Associate I, Communications (Hybrid)
Pew Charitable Trusts
Date Posted: 08/05/2022
The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew’s reputation. 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 ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.
This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, reports to the Manager, Communications, is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting both institution-wide communications and special projects as directed by the Vice President, Communications and the Director, Communications for the institutional and strategy group, and is eligible for up to 60% telework. The position will therefore contribute to a range of communications reports and projects that span Pew’s programmatic work and broader external affairs priorities. Specifically, the Associate will conduct media research and analysis; prepare, proof and edit regular reports and internal memos; support periodic internal and external events; contribute to both internal and external communications strategies; and coordinate efforts across departments and working groups. This individual will collaborate with colleagues across Pew to ensure quality work and will interact frequently with senior management across the institution in the United States and around the world.
- Provides day-to-day support for the creation and implementation of comprehensive communications strategies, messages, and campaigns that advance Pew’s research, analysis, and other work.
- Assists in drafting internal memorandum and briefing materials for large-scale communications priorities and institutional events, maintains accurate timelines, and helps manage special projects from inception to implementation.
- Participates in communications and organizational strategic planning to ensure communications strategy is aligned with organizational goals and regularly informs teams of media outreach efforts and results.
- Performs daily monitoring of media clips, analyzes media coverage, and compiles media reports for Pew’s senior leadership.
- Helps compile, draft, and coordinate various other institutional reports. These projects may include coordination with the Communications department’s senior leadership.
- Provides support-such as compiling media outreach lists, and conducting messaging, media markets, and other strategic communications research-that benefits Pew’s programmatic efforts.
- Contributes to and participates in program and communications department tasks as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and/or working groups as needed.
- Provides assistance for a range of special projects and other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, required.
- Minimum of one year of communications experience required.
- Excellent oral and writing skills to effectively communicate within and outside the organization.
- Experience with media monitoring software systems, such as Cision, Nexis, and Salesforce and knowledge of Associated Press style a plus.
- Demonstrated high attention to detail with strong performance in producing materials under deadline and without errors.
- Able to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with program priorities and institutional procedures. A task-oriented style, with a focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
- Strong interpersonal skills, able to develop and manage productive relationships with members of Pew’s communications, programmatic and administrative teams, consultants, and others involved in developing or implementing the communication efforts of Pew. Excellent listening skills. Able to work productively as part of a team and individually as well as with a wide array of different people throughout the institution.
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.