Associate I, Communications
Safety and Justice, Broadband
This position reports to the manager, communications, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, and will participate in Pew’s core in-office days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will have flexibility to work remotely the remainder of each week.
Are you passionate about using media relations, creative storytelling, and digital communications to advance research and data-driven policy solutions in state and local government? Do the topics of broadband and the effects courts have on their communities interest you? If so, this is the right opportunity for you.
In this role, you will:
• Work with two policy teams: the first aims to expand high-speed internet access to communities across the country through research and advocacy; the second works to help courts understand and alleviate the detrimental effects they may have on the people who use them.
• Handle multiple projects while meeting deadlines, and undertake media relations campaigns to amplify Pew’s work and messages.
• Draw on strong interpersonal and organizational skills and writing and editing abilities to assist on crosscutting content, projects, and events.
• Supports implementation of communication strategies for safety and justice and broadband projects.
• Develops and cultivates relationships with journalists, editors, and producers who work on relevant beats.
• Pitches interviews and helps prepare spokespeople for them.
• Actively monitors, tracks, and circulates relevant media coverage. Uses tools (such as Cision) to develop media lists. Archives media coverage in Salesforce.
• Writes and edits communications materials for public dissemination in collaboration with internal teams.
• Coordinates with colleagues on the production of research reports and other publications.
• Assists with planning and logistics for occasional public events.
• Collaborates with other communications teams on the development of digital material and social media content.
• Coordinates photo selection.
• Coordinates communications activities with external partners.
• Contributes to and participates in division and communications department tasks as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects, as needed.
• Drafts submissions to internal reports on communications activities and impact.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required and a minimum of a year of experience in a communications role at a nonprofit, public policy organization, or agency.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to research, outline, write, edit, and proofread communications products. Knowledge of Associated Press style a plus.
• Driven to develop understanding of the traditional and digital media landscape and how to successfully engage with journalists.
• Experience creating and maintaining media lists.
• Ability to work well in a team and independently.
• Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
• Good project management skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated judgment, political and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to learn subject matter in a wide range of policy areas.
Occasional travel to attend meetings and conferences.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.