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; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. 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 staff of 130.

Position Summary

The Senior Communications Manager is a member of Pew Research Center’s communications team. This position is one of two senior managers who work with the Communications Director to promote the work of the Pew Research Center by providing support and counsel to research units in targeting key U.S. audiences, while helping to manage staff and outreach projects and advance the institutional brand.  This involves working closely with the Communications Director to shape strategic communications plans and ensure successful execution by overseeing the work of other communications staff handling U.S. outreach and working collaboratively with research, digital and editorial staff as well as external partners. The Senior Communications Manager will assist the Communications Director in internal communications by liaising with the communications department of Pew Research Center’s parent organization, The Pew Charitable Trusts. The ideal candidate has at least 10 years of communications experience, with a strong track record of media relations; a proven facility in communicating about data and statistics; experience in developing and executing strategic communications plans; experience in cultivating and engaging high-level stakeholders through events and briefings; experience in managing and mentoring staff; and the ability to build relationships with peers. The position reports to the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities


Knowledge and Skills Requirements

FLSA Status: Exempt

Application Procedure

Applicants should email a complete resume, cover letter (including where you learned of the opening), and salary expectation to

Responses can also be mailed to:

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.