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 in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; science and society; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out by a staff of about 140.

Position Summary

The Senior Communications Manager is responsible for promoting the work of Pew Research Center’s research work on global issues and trends, assisting the Director, Communications with achieving departmental goals and liaising with other communications managers and associates to ensure proper institutional communications with the Center’s parent organization, The Pew Charitable Trusts. The position reports to the Director, Communications. Key responsibilities include 1) overseeing Pew Research Center global work in all aspects of external relations (especially media relations), monitoring coverage and developing communications tools; and 2) implementing communications activities by drafting materials (e.g., press releases), coordinating activities with other organizations, and planning events. The Senior Communications Manager has a nose for news, gets the details right, thinks strategically and will roll up his/her sleeves to get the job done. He/she is responsible for activities that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s “gold-standard” brand reputation.

Primary Responsibilities

Communications Strategy & Leadership

Media Relations and Stakeholder Management

Brand and Reputation Management

Institutional Communications

Education/Training/Experience Requirements

Knowledge and Skills 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.