Position Description:  Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist conducts public relations and marketing activities including: PR campaigns, podcast and video production, social media management, blog writing, and book marketing. Incumbent may supervise one or two student interns per semester. This is a full-time salaried position. Ideally, the incumbent works out of the CASSE offices in Arlington, Virginia. Remote work will be considered in some circumstances.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Public Relations and Communications
  • Build CASSE communications networks among public, media, policy makers, organizations, colleagues, volunteers, and students
  • Design PR campaigns to communicate CASSE goals and concepts
  • Develop marketing strategies for increasing CASSE membership, volunteerism, and endorsement
  1. Podcast Management and Production
  • Maintain weekly production schedule for The Steady Stater podcast
  • Identify, assess, and invite potential guests
  • Draft interview scripts
  • Manage sound testing and recording logistics
  • Produce episodes
  • Distribute “e-blasts” to subscribers
  • Manage audio streaming accounts at Buzzfeed, Spotify, etc.
  1. Social Media Management
  • Monitor relevant highlights of news cycle
  • Manage Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Post daily on Twitter and weekly on Facebook
  • Perform data analytics to evaluate performance
  1. Video production and management
  • Produce occasional videos and mini-videos for PR campaigns or website enhancement
  • Manage Youtube account
  • Negotiate video-sharing agreements
  1. Other Responsibilities
  • Write approximately one article per month for the Steady State Herald (CASSE blog)
  • Develop book marketing plans for the Steady State Press
  • Supervise interns
  • Draft grant proposals
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills and Experience

The candidate must be familiar with the communication tasks as reflected in the duties listed above. Candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe, Photoshop (or Canva), and online email programs such as MailChimp. Candidate should have a basic knowledge of WordPress or closely related website software. Candidates with podcast and video production experience (including with software such as Cleanfeed and Riverside) are strongly preferred. Some background in sustainability and/or ecological economics is preferred. The ideal candidate would already be familiar with the concept of a steady state economy. A solid understanding of the CASSE mission and position on economic growth is required.


Supervision and Logistics

Supervision:  The Communications Specialist is supervised by the Executive Director. Given instructions, the Communications Specialist is expected to be independently productive for significant periods of time. The Executive Director prioritizes duties as needed and has final discretion on CASSE operations.

Office:  1100 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1010, Arlington, Virginia (22201)

Salary:  $45,000-$75,000 depending on education and experience

Starting Date:  Negotiable

To apply:  Send resume, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three references to:  brianczech@steadystate.org

For more information, contact:

Brian Czech, Executive Director