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Manager of Media & External Affairs

Flex, the trade association representing the app-based industry, is seeking its first Manager of Media and External Affairs to help lead its public positioning, media relations, and third-party engagement efforts. Candidates for this mid-level role should be willing to take initiative and generate creative ideas, and they must thrive in a fast-paced environment with a small team. This position will work closely with Flex’s Head of Public Policy and report to the Chief Executive Officer. DC-metro area candidates are strongly preferred.


  • 5-7 years of experience working in communications, or campaign outreach, preferably in DC or on Capitol Hill
  • Experience developing and pitching media stories, preferably in the tech, health, restaurant or transportation industries
  • Experience developing creative ideas to drive press/social media engagement
  • Ability to understand and work with bipartisan and diverse stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience coordinating event logistics
  • Knowledge of effective social media engagement strategies
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience working with industry and coalition partners

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying opportunities to advance Flex’s goals through media engagement and monitoring
  • Responding to media inquiries, pitching stories, and engaging in regular reporter outreach
  • Taking first pen on content such as media statements, press releases, talking points, and other written materials
  • Managing social media channels and website content
  • Supporting Flex’s policy and public affairs priorities by effective development of and engagement with partner and intergovernmental organizations that advance shared goals. 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with member companies’ coalition partners.
  • Working with the Flex team to build creative events and coordinating event logistics
  • Conduct special projects as assigned by the CEO or Head of Public Policy, which may include research to support Flex goals and policy advocacy
  • Other duties as assigned.

To submit an application for consideration, please email resume and introductory email to We look forward to hearing from you!