July 18th, 2022
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association--the nation's oldest and largest trade association representing beef farmers and ranchers--is seeking an Associate Director of Policy Communications. This role is perfect for someone with Hill communications experience looking to build media relations skills and join a fantastic team.
The role would include building awareness of NCBA’s value among its beef producer members, translating key issues and “wins” in the broadcast, print and digital trade and political media, and serving as a resource to state affiliates as needed.
Typical assignments may include:
(1) Positively position NCBA and its activities in national, state, local and agricultural trade media to increase communication opportunities. Regularly develop and distribute compelling print, audio, and video news to ensure NCBA is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information for the beef industry, particularly among trade, national and Hill media outlets.
(2) Proactively seek opportunities to share NCBA messaging with stakeholders and other individuals to help drive the association’s value proposition, with the goal of increasing NCBA membership.
(3) Develop and maintain positive relationships with congressional press staff to ensure members of Congress have accurate information about the beef industry. Leverage Hill staff relationships to further NCBA policy efforts while also helping to amplify the efforts of elected officials on issues that impact cattle producers.
(4) Work closely policy team to help develop strategic lobby and communications plans for each issue. Includes, but not limited to, development of talking points, lobby materials for the Hill, website content, editorial timelines, articles, and op-eds. Additionally, the associate director will develop accurate and timely information to keep key stakeholders informed of, and engaged with, critical policy issues.
(5) Responsible for frequent writing, editing and dissemination of articles and press releases related to policy and organizational topics.
(6) Regularly contributes print, audio, video, and social media content to NCBA media properties.
(7) Proactively engage the media with story ideas and leads, assist with responses to incoming media requests, scheduling interviews and conducting follow-up discussions as needed.
(8) Other job duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of communications experience, preferably in agriculture. Government experience (Hill, Agency, etc.) is a plus.
Feel free to reach out to Hunter Ihrman (hihrman@beef.org) with any questions!
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Hunter Ihrman