Digital Content Associate, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies

American Enterprise Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 23

Position description

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time digital content associate responsible for managing AEI’s foreign and defense policy studies department’s digital presence.

The associate will oversee the day-to-day maintenance of AEI’s Critical Threats Project website. He/she will work within the Foreign and Defense Policy Studies team at AEI, closely coordinating efforts with AEI’s Communications and Digital Strategy team. He/she will be responsible for editing and creating digital foreign and defense policy products, website posting, packaging cultivated foreign and defense policy content, social media strategy, advertising, and email marketing. This position will collaborate with the Communications team to develop and execute an editorial calendar for the Critical Threats website pages. The associate will also be responsible for ensuring editorial standards and procedures related to photos, videos, and copy are followed on all sites and will assist in continuing to improve and update websites as necessary. He/she will also be responsible for assisting with the creation of CTP graphics and maps for the Critical Threats Project. He/she should have an entrepreneurial disposition to continue developing the website, expanding marketing of CTP projects, and growing AEI’s web audience within a positive team dynamic.

The successful candidate will have three-to-five years of web editing and marketing experience, a strong knowledge of the Middle East, national security, and terrorism issues, and impeccable copy-editing. In addition to the technical skills listed, a successful candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills, excellent project-management chops, and a team-player attitude.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with an online application at 


The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

Application instructions

Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on a topic related to the position at 

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