $90,000 based on experience