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Publication or Company The Pew Charitable Trusts
Job Title Officer, Communications, Pew Center on the States
Industry Marketing
Salary
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Washington, DC
Job Requirements The Communications Department

The Communications department plays an instrumental role in positioning Pew to achieve our programmatic and institutional goals. Pew recently completed a detailed assessment of our communications needs and internal structure, and having learned from our past successes and challenges, the department is in the process of reorganizing to improve our efficiency and effectiveness. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure the production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.


Position Overview
This position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the senior officer, Communications, and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting state policy work. He/she develops and implements communications strategies for projects to effectively communicate Pew’s work and messages. The manager, Communications works on projects to ensure economic and financial security for American families, including Safe Checking in the Electronic Age, Safe Small-Dollar Loans Research, and the Economic Mobility Project.

The successful candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills, be creative, think strategically and have strong national and state media contacts. Extensive experience in advocacy communications and strategic communications is required. Management experience is also required.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required, related graduate degree desirable.
At least eight years of direct experience in positions with communications responsibilities, with considerable experience as a media relations and strategic communications professional required. Experience in public policy and campaigns required.
Superior oral and written communications skills. Proven experience drafting media materials and other public documents including press releases, fact sheets, speeches and op-eds.
Ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and address different policy perspectives. Confident in presenting one's own ideas and diplomatically persuading others as appropriate.
A strong interest and/or experience in federal and state policy required.
Strong systems skills, including use of Microsoft office products, required.
Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that demands excellence and emphasizes teamwork.
Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals.
Ability to manage and ensure professional development of junior staff.
Able to understand the links between Pew's programs, and legal, philanthropic services, and government relations. Demonstrates ability to incorporate the needs of others into work process and product and to manage relationships to produce high-level results.
Able to build and leverage relationships within and external to Pew to assemble networks that facilitate positive outcomes.

Travel
Limited overnight travel for occasional meetings and conferences.

Pew is an equal opportunity employer.
About Our Company The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.
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