Job Announcements

Rewire.News is an award-winning daily publication providing evidence-based news, analysis, and commentary, as well as interactive dialogue on matters of sexual and reproductive health and justice.

Rewire.News is currently hiring:

Communications Assistant, Temporary

Rewire.News seeks a Communications Assistant for media outreach and communications strategies intended to increase readership and visibility of our work. This is a temporary, full-time position with an expected duration of three to six months. The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative, scrappy self-starter with a great sense of humor who can function as both a one-person show and as part of a team. This position will report to Rewire.News’ VP of Development.

Preference will be given to applicants well-versed in issues pertaining to reproductive and sexual justice movement and committed to evidence-based journalism.

The Communications Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Drafting content-appropriate emails on a daily and weekly basis;
  • Supporting press requests and identifying opportunities for media outreach and education;
  • Promoting News work, including coordinating screenings, panels, etc.;
  • Research, as needed;
  • Assisting with compilation of weekly media reports including news clips, track media, and affinity group data;
  • Working with other staff as appropriate to create, articulate, and carry out comprehensive short- and long-term strategies;
  • Developing reports based on analytics;
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Please read the full position description and application instructions carefully.

 

Senior Political Reporter, Federal Policy/Capitol Hill

The Senior Political Reporter plays a critical role on our growing team. This position works closely with the editor-in-chief and the senior editorial team to ensure timely, accurate, and aggressive coverage of Congress, including legislation and federal policy issues affecting the economic, social, and health prospects of diverse populations of women, people of color, immigrants, youth, and LGBTQ people. The ideal candidate is a fearless, self-motivated, aggressive reporter who can identify the best stories for analysis and reporting; adept at establishing sources; devoted to being first to break stories; and has an excellent sense of priorities. The candidate can demonstrate an excellent track record of working quickly and on deadline to produce the highest quality news and analysis.

The Senior Political Reporter will be responsible for:

  • As-needed breaking news and analysis of federal law and policy on Capitol Hill and the administration; the budget; abortion; contraception; Title X and family planning funding and policy; HIV and AIDS; and issues affecting the health and economic prospects of immigrant women, women of color, LGBTQ communities, and youth.
  • Seeking out the stories or angles on stories others are not telling;
  • Establishing and cultivating key contacts in Congress and relevant agencies;
  • Attendance at key hearings and press conferences;
  • Interviews with key policymakers and occasional profiles of legislators and policymakers in and outside the administration;
  • Devotion to in-depth knowledge of legislation and policy and to getting the facts straight;
  • Identifying and getting out front on stories that must be covered and connecting with the right people to do so;
  • Working daily with the News team to ensure smooth communications on current priorities – collaboration with other writers and columnists as necessary;
  • Other duties and projects as assigned and as the site grows.

Please read the full position description and application instructions carefully.

 

Manager, Media Outreach

The Manager, Media Outreach will promote Rewire.News’ content to several core audiences—primarily to other media outlets (including print, broadcast, and online outlets), as well as to policymakers, researchers, lawyers, health providers, and advocates— through targeted marketing and by building key relationships.  The Manager, Media Outreach will also field press requests; promote Rewire.News staff as speakers and experts; and create and execute plans to increase visibility of Rewire.News’s content and brand with identified audiences. This position will initially report to Rewire.News’ VP of Development, but in the longer term will report to a future audience engagement team leader.

The Manager, Media Outreach will:

  • Conceptualize, develop and execute a 12-month growth plan for identified audiences;
  • Work with editors and reporters to determine which articles, series, and issues to highlight and promote;
  • Build relationships with reporters, editorial writers, and columnists in broadcast, online, and print media and proactively pitch and promote Rewire.News articles and investigative research to other media outlets;
  • Proactively pitch Rewire.News staff and writers for media appearances to broadcast, cable news, and radio outlets;
  • Supervise and/or execute the writing, editing, and distribution of press releases, tip sheets, memos to editorial boards, and develop other materials as necessary;
  • Serve as the main point of contact with media for Rewire.News;
  • Track and maintain regular records of media outreach and coverage, media mentions, and links to Rewire.News’ work;
  • Stay up-to-date on news and news cycles and engage with editorial team on opportunities to  inform/shift/disrupt media framing of our core issues;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with communications counterparts at other relevant entities;
  • Manage and track outputs of Rewire.News media partnerships across the country;
  • Work directly and collaboratively with multimedia and social media staff;
  • Carry out plans and tasks identified by evolving audience engagement strategies;
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned and as the site and organization grow.

Please read the full position description and application instructions carefully.

 

Rewire.News is also seeking pitches, particularly in Appalachia and on race and justice topics. Please see our pitching guidelines if you are interested in writing for us.