The Communications Manager is responsible for supporting the Managing Director in the development of The Hamilton Project’s (THP) media relations strategies and the day-to-day implementation of those strategies, including promoting Hamilton Project research and events and elevating the media presence of THP experts. The individual will develop draft and edit blog posts, op-eds, and news releases for external audiences. They will also play a key role in the development and execution of social media strategy for The Hamilton Project in the Economic Studies Program (ES) at Brookings
Media Relations Strategy and Management (40%)
Editorial Support (40%)
Digital Strategy and Support (20%)
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum five years of professional experience in communications setting required, preferably in a public relations agency, news outlet, or other political/policy environment, and at least three years required of related media relations experience. Must have strong understanding of the modern media landscape, experience developing and implementing strategies to elevate an organization’s media presence, established relationships with reporters at top-tier national news outlets, and experience using media databases such as Cision/Vocus and contact management systems. Must have strong interest or experience in economic policy issues. Strong interest in social media and digital marketing preferred.
Basic knowledge of MS Word and strong Excel required; ability to learn database systems. Strategic understanding of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube required. Strong organization, high initiative, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, poise, mature judgment; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; articulate; strong writing skills preferred.
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