The Penn Wharton Budget Model informs policy discussions by supporting the production of data-driven research on issues at the intersection of business and public policy.
The PWBM communications associate will work with PWBM economists and Wharton’s Marketing and Communications Department to implement PWBM’s marketing and communications strategy. This involves raising awareness of PWBM and its work (such as report releases) through multiple channels, including media placements, paid and organic social media, the PWBM newsletter, its website, and its events.
Experience with communications and PR is essential, including writing and editing content such as talking points, backgrounders, web material, and social media posts. Knowledge of media relations, social media and analytics frameworks (such as Hubspot, Trello, Zapier, and Google Analytics) is required. A public policy background is strongly preferred.
Strong people skills, self-motivation, good judgment, ability to work in teams, and accountability are essential. An understanding of finance or economics is a plus.
Two-year position subject to renewal based on the discretion of faculty director and available funds.
Internal Number: 46188
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