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Communications Associate

Position Summary


The Communications Associate strengthens the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board’s (CED) brand by creating and enacting effective communications plans geared toward multiple constituencies.

Reporting Relationships


Reports to The Conference Board’s Manager of Corporate Communications. This individual works closely with CED’s development, research, and outreach departments, along with The Conference Board’s Marketing department.

Principal Responsibilities


Traditional Media (33%)

  • Secure coverage of CED research (e.g., reports) in national business and policy publications.
  • Draft and secure placement of op-eds in national business and policy publications.
  • Develop talking points for television, radio, and print interviews.
  • Maintain existing relationships with reporters and journalists across mediums.
  • Identify new publications for coverage, and cultivate new relationships with reporters and journalists.
  • Identify over performing media initiatives, recommend steps to address and monitor.
  • Identify poor performing media initiatives, recommend steps to address and monitor.

Digital Media (33%)

  • Manage three social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. As part of goal to increase engagement and followers, integrate best practices in content creation and dissemination.
  • Manage website and proactively take steps to increase SEO and engagement.
  • Develop scripts for ongoing podcast and webcast series about a range of public policies.
  • Develop a monthly metrics report, which includes plans for improving underperforming areas and continuing success in high-performing areas.
  • Work across departments in developing a weekly newsletter for Members, and proactively take steps to improve open and click rates.
  • Write copy for promotional e-mails that pertain to research, thought leaders, and events
  • Identify products for which digital communications spend should increase or decrease.
  • Identify over performing digital initiatives, recommend steps to address and monitor.
  • Identify poor performing digital initiatives, recommend steps to address and monitor.

Event Communications (33%)

  • Develop communications plans to secure publicity for events, including conferences and awards dinners.
  • Author scripts and talking points for all CED and non-CED events involving its thought leaders.
  • Work with local partners at regional events across the U.S. Occasional travel required.
  • Work with vendors in managing event communications logistics (e.g., A/V, choreography).
  • Manage the copywriting and design of event material.
  • Identify over performing communications initiatives, recommend steps to address and monitor.
  • Identify poor performing communications initiatives, recommend steps to address and monitor.

Desired Qualifications and Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least three to five years of experience in developing and enacting digital communications campaigns.
  • At least three to five years of experience in securing high-level media coverage.
  • At least three to five years of experience in leveraging data to achieve communications goals. Required knowledge of best practices pertaining to SEO, Google Analytics, social media, and copywriting.
  • Superior writing and pitching skills; must write clearly and appealingly about a range of public policies.
  • Strong familiarity with public policy pertaining to the economy.
  • Network of policy-focused media contacts; business-focused media contacts is a plus.
  • Superior project management skills, with the ability to work across multiple departments and meet deadlines under time pressure.
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan environment with colleagues of differing political persuasions.

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CED doesn’t discriminate / we are an equal opportunity employer in all solicitations or advertisements for employees.

Mission Statement

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most critical issues.

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