Media Relations Associate (Foreign and Defense Policy)

Washington, D.C
Sep 05, 2020
Sep 10, 2020
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a media relations associate to promote AEI scholars and their work in the fields of national security and foreign and defense policy.

The media relations associate reports to the director of media relations.

Duties include:
  • Promoting AEI's Foreign and Defense policy (FDP) scholars and their work to selected media,
  • Integrating AEI FDP scholars and their work into the national conversation,
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for national security, foreign policy and defense media requests,
  • Arranging media briefings,
  • Drafting pitches and releases,
  • Distilling complex policy issues into shorter formats,
  • Promoting and facilitating media coverage of conferences and events,
  • Tracking metrics, and
  • Working with the communications team on special projects.

This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex policy material into clear and straightforward prose. Candidates must have a keen interest in policy and must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a frequently busy and demanding environment. Experience with deadlines and related work experience is preferred. Strong applicants will have existing contacts among print and online journalists; reporters, producers, and editors from national news bureaus, including TV and radio networks and cable news. The ideal candidate must also have the ability to think strategically and plan comprehensive media outreach. A bachelor's degree in international relations, history, English, or political science is preferred.

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

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