Presidential Communications Specialist

Work Location: Washington, DC - US
Requisition Number: 1123
# of Openings: 1


Founded in 1941, Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of democracy around the globe. We analyze challenges to democracy, defend rights and liberties, and work to empower human rights defenders so all people can be free.

The presidential communication specialist will play a unique role in the organization, supporting the president in developing speeches, articles and presentations. The position will also support the overall goals of the Freedom House communications department in writing newsletter content, press relations and developing donor materials.


  • Write press releases, articles, statements, and talking points
  • Draft speeches and prepare presentations for the Freedom House president
  • Garner traditional media and assist in press relations
  • Amplify the messages of Freedom House and the Freedom House president on social media
  • Prepare Freedom House success stories and other donor development materials
  • Help draft Freedom House newsletters


Skills and Experience Needed:

  • Strong writer for print, web, and presentations
  • Press relations experience, including knowledge of media databases
  • Knowledge of democracy, governance and foreign policy
  • Social media expertise
  • Donor relations skills
  • Web and CRM experience a plus
  • Superb attention to detail and an ability to produce error-free work on tight deadlines.
  • Ability to take a balanced, principled stand on democracy issues independent of political party lines
  • Two years directly related experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in communications, political science, public policy, or related field


Additional Information

  • Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States.
  • Diversity makes our communications stronger. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
  • Freedom House’s communications team is based in Washington, DC. DC staff are currently working remotely, and Freedom House is continuing to evaluate when, and under what circumstances, staff will return to the office. This position may start remote, with mandatory relocation to DC once circumstances allow.

 To apply, please send a resume (1-2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) describing your qualifications and interest in the position.


Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks   and duties.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.


Qualified and Interested Applicants: 

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.




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