About CEI

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to reforming America’s unaccountable regulatory state. We develop and advocate policies to eliminate harmful bureaucratic controls so people can live in a freer, healthier, and more prosperous nation. We believe economic freedom is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish. CEI pursues a full-service approach to advancing public policy, which includes conducting original scholarly research, active communications campaigns, direct advocacy with policymakers, and litigation.

About The Role

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Digital Marketing Associate will assist the Director of Marketing and communications team to execute digital strategy that promotes CEI’s policy work and advances CEI’s mission and goals. This position will assist CEI’s online marketing efforts including: social media, email marketing, website management, video creative and graphic design, and online advertising. 

Culture matters; CEI is a feisty think tank that embraces a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial approach to policy change. Associates are expected to be self-starters, strategic and creative.  Members of the team operate with emphasis’ on personal accountability, accountability to one another and to those in other departments at CEI. They work hard, have a good sense of humor and are intensely dedicated to conveying CEI’s principles of individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited government.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee content creation for and manage designated social media channels. Track and monitor results and report to organization with feedback.
  • Assist in managing email marketing program, including weekly email deployments, list maintenance, templates, registration pages, and automation functions. 
  • Develop strategy and workflow for managing CEI.org website properties, including posting content, supervising long-term website projects, and troubleshooting staff requests.
  • Utilize website analytics and social media tools like Google Analytics, Sprout Social, and Facebook Insights to analyze data and improve effectiveness of CEI’s messaging.
  • Write scripts and help produce CEI policy videos 
  • Assist in managing CEI online advertising campaigns
  • Assist in management of CEI’s studio including filming and live broadcasts


  • The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2+ years of relevant work experience in digital marketing and content creation
  • Strong writing, communications, and organizational skills required
  • A thorough understanding of the digital marketing landscape
  • The capacity to juggle numerous projects and online campaigns


To be a good fit for this position, the following words and descriptions should apply to you:

  • Communicator. You have excellent oral communication, writing and editing abilities. Any type of strong writing skills will be considered, but legislative and/or public affairs experience provides added benefit. 
  • Detail Oriented. You are relentless about accuracy with regard to content and value good writing style.  
  • Team Player. You will be on a team of committed individuals within the Center for Technology and Innovation and also be expected to work with members of other Centers within CEI. 
  • Teachable. You are eager to learn new things and couple that with an open attitude toward the mundane nature of some research tasks. 
  • Self-starter. You are willing and able to jump into project management. You know when to ask for help, but, once trained, you don’t need hand-holding. You’re comfortable receiving increasing autonomy to manage your own work and important processes.
  • Multi-Tasker. You thrive in an environment that sometimes demands multi-tasking.
  • Focused. You are able to focus on specific tasks for as long as necessary. While skilled at multi-tasking, you know how to avoid being distracted. You drive yourself to get the job done right and on time.
  • Curious and Policy-Minded. You like public policy and are curious enough to enjoy the challenge of taking complex policy ideas and distilling them in ways that are both factually accurate and interesting to external audiences.
  • Planner. You enjoy planning and executing complex processes.
  • Deadline Driven. You are deadline-driven. Making the trains run on time and meeting deadlines are simply part of your DNA.
  • Flexible. You easily maintain a positive, flexible attitude whenever needs or priorities shift.

Aligned. You are, politically libertarian or conservative and can discuss your philosophical alignment with CEI’s mission and vision. Please see the CEI website, cei.org, for a deeper understanding of the organization’s policy agenda.

To Apply

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

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position
  • Resume

The salary range for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s experience. 

Applications should be submitted to:

Scooter Schaefer 

[email protected]