Digital Media Associate - America's Future

September 16, 2021

Digital Media Associate

Capital Research Center
September 16, 2021
Washington, DC or Virtual Office, Washington, DC or Virtual Office
Job Type



Digital Media Associate

Capital Research Center

Washington, DC, Hybrid, or Virtual Office

About CRC
Capital Research Center investigates those trying to influence the public policy process—organizations, activists, funders, the media, and policymakers—particularly those that the legacy media does not cover. As America’s investigative think tank, we connect the dots to help the public understand how special interests are protected. We strive to produce ironclad research that we develop into effective communications that we deploy for real-world impact.

We consider the mission of investigating the funding and networks behind political and policy influencers not only crucial research on its own, but a much-needed supplement to the work of other think tanks and media outlets who require research quickly to fulfill their own missions.

As such, we have created a repository of our own investigative work at our website; routinely appear in print, television, and digital media; create short-form and longer documentary videos on emerging issues; and maintain an ever-growing database of influencers we call Influence Watch. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our work examining the often-hidden networks behind some of the biggest and most consequential American political policy ideas is regularly used and routinely referenced by state and local legislators, Congressional members, journalists, policy analysts, and other similarly minded think tanks. CRC’s research and investigative journalism are grounded in principles of individual liberty, a free- market economy, and limited, constitutional government.

About This Role
The Digital Media Associate will be a key member of a communications team that will, to some extent, determine how we move forward by deciding what we should cover and who we should be targeting with our work. 

This position reports to the Communications & External Relations Director. The primary function of the position is to promote CRC’s ironclad research effectively across multiple social media channels, particularly through sharable videos, and to manage the Center's social media add buys. This person chosen for this role will be part of a small communications team with some flexibility to help develop the position. This position will work closely with the website editor and development stakeholders to help produce reports and other media items as needed. The digital media associate may be asked to help create and maintain media lists and booking media appearances. Some vendor outreach may also be included.

The Digital Media Associate will be based in our Washington, DC office. We will also consider exception candidates who want to work from a virtual office or a hybrid office. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the CRC’s social media channels, adapting the content of CRC’s researchers for social media channels;
  • Create and monitor digital advertising campaigns, and monitoring ad performance.
  • Produce a weekly podcast (audio production, editing, posting, graphics);
  • Help manage video production campaigns for CRC’s animated explainer videos from writing through release;
  • Assist the Communications & External Relations Director in developing an integrated marketing and communications plan for CRC.
  • Assisting the development department in fundraising for CRC’s media content, including designing DVDs and other content for mass mailings to CRC’s donors;
  • Track and report on analytics, including view counts, engagement rates, and viewer demographics on a monthly and quarterly basis;
  • Post website content to social media platforms with relevant post text, tags, and timing;
  • Stay up to date on social media posting strategies as well as implement, craft, and refine the strategy for optimal results;
  • Ensure CRC’s accounts are staying on brand and mission by posting and engaging on appropriate topics by searching social media and elsewhere for trends to engage with and promote CRC’s content;
  • Designing text graphics for social media, and scripting and producing text videos based on CRC content;
  • Recording, posting, and editing videos of CRC events;
  • Keep track of CRC equipment and instruct others in their use.

Education and Experience Required

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in a digital communications or similar role;
  • Aptitude for publishing digital content, writing social media posts, designing graphics, taking photos, and producing videos;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combo of education and working experience;
  • Experience maintaining a website preferred;
  • Track record of creating digital, graphic, and video content;
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office software suite, and social media platforms; FlexClips or Lumen 5 experience, or Adobe After Effects;
  • Experience with writing media pitches, video scripts, and producing live-streaming video events is desired but not required;
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects and deadlines effectively;
  • A commitment to/passion for the principles of limited government, free markets, Constitutional government, and individual liberties;
  • A proven record creating high-quality media content; experience in film production a plus;
  • Experience managing contractors and/or media production with mid-sized teams;
  • An interest in the topics CRC covers and a mind for how to turn them into compelling stories.
  • Superb written and oral communications skills;
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and follow-through;
  • A commitment to/passion for the principles of limited government, free markets, Constitutional government, and individual liberties;
  • Experience communicating about public policy issues preferred;
  • Experience with social media advertising preferred.


CRC offers heavily subsidized group HSA-based health insurance (including fully sponsored vision and dental), life insurance, generous 401(k), and a robust paid leave schedule that includes vacation, sick time, and 13 days of holiday-related leave. The Digital Media Associate role can accommodate a flexible work arrangement for the right remote candidate.

About the Office

Working out of an historic building near Dupont Circle (Metro accessible), CRC’s small, close-knit team is enjoying a period of steady growth through our dynamic and exciting investigative projects. It’s a fast-paced environment with no two days the same.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest advancing CRC’s mission, your salary requirements, and your geographical preferences
  • Résumé

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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