Join the PRI Team

The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is a California-based think-tank championing freedom, opportunity, limited government, and personal responsibility. We are “policy entrepreneurs putting ideas into action.”

PRI provides practical, market-based solutions on issues affecting California and the nation. The Institute’s research focuses on education reform, health care and medical innovation, economic and fiscal policy, the environment, and California-focused issues.

We offer employees competitive salaries and excellent benefits. PRI is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

Marketing and Outreach Manager

Location:  Sacramento Office

Reports to: Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Job Description

PRI is seeking a full-time Marketing and Outreach Manager for its Sacramento office. It is a full-time, in-person (non-remote) position based in PRI’s Sacramento office, with occasional travel required.  The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of classical liberal economics and values, and a firm belief in free markets. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Building and overseeing PRI’s outreach program
  • Developing, implementing, and executing strategic marketing campaigns to increase awareness of PRI’s work and expertise on key California and national issues by elected and appointed officials, policy insiders and stakeholder groups
  • Forging strong relationships between PRI and key stakeholders and groups to advance free market policy objectives in California and nationally
  • Finding opportunities to build new strategic partnerships between PRI and 3rd party groups and promoting collaboration on research projects, events, and marketing
  • Crafting digital marketing strategies to boost PRI’s outreach efforts
  • Devising creative and impactful digital content to boost PRI’s outreach efforts
  • Working with PRI’s team, external consultants and event partners to strategize and execute outreach events in California and other states
  • Overseeing volunteers and interns working on marketing and outreach-related projects and events, as warranted
  • Creating and maintaining PRI’s database of outreach contacts


  • Strong understanding of and commitment to free-market principles
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in public affairs, digital media, marketing or communications
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Highly motivated, strong work ethic, personal initiative, and hands-on approach
  • Ability to balance multiple projects in deadline-driven environment
  • BA/BS degree required, graduate degree a plus

Other Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge of current California and federal policy issues, politics, and legislative processes
  • Familiarity with PRI’s recent state and national policy research

Total Compensation Package

  • Depending on the candidate’s experience level and other qualifiers, the range for this position is $67K – $72K annually.
  • Generous vacation package – 15 days annually to start
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health insurance premiums covered at 100% by the company
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Professional, cohesive team of like-minded individuals inspiring market-based policy change

How to Apply

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter summarizing your interest in the position, past relevant experience, and detailing how you would help PRI advance its free-market policy objectives through a more robust outreach and marketing effort
  • Two examples of your creative work related to marketing and outreach, such as short videos, digital graphics, event promotion materials, press materials, op-eds or blog posts. The submitted samples can be either past or new work, but must be the sole, original work of the applicant.
  • A list of three references
  • Salary requirements

Send application materials to Tim Anaya, PRI Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected].

Only direct applications will be considered.  No recruiter or third-party phone calls, please.

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