The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC and London, UK that focuses on the issues and institutions that are critical to inclusive development. Through rigorous empirical research and active engagement with the global policy community, we focus on the policy intersections of low- and middle-income countries and the governments, institutions, and corporations that can be partners in delivering greater progress.
Since its creation in 2001, CGD has earned a global reputation as a highly effective “think-and-do tank.” Headquartered in Washington DC with a Europe presence led from our London office, the Center has about 130 full-time staff and an annual budget of approximately $37 million.
CGD is seeking an experienced communications person for a position as Press Secretary to support the team’s efforts to increase the influence, inclusiveness, and impact of the Center’s research, commentary, and policy analysis – with an aim to improve the policies and practices of the US and other high-income countries, the multilateral financial institutions, international firms, and other powerful global development actors.
The Press Secretary will play a central role in promoting CGD’s US office and expanding CGD reach and impact through engaging with news media, including by leading communications and press strategies to highlight new research, building relationships with reporters, managing incoming press requests, and coordinating across the team and organization to make press and integrated part of CGD’s communications strategy.
Within the Communications team, the Press Secretary will help advance CGD research communications for the Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy, US Development Policy, Latin America/Financial Inclusion, and Gender teams, devising communications plans for upcoming work, writing and editing blogs, op-eds, and other materials, conducting media and stakeholder outreach, pursuing paid media opportunities, and working with CGD’s social media, digital, and event strategists to execute strategies in each of these areas. The Press Secretary will also provide media relations support to colleagues working on Africa, technology, development finance, climate, and other areas as needed, field incoming media requests related to CGD’s work, and pitch CGD staff and affiliates to media when news breaks in their areas of expertise.
Writing and Editing
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
A competitive compensation package including full benefits is offered. The starting salary for this position is $63,000.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.
Due to the pandemic our organization is working hybrid with all staff required to be in the office two days per week. CGD is registered to employ staff living in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Candidates who cannot relocate to the area, even while the office remains closed, cannot be considered at this time.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. We are unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.
CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC and London, UK that focuses on the issues and institutions that are critical to inclusive development…