The Pew Charitable Trusts

Associate, Communications

1 month ago
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The Pew Charitable Trusts


The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.


Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.


With offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Australia, Brussels  and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance the Pew brand. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure production of the highest quality work, and effectively steward Pew’s resources.

Position Overview:
This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office, reports to the Project Director, Communications and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting the work of the operations and multimedia units. In this role, she/he will provide overall team support, including drafting and managing photo licenses, communicating with vendors, and managing digital assets and asset requests from third parties.



  • Serves as a functional point of contact to coordinate and track license agreements, and coordinates communication with photography vendors.
  • Maintains database for release forms and licensing documents. 
  • Logs and tags photo assets with relevant metadata.
  • Tracks and coordinates responses to requests for the use of Pew materials by third parties. Facilitates the development of use agreements, as needed.
  • Assists, as needed, with obtaining approval of materials by senior vice president and other members of Pew’s leadership.
  • Attends meetings, takes notes, and assists with overall operations functions for the operations team.


  • Associate degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • One or more years of relevant work or internship experience required, preferably in a nonprofit or public policy organization.
  • Strong interest in learning about operational processes related to Communications work in a nonprofit setting.
  • Strong interest in photography and the business of photography.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently. 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure. 
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and organize tasks effectively through administrative systems. 
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Must be flexible, creative, and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility. Must demonstrate strong collaborative spirit. 
  • Proficiency with MS office applications.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge preferred.


As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.


No travel expected with this position.


The Pew Charitable Trusts 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.


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