Associate, Editorial

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Jan 22, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
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.

We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.

With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance the Pew brand. 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 production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.

Position Overview

The Associate, Editorial is a project management position that reports to the Senior Director, Editorial in the Communications department. He/She provides project oversight, assisting internal teams and helping coordinate vendors to move our various editorial projects from concept to completion. The role serves as an internal support resource, providing project management support to ensure the editorial team is running efficiently and effectively.


* Supports the execution of projects as assigned by the Senior Director, Editorial.
* Develops and maintains clear project plans and timelines.
* Coordinates multiple overlapping projects with tight deadlines.
* Helps coordinating traffic and team time allocation.
* Supports internal project teams to ensure stakeholder understanding and alignment of project goals and objectives; including review and feedback cycles.
* Develops, tracks, and updates project schedule.
* Under the Senior Director’s direction, assigns and monitors project team tasks, providing task prioritization and direction.
* Coordinates the activities of internal teams, and consistently communicates the project goals.
* Handles the process for the translation of Pew publications.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.


* Bachelor's degree required.
* At least two years of relevant project management experience.
* Strong understanding of project management principles and proven ability to take ideas from concept to completion.
* Ability to understand business needs/objectives and translate them into project requirements to define applicable solutions.
* Must be detail oriented.
* Requires proven ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
* Requires strong communication (verbal and written) skills with other team members and stakeholders.
* Requires discipline to keep estimates, documentation, and planning up to date.
* Familiarity with project management software or willingness to learn Pew’s software requirements in a timely fashion.
* Experience managing budgets and vendor relationships a plus.
* Possess an interest in learning new technologies, techniques, and practices.
* Possess a broad understanding of current and emerging best practices in the realm of creative and social media communications a plus.
* Excellent organizational skills. Ability to juggle multiple tasks, to manage time effectively, to analyze and help solve production problems, to work in a fast-paced environment, and to set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
* Language proficiency beyond English is a plus.


We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including a generous 401(k) plan, three weeks vacation and flexible benefit options.

Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

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