About CEI

Our Mission
CEI’s mission is to reform 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.

Our Vision
Our vision is a society thriving without unnecessary government burdens, where property rights are secure and Americans are free to prosper.

Who We Are
Founded in 1984, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is America’s leading advocate of regulatory reform on a wide range of policy issues. We fight for less regulation, more freedom, and fairness for all. Our proven comprehensive approach to advancing public policy turns policy proposals into concrete reforms by: 

About the Role

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Media Production Associate will assist the Senior Digital Manager and communications team in executing media production and digital strategy that promotes CEI’s policy work and advances CEI’s mission and goals. This position will assist CEI in managing its broadcast studio, producing various podcasts, and assist in the production of various policy videos. Additionally, the Media Production Associate will assist the marketing team with website management and managing CEI’s presence on various video platforms including, Youtube, Vimeo, and Instagram.

Culture matters; CEI is a feisty think tank that embraces a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial approach to policy change. Policy analysts are expected to be self-starters, strategic and creative; “policy entrepreneurs,” if you will. 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

  • Manage and operate CEI’s A/V studio, including the booking and running of live and recorded broadcasts and podcasts. 
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of CEI’s multimedia equipment, including but not limited to cameras, tripods, lighting, grips, and mounts. 
  • Shoot, edit, and release various CEI podcasts and video content. 
  • Draft scripts based on CEI’s policy work and help produce videos. 
  • Assist marketing team in managing CEI’s presence on various video platforms including, Youtube, Vimeo, and Instagram reels.
  • Assist the marketing team with website posting and management of CEI’s flagship website, cei.org, as needed. 
  • Assist the marketing team in filming and shooting various CEI events, which occasionally happen offsite and outside of normal business hours.


  • The ideal candidate will have at least 1-3 years of relevant work experience in studio management, video and podcast production, and/or editing experience. 
  • The ideal candidate has 1-2 years of experience in Adobe Premier and/or Adobe Creative Suite 
  • The ideal candidate will have a portfolio or examples of their video and audio editing work.
  • Strong writing, communications, and organizational skills required
  • A thorough understanding of the video and sound editing process and tools. 
  • A degree in or commensurate experience with the elements of style for videography and photography.
  • The capacity to juggle numerous multimedia projects 


  • 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 to Travis Burk ([email protected])

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position
  • Portfolio of work or examples of filming, editing, studio experience
  • Resume

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