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Communications Assistant

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TITLE:                  Communications Assistant

REPORTS TO:     Senior Director, Communications


The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers, an important and rapidly growing industry. Our purpose is to sustain and enhance a climate for our members to responsibly develop, manufacture and market science-based dietary supplements and functional food and their ingredients for nutrition and better health.

Our five-member communications department supports this mission by providing communications counsel, expertise and materials across the organization. As a small and collegial association, we are able to offer significant opportunities to develop communications prowess while having measurable impact.

We work hard and take our responsibilities seriously. We genuinely like each other and our members. We value (and usually achieve good balance between) our professional and personal lives.


The Communications Assistant works on various department projects, with primary responsibility for developing content for member audiences. This includes researching for and writing a newsletter for members, a newsletter for retailers and other regularly occurring member communications. The Communications Assistant also supports marketing association conferences, committees, initiatives and webinars. In addition, the Communications Assistant will pull data analytics for the organization, working with the team to drive opportunities for optimizing communications outcomes.



  • “Nose for news” and ability to quickly and effectively write in inverted-pyramid journalistic style.
  • Able to manage time and day-to-day projects – but flexibility to jump into projects that are “of the moment” in our fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Coachable and highly responsive to supervisor feedback.
  • Willing to learn and deploy new skills.
  • Fearless of technology, with an aptitude for picking up and using new tools or expanding on basics.

The highly-qualified applicant will demonstrate superior proficiency in communications, possess critical thinking skills and have 1-2 years’ experience in a communications-related field and a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Analytics experience not required but useful. Some travel required.


Washington, DC

How to Apply: 

Submit resume, two writing samples and salary requirements in confidence to

Council for Responsible Nutrition