Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three years professional communications experience needed, preferably in a public relations agency, think tank, non-profit organization, or other political/policy environment. Non-profit and/or agency experience preferable, but not required. Ability to speak knowledgeably and comfortably about public policy research and research findings to news media, key and high level partners and broad general audience. Experience working in digital and social communications required. Interest or experience in urban and metropolitan issues is a plus.
Ability to foster creative ideas to help increase media coverage and create new opportunities for outreach and dissemination of MPP reports and research. Strong writing and editing skills; strong multi-tasking skills and ability to meet tight deadlines. Can determine newsworthiness of key research and is able to track and respond to broad trends in media coverage. Ability to understand and accurately summarize public policy research; good organizational and strong interpersonal skills: high initiative, discretion, poise, mature judgment, team player and articulate; attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment; project management skills and familiarity with content management systems; ability think critically about long-term operations and goals. An interest and familiarity with important urban and metropolitan issues and trends preferred. Experience with Twitter and its associated platforms is required.
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