Job Posting for The Scholars Strategy Network: Communications Specialist

Title: Communications Specialist

OrganizationThe Scholars Strategy Network

Brief Summary of Position: The Scholars Strategy Network is seeking a full-time Communications professional to inject research and scholarly perspectives into public debates, build relationships with journalists and media outlets, and contribute to the organization’s overall communications strategy. The Specialist will work at the Scholars Strategy Network office located at 675 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Responsibilities:

  • Edits opinion pieces, articles and letters to the editor from scholars and pitch to media outlets
  • Searches for news hooks and opportunities to insert research into public conversations
  • Helps scholars communicate their research and ideas effectively
  • Identifies key journalists and help the communications team build relationships
  • Communicates with members, media, potential donors, and other stakeholders on- and offline, including building and maintaining email lists and newsletters
  • Assists with database and project management
  • Completes other communications tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in journalism, communications, or related fields
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexible, team player
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategize
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, rapidly-growing organization
  • Knowledge of current events and the political process
  • Experience with Podio, MailChimp, Google Apps
  • Commitment to the mission of the Scholars Strategy Network
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to translate complex research into accessible language
  • Organized and attentive to detail

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, two short writing samples, and contact information of two references to Shira Rascoe at shira@scholarsstrategynetwork.org with subject line “SSN Communications Specialist – [Your Name].” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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