Primarily responsible for coordinating media placements for Manhattan Institute scholars with local and national print media, and marketing the Institute’s ideas, publications, website and scholars to policy makers, scholars, and the public. The issue portfolio primarily includes education, pension reform, and news of the day that relates to city/state issues. The Press Officer must be a self-starter and have a commitment to promoting ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual liberty. Specific tasks include writing press advisories/releases, securing media interviews and opinion pieces, securing meetings for scholars with key reporters, maintaining pristine media lists and establishing strong relationships with the press. The position requires solid writing, research and organizational skills — including good presentation skills, creative idea generation, and a strong understanding of the social media landscape. Success in this job requires good instincts and solid judgment, an addictive interest in the news, superior internal communications skills, and the ability to persuasively and properly message complicated issues.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Leigh Harrington, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Manhattan Institute, 646-839-3315