Communications Director, Writer & Researcher

Posted On: June 27, 2012

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Capital Institute

Company Description

Capital Institute is a not-for-profit think tank exploring how the financial system can be transformed to serve a more just and sustainable economy.

Job Description

Communications Director, Writer & Researcher for Small, Not-for-Profit Sustainable Finance/New Economy Think Tank
Capital Institute is a lean, not-for-profit based in Greenwich, CT, exploring how the financial system can be transformed to serve a more just and sustainable economy. We are seeking a full-time journalist/researcher/publicist to be our director of communications and help us craft our content. Our ideal candidate is a person who enjoys collaboration, who is intellectually curious and will bring a passion to our mission.

We are open to some telecommuting but will require at least two days a week in the Connecticut office, located a five-minute walk from the Greenwich train station.

Assist in the idea creation, writing and editing of the founder’s blog posts and our public policy position papers.

Help craft and implement a general communications and social media strategy to expand our reach to targeted audiences who need to hear our message, including the mainstream media, mainstream finance and investing executives, graduate and undergraduate business school students and academics, the foundation community, legislators and policymakers.

Cultivate relationships with high-traffic blog sites and publications with the goal of getting founder’s blog and other Capital Institute content published and Capital Institute quoted on these sites.

Prepare Powerpoint presentations & information booklets for founder’s speaking events, conference and funder meetings.

Help organize Capital Institute speaking and workshop events.

May contribute traditional & digital storytelling/journalism and research skills to Capital Institute’s Field Guide for Investing in a Resilient Economy project.

Skills required:
Excellent writing and research skills a must, plus a knowledge of the key bloggers, publications, and opinion-shapers who are debating issues relevant to our mission. Web site maintenance and Powerpoint skills, and knowledge of social media strategies and analytics desirable.

Short-listed candidates will be required to write a short piece on an assigned topic and be prepared to discuss a communications strategy for that posting.

Additional desired skills:
HTML and CSS coding experience and a familiarity with CiviCRM and Drupal

Interested candidates please forward resume and a writing sample to
Susan Arterian Chang at

To Apply

Applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to