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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Assistant Editor, Art and Editorial

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.

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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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Associate Editor, Policy Team, ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an associate editor to help guide our growing team of policy 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 and the ability to clearly distill complex policy issues for a general audience.

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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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Audience Engagement Coordinator, ThinkProgress

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.

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Campaign Associate, War Room

American Progress is seeking a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong communications and organizing background to serve as the 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.

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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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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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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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Digital Media Associate, CAP Action War Room

American Progress has an immediate opening for a digital media associate to design and produce digital and video content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. This position works under the managing director of communications for the War Room to use Center for American Progress Action Fund platforms to drive progressive conversations, inform and educate the public on progressive issues, and grow the organization’s online audience. Social media experience, strong news sensibilities, familiarity with digital and video tools, and attention to detail are musts.

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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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Email Marketing Associate

American Progress is seeking an email marketing associate to help promote progressive policies and ideas among targeted audiences. The email marketing associate will be a part of the Online Outreach team, which is responsible for marketing the organization’s work to highly segmented audiences, including elected officials; national, state, and local advocates; policy organizations and think tanks; and more.
The ideal candidate is a team player who has experience in online communications and an interest in leveraging email to grow, educate, and engage audiences. American Progress is looking for someone who understands the technical and design aspects of email marketing as well as the use of email to reach different audiences effectively. This person must be a fast learner who is passionate about progressive values, has excellent attention to detail, and is skilled at managing multiple tasks in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
In your cover letter, please describe your experience working in online communications, including email marketing software, databases, or other tools you’ve used. Please also state the extent of your HTML abilities.

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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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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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Project Manager, The Moscow Project

American Progress has an immediate opening for a project manager on The Moscow Project to lead the project’s day-to-day activities in its efforts to uncover the truth about Russian interference in the 2016 election. The project manager will be responsible for executing a strategic work plan for The Moscow Project in collaboration with communications, policy, research, outreach, and investigative staff. Project management experience, ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment with many moving pieces, and strong writing skills are highly valued. Capitol Hill, campaign, or management experience is 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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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 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 and the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of special assistant supporting the Democracy and Government Reform team and the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The special assistant will assist the director and vice president 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 of both teams can rely on to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative support.

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Special Assistant, Guns and Crime Policy Team

American Progress is seeking candidates for the position of special assistant for the Guns and Crime Policy team. The special assistant will assist the team 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.

The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to multitask, set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and manage important communication on behalf of senior staff. Applicants must 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. Applicants must also be willing to develop and maintain familiarity with the team’s policy work.

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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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