Work for TCS

We are looking for talented people to add to our team of investigators, analysts, and advocates. TCS offers internships to qualified college students and fellowships to recent college graduates.

Founded in 1995, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS), a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan budget watchdog,  serves as an independent voice for American taxpayers. Our mission is to ensure that the federal government spends taxpayer dollars responsibly and operates within its means.  At TCS, we believe that government waste costs more than just money.  Misguided government subsidies do more harm than good by endangering public health, aggravating social and economic problems, and undermining true national security.  We fight for a smart government that lives within its means. We believe in making decisions based on evidence and value. We believe that the decisions on how to spend our tax money should be transparent. And we believe we have a right – and a duty –to demand excellence and accountability from our government.

The core strategy of TCS has remained the same throughout our history: we eschew ideology and work with individuals and organizations from all political perspectives to build support for common sense reforms. TCS works to transcend partisanship and attract the widest possible audience to help build something Americans can believe in: a government that inspires trust and makes more sense.  TCS empowers the national and local media and citizen activists by providing them with the information, insight and necessary tools to help them report on and advocate for responsible spending priorities. You can browse through this website for more information on TCS programs.


Job Description:
The Digital Communications Associate will support the Communications Director’s management of the daily public relations activities for TCS. The DCM will also be responsible for the execution of online marketing campaigns and maintaining our website and social media platforms.

Website Management:

  • On a daily basis, maintain website content: including publishing content, copyediting and proofreading all web content, fixing links, collecting and publishing news clips (requires working with content management software)
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel across website
  • Track and report on all site metrics
  • Work with staff to respond to public inquiries and information requests
  • Help oversee vendors and consultants to upgrade site functionality and design as needed

Online Marketing and Social Media:

  • On a daily basis, monitor social media and post tweets and Facebook posts drafted by staff
  • Support creation and implementation of email campaigns and other communications, including email design, list segmentation, and reporting; ensure consistency, quality, and delivery
  • Help maintain organizational contact databases
  • Track, analyze, and report on email campaign performance, social network engagement, etc.
  • Provide design support for online marketing including printed collateral as needed

General Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related experience in online communications; preferably for an advocacy group, nonprofit, or political campaign 
  • Experience maintaining websites. Experience with Expression Engine a plus but training will be provided
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong editorial and proof-reading skills, and high level of attention to detail
  • Experience in web production and marketing best practices including SEO, developing strategy using analytics, content testing, and more
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively supporting cross-departmental teams
  • Willingness to share light office duties with a small and dedicated staff
  • Commitment to nonpartisan mission, sense of humor, willingness to both take direction and pitch in where needed, and good attitude

This position is in the TCS office in Washington, DC. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental insurance; Metro SmartTrip deferral; 403b investment plan available. Taxpayers for Common Sense is an equal opportunity employer.

Send a cover letter with salary history, resume, brief writing or project sample, and contact information for three references by email only to:, subject line “Digital Communications Associate.” Please, no calls.

Apply as soon as possible, application open until filled.





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