Senior Policy Analyst
Employment Policies Institute
Washington, DC

About the Organization
Founded in 1991, the Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth, minimum wage and other economic issues.

About the Role
The Employment Policies Institute is looking for a dynamic Research Manager to join our organization. If you are looking for a job to sit at your desk all day and crunch numbers, this position is not for you. A successful candidate for this job will excel at translating complex economic topics to the public through op-eds, media interviews, and other means. A successful candidate will thrive in an environment where initiative and an entrepreneurial attitude are prized. He or she will work well independently. This job does not require managing staff, although a successful candidate would have the opportunity to build and grow a team. The role is based in Washington, DC at EPI’s headquarters.

Job Requirements

  • Develop and commission original research products for release by EPI
  • Produce influential written content including op-eds, talking points, blog/web/digital content, position papers, opposition research, client memos, fact sheets, correspondence, etc
  • Build and maintain relationships with various media outlet personnel
  • Represent EPI to the public as an on-the-record spokesperson, and to EPI’s supporters as a subject-matter expert
  • Build and maintain coalitions of free-market groups and other allies
  • Monitor new cycles and research opposition, potential threats, and policy challenges
  • Travel may be required dependent on current issues

Experience Preferred

  • 3-5 years’ experience working with economic policy and research, with a particular focus on wage and labor issues
  • Multiple recent examples of writing for the public about research topics
  • Strong track record of managing deadlines for multiple projects, with a high level of autonomy
  • Some experience/familiarity with relevant government data sources (Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • On the record media experience is a plus, but not required
  • Masters degree in economics or similar graduate degree is preferred, but not required

To Apply

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Résumé
  • A cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for EPI’s mission, and your salary requirements
  • 1-2 writing samples relevant to EPI’s work

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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