Foreign and Defense Policy Communications Assistant

Washington D.C.
May 30, 2018
Jul 04, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time communications assistant to work in the foreign and defense policy department.

The position’s primary responsibility is to serve as an internal liaison and point of contact between the foreign and defense policy department and communications departments within AEI (including, but not limited to, Public Affairs, Editorial, Video, Design, and Digital Marketing). Other duties include posting to the AEIdeas blog and website; measuring the impact of the department’s content; managing the department’s social media efforts; assisting in the development and overseeing of promotion strategies for department-wide initiatives, large-scale reports, and events; writing the department’s weekly newsletter, “The Rundown”; and handling media requests.

This position requires excellent writing, research, communication, and organization skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of foreign and defense policy with experience in public relations, new media, and communications. Creativity and an ability to multitask are also essential. A B.A. in international relations, political science, communications, English, journalism, or a similar field is required.

We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 500-word writing sample on any topic.

About AEI

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.  The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world.  Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom.  AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions.  Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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