Communications Associate

Job Summary:

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is seeking a talented and motivated Communications Associate to join our dynamic team. This exciting opportunity offers the chance to make a meaningful impact on democracy and governance issues worldwide. The Communications Associate will play a crucial role in shaping the organization’s public image and promoting its mission through a wide range of communication channels.

In this role, you will be responsible for creating compelling content, managing social media accounts, monitoring media coverage, and developing communication strategies. You will work closely with program staff to produce high-quality materials for both internal and external audiences, and contribute to the planning and execution of events. As a key member of the communications team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders in a multicultural environment.

With a strong focus on writing and editing, the Communications Associate will showcase their exceptional communication and analytical skills in researching, drafting, and proofreading various materials, including blogs, op-eds, press releases, and promotional pieces. Your ability to multitask, manage multiple projects, and adapt to shifting priorities will be essential in this fast-paced role.

If you are a self-starter with a passion for foreign affairs and development issues, we encourage you to apply. This position provides ample opportunities for professional growth and networking within the field, making it an ideal stepping stone for a successful career in communications and international relations. Don’t miss out on this chance to be a part of a global organization that is making a real difference in the world. Apply now and help us shape the future of democracy and governance!

Position Requirements:

Undergraduate/graduate degree preferred in communications, political/social science, international relations, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field
0-2 years of relevant experience in communications, foreign affairs, national security, development issues, or a related role
High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of the application Eventbrite, Hubspot.
Excellent writing, editing, organizational, and copyediting skills
Self-starter with the ability to multi-task numerous projects at once and work well with individuals and teams across the institute
Proven ability to handle a wide range of writing formats, deliver projects on deadline, and foster relationships with contacts and stakeholders
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, analytical, and decision-making skills
Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks and multitask

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Provide general support and assistance to the entire external team
Assist in researching, writing, editing, and proofreading organizational communication materials, blogs, op-eds, press releases, media pitches, promotional pieces, publications, and one-pagers
Assist in managing IRI’s social media accounts, including drafting social copy and monitoring analytics
Use copyediting skills to edit the organization’s publications on a wide range of subjects
Work closely with program staff to develop excellent materials and manage multiple projects at once
Aid in contractual arrangements following the organization’s standard contracting procedures
Assist in managing media contacts and conducting research on leading developments in the news and key stakeholders
Contribute to the development and production of public-facing documents and handouts; maintain electronic and physical inventory of these materials
Assist with all aspects of events, including researching locations, creating budgets, timelines, and checklists, and managing logistics
Develop and maintain an editorial calendar to ensure timely and relevant content across various communication channels
Monitor media coverage and compile regular reports to inform the team and stakeholders of the organization’s presence in the news
Coordinate and manage webinars, virtual events, and live streaming sessions
Assist in creating and updating website content to ensure consistency and accuracy
Contribute to the evaluation of communication efforts by gathering and analyzing data to measure the effectiveness of strategies and campaigns
Enter information into the CRM system
Perform other duties as assigned


Bachelors or better in Communication or related field.

Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.


Less than 2 years: Undergraduate/graduate degree preferred in communications, political/social science, international relations, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field 0-2 years of relevant experience in communications, foreign affairs, national security, development issues, or a related role

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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