Associate I, Communications (Hybrid)
Pew Charitable Trusts
Date Posted: 11/16/2022
Associate I, Communications
This position reports to the manager, communications, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, offices, and is eligible for up to 60% telework.
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.
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.