American Progress is seeking to fill the positions listed below. We do anticipate other openings in the future and encourage you to check our site often. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress. Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Art Director

American Progress is looking for a versatile and creative Art Director to manage and work within the Art team. The Art Director is responsible for extending a consistent brand identity across all products and platforms. The organization is seeking a talented, experienced designer who enjoys hands-on work with rich material in a deadline-driven, journalistic environment. The Art Director also plays an important leadership role by managing a small in-house design team and by communicating effectively about design issues at the highest levels of the organization.

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Associate Campaign Director, Law of the Land Project

American Progress is seeking an experienced associate campaign director to oversee two related new initiatives aimed at defending bedrock conservation laws and progressive policies: the Law of the Land Project, which will focus on progressive public lands and ocean cases occurring in the judicial branch of government; and the Progressive Ocean Project, which will focus on defending recent progress related to place-based ocean protections.

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Associate Editor, Investigative Team, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor to help guide our growing team of investigative reporters. This position will work directly with the team’s Senior Editor and reporters assigning stories, working on pitches, writing stories, setting deadlines, copy editing, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility.

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Audience Engagement Coordinator, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an audience engagement coordinator with a creative spirit, aptitude for writing, and strong interest in analytics to help generate headlines for A/B testing, post social media content, and analyze results.

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Campaign Manager, Criminal Justice Reform

The Campaign Manager for Criminal Justice Reform will have significant responsibilities in developing and executing strategic campaigns for criminal justice reform efforts. The position requires strong research, analytical, and writing skills. It also requires an advanced understanding of criminal justice reform issues, as well as an ability to work effectively with a wide range of external stakeholders across the ideological and political spectrum. The Campaign Manager will coordinate with other policy teams at American Progress, including the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s War Room, Government Affairs, and Generation Progress—the organization’s youth and young adult advocacy arm.

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Campaign Manager, Law of the Land Project

American Progress is launching a new initiative, called the Law of the Land Project, that will help defend bedrock conservation laws and progressive public lands policies through the judicial branch of government. The campaign manager of the Law of the Land Project will work with progressive partner organizations to develop and implement strategies and messages to clearly communicate what is at stake in key legal debates relating to the management of public lands, oceans, and natural resources. The campaign manager will work with academics, nonprofit organizations, legal experts, thought leaders, and citizens in the defense of bedrock conservation laws and those whose voices and perspectives should be heard and considered by legal decision-makers, journalists, and elected officials.

The campaign manager will also be responsible for leveraging the research and communications capabilities of American Progress to provide customized and actionable analysis, messaging, and content to a variety of progressive partners who are working to defend conservation laws in the courts. The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading communications and advocacy campaigns, as well as a familiarity with environmental and natural resource policy and/or litigation.

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Communications and Campaign Associate, Law of the Land Project

merican Progress is launching a new initiative called the Law of the Land Project, which will help defend bedrock conservation laws and progressive public lands policies through the judicial branch of government. The Communications and Campaign Associate will work with progressive partner organizations to implement strategies to clearly communicate what is at stake in key legal debates relating to the management of public lands, oceans, and natural resources. This will include working with reporters and using social media to elevate compelling voices of academics, nonprofit organizations, legal experts, thought leaders, and citizens who have a stake in the defense of bedrock conservation laws. The Communications and Campaign Associate will ensure that various perspectives are heard and considered by legal decision-makers, journalists, and elected officials.

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Communications Director, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Communications Director for Generation Progress. Generation Progress is American Progress’ dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Generation Progress engages in advocacy and engagement on issues including affordable higher education, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, health care, and voting rights. The Communications Director will manage the team’s communications project and workflows, ensure an integrated communications strategy, design shareable graphics, and oversee many of the team’s communications processes.

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Data Visualization Developer

American Progress is looking for a creative and innovative Data Visualization Developer who understands and appreciates both the art and science of translating numbers into graphics and interactives that are easy to understand and use. The Data Visualization Developer will create dynamic and static media to visualize demographic data, numbers, trends, ideas, and comparative data in order to create compelling stories and help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments.

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Desktop Support Manager

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Desktop Support Manager. The position will help maintain a mixed environment of desktop, laptops, and mobile devices using Microsoft and Mac operating system software and applications as well as manage day-to-day customer support and service. This person must understand advanced network concepts, security policy, virtual private networking, Microsoft Office 365, Windows 2012 domains, and other cloud-based technologies. The Desktop Support Manager will enhance and maintain the organization’s expectation of customer service by effectively tracking and disseminating information; troubleshooting; using all available services and support tools; and managing a team of three technical resources.

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Digital Associate, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a digital associate for CAP Action Fund to help design and implement a digital strategy for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In particular, this position will help amplify legal challenges against executive branch policies that undermine legal rights. This person will work under the guidance of the CAP Action Fund’s communications director. The ideal candidate should have social media experience, strong news sensibilities, and familiarity with digital and email tools.

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Digital Coordinator, CAP Action Fund

American Progress is seeking a Digital Coordinator who will manage and implement digital communications efforts, including our daily email newsletter and social media assets. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual with very strong writing skills whom the staff can rely on to work independently and produce high-quality digital content quickly. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and have creative ideas for the digital space as well as political acumen and sensitivity to policy issues. Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills, pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications, and stay attuned to current events. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with high-level communications and policy professionals are important.

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Director of Information Technology

American Progress has an immediate opening for a technology desktop support manager. The position will help maintain a mixed environment of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices using Microsoft and Mac operating system software and applications and manage day-to-day customer support and service. This person must understand advanced network concepts, security policy, virtual private networking, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Server 2012 domains, and other cloud-based technologies. The desktop support manager will enhance and maintain the organization’s expectation of customer service by effectively tracking and disseminating information; troubleshooting; using all available services and support tools; and managing a team of three technical resources.

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Editorial Assistant, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Editorial Assistant to support the growing newsroom’s administrative needs. Working with the Managing Editor, this position will play a key role in ensuring that the ThinkProgress newsroom operates smoothly and productively. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and time-management skills, as well as the people skills to interface with staff across the organization.

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Legal Analyst, CAPAF

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of actions taken by the Trump administration, generate creative theories for legal challenges, and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. The ability to learn an array of legal and policy issue areas is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the CAPAF director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Analyst, Economy, CAPAF

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of economic and fiscal actions taken by the Trump administration, generate creative theories for legal challenges, and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. This person will work under the guidance of the CAPAF director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Analyst, Law Enforcement and National Security, CAP Forward

American Progress has an immediate opening for a legal analyst to evaluate the legality of law enforcement, foreign policy, and national security actions taken by the Trump administration; generate creative theories for legal challenges; and conduct legal research for partners bringing litigation. The ability to learn an array of legal and policy issue areas is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the Center for American Progress Action Fund director of legal policy. The ideal candidate should have legal research experience and the ability to analyze financial records and federal laws, regulations, and executive actions.

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Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher, War Room, CAPAF

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher on the War Room team to conduct short- and long-term investigations into actions taken by the Trump administration that potentially conflict with substantive or procedural laws. The Legal Researcher/Senior Legal Researcher will be responsible for tracking new federal laws, regulations, and executive actions; examining public documents, Freedom Of Information Act responses, and materials obtained via discovery; and identifying individuals injured by the federal government. This person will work under the guidance of the War Room’s Policy and Research Director. The ideal candidate should be creative and have extensive experience conducting investigations.

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Managing Director of Digital Communications, CAP Action War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Managing Director of Digital Communications to lead, develop, and implement the digital communications strategy, including online microtargeting and list building, for the Center for American Progress Action Fund War Room. This position works under the Deputy Director of the War Room and focuses on developing and implementing creative digital campaigns that help drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow the organization’s online audience. Seven or more years of digital marketing and social media professional experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital tools, and attention to detail are musts.

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Outreach and Campaign Manager, Anti-Hate and Immigration

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Outreach and Campaign Manager to join the Immigration team. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will lead the team’s work to push back against extremism, hate speech, hate acts, and nativism within the immigration space, managing two tables that focus on addressing hate in the United States. This position will also coordinate anti-hate efforts among American Progress and its partners. The Outreach and Campaign Manager will combine significant project management work with strategic thinking; rapid response communications; and research and analysis in an effort to combat the rise of hate toward immigrants and refugees.

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Policy Analyst, Women’s Initiative

The Policy Analyst for the Women’s Initiative will work with the team—including American Progress’ economist and senior fellows—to conduct original analyses and advance policy proposals in the areas of women’s health and economic security. Specific policy issue areas may include access to abortion and contraception; access to paid family and medical leave; equal pay; employment discrimination; and gender-based violence. The position will require strong analytical, communication, and management skills.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Early Childhood Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Policy. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President for Early Childhood Policy on child care, preschool, home visiting, and other policies affecting young children. The analyst will work in a team environment to develop products that defend against threats to existing early childhood programs and make the case for expanding access to high-quality early childhood programs, particularly for low-income and middle-class children. Successful candidates will have strong writing and analytical skills and work well in a fast-paced environment.

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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Education

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Education Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President for Education Policy and the Managing Director for Education Policy on a variety of education policy issues, such as teachers and principals; standards, assessments, and accountability; the science of learning; and education innovation.

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Political Research Analyst, CAP Action War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Political Research Analyst to join the CAP Action War Room, the organization’s advocacy and communications arm. The Political Research Analyst will monitor the news, produce rapid-response pushback, and anticipate reactions to events. A good eye for building narratives and finding original angles is a must. The position will work under the guidance of the Director of Rapid Response and, when appropriate, in coordination with the campaign leads. This person will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough research files and prioritizing issues that progressives can mobilize around and reporters should cover. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals, as well as the ability to organize raw research into products for reporters and advocates who help shape stories.

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Producer/Editor, ThinkProgress

Are you a fast editor and a news junkie with a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting? ThinkProgress is seeking a talented Producer/Editor to join its video team and produce short-form news content. This position will be required to consistently generate story ideas and work creatively and efficiently to turn around exciting new videos daily.

Excellent editing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are a must. Ideal candidates will also think creatively about video editing, have strong news sensibilities, and be familiar with video content for the internet. Motion graphics and/or camera skills are a plus.

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Research Analyst, CAP Action War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst on the War Room team to monitor the news, produce rapid-response pushback, and anticipate reactions to events. A good eye for building narratives and finding original angles is a must. This person will work under the guidance of the Director of Rapid Response and, when appropriate, in coordination with campaign leads. The Research Analyst will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough and organized research files and prioritizing issues that progressives can mobilize around and reporters should cover. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that help shape stories for reporters and advocates.

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Research Analyst, Moscow Project, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a research analyst on the Moscow Project team to conduct open source, public records, and database research into topical issues, including ostensible Russian government actions to undermine democratic institutions by interfering in recent elections in Europe and the United States. Guided by the War Room’s policy and research director, the research analyst will be responsible for developing thorough and organized research files, mapping relationships between individuals and entities, and integrating breaking news developments into investigative projects, among other duties. The ideal candidate would have experience working with communications and policy professionals and the ability to organize raw research into products that can help lawmakers and shape stories for journalists.

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Research Assistant, Women’s Initiative

The Research Assistant for the Women’s Initiative will assist the team by providing research support as needed, primarily on topics related to women’s health, rights, and justice. Research on additional issues of women’s equality—from women’s leadership to women’s economic security—may also be needed. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the Women’s Initiative staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support, including quantitative analysis. Successful research assistants demonstrate an ability to multitask, to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and to manage important communication on behalf of the team. Successful research assistants have excellent research and organizational skills and pay careful attention to deadlines and follow-up communications. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with high-level policy professionals, both internally and externally, are important.

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Research Associate, Energy and Environment

American Progress has an immediate opening for the role of Research Associate for Energy and Environment Policy. The Research Associate will work with the energy and environment policy team to conduct research on energy and climate change policy. A successful Research Associate will be detail-oriented, have a close familiarity with key energy policy issues and concepts, and possess strong writing skills. Experience and interest in working on transportation issues a plus.

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Research Associate, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress has an immediate opening for a research associate for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The research associate will work under the direction of the vice president of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative and will be responsible for producing research and writing on the intersection of theology and progressive social policy. The work will span across several issue areas, including religious liberty, economic inequality, immigration, racial justice, LGBT issues, women’s health, and other related issues. The associate will also assist the team in identifying and working with religion scholars and faith leaders to articulate a moral frame to promote just policies that recognize the dignity of all people.

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Research Associate, Ocean Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for a research associate to support the Ocean Policy team. This person will monitor a wide range of ocean policy issues with a particular focus on domestic and international fishery management; provide research assistance; write original reports and blog pieces; assist with communications, social media, and outreach; and provide programmatic administrative support. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have a close familiarity with ocean policy issues and concepts, and possess administrative experience, including strong organizational skills.

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Researcher/Writer, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a hybrid newsroom position: a researcher who writes news articles or a reporter/writer who has a strong background in research. The position would help fact-check our investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as contribute news writing to the site. The successful candidate would demonstrate an abiding interest and concern with factual accuracy and a grasp of the tenets of good journalism.

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Salesforce Administrator

American Progress is seeking a Salesforce Administrator to join the Constituent Relationship Management team. This candidate will use administrative skills to help promote progressive policies and ideas.

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Senior Editor, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Senior Editor to help shape the site’s coverage strategy as it works to hold the Trump administration accountable in a constantly changing media landscape. The Senior Editor will play a crucial role in fulfilling ThinkProgress’ mission of producing trustworthy journalism with a progressive worldview.

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Senior Manager, Development Operations

The senior manager for development operations is responsible for managing central services to the wider Development team, including oversight and maintenance of all aspects of the Salesforce database; managing operations projects to ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables; and playing a technical role in the execution of donor communications and special events. The senior manager is the Development team’s liaison with American Progress’ Technology, Finance, Email, Legal, and Events teams. The special assistant reports to the senior manager and supports the senior manager in the execution of the development operations activities. Note: Title is negotiable based on experience and education.

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Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy and Women’s Health

American Progress has an immediate opening for the position of senior policy analyst for women’s health reporting to both the Health Policy and Women’s Initiative teams. Both teams are working to defend the Affordable Care Act from efforts to repeal it; defend the Medicaid program from cuts and other proposals that would negatively affect enrollees; and develop progressive ideas on a range of health policy. The teams work in coordination to produce analysis on a range of health policies and proposals, with a focus on policies that disparately affect women and families.

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Special Assistant

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant. The Special Assistant will assist the Vice Presidents and Directors with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.

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Special Assistant, Health Policy

American Progress has an immediate opening for the position of Special Assistant for Health Policy. American Progress’ Health Policy team is working to defend the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, from efforts to repeal it; defend the Medicaid program from cuts and other proposals that would negatively affect low-income beneficiaries; and develop ideas on a range of issues, including prescription drug pricing.

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Special Events Coordinator

The special assistant will provide the senior vice president for Communications and Strategy as well as the Press staff with logistical and administrative support. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter whom the Press staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality reporting and administrative support.

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Story Bank Director, War Room

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, organized professional with a strong communications and advocacy background to serve as the story bank director for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas, stories, and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving key messages, amplifying hard-hitting analysis and facts, and lifting up personal stories that demonstrate the value of progressive solutions. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote and defend progressive policies.

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Video Editor

American Progress is seeking an energetic video editor to join its in-house video team, working across the organization to amplify progressive ideas and fight back against conservative policies. The video editor will have a knack for sourcing and combining footage from multiple sources—news clips, still images, text, HD and 4K, etc.—into short, punchy videos that move people to action. The ideal person will be a voracious consumer of current events, eager to pitch ideas, and be comfortable with fast-moving, rapid-response projects. The right candidate will also periodically work on longer-form explainer and documentary-style videos. The video editor will also be responsible for livestreaming and archiving American Progress’ live events programs. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with one to two years of video editing and shooting experience who wants to work to make a free, fair, and equitable America for all.

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YouTube Producer, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress is seeking a YouTube Producer to manage and grow its newsroom’s video presence. This position will be responsible for maintaining ThinkProgress’ YouTube channel; overseeing video distribution; and producing and editing content for a YouTube audience.

Expert knowledge of distribution, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and familiarity with video content for YouTube are a must. Ideal candidates will think creatively about video production and distribution; have strong news sensibilities; have a strong understanding of analytics; and have a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting.

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