Digital Media and Events Coordinator, Office of Communications (Job ID: 2021-2787)

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2021 11:58 AM)
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Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.


The Office of Communications Department's mission is to provide the tools, strategies, products and programs to support the brand and its content, and to continually grow Brookings’s impact and effectiveness as a change agent for public policy in the United States and around the world. This purpose is realized if we help our scholars raise awareness, set the agenda and shape the debate around the public policy issues they choose to address.


Position Location: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.  


Operating status: Brookings eligible employees are currently authorized to work remotely but will be moving towards a hybrid plan later this year, which will require working both in the office and remotely. All vaccinated Brookings employees who wish to work from the office can do so. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.  


Vaccine Policy: Brookings has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, Brookings recently announced that staff on Brookings campus this fall are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Brookings will require all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings. 


As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.     


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?


The Digital Media and Events Coordinator supports the Office of Communications with email and social media marketing, staffing of live events, as well as general communications duties, in order to grow a larger and more engaged audience for online content and Brookings events.


Email Marketing   (40%)

  • Drafts and publishes a weekly events newsletter to promote Brookings events.
  • Coordinates with the research programs to share related content with event attendees through post-event emails.
  • Works with research program staff on email marketing strategy for event invitations, coordinating with research program newsletters and targeted outreach. Drafts and edits email marketing copy.
  • Formats and codes email content using an online builder and HTML.
  • Helps manage and maintain Brookings email contact database.
  • Identifies target audience for each event and coordinates all email invitations.
  • Regularly analyzes the performance of Brookings email, offers regular reporting and recommendations on optimization.


Social Media   (30%) 

  • Contributes to social media strategy and daily social media communications from the Institution (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others) to expand the reach of Brookings' research and other online content.
  • Contributes to event and webcast promotion from Brookings social media accounts, including drafting language, creating basic graphics, - and coordinating between the events team, Central Communications promotions team, and communications staff in the research programs.
  • Promote Brookings podcasts by creating social media content and maintaining the podcast Twitter account.


Event Support   (30%)

  • Processes event registration requests from programs.
  • Ensures that all RSVPs and attendees are receiving appropriate communications before, during and after the day of the event.
  • Staffs in-person and hybrid events as needed.


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:


Education/Experience Requirements:


A minimum of two years of experience in email marketing, social media or related communications work required; public event planning or promotions experience preferred. Knowledge of website content management a plus. Experience organizing or working at events and conferences specifically in a public policy, government, political news, or educational setting is preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


Some experience with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in a professional or promotional capacity is required to succeed in this position. A basic understanding of email marketing or CRM platforms and social media scheduling tools is strongly desired. Knowledge of basic HTML, preferably within an email marketing platform or web content system, is also desired. Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and proofreading skills. Self-starter and creative thinker. Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure, and use discretion and mature judgment in both online and in-person communications with the public.


Additional Information:


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. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.







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