Media Relations Assistant/Associate, Economic and Health Policy

Washington, D.C
Jul 26, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Full Time
Are you passionate about the intersection of public policy and media? The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a media relations assistant or associate to promote AEI scholars and their work in economics, financial services, and health care policy. Work with prominent scholars including Scott Gottlieb, Michael R. Strain, Sally Satel, and many others committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system. This is an exciting opportunity to build your media network in Washington, DC, by sharing the work of AEI scholars with major publications and news outlets including NPR, CNN, and The Washington Post.

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

Primary Responsibilities
  • Promoting AEI's economics, financial services, and health care policy scholars and their work to selected media;
  • Integrating the work of AEI economics, financial services, and health care policy scholars into the national conversation;
  • Building relationships with the scholars in your areas and with selected media;
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for economics, financial services, and health care 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.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex policy material into clear and straightforward prose
  • Keen interest in policy
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a frequently busy and demanding environment. Experience with deadlines and related work experience are preferred.
  • Interest in building and utilizing contacts among print and online journalists, reporters, producers, and editors from national news bureaus, including TV and radio networks and cable news
  • Ability to think strategically and plan comprehensive media outreach
  • A bachelor's degree in economics, 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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