The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Media Relations Associate to join our communications team. This role is responsible for assisting in the effective dissemination of Mercatus research and ideas to members of the media.
-Manage incoming media requests and assist with scheduling and booking media interviews.
-Build and maintain strategic media lists based on the focuses of each Mercatus research team.
-Assist the Media Analytics Associate with tracking, capturing, and reporting media hits.
-Work with members of the media team to craft messaging, press releases and key points to ensure research is explained in effective terms.
-Alert the media team to opportunities to promote Mercatus research related to the current news cycle.
-Assist team leaders in training scholars to prepare for media interviews and public events.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Detail-oriented with the ability to work effectively in a fast-pace workplace.
-An ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
-An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for advancing the Mercatus mission.
-Experience with sales, media relations, or communications a plus.
-Familiarity with economic and academic concepts a plus.
Help Us Grow
Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.
About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problem
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