Communications Fellow, Media and Public Relations

Washington, DC
Media and Public Relations
Entry Level

Title:                              Communications Fellow, Media and Public Relations

Reports to:                Director, Media and Public Relations

Job Summary:            The Communications Fellowship is a year-long training program focused on managing and producing compelling written and verbal content across multiple media platforms. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable in a fast-paced, high-level environment. This is a one-year, full-time fellowship.


Job Duties:

  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the Media and Public Relations team, including maintaining press lists, supervising media clipping and reports, managing projects, and conducting research.
  • Manage Heritage’s press lists and databases of TV and print mentions.
  • Clip TV appearances by Heritage experts and manage their distribution to the Communications, Development, and relevant policy departments.
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director in creating weekly, quarterly, and annual reports on Heritage’s media presence.
  • Research and propose new communications ideas, strategies, and best practices to ensure the department is innovative and operating efficiently and effectively.
  • Under the supervision of the Director, write, edit, and post communications content, including talking points, press releases, statements, messaging documents, and media pitches for distribution internally and externally.
  • Support the department’s media training program, as needed.



Education:                  Progress towards bachelor's degree

Experience:                 Past public relations or journalism internships preferred

Communication:         Excellent verbal, writing, and editing skills

Technology:                Microsoft Suite; Meltwater experience a plus


Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Promote policies consistent with Heritage’s priorities; speak with one voice.
  • Possess excellent organizational, planning, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • Hard working, resourceful, and creative with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of AP Style; strong eye for detail and command of spelling and grammar.

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