Organization Overview

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center’s work is carried out by a core administrative and publishing unit and seven research projects that study U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends.

Department Overview

The Communications Associate is a position within Pew Research Center’s core department. The Pew Research Center’s core department includes the executive management team, administrative/operations and publishing/outreach staff, which provide editorial and research oversight, operational support and policy guidance to the center as a whole. The department includes human resources, finance and accounting, communications, digital strategy and information technology, office operations, as well as liaising with outside legal counsel and supporting the Pew Research Center board of directors. In addition, core staff create new Pew Research Center publications, maintains a Pew Research Center portal website (, oversee Center-wide research projects, carry out short-term research projects, and help to incubate new long-term projects. The department supports approximately 130 employees.

Position Summary

The Communications Associate is a member of the core communications team and supports all aspects of external relations with Pew Research Center’s audiences. Working with communications, editorial and research staff, the Communications Associate will promote and disseminate Pew Research findings through media relations, stakeholder engagement, event planning, publications and social media outreach. The Communications Associate has a strong interest in politics, public opinion, technology and media; is skilled in working independently as well as part of a team; and is able to demonstrate initiative, professionalism and attention to detail. The Communications Associate is excellent at verbal and written communication, and has strong skills in communicating about statistics and data trends. This position works closely with the Communications Manager and other communications staff, and reports to the Communications Director.

Primary Responsibilities


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

FLSA Status: Exempt

Application Procedure

Applicant should send a résumé, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) with salary expectations and stating your experience communicating about data to  Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources Department
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.