Careers at Public Agenda

Public Agenda offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
We are an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace

Director of Communications Position


Public Agenda helps build a democracy that works for everyone. By elevating a diversity of voices, forging common ground, and improving dialogue and collaboration among leaders and communities, Public Agenda fuels progress on critical issues.

Based in New York City and founded in 1975 by Dan Yankelovich and Cyrus Vance, Public Agenda is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with deep expertise in public opinion research and public engagement. Over the years, we’ve worked on K-12 education, higher education, workforce development, health care, energy, immigration, criminal justice reform, and many other critical issues.

The Director of Communications develops the overall communications strategy for Public Agenda, for both the organization as a whole and for individual projects and campaigns. S/he reports to the President and manages the communications team: a Communications Assistant, Graphic Designer and Web Developer.

Areas of responsibility include strategic communication, development and execution of communications plans and campaigns, media relations, publication production management, social media management, service marketing and writing and editing. The director of communications also serves as the brand steward for the organization.

Specific tasks include:

Strategic communications:

Media relations:

Publication Production Management:

Social Media Management:

Writing and Editing:

Other tasks:

Necessary experience and skills:

Helpful experience and skills:

Public Agenda offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace. To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Roslyn Beck at rbeck@publicagenda.org.

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