Communications Associate

23 Oct, 2020


Communications Associate

Economic Innovation Group
Washington, DC

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to forging
a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. With its headquarters in
Washington, D.C., EIG produces industry-leading data and research products, develops original policy ideas,
and advances and implements creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic
growth to communities across the nation.
About the Role
EIG’s Communications Associate will work closely with the Director of Communications and the broader EIG
Executive Team and staff to execute EIG’s communications and outreach strategy. The Communications
Associate will have a unique opportunity to contribute to policy and advocacy efforts impacting more equitably
shared U.S. economic growth and new business and job creation. Specific responsibilities will include, but not
be limited to:
● Research and Writing: Research, write, and edit a diverse portfolio of print and digital content
including press releases, pitches, blogs, social media content, presentations, and newsletters.
● Social Media Management: Develop and implement a social media strategy and content calendar
across all channels that generates broad interest among key audiences. Monitor social media accounts and
proactively identify opportunities to engage new audiences; maximize organization’s footprint across
channels; monitor news cycle and proactively execute rapid response communication; and manage
analytics to measure and improve the effectiveness of social media content and campaigns.
● Website Management and Graphic Design: Assist with regular development and maintenance of
website using WordPress and the development of digital content for the website and social platforms.
● Media Relations: Monitor media environment and make recommendations to place news stories by
identifying key reporters to build relationships with, manage media lists, and track coverage; staff media
interviews and prepare briefing materials; mine for storytelling opportunities and placements.
● Communications Strategy: Work collaboratively with the internal team to determine creative new ways
to reach the organization’s constituencies, increase brand equity, and analyze ongoing efforts to identify
areas for improvement.
Minimum qualifications include three years’ relevant communications experience, and familiarity with
research-oriented work environments. Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Communications,
Journalism, Marketing, or a related field is required. Experience working with members of the media, Capitol
Hill, think tank, or public relations agency experience is preferred. Candidate must be adept at project
management and working collaboratively with great attention to detail. Proven experience drafting
communications materials, including press releases and social media, graphic design experience, WordPress
website management skills, experience with email marketing software (Mailchimp), and content management
systems is preferred. Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to work in a start-up environment is essential.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. EIG provides generous health care and retirement benefits
and a generous paid time off and holiday schedule. Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Communications Associate”. The candidate will start ASAP.
Please note: This position is based in Washington, DC. In response to COVID-19, EIG staff are temporarily
teleworking. Once the office reopens, the person hired for this position will work in the EIG office in
Washington, DC.

Job posted: 2020-10-23