Website Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC (901 E)
Senior Associate, Communications,
Institutional and Strategy
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 senior associate position in the communications department is responsible for marketing, promotion, and planning tasks related to Pew’s podcast, “After the Fact.” Specific responsibilities include researching episode topics, writing relevant content and scripts, identifying audiences to help inform promotion efforts, and coordinating guest outreach. The senior associate is also a key contributor to other special projects, including research and media analysis of trends in nonprofit communications, leadership, and topical areas, such as research and science; editorial planning for institutional content, reporting on content engagement and promotional efforts, and contributing to executive communications and new and emerging initiatives. The senior associate reports to the senior manager, communications who oversees special projects, and the position is located in Pew’s Washington, DC office. The role is eligible for up to 60% telework.
- Identifies opportunities for timely content to be produced for the podcast and contributes ideas for new episodes and guests.
- Considers strategies for audience engagement to deepen impact for institutional podcast.
- Writes engaging copy related to podcast episodes, including descriptions, headlines, and other promotional text for institutional content, as directed.
- Develops effective news hooks for media pitches and engagement related to the podcast and other institutional stories.
- Develops marketing strategies to externally promote the institutional podcast and collaborates across the communications department to implement and manage external initiatives.
- Collaborates with members of the team to synthesize and internally report on key performance measures related to promotions efforts for the podcast and other special projects.
- Researches best practices related to podcast marketing and nonprofit and content mediums; informs communications colleagues on relevant recommendations and updates.
- Conducts timely media analysis of trends for topical areas across the Communications department, in support of programmatic areas and institutional engagement.
- Collaborates with team to craft and deploy effective media and digital strategies related to executive communications.
- Contributes to and participates in tasks and special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
- At least four years of direct experience in positions with communications responsibilities, with experience in strategic communications and/or marketing professional preferred.
- Experience in public policy or advocacy campaigns is a plus, as well as experience with an agency, corporation, or nonprofit organization.
- Must have excellent oral communications, writing, and editing skills, with ease in expressing complex concepts and issues in a clear, effective manner for general audiences and policy experts alike.
- Previous experience with broadcast production or audio storytelling and writing and marketing for these formats is a plus.
- Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem, determine whether it is ripe for intervention, and identify the means to address it. Focused on producing measurable results.
- Familiarity with the AP Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style; experience in media relations preferred.
- Proficient with Microsoft programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, as well as social media.
- Demonstrated organizational skills with ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time and identify resources for projects as needed.
- Strong commitment to accuracy and keen attention to detail.
- Possess a proactive attitude to solving problems with diplomatic approach to communications with colleagues; comfortable working within teams to achieve goals.
- Ability to incorporate creative, outside-the-box thinking.
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.