Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Media Coordinator

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 25th September 2017
Friday, 20th October 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Minneapolis, MN
2105 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:


Job Description

For over 30 years, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has been committed to advancing policy solutions—locally and globally—to some of the world’s most complex problems in order to promote resilient food, farm and trade systems. We are proud to be part of a thriving community of analysts, farmers, organizers and activists who fight tirelessly to make public policy more fair and just—from our headquarters in Minnesota to Washington D.C., and around the world. 

We seek a full-time Media Coordinator to increase the reach and visibility of IATP’s work in the media, to policy makers, and among the partners and constituencies we work with. This position will be integral to building the overall communications capacity and strategy for the organization.

The successful candidate will have a background working in public relations, marketing, or social justice advocacy. Experience with International Non-Governmental Organizations is a plus. The candidate will also bring enthusiasm and creative thinking to this newly created position. The Media Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Development & Communications. This is an exempt position. 

The highly-preferred location for this position is IATP’s main office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A remote location may be considered for extraordinary candidates.



  1. Responsible for distributing IATP’s public facing materials, including
  2. Work with Communications staff to maintain and monitor IATP’s digital presence including:
  3. Monitor digital analytics
  4. Assist Communications & Development Director in creation of IATP organizational messaging and editing of press releases & other organizational materials.
  5. Assist Communications Manager & Creative Director in creation of IATP’s communication products, i.e. print materials, mass emails, podcasts, video, website, etc.
  6. Provide input to program staff on public relations opportunities of current work.
  7. Contribute to the Development & Communications team in planning and strategy.



Essential Qualifications

  1. Intense curiosity and willingness to learn quickly about IATP issues.
  2. A fearless approach to outreach and promotion. Comfort with cold calling and emailing reporters and others.
  3. Demonstrated success in working with the media and/or communications.
  4. Excellent writing, editing and speaking skills. An ability to turn a complex issue into a simple message.
  5. Basic knowledge of website content management and social media.
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, and understanding of databases.
  7. At least 1 year of professional experience in a relevant field.
  8. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and an outstanding cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A degree in international relations, communications, or another relevant field.
  2. Three years of work in media or public relations fields.
  3. Existing knowledge of international trade and/or agriculture policy.
  4. Proficiency in Drupal.
  5. Experience generating reports on media performance.
  6. An overwhelming abundance of creativity.


To Apply,

Send resume, cover letter and 3 samples of your work that Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled, high priority given to applications received prior to October 20, 2017.


IATP is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at IATP.

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