Alliance for Community Media-Washington, D.C. Public Policy Advocate
The Board of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) seeks to contract with an individual (or a company) to represent and advocate for the ACM in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1976, the ACM represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media center throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these access centers and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.
SCOPE OF WORK
- Represents and leads ACM public policy work in Washington, D.C.
- Leads efforts in Washington, D.C. to introduce a bill that would change federal law and remove the restriction on the use of PEG funds (capital vs. operating issue) and to represent ACM’s interests in broader legislative initiatives.
- Prepares materials needed to provide support for the public policy positions of ACM.
- Develops content and regular updates on public policy issues for ACM weekly electronic update to members.
- Prepares position papers as needed.
- Meets with potential coalition partners to develop a broad base of support.
- Meets with legislators to secure bi-partisan lead and co-sponsors of a bill.
- Provides information to the ACM for the purpose of monitoring bill progress and making adjustments as necessary.
- Participates in regular calls of the ACM Public Policy Working Group (PPWG).
- 10. Assists in organizing state level public policy work (as time permits).
- Knowledge of and familiarity with community media, PEG access, and cable communication issues.
- A developed network of contacts related to communications and public policy issues on Capitol Hill.
- Experience working with broad based coalitions involving national nonprofit organizations, public media advocacy organizations, local governments, and other similarly situated entities.
- Previous experience as an employee or contractor to national nonprofit organization(s), public media advocacy organizations, local governments, or other similar entities representing such entities in Washington, DC.
- Previous experience in representing public interest and local government issues at the Federal level.
The Board anticipates this position to be a part-time contracted position with an initial 3-6 month term.
Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume/qualifications (or other inquires) to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, February 24, 2014.