Details: Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
820 First Street Northeast
District of Columbia
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is one of the nation’s leading non-profits
working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. It has a national
reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies,
shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy
outcomes. It works on budget and tax policy, health care, and a range of programs important to
low-income people. The Center’s funding comes from private foundations and individuals.
The Communications Associate position offers an opportunity for a talented communications
professional to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment as part of the Center’s communications
team to help the Center shape critical policy debates through the media. He or she will contribute to
the development of media strategy and tactics and support the team’s media relations
activities. Primary responsibilities will include helping to create and execute plans for the release of
new Center content, fielding media inquiries, conducting media outreach and maintaining media
relationships, assisting with message development and media training of policy experts, tracking the
issues upon which the organization works in media outlets, and other activities. The ability to think
strategically, to offer creative ideas, and to stay abreast of best practices in media relations is a plus.
• Bachelor’s degree; minimum two years of professional experience in communications or a related field;
• Experience working with the media;
• Experience working in a fast-paced, quick-turnaround environment;
• Ability to multi-task, set priorities, meet deadlines, and ask for help or reconsideration of priorities when needed;
• Excellent oral and written communications skills;
• Excellent research skills; and
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
The ideal candidate is extremely organized, detail-oriented, and a self-starter with an interest
in aggressively and proactively promoting the Center’s policy work on a daily basis, thus playing a
key role in ensuring broad media coverage.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and
welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of
any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.
Excellent benefits, including generous health insurance options and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please include a discussion
of what draws you to the mission of the Center.