Communications Specialist

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (Committee) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to educating policymakers, the media and citizens about the fiscal challenges facing the country, as well as the possible solutions. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Government Accountability Office.

The Communications Specialist position will support the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Media Relations in a variety of roles, including managing external organizational send outs, responding to press requests, managing event communications, conducting research, and working with all departments on the maintenance of contact records. This is not your typical press job. Candidates must possess an eagerness to take on new projects and turn them around quickly, with a strong attention to detail.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees organization send outs through Constant Contact
  • Assists the Director of Media Relations in responding to media inquiries and prepping organizational leadership for interviews
  • Maintains database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls
  • Manages event pages and RSVPs through the database, and leading on-site registration for events
  • Works with the Director of Media Relations on press releases and drafting op-eds
  • Assists on various communications and research projects as needed


  • BA or BS in communications, English, or journalism
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an attention to detail
  • Previous experience with Constant Contact a plus
  • Interest in fiscal policy, budgetary, and economic issues
  • A great attitude, with an ability to multitask in a fast-paced communications environment
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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 Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. The Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.