The Communications Associate is a part-time, entry-level position at National Taxpayers Union and Foundation (NTU/NTUF) who works directly with the Director of Communications on a variety of projects and goals for the communications department. Research requests, identifying placement opportunities, pitching media, and editing will be a big part of this position. If demonstrable achievements from a skilled candidate increase NTU/NTUF’s profile and motivate more members of the public to support us, the position could become full-time.
Preparing communications reports, tracking social media engagement and developing content for social media platforms
Assisting the communications department in monitoring and researching news relevant to NTU issues
Providing a creative perspective on how to use content with different audiences
Taking initiative with research projects and media list maintenance
Creating graphics to share on social media/illustrate written products such as papers and Hill handouts
Amplifying allied organizations activities and messaging keeping in line with NTU perspective and position
Representing NTU/NTUF on coalition communication activities to ensure message coordination on key issues
Assisting in generating new ideas for outreach and creating new media style products (memes, gifs, lists)
Generating quick responses to news articles and statements to inject NTU message into the conversation
Creating and maintaining basic talking points as relevant to specific varied audiences on current NTU issues; and
Assisting with event planning and execution.
Founded in 1969, National Taxpayers Union proudly serves as the “Voice of America’s Taxpayers,” fighting to ensure that all Americans are able to pursue their dreams without the heavy hand of government holding them back. NTU is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen group whose members work every day for lower taxes and smaller government at all levels.
Our partner organization National Taxpayers Union Foundation is a non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to showing Americans how taxes, government spending, and regulations affect them.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Patrick Gallivan, Office Manager, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications Associate” as the subject. No phone calls, please. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. NTU, a 501 (c)(4) organization, and NTUF, a 501 (c)(3) organization, are equal opportunity employers.
Both National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) offer competitive internship programs for college students and recent graduates to learn more about government processes, free-market principles, public policy, the benefits of limited government, and nonprofit operations. Interns receive hands-on experience working to help advance tax reform, decrease public spending, inform the general public about the effects of government spending, and hold officials accountable.
Internship Application Process
Internships are granted on a rolling basis and may take place during any time of the year. Internships are generally unpaid, though participants may receive academic credit. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples with the subject line "NTU/NTUF Internship Program" to email@example.com.
Internship opportunities exist in the following areas:
Assist the Communications department in responding to media inquiries and research requests; conduct media outreach; identify placement opportunities in print, broadcast, and online media; track media coverage; write for NTU and NTUF newsletters; and edit numerous written materials such as press releases, letters to the editor, and policy papers. Candidates will possess a basic knowledge of and interest in the media, strong communication and writing skills, and a positive attitude. New Media knowledge and video/audio production are pluses.
Assist NTU's Government Affairs department in lobbying on federal and state issues; conduct policy research and analysis; assist in grassroots taxpayer education efforts; formulate reports and opinion editorials; and attend or participate in policy seminars, hearings, coalition meetings, and briefings. Candidates will possess an interest in public policy (specifically budget, tax, and regulatory issues) and strong research, communication, and writing skills. Interns will leave with a better understanding of how government really works, valuable experience, and professional writing samples.
Assist Development department in expanding and maintaining NTU's and NTUF's fundraising programs; conduct research on potential donors; sustain relationships with current supporters through correspondence; assist with NTU’s direct mail program; and maintain NTU and NTUF's extensive database of members. Candidates will possess strong research and communication skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to free-market principles.
Policy & Research:
Assist with Foundation research and outreach activities related to budget issues & tax reform. Responsibilities include tracking the policy proposals of lawmakers and candidates as well as legislative tracking and research. Other tasks may include communications duties such as assisting with social media efforts, producing website content, and tracking NTUF's appearances in the media. Candidates will possess basic quantitative skills, attention to detail, an interest in public policy issues (specifically budget, tax, and regulatory issues) and strong research, communication, and writing skills.
Produce clear, coherent online products to illustrate NTU and NTUF’s products, utilize online tools, programs, and platforms to engage and educate our audience, and supplement content by other departments with sharp graphics and web pages. Candidates should be familiar with a number of social media platforms, and should possess some knowledge of graphical editing software, either online or offline. Skills related to Imgur, Reddit, LinkedIn, and email marketing platforms are encouraged. Basic HTML and CSS experience is preferred. Extensive training in proprietary products will be provided.