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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Administrative Coordinator. In this role, you will be exposed to an extremely wide range of responsibilities and opportunities. You will help to optimize the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Finance team. You will be exposed to the most sensitive company information that others may not be privy to; discretion is essential. The right individual will be able to quickly break down and track incoming service requests to the CFO and Finance team; ensure timely tracking; and respond and assist with closing the loop to help Finance deliver excellent service to internal and external customers. Over time, you will recognize patterns in routine information requests and begin handling these for the team. You will see this as an opportunity to grow and take on more responsibility that will result in more opportunities for growth and greater responsibility. Your biggest skill will be to just figure it out with the support and guidance of senior team members.
This is a junior role and is best-suited for someone beginning their career. Successful candidates will have an impactful resume reflecting experience in a range of areas and capacities that positions them to take on a broad spectrum of different kinds of responsibilities. Experience with being productive on a fast-paced team or supporting senior managers would be relevant but no particular type of experience is a prerequisite, as the right candidate will be someone who can quickly learn to do things that they have never done before.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Advocacy and Field Coordinator with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Advocacy and Field Coordinator will work to lift up and advance opportunities and strategies to reduce poverty and boost opportunity. This position will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the Poverty to Prosperity program’s story bank as well as working with the TalkPoverty.org blog to elevate the voices of people who have experienced poverty. Strong media sensibilities, experience with progressive issue-based campaigns, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will serve primarily as a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the Editorial team, the Assistant Editor will also help with daily production of the website. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in a range of policy areas and wants to help the organization’s progressive policy ideas shine.
American Progress has an immediate opening for Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and will work closely with policy staff to develop and implement a communications plan and press roll-out plans for American Progress initiatives. This person will also work with other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement; television and radio bookings; and social media strategy.
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. This position is located in ThinkProgress’ Washington, D.C., office. Remote candidates will not be considered.
The budget analyst will work closely with program staff and the Development team to prepare and monitor grant and departmental budgets, forecasts, and periodic fiscal reporting to all stakeholders. The position requires strong organizational, analytic, and writing abilities, as well as an ability to effectively work with others across the organization to maintain fiscal control at all times.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a campaign associate with the Guns and Crime Policy team. The campaign associate will work with the director of Advocacy to develop and execute national, state, and local strategies and campaigns to further American Progress’ gun violence prevention policy goals. The campaign associate will focus on helping coordinate a nationwide network of gun violence prevention organizations and advocates, as well as on working with external stakeholders and state and local coalitions to assist in grassroots and “grasstops” organizing within a wide variety of constituencies to support gun violence prevention advocacy efforts. The campaign associate will also coordinate with other internal teams at American Progress, including the Center for American Progress Action Fund War Room, Government Affairs, Communications, and Generation Progress.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, organized professional with a strong advocacy and organizing background to serve as the Campaign 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 new analysis, messaging, and personal stories of key issues that demonstrate the value of progressive solutions and quantify the true cost of conservative policies. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms national and state allies with the tools necessary to promote progressive policies.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Climate Research Analyst to join the Center for American Progress Action Fund War Room, the organization’s advocacy and communications arm. The Climate Research Analyst will conduct investigations into the executive branch, 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 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. The position will work under the guidance of the Senior Campaign Manager for Climate.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, organized professional with a strong communications background in politics or advocacy to serve as the Communications Director for the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF). CAP Action is an independent, nonpartisan, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas, stories, and action. It animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis, messaging, and personal stories of key issues that demonstrate the value of progressive solutions and quantify the true cost of conservative policies.
This position will lead the CAPAF press team and serve as an on-the-record spokesperson, working closely with online communications, advocacy, policy, and government affairs staff on all CAP Action-related projects. The Communications Director will have the opportunity to propose and develop new initiatives; devise and implement communications plans; work closely with members of the media; provide input on the development of CAPAF campaigns and products; and work closely with allied organizations to advance the organization’s goals.
American Progress has an immediate opening for Desktop Support Lead Technician. The Desktop Support Lead Technician manages and maintains technology support and best practices, helping to develop, execute, and maintain both current and new workflows and processes that strengthen the organization’s effective use of technology while providing quality service to American Progress’ staff.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a 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.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate to join the Generation Progress team. 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. It engages in advocacy on issues such as affordable higher education, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, health care, and voting rights.
Under the direction of the Communications Director, the Digital Media Associate coordinates and operates all aspects of Generation Progress’ online presence, including digital communication, website management, email marketing, social media administration, as well as database management, graphic design, and layout.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Digital Media Associate on the Moscow Project. The Moscow Project is an initiative of the Center for American Progress Action Fund dedicated to uncovering the facts behind President Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia and communicating the findings to the public. The Moscow Project’s team employs a multidisciplinary approach towards its investigation, leveraging a unique combination of experience and expertise gained on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of State, and in private industry to examine this complex and sprawling series of events stretching back decades. The Digital Media Associate will be part of the team helping to communicate the findings and positions of the Moscow Project to a broad audience by creating visually engaging digital content, including videos and graphics.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a digital strategist for the Moscow Project. The Moscow Project is an initiative of the Center for American Progress Action Fund dedicated to uncovering the facts behind Trump’s collusion with Russia and communicating the findings to the public. The Moscow Project’s team employs a multidisciplinary approach toward its investigation, leveraging a unique combination of experience and expertise gained on Capitol Hill, at the State Department, and in private industry to examine this complex and sprawling series of events stretching back decades. The digital strategist will be part of the team helping to communicate the findings of the investigation to a wide audience and to ensure that the public is aware of the latest developments in the Russia investigation.
American Progress is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of State and Local Government Affairs. As part of the External Affairs department, this position leads the team responsible for managing American Progress’ relationships with state and local governments, officials, and their staffs. The External Affairs department as a whole works to promote progressive policies and ideas among members of Congress, state and local elected officials, regional organizations, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and other stakeholders.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a six-month position to lead the new Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative. The initiative is being launched to direct American Progress policy and communications resources to an immediate-term response in Puerto Rico for recovery purposes, with an eye toward long-term planning for the economic well-being of the island. This is an entrepreneurial position that will require an enthusiastic self-starter dedicated to affecting positive change for the people of Puerto Rico.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Economist or Senior Economist to join a team that analyzes the effects of existing economic policy and develops progressive alternatives. We are looking for someone who is widely experienced in a range of fields and has in-depth expertise in relevant subject matter areas, such as labor economics; innovation and growth; income distribution; public economics; and industrial organization. This person will conduct research, help to maintain quality control for the work of colleagues at American Progress, consult on commissioned work, and serve as a spokesperson on broader economic issues.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Email Marketing Associate with the Strategic Outreach team. The Email Marketing Associate helps promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The position is a part of the Strategic Outreach team, which is responsible for marketing American Progress’ work to highly segmented audiences, including elected officials; national, state, and local advocates; policy organizations and think tanks; and more.
American Progress is a progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are developing bold new progressive ideas and working on key issues in the national debate. American Progress seeks an Executive Vice President who will serve in the leadership of the institution and represent the institution externally. The Executive Vice President will oversee departments developing policy products and programs, and will provide strategic consultation on issues affecting the organization.
Progress 2050 has an immediate opening for a technology-focused Fellow. This person will be responsible for researching and conducting original analyses in emerging technology issues. The ideal applicant should have expertise in technology policy, statistics, diversity issues, and strong familiarity with census, labor, and other demographic tables. In addition, the individual should have excellent writing, research, and policy analysis skills.
We anticipate the term of this position will be five months.
American Progress is seeking a versatile and creative designer to join our Art team. The graphic designer will work as part of a team that creates reports, infographics, web graphics, marketing materials, websites, email designs, interactive media, and video storytelling. The graphic designer will help American Progress communicate progressive ideas and arguments through clear, visually compelling design. The designer’s primary responsibilities include the layout of print publications and the production of compelling web graphics, but the most successful graphic designer will have a knack for translating complex data and information into easy-to-interpret visual representations.
American Progress has an immediate opening for an Organizing Associate to join the Generation Progress team. The Organizing Associate will work as part of the youth engagement team at Generation Progress. The position requires efficiently managing a large workflow of diverse projects. A successful Organizing Associate will enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting and be able to adeptly build and manage organizing relationships across a broad coalition.
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.
The policy analyst for the Criminal Justice Reform team at American Progress works to advance fair, just and proportional, comprehensive, and data- and evidence-driven public safety and criminal justice policies. The policy analyst will develop ideas for new policy prescriptions, conduct original research, write reports and other publications, and assist in the conceptualization and execution of a range of projects. This position requires a proven track record of strong research and writing skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to translate research into concrete policies.
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.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Program Manager for the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign to assist with its nationwide organizing efforts. This position requires efficiently managing a large workflow of diverse projects. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting and be able to design a digital strategy that organizes and mobilizes individuals across all aspects of the campaign.
Now more than ever, a college degree is the ticket required for entry into the American middle class. Unfortunately, the skyrocketing cost of this ticket and the resulting damage to access, equity, and post‐college wealth accumulation is risking our future as a middle‐class nation. Higher Ed, Not Debt is a new multiyear and nationwide campaign working to ensure that quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all without the burden of financial hardship.
American Progress seeks a Recruiter and Internship Coordinator to work closely with the Human Resources team and hiring managers. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for managing the hiring processes and procedures at American Progress as well as managing the internship program.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an experienced Reporter to cover white nationalist trends and anti-democratic forces. This reporter will trace the political movements and ideologies that are shaping history across national boundaries, mainly focusing on the rise of the nationalist right.
In addition to providing regular reporting and analysis in this field, the reporter who fills this position will have the unique opportunity to partner with a team of researchers producing ThinkProgress’ Far-Right Dashboard, a new tool that will track the online influence of major far-right actors. The Reporter will be responsible for consulting with the researchers to help inform their methodology, providing feedback in early stages of the project, and covering any of the newsworthy trends unearthed by this tool.
We anticipate the term of this position will be one year.
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.
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 Rapid Response Director and, when appropriate, in coordination with campaign leads. The Research Analyst will be responsible for organizing and developing thorough research files and for prioritizing issues around which progressives can mobilize. The ideal candidate should have experience working with communications professionals as well as the ability to organize raw research into products that help shape stories for reporters and advocates.
The Research Assistant will work with the Energy and Environment Policy team to conduct research and analysis of energy and climate change policy. The ideal candidate will be committed to addressing climate change and interested in working on a wide range of domestic and international energy policy issues.
This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently as well as to deliver high-quality administrative and research support. Successful research assistants demonstrate an ability to multitask, to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and to manage important communications on behalf of the Energy and Environment Policy team. They 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.
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.
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.
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Senior Editor to help shape the site’s coverage as the team works to hold the Trump administration accountable in a constantly changing media landscape. The Senior Editor will oversee a small team of beat reporters working on a range of feature stories, reported pieces, and essays and should be particularly skilled at editing political analysis and commentary.
The Senior Editor will join a small management team that works together to run the newsroom on a day-to-day basis. In addition to assigning and editing stories; implementing policies; and hiring new staff, this team is responsible for strategic long-term decisions about the future of ThinkProgress coverage.
Ideal candidates will have an understanding of ThinkProgress’ mission and role in online media, a sharp eye for internet news, a thoughtful approach to leading a team, the editing skills to shape a compelling argument, and the self-motivation to experiment in a fast-paced industry.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Media Associate focused on climate-related communications. The Senior Media Associate will work closely with American Progress’ Communications team and Energy and Environment Policy staff to develop and implement media strategies to promote the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s climate initiatives and amplify personal stories about the importance of strong environmental protections as part of CAP Action’s story bank.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Assistant to write and edit content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. This position will work under the Social Media Director to use our platforms to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow our online audience. This position will also work with the team’s Special Assistant to assist in team-wide duties. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital tools, and attention to detail are a must.
American Progress is seeking a Software Developer to join the Technology Development team. The Software Developer will work with other team members to build enabling applications to reach our audiences and shape their experience on our websites.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Special Assistant to support the Education Policy team. The Special Assistant assists the Vice President of Education Policy, the Managing Director of K-12 Education Policy, and the policy staff, helping with scheduling, event coordination, and research support as needed. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.
American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of Special Assistant to the Energy and Environment team. The Special Assistant will assist the Vice President and Managing Director for Energy and Environment, along with the team’s energy, public lands, and oceans policy staff, with scheduling, event coordination, administrative tasks, and research and writing support as needed. In addition, the Special Assistant will support the team’s story bank project by contacting individuals who have compelling, personal, and diverse stories about the importance of strong environmental protections. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter whom the policy staff can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.
American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong communications and organizing background to serve as the Story Bank Campaign Associate 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 and action. CAP Action animates the stakes of political and policy debates by driving new analysis of key issues and existing research that demonstrates the value of progressive solutions and quantifies the true cost of conservative policies. With deep partnerships in Washington, D.C., and across the country, CAP Action arms state and national allies with the tools necessary to promote progressive policies.
ThinkProgress is a news site driven by progressive values and dedicated to producing rigorous reporting and analysis from that perspective. The site has an immediate opening for a Weekend Editor to help oversee day-to-day political coverage on a four-day schedule, from Friday to Monday.
ThinkProgress is looking for a sharp, self-motivated, and trustworthy editor who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to help drive ThinkProgress’ coverage and engage its audience during crucial weekend hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, this editor will work with a small team of reporters to assign stories, edit drafts, craft headlines, and promote articles; on Fridays and Mondays, this editor will collaborate with the rest of the editorial team to share those responsibilities across the newsroom.
Successful candidates will have a good grasp of the role that ThinkProgress occupies in the online media landscape, a commitment to the tenets of responsible journalism, a detail-oriented approach to editing copy, and a fast-twitch enthusiasm for covering breaking news.
American Progress is seeking a Windows Security and Systems Engineer to join the Technology Development team. This person will work closely with members of the Operations team, the Desktop Support team, and external consultants to ensure Windows systems are running securely and according to established best practices.
This position requires a strong attention to detail, excellent project management skills, and the ability to work under tight deadlines.