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Associate I, Communications (Hybrid)

Pew Charitable Trusts

Washington, D.C.

Date Posted: 11/16/2022

Associate I, Communications

U.S Conservation

This position reports to the manager, communications, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, offices, and is eligible for up to 60% telework.

Position Overview

Are you passionate about using media relations, creative storytelling, and digital communications to advance science-based policy solutions that support nature and communities? If so, this is the right opportunity for you.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with teams across the United States to implement communications tactics that advance evidence-based environmental policy projects to strengthen communities and support their natural resources.
  • Juggle 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 Pew’s U.S. conservation portfolio.
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with journalists, editors, and producers for conservation projects.
  • 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.
  • Writes and edits communications materials for public dissemination in collaboration with internal teams.
  • 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.
  • Prepares media clip reports from key announcements, milestones and report releases, and regularly shares earned and social media results with key team members.
  • 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.
  • Driven to develop understanding of the traditional and digital media landscape and how to successfully engage with journalists.
  • Experience creating and maintaining media lists.
  • Experience working well in a team and independently and meet deadlines.
  • Project management skills and attention to detail, judgment, and problem-solving skills.


Occasional travel to attend meetings and conferences.

Total Rewards

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.

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