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.

Advocacy and Communications Associate, Poverty to Prosperity Program

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Advocacy and Communications Associate with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Advocacy and Communications Associate will work to lift up and advance opportunities and strategies to cut poverty and boost opportunity. Strong media sensibilities, familiarity with writing and editing for the internet, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.

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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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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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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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Executive Director, CAP Action

American Progress has an immediate opening for the Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of American Progress. The Executive Director leads CAP Action communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and to challenge efforts that undermine such policies. The new Executive Director will lead and expand CAP Action’s programmatic and capacity building efforts. Reporting to CAP Action’s President, the Executive Director will oversee day-to-day operations and management of CAP Action staff and will be responsible for all administrative, finance, and program functions. The Executive Director is expected to play a leading role in fundraising and overseeing online and traditional communications efforts and will have ultimate responsibility for developing and implementing organizational strategies that advance CAP Action’s mission and vision. This person serves as a member of American Progress’ senior leadership team.

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Global Politics Reporter, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Global Politics Reporter to join the Policy News team in tracking how political movements and ideologies are shaping history across national boundaries. This reporter will mainly focus on the rise of the nationalist right and the worldwide movement to halt its advance. Experience reporting on Russia is a plus.

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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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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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Reporter, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Reporter to cover a wide range of topics in politics and policy, including stories related to the newsroom’s effort to hold the Trump administration accountable. With guidance from a Senior Editor and an Associate Editor, this Reporter will work with a team of other writers to produce rapid response pieces for ThinkProgress on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have a sharp political news sense, a fast-twitch enthusiasm for breaking news, and the drive to help distinguish ThinkProgress’ coverage in a challenging news environment.

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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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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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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 Organizing Director, Generation Progress

American Progress has an immediate opening for the Senior Organizing Director of the Generation Progress, or GP, team, the youth-engagement arm of American Progress. The Senior Organizing Director leads organizing strategy via GP’s communications and advocacy staff to strategically advance the national conversation in support of progressive policies and to challenge efforts that undermine such policies. The new Senior Organizing Director’s primary purpose will be to establish, maintain, and lead GP’s state chapters and national organizing efforts that translate the experiences of young people into on-the-ground actions. The Senior Organizing Director will also help develop and drive issue-based campaigns across the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director of GP, the Senior Organizing Director will oversee day-to-day operations and management of GP staff and assist the Executive Director in highlighting GP’s work.

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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, CAP Action Fund

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This position is ideal for an entrepreneurial, well-organized, detail-oriented professional who has a thorough knowledge of national politics and a commitment to advancing a progressive policy agenda.

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Special Assistant, Democracy and Government Reform

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant for the Democracy and Government Reform team. The Special Assistant will assist the Director with scheduling, event coordination, and some research support as needed and as time allows. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual whom the policy staff can rely on 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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Vice President, Government Affairs

American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Vice President of Government Affairs. This position, which is part of the External Affairs team, has principal responsibility for managing American Progress’ relationships with policymakers at all levels of government. The External Affairs department, specifically the Government Affairs team, works to promote progressive policies and ideas within the executive branch and among members of Congress; state, local, and regional organizations and elected officials; and advocacy organizations and think tanks.

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