State Policy Network

Washington Policy Center

Digital Communications and Publications Coordinator

  • Type: Full-Time
  • Discipline: Communications
  • Contact:
  • Location: PO Box 3643 Seattle, WA 98124
  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2020


Digital Communications and Publications Coordinator

Washington Policy Center (WPC) is a non-profit, independent public policy think tank that works to improve the lives of Washington state’s citizens by providing high-quality and innovative solutions for policymakers, the media and the general public. We have a statewide staff of more than 20 and offices located in Seattle, Olympia, Tri-Cities and Spokane. We hold approximately 50 events per year ranging from exclusive gatherings, conferences and lunches for 200-300 and our Annual Dinner with more than 2,000 attendees.

The digital communications & publications coordinator, a member of WPC’s communications team, has an array of responsibilities (including work with traditional publications, visual arts, social media, website and communications) under the direction of WPC’s communications and marketing director. This position will provide you with an opportunity to thrive in a public policy environment and to grow and learn new skills and network with key business and policy leaders in our state.

Key job functions

  • Detailed proofreading of policy studies to match AP publishing style, as well as maintaining WPC’s internal organization writing style
  • Formatting hard-copy studies for print publication and online distribution
  • Coordinate formatting and printing of Viewpoint quarterly policy magazine with input from senior management and communications director
  • Coordinate printing and production of packet mailings to donor base, 3-4 times per calendar year
  • Occasional writing and editing of original copy for newsletter, website or promotional use
  • Create print marketing documents and maintain inventory of office print promotional materials
  • Create Digital marketing materials for online ad campaigns and event promotion
  • Maintain relationships with print shops throughout state
  • Maintain website, including posting policy studies, creating event and registration pages, refreshing homepage content, updating speakers bureau, monitoring research blog, and working with the web development team to improve web content.
  • Create and manage editing process for WPC’s weekly email and monthly events email, as well as other emails needed for event and development purposes.
  • Work with development staff to maintain email databases
  • Assist with event coordination duties and operate A/V logistics for policy conferences
  • Work with Development, Events, and Young Professionals staff to prepare print materials, including event invitations, programs and signage, for various WPC events
  • Prepare event PowerPoint presentations
  • Work with the Cision platform and WPC interns to oversee recording and cataloguing of media impressions

Desired education, skills, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Graphic Design using Adobe Creative Suite — InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop experience are requisite to job function — with some background in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience with Cision, Google analytics, or similar media and web metric monitoring platforms (preferable)
  • Basic video production (preferable)
  • Command of English language writing, with background in AP writing style and willingness to adapt to WPC organizational publishing and branding styles
  • Experience in print marketing and periodical publication (preferable)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and command of correct grammar.
  • A deep respect for deadlines and results.
  • Knowledge of politics and/or public policy.
  • Experience updating a content management system website.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • Preferred start date: February 2020
  • Hours: Full-time, 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, occasional evenings for events
  • Location: This position works out of WPC’s Seattle Office – 3404 4th Avenue South, Seattle 98134
  • Compensation: $37,000 to $40,000 DOE
  • Health Insurance: 90% employer-paid health (medical/dental/vision) PPO or HSA with employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): for pre-tax medical and dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) retirement: eligible after first year, matching vests after second year
  • Vacation: 2 weeks paid (after 3 months), 11 paid holidays/year
  • Sick/Safe Leave: 2 weeks/year
  • Free and convenient office parking
  • Costco Membership

Should you have any questions, please contact WPC Communications Director David Boze at 206-937-9691 |

How to apply

After carefully reading the job description, please submit a resume and persuasive cover letter that demonstrate how you meet the specific job qualifications and responsibilities as well as your sincere interest in the mission of the organization and this position. Your application should include references.

Using the subject line “DCPC Position,” please submit your application via email to or via traditional mail to:

David Boze

Communications Director/ATTN DCPC Position

Washington Policy Center

PO Box 3643

Seattle, WA 98124-3643

Washington Policy Center
Seattle, WA