platte copyThe mission of the Platte Institute is to educate policymakers, media, and the public on the virtues of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise, and to explain how these principles can be applied to increase economic opportunity for all Nebraskans. The Platte Institute accomplishes its mission by developing and sharing in-depth and timely research on a wide range of public policy issues. The Institute is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Nebraska citizens by advancing sensible, well-researched solutions to pressing problems facing our state.  The Platte Institute is one of the fastest growing state think tanks in the nation.

The Platte Institute’s core mission is to promote free market research for the state of Nebraska so this position is critical to the organization’s success.  The Director of Research is the face of the organization’s research agenda and the voice with policymakers across the state.  The director works very closely and collaboratively with the CEO.

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will-logo-finalThe Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is a nonprofit legal and policy organization devoted to advancing the public interest in constitutionally limited government, individual liberty, free markets and a robust civil society. It has been particularly active in educational reform.

WILL is now seeking a full-time Communications Director position to work in our offices in Milwaukee.  We offer very competitive salary and benefits.

The Communications Director will assist WILL in the following ways:

  • Build relationships with the media, including strengthening existing WILL relationships and developing new contacts
  • Place opinion pieces and articles with top-level media outlets and secure interviews with staff on leading television and radio shows
  • Field phone calls from the media; pitch and book interviews
  • Maintain media contact lists and databases
  • Draft, copy, and edit WILL products, including press releases, newsletters, and policy papers
  • Write/blog for WILL when appropriate
  • Assist with daily written and oral communication to media and general public
  • Ensure that WILL’s  media presence is properly tracked, catalogued, and measured
  • Manage WILL’s social media presence
  • Engage in identification, cultivation, face-to-face solicitation and stewardship of current contributors and prospects, and assist in setting long-term fundraising strategies and goals
  • Assist in the development of marketing materials and fundraising solicitation
  • Assist in grant writing and follow-up
  • Manage and maintain direct mailing and donor databases

The ideal candidate will have a:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of work experience in communications, external relations, or public relations
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid relationship building skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout Wisconsin, occasionally nationally
  • Strong belief in WILL’s mission, including school choice and education reform
  • Knowledge of free market donors and grassroots organizations – both in Wisconsin and nationally
  • Wisconsin ties a plus, but not essential
  • Knowledge of social media
  • A great sense of humor and creative personality
  • Ability to be proactive and lead WILL’s communications efforts

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in this role/our mission and your salary requirements
  • List of three references
  • One writing sample

Anticipated start date is in late January.

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

rstreetThe R Street Institute, a free-market think-tank located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a law and technology wonk to serve as our Director of Innovation Policy. We’re looking for a super smart, super productive person who can write, research, educate, and learn about a wide variety of issues related to innovation, intellectual property, and the Internet, consistent with R Street’s brand of pragmatic libertarianism.

The job will, initially, focus on two major areas where we’re already working: intellectual property reform (particularly with regard to copyright and patent reform) and the sharing economy. While we’d ideally like someone with experience working in both of these areas, it’s particularly important that the person we hire be able to establish him or herself as a thought leader in the area of intellectual property reform. We don’t need candidates to agree with every word everyone at R Street has written. It’s important, however, that candidates familiarize themselves with the gist of R Street’s past work. Other interests in technology policy broadly will be considered a plus and anyone we hire will be able to spend some time working on technology-related projects and intellectual ventures of his or her choice. Candidates should be willing and able to learn about new areas quickly and keep apace with new developments in Congress, the courts, and the executive branch.

On a day-to-day basis, the person we hire will be expected to produce op-eds, magazine articles and white papers, participate in broad cross-ideological coalitions and engage in educational outreach to policymakers and potential allies. He or she will also be expected to help organize events and conferences.

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The Daily Caller News Foundation is seeking a driven, motivated candidate to be a Deputy Editor and a part of our newly approved 501(c)(3). The Deputy Editor will work with the Editor of the Foundation on editing copy, supervising reporters and other day-to-day management of the Foundation staff. The Deputy Editor will act as a mentor to participants in the fellowship program, help develop the curriculum, and be involved in all aspects of the Foundation’s journalism training mission. Outreach and enlarging the Foundation’s profile are also core responsibilities.

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  • Daily copy editing
  • Conduct weekly training sessions for Fellows
  • Create a syllabus for two year-long fellowship program
  • Conduct daily meetings and give feedback on fellow’s work
  • Increase Foundation’s outreach and visibility in the media

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FEE NewFEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to people curious about liberty. We do this by delivering content that is substantive and thoughtful in ways that our customers find compelling, including in-person seminars and lectures, web-delivered content, printed material in book and magazine form, and networking opportunities.

Overview – The Blog Editor/Content Curator will be responsible for day-to-day content aggregation, writing/editing, as well as liaising with writers, thinkers and organizations.

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State Policy Network seeks a Manager of Donor Relations to reach out to our growing network of supporters across the nation. This role will report to the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships.SPN logo 2012

The Manager of Donor Relations will:

  • Work closely with the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and a robust development team to implement an integrated fundraising strategy, with a specific focus on individual supporters and prospective supporters
  • Identify and develop long-term relationships with existing supporters and prospective supporters
  • Build and execute strategies to effectively cultivate relationships, steward investments, and solicit gifts that generate the resources to execute SPN’s strategic plan
  • Interact with donors through telephone calls, one-on-one visits, and written correspondence to keep them informed of our work
  • Travel extensively throughout an established region of the U.S.
  • Utilize fundraising database to ensure current data on donors, gifts, and prospects
  • Track progress and analyze results

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Job Overview TaxFoundation2014

We are seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to oversee our publications process: editing and proofreading, working with our various teams and outside vendors to establish timelines and complete assignments, and providing creative and innovative ideas to improve the reach of our publications.

This role is suited for a self-starter who can execute multiple tasks in a heavy workload environment (>80 publications per year), has an interest in working in the non-profit world, and believes strongly in the Tax Foundation mission. We are open both to veteran editors/publications managers as well as to less-experienced but enterprising individuals who can demonstrate a capability to take on this role.

Our incumbent Publications Manager is relocating and will depart his position here in January 2015. Ideally we would like him and his successor to have an overlapping time period to facilitate a seamless transition.

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Bill of Rights Intitute_PMS1815cMission

The Bill of Rights Institute works directly with students and teachers to educate and excite them about limited government, individual rights, and principles that underlie the Constitution. The mission of the Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial director of operations who can help advance the mission of the Bill of Rights Institute by improving the financial and personnel practices of the Institute in ways that increase our ability to achieve long-term results. This position will be a part of the leadership team of the organization, with opportunities to advance.

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Position DescriptionFranklin

The Franklin Center is a fast-paced, fluid organization that employs a staff of investigative and political reporters across the country, trains and empowers citizen journalists, and supports a network of bloggers. We seek a highly motivated individual to fill a new position, Director of Policy & Outreach.

The Director of Policy & Outreach will work closely across departments in the organization, overseeing a team that coordinates outreach and relationship marketing, conducts policy research and product development, and serves as a resource supporting key projects and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, a demonstrated general understanding of policy matters, and ability to manage people and projects.

The Director of Policy & Outreach will be based in Franklin’s Alexandria, Virginia office, and report to the Senior Vice President.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Outreach & Relationship Marketing: Oversee day to day functions related to outreach, with a primary goal of driving effective relationship marketing that engages our strategic allies toward increasing our profile and distribution network. This includes aligned non-profit groups, networked bloggers and citizen journalists, and key influencers in the media realm.
  • Oversee Policy Research & Development: Work with experts from think tanks and other organizations to conduct policy research, play a day-to-day supporting role to our opinion writing efforts, and serve as a resource to our staff throughout the organization.
  • Policy Education: Arrange monthly policy orientations on such subjects as education, energy, regulation, the environment and health.
  • Project Management: Serve as a liaison between development and journalism to ensure fulfillment of donor intent and execution in a timely manner.
  • White Papers: Assist in production of in longer-form policy white papers that take an in-depth look at critical policy issues.
  • Coordinate Promotion of Policy Oriented Work: The Director will work with our marketing, media relations, and other departments to ensure promotion metrics are achieved.


  • 4-6+ years of experience in policy, outreach, external relations, public affairs, or related field preferred
  • High social IQ; ability to quickly build meaningful relationships with a variety of people/personalities
  • Strong people management skills; passion for cultivating, empowering, and professionally developing lower level staff
  • Successful track record of problem solving; confronting issues head-on and addressing them
  • Self-motivated; outcome-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, turn ideas into action, and drive projects to completion
  • Big picture mentality; ability to see how all the moving parts of an operation fit together
  • Superior organization and focus on detail
  • Solid administrative skill set
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Budgeting experience
  • Understanding of the importance of outreach/building partnerships and how these relationships are tied to the success of an organization such as ours
  • Knowledge of the free-market nonprofit movement a plus

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position/mission of the organization and your salary requirements

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:  All materials should be sent in one PDF file with your name in the file name.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

About the Franklin Center

Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity strives to promote the education of the public about waste, corruption, incompetence, fraud and taxpayer abuse by public officials at all levels of government. With transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility as its watchwords, the Franklin Center identifies, trains, and supports investigative journalists working to detect and expose corruption and incompetence in government at the state and local levels. For more information on the Franklin Center please visit or our news site,

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The Commonwealth Foundation is Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank.  We transform free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.

CF’s growth plans require a Community Liaison who plays an important role in growing the organization by building and sustaining long-term relationships with current and prospective investors, school teachers, public employees, and others.  The Community Liaison will report to the Director of Marketing & Outreach.  He or she may be based in CF’s offices in Harrisburg or King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, or in a virtual office.


The Community Liaison will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Building, developing, and nurturing personal relationships with current and prospective CF investors, school teachers, public employees, and others, in partnership and coordination with colleagues.
  • Identifying and coordinating opportunities for these individuals to participate more fully in the work of CF and its partner groups, such as the Fairness Center.
  • Serving as CF’s primary liaison between teachers/public employees and communications, marketing and government affairs staff.
  • Becoming an expert on public employee union culture and gather as much information as possible.
  • Arranging for networking opportunities, speaking engagements, and material distribution with like-minded groups for him- or herself, CF, and partner groups.
  • Working seamlessly and graciously with colleagues.
  • Upholding, at all times, an organizational culture that meets “expectations given our aspirations.”

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