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The Senior Communications Coordinator 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 (50%)
Editorial Support (30%)
Digital Strategy (20%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years of professional experience in a communications setting required, preferably in a public relations agency, news outlet, or other political/policy environment. Must have strong understanding of the modern media landscape, experience developing and implementing strategies to elevate an organization’s media presence, established and experience using traditional and social media management systems such as Cision/Vocus and Sprout. Must have strong interest or experience in economic policy issues. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
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.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.