Communications Associate

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

The Communications Associate position will support the Press Secretary and the policy team in a variety of roles, including graphic arts design, research, writing and editing, video editing, and social media. This is not your typical press job. Candidates must possess an eagerness to take on new projects and turn them around quickly, an attention to detail, and a keen understanding of both traditional and non-traditional media. We are a high-profile organization, and our work is featured regularly in print and on television and is seen by our nation’s top leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write op-eds, media briefs, and other traditional press materials
  • Record and edit video for use on our website, stakeholder outreach, and social media
  • Responsible for developing content across owned and earned social channels, including blog posts, tweets, status updates, photos and videos
  • Create graphics and other branding materials
  • Review the media every day for relevant articles about the Committee and its issues; circulate an overview to the Committee president and staff
  • Assist on various communications projects as needed


  • BA or BS in communications, English, or journalism
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an attention to detail
  • Real-world experience in planning, managing, and executing social media initiatives
  • Experience with and interest in video production and editing
  • Knowledge of programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • Interest in fiscal policy, budgetary, and economic issues
  • A great attitude, with an ability to multitask in a fast-paced communications environment

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, two writing samples no longer than two pages, and contact information for three references to When applying, please write “Communications Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.