Media Relations Associate

Hudson Institute seeks a media relations associate to support the promotion of Hudson’s work on national security, foreign and domestic policy, and international relations. This is a full-time position based in Hudson Institute’s Washington, DC office reporting to the vice president of public affairs.

About Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute is a research-focused public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C, dedicated to promoting American leadership for a secure, free, and prosperous future. For more than half a century, Hudson Institute has been challenging conventional thinking by developing new ideas and practical solutions to shape critical foreign and domestic policy decisions.

Essential Position Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the vice president of public affairs, the media relations associate:

  • Promotes Hudson experts and scholarship to the media, including print and online beat reporters, columnists, wire service reporters and editors, reporters and editors for specialized trade publications, TV and radio hosts, correspondents, and producers.
  • Monitors news coverage and stays abreast of major developments in Hudson’s core issue-areas: national security, foreign and domestic policy, and international relations. 
  • Builds strong working relationships internally with Hudson’s research staff, identifying publicity goals for their work. 
  • Builds strong working relationships externally with editors, reporters, and producers at relevant media outlets.
  • Serves as Hudson’s primary point of contact for media requests, including facilitating interview requests and reporter roundtables, and managing logistics when members of the press are onsite at Hudson’s office. 
  • Drafts targeted media pitches to book Hudson experts on radio, television, and podcasts. 
  • Pitches Hudson op-eds to editorial staff at major publications.
  • Promotes and facilitates media coverage of Hudson Institute events.
  • Maintains current press contact lists, engaging social media and databases to keep lists up to date.
  • Tracks media metrics and reports to the vice president on relevant findings.
  • Supports other team projects and objectives as needs and opportunities develop. 

Successful performance in this position involves consistent, high-level fulfillment of each and every duty described above. Additional requirements and/or qualifications for the position include:

  • Commitment to Hudson Institute’s mission and supporting the work of the Institute’s experts and staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, history, English, or journalism.
  • Excellent communication and comprehension skills, both written and oral, including professional and tactful demeanor.
  • Demonstrated interest in current events and major policy debates.
  • A keen sense of the news cycle and an interest in the legislative process are required.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with Hudson colleagues.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and synthesize written materials related to public policy.
  • Commitment to acting with integrity and the utmost professionalism.