The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Director, Issue Communications for its Communications division.  ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.

The position is responsible for serving as the ACC direct link – both proactively and reactively – to national and trade media outlets on assigned priority issues of the organization.  This position is responsible for developing and producing integrated, strategic national media messages for purposes of impacting advocacy audiences, including cultivating and maintaining relationships with national and trade media and teaming with internal resources to develop media strategies, pitch compelling story ideas, and generate coverage of key issues.  The position serves in an “on-the-record” capacity, as needed, and reports directly to the Senior Director, Advocacy Communications.

Required qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field and at least 8 years of experience in public policy, issue advocacy, political campaigns, media relations, relevant field. Strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to give internal and public presentations as well as process technical and abstract verbal and written information to establish beneficial messaging framework and action plans and knowledge of press/media/newswire services are a must.

To Apply: 

To learn more about ACC and the position, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com.  ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.  If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to H_R@americanchemistry.com  or fax to (202) 330-5563.

American Chemistry Council is an equal opportunity employer.