Communications Director

  • Center for AI Policy
  • Washington, DC
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full time Advocacy Communications / PR

Job Description


The Center for AI Policy is looking for a Communications Director with extensive experience in journalism, public relations, campaigns, lobbying, and/or advocacy. 

Apply here by September 30, 2023. 

Duties and Responsibilities

As Director of Communications, you’ll work closely with our executive team to design and execute a strategy for drawing positive attention to CAIP and its legislative agenda. You’ll help us make key decisions about where to focus our media efforts, what audiences we should be trying to reach, what messages are most important for those audiences to hear, and how to frame those messages.  

A typical week would involve:

  • Drafting op-eds, memos, press releases, endorsements, and other public statements
  • Identifying and acting on opportunities to promote CAIP and our ideas
  • Reaching out to print media, TV, radio, and podcasts to propose and arrange interviews
  • Maintaining a blog and/or social media presence for CAIP
  • Following discussions of AI risk in government and in the media
  • Working with our Government Relations Director and lobbyists to support their political strategy

Ideal candidate

An ideal candidate will have the experience and drive to advocate for CAIP’s legislative agenda with a growing coalition of supporters. Some of the qualifications we are looking for include:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to attract positive media coverage
  • Interest in proactively crafting a media strategy
  • Excellent and fast writing skills
  • Ability to understand complex technical ideas and clearly communicate them to laypeople
  • Measured and quick judgment to correctly handle sensitive communications issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Sincere concern about safety risks posed by advanced AI
  • Ability to understand and work with a diverse and bipartisan set of stakeholders
  • Excited about joining a small new team
  • Commitment to integrity 

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t have every qualification.


  • Semi-Remote Work: You will need to occasionally take meetings on Capitol Hill in person in order to be effective in this role, but on days when you have no such meetings, we support remote work. 
  • Flexible Hours: We are open to full-time and part-time roles; you would largely set your own hours. 
  • Immediate Availability Preferred: We are looking for candidates who can start work in the next couple of months (or immediately), so it is unlikely that we would be able to sponsor a visa.
  • Compensation & Benefits: The annual salary range for this role is $100,000 - $140,000, depending on experience. For part time roles, the salary will be prorated based on the number of hours worked. We also provide benefits including flexible time off and healthcare.

About Us

The Center for AI Policy is a new DC-based organization developing and advocating for policy to mitigate catastrophic AI risks.

Our current focus is building capacity in the US government to monitor and safeguard AI development. Our proposed legislation would establish a federal authority to monitor hardware and license frontier AI development, ensuring we can identify and respond to risks. It would also create strict liability for severe harms caused by AI systems, promoting accountability and improving incentives. 

Our team includes Thomas Larsen (Executive Director), who has a background in technical AI safety; Jason Green-Lowe (Legislative Director), who has a legal background; and Jakub Kraus (Operations Director), who has a computer science background. We’re also advised by experts from other organizations and supported by several volunteers. 

You would be a key voice in our developing organization.


Center for AI Policy