July 28, 2022

Media Manager

Pacific Legal Foundation
July 28, 2022
Virtual Office, United States of America
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Media Manager
Pacific Legal Foundation
Arlington, VA or Virtual Office


You: A skilled communicator with prior experience in media relations and a proven track record of developing relationships with the media. You live and breathe the news of the day and you know what makes the media tick. You constantly dream up new and creative ways to capture a journalist’s attention during a chaotic news cycle. You have a deep appreciation and passion for individual liberty.

Them: Bureaucrats, city councils, mayors, governors, and federal agencies stripping Americans of their rights every day. There’s a lot of government overreach out there, and it’s backed by seemingly endless resources. But fortunately, like all lumbering giants, abusive government is most vulnerable when countered by individuals who act strategically and nimbly, take calculated risks, have each other’s backs, and are confident in and passionate for the cause—the very sort of swashbucklers we employ in spades here at PLF.

Us: We fight back. Pacific Legal Foundation is the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty. PLF has an unmatched record in the United States Supreme Court, with 14 victories out of 16 cases litigated at the Court—so far. We have more than a hundred active cases nationwide and a growing number of legislative and administrative policy wins.

We are a next-generation public interest law firm. What does “next-generation” mean for a legal nonprofit? It means we aren’t interested in doing the same thing as everyone else. We aspire to be the best player in a constantly changing game.

Here’s what you get to do in this role:

You will be a critical member of our communications team, collaboratively working to build and maintain trusted, positive, and productive relationships with media outlets.

The scope of your responsibilities will encompass one of PLF’s program areas: equality and opportunity—protecting true equality, freedom of thought, and opportunity for all Americans, or property rights—defending the right to productively use property without undue government interference.

This role reports to the Media Director.

Your specific job duties will likely include:

  • Building and maintaining friendly and productive relationships with reporters, bloggers, television bookers and producers, columnists, editorial staff, and legislative communication professionals
  • Pitching PLF story ideas to the media
  • Handling inbound press inquiries in coordination with the media team
  • Tracking and responding to developing stories related to PLF issues
  • Organizing press conferences, press availabilities, media briefings, teleconferences, and other press or Capitol Hill events
  • Drafting press releases, advisories, talking points, blog content, position statements, and other written products, as needed

This role is ideal for someone with:

  • At least two years of experience in media relations; previous work with legal or governmental affairs is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills—being able to write and speak concisely and persuasively
  • The ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly, and meet deadlines on time
  • A team-oriented, can-do attitude and the willingness to pitch in however needed
  • Minimal to no travel, depending on the candidate

General Information:

Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates important legal issues to set landmark precedents that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has brick-and-mortar offices in Sacramento, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, although approximately half of the staff works from home offices across the country. Working from the Arlington, Virginia, office is a plus for this role, although candidates will be considered for work from any office or home office.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest-quality talent available nationwide and offers a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work culture. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us. 

To Apply: 

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials as a single PDF:

  • Your resume, including your relevant professional experience.
  • A cover letter explaining why PLF is the place for you, why you want to fight for liberty, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/. 

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. 

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Director of Network Engagement of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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