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Position: Associate, Communications
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City and with offices in Washington and Miami, AS/COA holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America and is the publisher of Americas Quarterly, the leading publication dedicated to politics, business, and culture in the Americas. The communications associate supports the media relations senior director in the design and implementation of a media strategy to expand engagement and influence for the organizations’ experts, policy and cultural programming, and publications.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the senior director of media relations in the definition and execution of the organizations’ media strategy, staying on top of evolving media trends and playing a role in outreach strategies.
  • Handle all components of a proactive media strategy, from identifying opportunities to drafting media pitches, placing stories, and monitoring.
  • Draft communications materials including press releases, media advisories, and e-newsletters and handle email distribution.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date press lists and contacts, including social media influencers and influential reporters/editors.
  • Help design and implement strategies to expand social media audience and engagement.
  • Track media coverage and produce news monitoring reports. Manage relationship and monitor performance of PR software services provider.
  • Field media requests and respond to reporters’ inquiries.
  • Assist with press events such as press previews and press conferences.
  • Manage the production and submission of AS/COA’s marketing, advertising. and promotional materials, serving as liaison for designers and advertising outlets. Oversee fulfillment of barter agreements.
  • Curate and publish content including press releases, media articles, video, and other multimedia content in the AS/COA Online newsroom.
  • Research and develop talking points for media interview preparation.
  • Supervise and mentor communications intern.
  • Assume administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications and attributes

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter who can work independently and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Skills and qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years work experience in public relations, media relations, communications, or journalism.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills. Fluency in Spanish essential. Knowledge of Portuguese helpful.
  • A strong interest in and understanding of Latin America and international affairs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and be detail oriented.
  • Excellent research and organizational skills.
  • Experience with updating web content preferred.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite—particularly Photoshop and InDesign—a plus.
  • Experience expanding social media audiences and influence.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes some early morning and evening commitments, as well as occasional domestic or international travel.

Compensation

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as outstanding benefits including an excellent health and dental plan, vacation, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Application Process

Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Media Relations Senior Director Adriana La Rotta to alarotta@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.


Position: Internship, Communications
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a current undergraduate or graduate student, recent graduate, or freelancer with communications experience and strong English writing and editing skills for an internship supporting the Media Relations office at our New York City headquarters. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: drafting and editing communications materials, handling the production and distribution of marketing materials, authoring social media, and assisting with website updates. The person in the role collaborates with the New York, Washington D.C., and Miami teams to strengthen the visibility of AS/COA’s experts, programs, publications, and impact throughout the Western Hemisphere. This is a paid internship. AS/COA is an equal opportunity employer.

Principal responsibilities

  • Draft communications materials including press releases, media advisories, and newsletters.
  • Handle email distribution of communications materials.
  • Track media coverage and production of monthly news monitoring reports.
  • Maintain AS/COA’s online newsroom and post videos and other multimedia content to the website.
  • Help identifying media opportunities.
  • Maintain and expand media database.
  • Coordinate and assist in the production of AS/COA’s communications and marketing materials.
  • Assist with online and social media efforts for press outreach and cultivation.
  • Field and manage media requests and interviews when necessary.
  • Provide logistical support for public policy and culture events.
  • Research and develop talking points for media interview preparation. 
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other related duties as required. 

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Skills and qualifications include:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Experience in the field of new media, journalism, multimedia, or publishing.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish. Portuguese a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Latin America, particularly policy related to the Western Hemisphere.
  • Excellent research skills and detail oriented.
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and their use as marketing tools a plus.
  • Experience with updating web content preferred.

Time Requirement

  • 24-28 hours per week. 
  • Flexibility to assist the team at events that take place early morning or evening.

Application Submission:  Please email cover letter, résumé, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Media Relations Senior Director Adriana La Rotta at  alarotta@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome.  No phone calls please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.


Position: Internship, Policy
Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

The Council of the Americas Washington office seeks a student with office experience for an internship. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include trade and energy, among others. The internship is unpaid, and interns are required to earn university credit.

Key Areas of Focus
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members
  • Writing for the AS/COA website, primarily program summaries
  • Notetaking at events and meetings
  • Staying current on trends, country-specific information, and business issues in the region
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting with research for reports, op-eds, and background papers
  • Editing and fact-checking
  • Attending policy meetings

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Fluency in English and high proficiency or fluency in Spanish
  • Exceptional English language writing skills
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Ability to identify and summarize key points of articles and meetings
  • Knowledge of political and economic issues in Latin America
  • Background in international relations, political science, or a similar program of study
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Previous office experience
  • Detail oriented

Time Requirement: Minimum of 20 hours/week.
 
Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and a 1–2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA's work, to Zoe Dauth at zdauth@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.


Position: Student Internship, BRAVO Leadership Forums

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on the organization’s BRAVO Leadership Forums. The internship provides training for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business/relations. Through both large scale and private conferences and programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy concerns within the hemisphere. Student interns will also gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as civil society. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist in researching and identifying topics of interest, companies, and individuals for AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, CFO Forums, and CEO Roundtables
  • Coordinate the invitation of speakers and subsequent follow up and confirmation
  • Provide logistical support and assist with outreach for public/private programs and conferences
  • Edit documents, including agendas, marketing materials, and press releases
  • Keep databases organized and up to date

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish; copy editing and proofreading abilities are required for the internship
  • Exceptional research skills; must be detail oriented
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a small team
  • Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time requirement

  • Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3 month commitment; students must be able to receive university credit for this internship. 
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Drew Westervelt at dwestervelt@as-coa.org.