1. Communications Officer, Deadline: March 22, 2020.
MPI seeks a highly motivated Communications Officer to join its dynamic team in Washington, DC to help extend the organization’s visibility, reach, and impact. The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing the marketing content and strategies the Institute uses to disseminate its research and data, and helping shape its broader external relations, including identification of target audiences and effective engagement. As a core member of a high-functioning, fast-paced communications team, the officer’s duties will include digital content creation and strategy; media relations and writing of press releases and other short-form materials; outreach to new audiences; editing; and assisting in the promotion of MPI’s public and private events, conferences, and webinars. While assignments will vary day to day, the successful candidate must be a creative, detail-oriented, quick, versatile professional who can prioritize between quick turnaround projects and longer-term deliverables, working collaboratively with colleagues across the Institute yet able to operate independently as well.
2. Editor, Migration Information Source. Deadline: March 6, 2020.
MPI also seeks a highly motivated, exceptionally creative, and deadline-oriented editor and writer to become Editor of the Migration Information Source, an internationally recognized online journal. The Source is a unique publication that melds the best features of migration scholarship and policy/data analysis in ways that are newsy and accessible for readers who are interested in migration but not necessarily specialists.
The Editor will be responsible for all facets of production of the Source, which publishes articles online and promotes them via a bimonthly e-newsletter. The successful candidate will be able to craft and implement a strong editorial vision for the Source, identifying topics and cultivating authors who can best tell some of the most interesting and important developments in migration research, policy, and trends around the world. He or she will demonstrate superb editing skills (organizational, copy-editing, and fact checking), with a strong aptitude for translating academic- or policy-focused research for general-interest audiences; and will have demonstrated marketing and social media skills to promote the Source and its work in innovative and effective ways.The Editor will be based in Washington, DC, and will report to MPI’s Director of Communications.