The Communications Assistant is a member of the Pew Research Center's communications team who assists in media relations; handles general email and phone correspondence; updates contact databases; monitors a variety of quantitative indicators related to dissemination; and provides administrative and logistical support for events and other activities. The position reports to a Communications Senior Manager.
o Assist with media relations by monitoring and compiling daily press clips.
o Assist with stakeholder/public relations by answering the communications phone line, checking general information email accounts and following up with communications colleagues and researchers as appropriate; responding to requests for information and permissions; maintaining stakeholder mailing lists; and assisting with the distribution of publications.
o Update, maintain and help build communications contact lists using Salesforce and Excel.
o Assist with tracking of internal and external metrics.
o Assist with internal communications efforts.
o Assist with external events and meetings. Maintain and update collateral materials.
o Assist communications team with administrative tasks, as needed.
• Bachelor's degree required, preferably in journalism or communications.
• One to two years related experience.
• Washington experience is a plus.
o Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to build and cultivate relationships with colleagues within communications and across functional teams. Confident telephone manner; comfortable making calls to and fielding calls from media organizations and the public.
o Excellent writing and editing skills. Familiarity with AP Style is a plus.
o Demonstrated knowledge and interest in media and current topics.
o Ability to prioritize, manage time, plan and identify resources for projects. Comfortable asking questions and adopting a proactive, client-oriented approach.
o Flexibility to work as part of a team as well as independently to meet goals. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.
o Ability to maintain high quality of work under tight deadlines.
o Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel and Word.
o Familiarity with Cision, Leadership Directories, Salesforce and Meltwater a plus.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
The Pew Research Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.