Current Job Opportunities


Manager, Media Communications

IFIC, a Washington, DC nonprofit association specializing in nutrition and food safety research and communications seeks a Manager, Media Communications. IFIC brings together, works with, and provides information to consumers, health and nutrition professionals, educators, government officials, and food, beverage, and agricultural industry professionals. IFIC has established partnerships with a wide range of professional organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to advance public understanding of key issues in nutrition, health and food safety through consumer research and education initiatives. IFIC is primarily funded by the food, beverage, and agriculture industry. IFIC does not endorse brands, products or accept advertising, and does not advocate for legislation or regulations. 

This position will be responsible for Media Engagement, Content Management, Execution and Campaigns and Monitoring/Reporting on impressions and engagement. Key requirements include strong written and editorial skills, superior interpersonal and communication skills, experience with social media platforms, ability to work independently and with moderate level of direction, ability to understand complex scientific information and translate into clear language, 2-3 years’ experience in public relations, journalism, or communications, college degree with a background in journalism/communications/public relations.

  • Media engagement
    • Coordinate timely responses to media inquiries and requests for information
    • Draft and distribute content (such as press releases) to reporters, and pitch other general IFIC Foundation projects
    • Support social media engagement
    • Establish and build relationships with targeted journalists and media organizations
  • Content management
    • Content planning and brainstorming
    • Assist with social media copy
    • Design, edit, and publish content to website
  • Content execution and campaigns
    • Coordinate project-specific campaigns for key programs, special projects, and initiatives
    • Build and maintain topic-specific media lists
    • Update and build internal expert database
  • Monitoring/reporting
    • Create monthly reports on traditional impressions and engagement
    • Daily monitoring and snap-shot report of trending news (related to IFIC’s work) on traditional media
    • Contribute to monthly social media reporting
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • Miscellaneous – Only when tasks above are completed and time allows
      • Write ~1 article/month
      • Creative (i.e.: infographics, videos, memes)

Background Required:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in public relations, journalism, or communications
  • Strong written and editorial skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently and with moderate levels of direction
  • Ability to understand complex scientific information and translate into clear  language
  • College degree, with a background in journalism/communications/public relations
  • No international travel

Please send cover letter and resume to Deadline is December 15, 2017.



Sylvia Rowe Fellowship


The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe. The  Award was created to help deserving individuals further enhance skills in the area of nutrition and food safety communication. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient’s nutrition and food safety communication skills that he or she can and will apply to communicating nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector) or other public venue.


The recipient will be awarded an 8–12 week paid internship ($600 per/week) at the IFIC/IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The internship needs to be completed by the end of 2017.


Click here to learn more about how to apply for the Sylvia Rowe Fellowship.





The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and International Food Information Council Foundation provide a variety of opportunities for paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition, food safety and technology, and communications. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. To inquire about current intern opportunities, please email Liz Sanders and attach the following documents:


  • A current résumé
  • A letter of intent explaining how the internship will develop your communication skills to enhance public understanding of nutrition and food safety issues
  • Three original letters of recommendation



Equal Employment Opportunity


The International Food Information Council (IFIC) is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We do not unlawfully consider an individual's race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, age,  sex, personal appearance, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, or any other protected category in any employment decision.  This policy governs all aspects of employment at IFIC, including hiring, assignments, promotions, compensation, associate benefits, associate discipline, and discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment.


(Last updated July 18, 2017)