Senior Media Associate

Oct 16, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Claire Gaut
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a Senior Media Associate for our Media Services Team.

The Senior Media Associate works directly with the director of media services and media services department colleagues to develop and execute a media strategy to promote AEI scholars and their work. This position is responsible for pitching news and editorial interviews with AEI executives and experts, and promoting story ideas based on AEI research to print reporters and broadcast journalists. Writing responsibilities include pitches, news releases and editing of op-eds and other commentaries. Other responsibilities may include coordinating interviews between AEI scholars and journalists, fielding inquiries from the press, and using their knowledge of AEI scholars work and the media to garner attention for AEI scholarship. This position promotes AEI scholarship by drafting, editing, and sending out press releases and contacting media outlets to cover conferences and events, and arranging briefings for reporters on major public policy issues.

This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex policy material into clear, lively, and straightforward prose. Candidates must have a keen interest in policy and must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a frequently busy and demanding environment. Experience writing on a journalistic deadline, familiarity with AP style, and one year related work experience is preferred. Existing contacts among Capitol Hill print reporters, national news bureaus, network and cable news outlets and national radio broadcasts is also preferred. The ideal candidate must also have the ability to think strategically and plan comprehensive media outlets. Bachelor’s degree required in economics, journalism, government, English or related field.

We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and a 500 word-writing sample on any topic with their on-line application. Please apply online at

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