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Communications Manager

Washington, DC

Communications Manager - Washington, DC

Position Summary:

We are seeking a candidate with experience in communications, public relations, and/or journalism who wants to contribute to our mission to combat the threats to our democracy, individual liberties, and our national security posed by today’s unprecedented levels of corporate concentration and monopoly power. A successful candidate believes in our mission and will effectively promote and communicate our pioneering work to a diverse audience. This position is ideal for someone who is excited to work in a start-up environment, has a highly organized work style, and has an affinity for building and maintaining networks to help advance ideas. The Communications Manager is a key position and they will work collaboratively with our editorial, legal, and development teams to promote the work and thought leadership of Open Markets and our allies in achieving our mission.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate with the editorial team to promote our upcoming content (includes media pitches, social media, etc.)
  • Conduct press and media outreach, draft press materials, social media posts, and other elements of a successful media strategy
  • Manage our website (upload our work and social media posts, update pages)
  • Identify opportunities (along with other staff) to promote our organizational initiatives and products
  • Track Capitol Hill to monitor hearings and publications where the voice of Open Markets should be heard
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned



Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in communications or journalism
  • Strong writing skills; experience writing or speaking about progressive economic policy, U.S. regulatory history, business, and corporate structures is a plus
  • Comfort with public speaking, experience interacting with reporters, and an affinity for organizing networks
  • Experience working with policymakers, campaigns, or on Capitol Hill is a plus
  • Experience working and managing multiple work activities and an enthusiastic team player
  • Have a passion for structural change to create a just and inclusive economy and an eagerness to continue learning about antitrust and competition policy

This position is based in Washington, D.C.



Medical Insurance 

Dental Insurance 

Vision Insurance 


Life Insurance

Additional Information: 


Organization Info

Open Markets Institute

Washington, DC
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

We are a team of journalists, researchers, lawyers, and advocates working together to expose and reverse the stranglehold that corporate monopolies have on our country.


Free Press and Platform Monopolies

Healthcare and Pharmacueticals 

Food and Agriculture

Labor and Economic Freedom 

Trade and National Security 


Why Work For Us?: 

The Open Markets Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that uses research and journalism to expose the dangers of monopolization, identifies changes in policy and law to address them, and educates policymakers, academics, movement groups, and other influential stakeholders to establish open, competitive markets that support a strong, just, and inclusive democracy. By combining policy, legal, and market structure expertise with sophisticated communications and outreach efforts, Open Markets seeks not only to hold today’s monopolies accountable for abuse of power, but to rebuild an economic system where progress is easier to achieve, because power is far more widely and equitably distributed.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 13 2020
Active Until: 
Jun 13 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Open Markets Institute