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Communications Associate

Job Summary: 

The Communications Associate, located in our Seattle office, supports the World Justice Project’s efforts to increase awareness for the critical importance of the rule of law worldwide. Combining original research, storytelling, and data visualization, WJP’s work has recently been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The New York Times, and in hundreds of other media outlets worldwide. 

The Associate reports to the Director of Communications and helps develop marketing and communications campaigns and programs in addition to managing WJP’s website, managing reporter tracking and assisting in cultivation, and updating and producing presentations and collateral. This position will support and drive WJP’s social media strategy and engagement, track performance via analytics, assist growing our audience through SEO and other strategies, and coordinate and support organization-wide communications needs.

The position requires strong writing and creative skills; an analytical mindset including the ability to understand and analyze data; excellent organization and research skills; demonstrated interest in international affairs and rule of law-related issues such as human rights, anti-corruption, access to justice, security, and government transparency; and a fundamental eagerness to learn new things.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain WJP website (Drupal, HTML) and social media outlets
  • Manage social media activity and campaigns;
  • Conduct issue- and audience-related research and analysis as needed
  • Assist in drafting and designing communications and marketing materials, such as mass emails, presentations, and handouts;
  • Track performance/user analytics across platforms using a variety of tools (Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.) and contribute strategies for improving performance
  • Collaborate with and support senior staff in identifying and generating high-quality media and communication opportunities and sourcing requisite stories
  • Maintain and develop a media database and provide ongoing media tracking and assistance with press events and/or outreach
  • Research and track key rule of law issues, organizations, and trends
  • Propose and implement strategies to raise awareness for WJP news, events, and program activities
  • Conceptualize and produce original writing/content for WJP website and social media platforms (interviews, issue briefs or reports, profiles) 
  • Update and ensure consistency of general WJP material (fact sheets, website copy, media highlights, other collateral)
  • Assist with editorial calendar planning and tracking
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in a communications and/or marketing-related role 
  • Superior writing, creative, and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Superior oral communication and interpersonal skills, especially a demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner with senior-level professionals (reporters, experts, etc.)
  • Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and analytics tracking/reporting
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and content management systems 
  • Basic design knowledge/experience and experience with Adobe creative tools (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) 
  • Experience with Google Analytics and AdWords
  • Facility with and creative approach to multi-faceted challenges that span geographical, cultural, and sectoral backgrounds
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure
  • Commitment to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org)
  • International experience and foreign language abilities a plus

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

How to Apply

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to jobs@wjpnet.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Communications Associate Application.” Please send all application documents at once. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

 

Program Assistant, Rule of Law Index

Position: The World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index team is seeking a full-time Program Assistant to work in the WJP’s office in Washington DC. This is a current vacancy, with an immediate start. 

Responsibilities: The Program Assistant will report directly to the Rule of Law Index Directors and will provide crucial support for the research team. The Program Assistant will assist with research and data analysis for projects on the status of the rule of law around the world. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with all aspects of the data collection process for the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) expert surveys administered in 125 countries for the annual Rule of Law Index report;
  • Help to manage various online data collection platforms and CRM databases, including SurveyGizmo, Mail Chimp, and Microsoft Dynamics;
  • Create, manage, and track correspondence from legal experts around the world related to data collection efforts;
  • Contribute to the research, analysis, writing, and design of the WJP’s country-specific reports on Afghanistan, Central America and the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as WJP’s thematic research projects on access to justice, criminal justice, and discrimination;
  • Help to manage administrative processes for the research team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultant and vendor contracts;
  • Provide general programmatic support, including research, editing and proofreading documents and presentations, assisting with Index calendar management, and coordinating logistics for travel and meetings;
  • Assist with the training of short-term research interns;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, with excellent attention to detail and superior research skills. International experience and foreign language skills are preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law. Successful applicants will have at least one year of relevant experience, and be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Superior research skills, sound analytical skills, and excellent attention to detail; 
  • Strong writing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills; 
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and over the phone;
  • The ability to manage large databases (strong skills in Microsoft Excel is a plus);
  • Foreign language skills (fluency in French or Spanish are a plus); 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; 
  • The ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure. 
  • Commitment to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – 2018 QRQ Program Assistant Application”. Please send all application documents at once. 

This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.