Communications Associate with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy for Recent Grad
The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) is a Washington, DC and New Delhi, India based think-tank that uses scientific and economic research to support better decision-making in US and global health policy. The CDDEP team employs a range of expertise—including economics, epidemiology, disease modeling, risk analysis, and statistics—to produce actionable, policy-oriented studies on topics such as malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco.
CDDEP invites applications for a Communications Associate to support the organization’s daily communications activities and help to develop and implement long-term strategies to broaden outreach and policy impact. The Communications Associate will work closely with the Communications Manager and with a Washington, DC and New Delhi team of researchers and collaborators to disseminate research findings to media, policymakers, and the general public through a variety of print and digital avenues.
Communications Associate responsibilities are:
External Communications and Outreach
Drafting and disseminating digital communications, including newsletters and press releases
Tracking ongoing research projects, coordinating press promotions and policy outreach as findings emerge
Maintaining and expanding CDDEP’s social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Attending relevant hearings and press briefings and reporting on these events for the CDDEP blog
Creating and Updating Web Content
Working with a content management system (CMS) to maintain CDDEP websites and upload new publications, presentations, and other resources
Soliciting content, drafting posts, and uploading new material to two organizational blogs
Maintaining Internal Communications Resources
Sustaining and developing CDDEP contacts database, including media, policy, and research lists
Updating internal staff resources, including public health conference calendar and web content schedule
Applicants should have 1-2 years of experience working in non-profit communications, and should be highly motivated, creative, intellectually curious, and able to work independently. Candidates should also possess the following qualities:
Strong interest and background in global health policy – undergraduate emphasis on public policy, international relations, global health or journalism preferred
Highly organized with superior written and oral communications skills
Experience working with diverse stakeholders and audiences
Ability to synthesize complex scientific and economic research for a lay audience
Graphic design experience and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop preferred
Familiarity with website CMS, social media, and Salesforce CRM preferred
CDDEP is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing sample (no more than 5 pages) and three references by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.