Director of Communications & Publications

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jan 26, 2022
Feb 24, 2022
Full Time
Director of Communications & Publications, Global Antitrust InstituteThe Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School was created to promote the application of sound economic analysis to competition enforcement around the world through training programs, competition advocacy, events, and research. The GAI offers multiple week-long legal and economic training programs per year for foreign and U.S. judges as well as competition enforcers. The GAI also hosts numerous luncheon or daylong domestic programs per year. Through its Competition Advocacy Program (or CAP), the GAI aims to submit up to a dozen comments per year to foreign competition enforcers on draft laws and guidelines. The GAI professors also participate in 30+ speaking engagements per year at non-GAI events. GAI is looking for a Director of Communications & Publications to join our team. The GAI's Director of Communication & Publications ("Director") will be responsible for promoting the GAI's research to a broad audience. Reporting to the GAI's Deputy Executive Director, the Director will convert the GAI's academic research into a variety of written materials & media and will communicate GAI's work to several constituencies. The Director will also produce and manage the production and editing process of GAI's publications. Also, the Director will manage all written communications to post on the GAI's websites and social media accounts.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:Reviewing GAI Research and Drafting MaterialsThe Director of Communications & Publications will become familiar the research produced by the GAI's scholars and will be responsible for drafting a variety of materials to communicate this research to a broader audience. The Director will draft press releases, op-eds, white papers, policy briefs, blog posts, and various other summaries and materials.Overseeing GAI's Communication The Director of Communications & Publications will be responsible for promoting the GAI's research and materials to a broad audience, as well as GAI programs and institutes. The Director will develop press contacts, communicate the GAI's work through social media, and communicate the GAI's work to several constituencies directly. The Director will help manage the Center's website and will work with outside vendors to produce materials to promote the Center and its research.Managing GAI's PublicationsThe Director of Communications & Publications will be responsible for managing the production and editing process of GAI's publications. The Director will work closely with the authors of the GAI's publications, developing production schedules and providing edits throughout the production process.Supporting GAI through Other Administrative and Research Duties as AssignedAs necessary, the Director of Communications & Publications will assist with the Center's research projects and with the administrative assistance of the Center.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in related filed or an equivalent combination of education and experience, or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent experience; andThe successful candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills and will be self-motivated and detail-oriented with an ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. Social media savvy and an understanding of the basics of graphic design and updating website content are a plus. Preferred Qualifications: A strong understanding of antitrust and competition law and policy is preferred, but not required; and J.D. is desired, but not required.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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