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Domestic Program Communications Associate

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Washington, D.C.

Date Posted: 11/11/2022

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has an immediate opening for a Domestic Program Communications Associate. This is a full-time position with a preference for Washington, DC-based candidates; we will consider a fully remote position for strong candidates outside this area.

Job Description: The Associate will edit research and other publications and materials to conform with CEPR style. In addition, the Associate will coordinate with relevant team and staff members to develop and implement strategic digital, broadcast, and print communications strategies to promote CEPR’s work. Ideas, initiatives, and projects developed by CEPR staff will be effectively positioned to persuade and inform a range of audiences across owned, earned and paid media platforms, as well as traditional press relations. Analytic tools will be used to measure audience and message impact.

The Associate will develop deep and trusted relationships with journalists in all mediums and across all markets, resulting in increased media exposure and policy influence.

Duties:

  • Editing publications and other materials, assuring they conform with CEPR style;
  • Writing and distributing press releases, media advisories, articles, speeches, and talking points for a broad range of print and online publications;
  • Creating media outreach plans and materials;
  • Assisting and collaborating to develop messaging;
  • Developing and executing strategies to release and promote content with the media;
  • Educating staff, especially new staff, in communications processes, tools, and protocols;
  • Using analytic tools to measure audience and message impact;
  • Planning and tracking communications projects in project management system (Monday.com);
  • Collaborating with Director of Social and Digital Media to assist or back-up posting on social media;
  • Assisting website developer in posting to CEPR website

Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and/or three to five years relevant experience, as well as an interest in economic justice.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills are essential.
  • A general understanding of, or interest in, economics and domestic policy, and a commitment to economic justice.
  • Familiarity with policy debates regarding economic stimulus, racial justice, health care, disability, Social Security, federal budget, wages, work/life balance, trade policy, and other domestic topics is a plus.
  • Applicants affected by issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The minimum starting salary according to CEPR’s union contract is $61,546.35 annually; however, this is only a minimum and the actual salary can be substantially higher depending on experience and qualifications. This position will be represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).

Closing Date of Position: Friday, November 25, 2022 (at 11:59PM, Eastern time).

In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or shortened. In the event that the application period is shortened, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have seven calendar days remaining to apply.

To Apply: Send the following, in a single PDF file, to apply[at]cepr.net with the subject line “Domestic Program Communications Associate”:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a résumé; and
  3. The candidate should submit writing and press release samples and examples of the impact past communications work had on policy and/or public opinion.

Please do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. You may address your cover letter to the Domestic Program Communications Associate Search Committee, if you wish.

Search committees usually make a decision within three weeks of the deadline of the application. If you have any questions, please email cepr[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Domestic Program Communications Associate Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes.

Organization Description:  CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.

CEPR’s founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.

CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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