The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a motivated Communications Assistant to assist the communications department with a wide variety of tasks including collecting and distributing media clips, building and maintaining press lists, assisting with media inquiries, coordinating the workflow of our talented web team, inputting reports and charts into a content management system, and other tasks supporting the goal of sharing and amplifying EPI’s data and analysis.
The Communications Assistant must be motivated and energetic, with excellent verbal and written communications skills, familiarity with economic and political issues, mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel, and posses strong attention to detail. The assistant must be highly organized, able work on multiple tasks, and work independently to complete tasks, all while maintaining a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience using an online content management system such as WordPress and basic familiarity with HTML. Knowledge of Vocus or other media relations software is a plus.
1 to 2 years of experience in online communications, media relations, or policy is preferred.
EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working Americans and their families and proposes policies to protect and improve their economic well-being.
Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to HR@epi.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. EPI offers an excellent benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.