Media Affairs Associate
American Institutes for Research (AIR)


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of topics from early childhood development to adult education. AIR conducts high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations, and believes that research-based evidence can improve the lives of all people.

We are seeking a Media Affairs Associate for our Washington, DC (Georgetown) office.


AIR seeks a mission-driven communications professional to liaise with the media and other stakeholders on new social science research and social policy perspectives through direct contact and online channels. The job entails relationship building with reporters and editorialists, writing press releases, outreach strategizing, developing press lists, and working with staff on framing and presenting their messages and findings.


Candidates should have at least four years of journalism related experience, excellent writing skills, a knack for collaboration, related experience with either education or health research and evaluation, imagination, an open mind, and a strong work ethic. Ability to work closely with other members of the AIR’s communications team is expected. A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, education, social science, or English and at least 7 years of related experience required. A Master’s degree and 4 to 7 years in one of these fields or public policy preferred. International experience is a plus.

Emailed Resume will not be accepted, AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at  To apply, please go to EOE.


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