Communications Assistant, Economic Policy Studies

Washington D.C.
Jan 09, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Full Time

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


The position’s primary responsibility is to manage the department’s communications and marketing activities, including email newsletters, social and digital media, public and private events, external relations, and media relations. The role will also serve as an internal liaison and point of contact between the economic policy department and communications departments within AEI (including Public Affairs, Editing, Video, Design, and Digital Marketing). Other duties include posting to, measuring the impact of the department’s communications activities, and assisting the program manager with any additional support for the department.


This position requires excellent writing, research, communication, and organizational skills. The ideal candidate for this position will combine an outstanding academic record with strong project-management and communications abilities. Creativity and an ability to multitask are essential, and a degree in economics, political science, communications, English, journalism, or a similar field is preferred.


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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