• Senior Associate, Communications (contractor)

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/9/2019 10:24 AM)
    Job ID
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    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 best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.

    With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, 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 Pew’s reputation. 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 contractor position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office, reports to the project director, communications and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting a new initiative focused on expanding our distribution of facts and data through a variety of communications efforts. Primary responsibilities include supporting the project’s earned social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) by preparing and posting content. When appropriate, the contractor may be asked to also create social media content.


    • Prepare and post content for the project’s social media channels and ensure the highest level of accuracy.
    • Use Photoshop to create compelling visual assets that are optimized for use on social media.
    • Monitor activity on social media channels and report feedback to the team.
    • Provide metrics to the team, as requested.
    • Contribute to the project’s editorial calendar, identifying opportunities for reaching target audiences on social media and other digital channels.
    • Assist with other digital communications, as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Minimum of four years of professional experience working with social media channels and developing and distributing digital content, preferably at a digital agency, digital news publisher, nonprofit or association.
    • Experience developing content that is optimized for social media channels.
    • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite to design visual assets.
    • Proven facility with social media management tools (i.e., Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Bit.ly) and analytics (Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).
    • Ability to monitor and analyze data from social media platforms.
    • Strong editorial judgment and writing and copyediting skills. Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy in all work products.
    • Ability and willingness to quickly adapt to new technologies.
    • Ability to develop and manage productive and collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholders and approach issues with a nonpartisan, objective mindset.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities, meet deadlines and work in teams to meet project goals.




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