Media Coordinator

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation seeks an organized, energetic Media Coordinator to join its public outreach team.

The successful candidate will work to generate earned media about Foundation-backed legal cases, coordinate responses to media inquiries, and assist in the Foundation’s online outreach through its website and social media. Writing tasks include drafting news releases, statements, social media content, op-eds and newsletter articles.

Outstanding writing and communication skills are essential, as is a strong commitment to individual liberty, free-markets and limited government. While not necessary, experience with web design (WordPress/php/html) is a plus. This is an entry-level position.

Interested applicants should send a resume and writing sample(s) (amounting to at least 800 words) to Patrick Semmens via email at pts@nrtw.org. No calls.

2019-2020 Fall, Spring, and Summer Law Clerk Positions

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provides legal services to protect workers from the abuses of compulsory unionism, and law student clerks will be involved in a variety of tasks intended to serve that purpose. In the clerkship, law students will become familiar with issues under federal labor law and state Right to Work laws, authorized by Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act. Law clerks work directly with staff attorneys, experienced in protecting the legal rights of workers opposed to unionization, who are readily available for guidance, questions, and discussion of ideas regarding cutting-edge constitutional, labor and Right to Work issues.

The clerkship is research-intensive, but also involves other duties, such as drafting legal claims and defenses for staff attorneys’ clients in various forums, ranging from NLRB Regional Offices to U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and, interviewing and counseling, when appropriate, individual workers who seek information and guidance regarding their union-related problems. Ultimately, the law student will be serving the public cause of vindicating individual employee rights, while immersing himself or herself in federal and state labor laws and getting a glimpse at practice and procedure before the NLRB, federal courts, and state administrative agencies, among other forums.

The clerkship is unpaid, but the Foundation will work with a law student’s university so the student can obtain course credit and, when available, funding.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 Law Clerk positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to Staff Attorney Frank Garrison at fdg@nrtw.org.