Position: Digital Content Associate
Status and Location: Full-time, Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Digital Content Associate will bring both strategic and tactical expertise to the oversight and growth of PRRI’s digital presence, including social media platforms, direct email lists, and The incumbent will work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to broadly disseminate PRRI research and expand PRRI’s digital footprint, including through the development of new platforms. Digital media experience, a strong grasp of the political and policy news cycles, and familiarity with digital tools are essential.


  • Maintain and develop strategies for growing PRRI’s digital media presence.
  • Design and produce social media and direct email campaigns, including the production of content that drives conversations, grows digital audiences, and increases PRRI brand recognition.
  • Closely monitor the news and post or schedule daily social media content for all platforms.
  • Publish and maintain PRRI research content on using WordPress content management system.
  • Manage and track paid promotions, spending, and results.
  • Track PRRI’s digital analytics across all platforms, making recommendations and creating short- and long-term digital strategies as necessary for performance improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field.
  • Three to five years of experience as a social media or digital strategist.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Flexibility to be available occasionally outside of normal work hours to respond via social media to breaking news relevant to PRRI’s work.
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience with TweetDeck, Constant Contact, WordPress CMS, Facebook Page Insights/Facebook Business Suite, and Google Analytics required.
  • Experience working with public polling data preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, podcast production, livestreaming platforms, Cision Communications Cloud, and launching new social media platforms preferred.

About PRRI:
PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute), founded in 2009, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to conducting independent research at the intersection of religion, culture, and public policy. PRRI research explores and illuminates America’s changing cultural, religious, and political landscape. The organization’s mission is to help journalists, scholars, pundits, thought leaders, clergy, and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues, and the important cultural and religious dynamics shaping American society and politics.

Please visit our website for more information at

Instructions for Applying:
Applications will be received until September 15, 2021, or until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references and a sample of prior work in a single PDF document to PRRI offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. No calls or agency inquiries, please.

PRRI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, and other members of under-represented groups who will contribute to the diversity of our staff.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PRRI is not accepting internships for 2021.

In a typical year, we accept applications on a rolling basis. Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students. Interns work closely with our research, communications, and strategic engagement teams assisting with a variety of tasks related to each department.

PRRI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of our staff.

Learn more about PRRI here.

PRRI Public Fellows

The PRRI Public Fellows program, created in 2017 with the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, promotes and supports interdisciplinary public scholarship through a cohort of emerging scholar-leaders from across the humanities and social sciences. The program will expand in academic year 2021-2022 as part of PRRI’s Religion and Renewing Democracy Initiative and will include up to 16 diverse scholars each year working across the four major areas of PRRI’s work, including religious, racial, and ethnic pluralism; religion and white supremacy; immigration policy and migration studies; and LGBTQ rights.

Launching in the fall of 2021, the expanded PRRI Public Fellows program will include a $5,000 annual stipend for each fellow and annual microgrants of $12,000 in each area of research to foster collaborative new scholarship and professional relationships among the cohort.  An open call for the 2021-2022 cohort of PRRI Public Fellows closed on August 15, 2021.

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