Communications Director

Oct 10, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Emily Fetsch
Full Time
Position Summary:
The Communications Director will be responsible for developing and managing PRRI’s overall communications strategy, including marketing and branding strategies for the organization and its research products. The Communications Director will be responsible for increasing PRRI’s visibility and promoting PRRI research among the media, policy-makers, academics, and the general public.

•Develop and implement overall communications strategy to promote PRRI research and increase PRRI brand recognition
•Develop digital media strategy and oversee PRRI’s growing online presence
•Manage PRRI communications staff
•Coordinate communications strategy with external communications consultants
•Secure earned media interview opportunities for senior research staff
•Draft press releases, pitch stories to national and religious media
•Build relationships with reporters, columnists, and producers
•Assist with writing and editing research reports, journal articles, and blog posts

•7-10 years experience in media relations, communications or journalism
•Bachelor of Arts in communications, journalism, or related field
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational ability
•Ideal candidate will be outgoing, assertive, well-organized, and a self-starter
•Management experience preferred
•Experience using website CMS, social media, and familiarity with survey research a plus

About Public Religion Research Institute:
Public Religion Research Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization specializing in research at the intersection of religion, values, and public life. PRRI is a growing organization with a fast-paced work environment. Since our founding in 2009, PRRI has established itself as a leading provider of quality, independent survey research on religion and politics in the country. PRRI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information at

Instructions for Applying:
Application will be received until November 15, 2013, or until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to in a single PDF document to Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. No inquiries please.

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