Communications Assistant

Posted On: January 21, 2015

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Demos

Company Description

Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.

Our name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people. Our nation’s highest challenge is to create a democracy that truly empowers people of all backgrounds, so that we all have a say in setting the policies that shape opportunity and provide for our common future. To help America meet that challenge, Demos is working to reduce both political and economic inequality, deploying original research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to create the America the people deserve.

Job Description

Demos is seeking a qualified and motivated Communications Assistant to help elevate the organization’s expanding digital efforts. This will include helping to execute our day-to-day digital work, including emails, social media, and our blog and contributing to a very active communications team. The ideal candidate should be a strong writer, have technical aptitude, and have the capacity to grow with and shape our digital program.

The Communications Assistant will report to the Manager of Digital Strategies and works closely with the Digital Communications Associate to implement the organization’s communications priorities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
◦Create digital content.
◾Work with the Digital Communications Associate to write external-facing mass emails and donor communications.
◾Run Twitter and Facebook accounts daily and for special projects with the goal of increasing followers, likes and engagement.
◾Assist Digital Communications Associate create Google and Facebook ads and social media strategy.
◾Assist with site design and the implementation of online tools (i.e. Creatavist, CartoDB).
◾Work with digital team to create impactful digital content including infographics, charts, maps, and viral images.
◾Assist in the creation of impactful video with the goal of driving site traffic and increasing Demos’ influence online.

◦Produce analytics reports for staff and development.

◦​Work with Digital Communications Associate to copyedit Demos research publications, blog posts, and other materials as required.

•Publicity & Media Relations
◦Monitor news cycle and editorial cycle for opportunities to promote Demos’ work, experts, and messaging.
◦Distribute communications materials, including press releases and media advisories for organization’s issue and program work.
◦Help edit Demos op-eds and other communications materials.

◦Monitor traditional and social media for coverage of Demos’ issue areas and report back to the organization as necessary.

◦Ensure that the editorial calendar is current.
◦Contribute to release and editorial strategy.

•Oversee expense reconciliations.
•Other duties as assigned by the Communications Team including research and administrative needs, as assigned.

To Apply

Send cover letter and résumé by clicking through the following link: We are looking for an immediate hire so applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Demos is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.