Field Public Relations Manager

McDonald's
Public Relations - Stamford, Connecticut

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McDonald's

Stamford, Connecticut 06106

Public Relations - Supports Remote Work

Field Public Relations Manager

Overview

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McDonald’s Field Public Relations team is changing the perceptions of one of the most recognized brands in the world. This team is comprised of creative, innovative and focused grassroots storytellers that are committed to developing and telling a steady cadence of local stories on behalf of McDonald’s and its local franchisees.

If you are looking to join a corporate communications team as a regional spokesperson that earns local media coverage, generates local buzz and responds to crisis and critical issues, this position is for you. This position proactively supports franchisees as brand ambassadors and performs grassroots brand initiatives that strategically move the brand message and generates restaurant traffic within the Stamford Field Office and markets along the East Coast. This person is also responsible for developing positive working relations with local social influencers and local media.

Responsibilities:

This person will work closely with franchisees, corporate Field Office leadership and a cross-functional corporate relations team to ensure a steady drumbeat of reputation and marketing communications news.

This role is based within the Stamford Field Office region (New York and New England) and reports to Field PR leadership in Chicago, IL.

Strategic Plan Development

  • Work with key internal regional and corporate partners to identify and use data driven business and consumer insights to inform local plan development and execution
  • In coordination with a cross-functional team (government relations, public affairs, communications) lead the development of proactive essential communications plans for markets in geographic scope of responsibility. These annual communications plans will include a mix of national to local business priority activations and grassroots brand reputation initiatives.
  • Use critical metrics to track success of plan and local initiatives and make real-time adjustments to the communications plan as needed

National to Local Business Priority Activations

  • Support plan development and execution of multi-channel communications activations that make national brand priority activations locally relevant to key local media and influencers, stakeholders and consumers
  • Orchestrate local co-op agencies, operations, and deployment teams (as needed)

Grassroots Brand Reputation Initiatives

  • Lead development and execution of grassroots brand reputation initiatives for the markets.
  • Work with owner/operators to identify potential story ideas within the region that support an ‘always-on’ approach to storytelling to local media, social influencers and stakeholders
  • Engage and pitch media in the execution of grassroots brand trust initiatives
  • Work with public affairs and government relations to support establishing relationships with grassroots stakeholders and organizations who influence the debate that impacts McDonald’s. This may include supporting outreach to tell the brand story and cultivating third-party support for the brand.

Issues & Crisis Management

  • Manage media relations and response strategy to local crisis and critical issues; Serve as local spokesperson
  • Stay ahead of the issues by keeping a pulse on external hot topics and key audience sentiment

Communication

  • Establish a cadence of regular communication to local owner/operators and regional teams to build the internal profile of the brand reputation management role and report on results

 

Qualifications

  • Must be fully vaccinated (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) for COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

  • At least five years of experience with external communications in a corporate environment

  • Natural storyteller with excellent speaking, writing and editing skills

  • Significant media crisis and issues management

  • Significant media relations experience for a corporate brand or political campaign with demonstrated results

  • Strong business knowledge with a demonstrated ability to understand business strategy and how to use communications as a mechanism to drive that strategy

  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, while being flexible, collaborative and deadline driven 

  • Experience and genuine interest in uncovering unique and innovative communication approaches to build brand reputation

  • A rich background building and nurturing relationships with owner/operators, corporate staff, media and key external stakeholders

  • Proven ability to support and counsel senior-level executives

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience in project management and large-scale event planning/implementation

  • Communications experience including message development, message distribution via myriad channels, dealing with reporters, and writing communications plans

  • Ability to lead and command respect among local team

  • Understanding of the importance of owner/operator buy-in

  • Knowledge of the roles each function at McDonald’s plays

  • Experience managing agencies

  • Corporate communications, public relations agency, public affairs or political-style campaign experience is preferred

 

Additional Information

McDonald’s is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Additionally, if you (or another applicant of whom you are aware) require assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise seek assistance in the application process, please contact recruiting.supportteam@us.mcd.com

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

Senior Director, Internal Communications

Environmental Defense Fund
Communication - Washington, District of Columbia

Supports Remote Work

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Environmental Defense Fund

Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Communication - Supports Remote Work

Senior Director, Internal Communications

Overview

Job Location Note: This role can be based on a hybrid or remote basis in New York, DC, or in any of our European office locations (Brussels or Netherlands). Some travel (up to 25%).

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.

EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity.  

The Senior Director, Internal Communications will mastermind the strategy and lead the team responsible for keeping our global staff informed, connected and inspired to achieve our ambitious goals for addressing global climate change and its impacts on people and nature.

This individual will implement and build on EDF’s existing internal communications program, developing new strategies and tactics that help instill the organization’s core values; ensure that employees across the globe are aware of and contributing to EDF’s mission; break down silos by providing tools for collaboration and communication across and between all employees; and regularly measure the effectiveness of these tools and campaigns.

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Communications, the Senior Director will be the leader of the Internal Comms team, managing, mentoring and developing talent as well as working with outside vendors to meet the needs of a growing global organization. They will work closely with the senior leadership of the organization as well as with key employees throughout, especially the teams responsible for Human Resources and for advancing EDF’s initiatives in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as Environmental Justice.

The ideal candidate has deep experience communicating effectively across a matrixed global organization. They are a gifted writer, storyteller and idea generator, capable of identifying and shaping narratives and expressing them across a range of digital channels, from newsletters to Slack to videos and other visual expressions. They display confident leadership and the judgement that comes with experience, and model  collaborative energy and drive. They’re able to interact easily with senior executives and a geographically remote staff while managing multiple team projects to deliver high-quality work on quick turnaround. They have a big picture, campaign-focused strategic sense and an up-to-date understanding of the latest internal comms tools. They have experience making research-based decisions about the multiple audiences that make up a global organization, and a demonstrated understanding of what DEI values mean at a global organization and how to advance them.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement and manage a steady cadence of internal communications content via newsletter, email, intranet, Slack, and other channels; lead teams tasked with planning and execution of special campaigns and events such as an annual all-staff retreat.
  • Develop a dashboard to track and analyze staff engagement with this content. Use those results to refine and improve our internal comms strategies and tactics.
  • Build the capacity of EDF’s small, dedicated internal comms team. Manage, mentor and inspire them to drive an excellent internal comms program.
  • Develop strong, collaborative relationships with key employees across the organization as well as senior leadership, staff councils, and DEI and EJ teams. Develop strategies that encourage authentic two-way communications between leadership and staff.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external marketing and communications specialists and manage agencies as needed.
  • Stay ahead of the curve on new developments and emerging tools in the space, and share that knowledge with colleagues in the organization.
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values. 

 

EDF Offices  may be needed, once it is safe to do so.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant global internal communications experience in a global organization by successfully developing and leading internal comms strategies and campaigns.
  • Deep working knowledge of internal communications tools, platforms and approaches.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving, collaboration and mentoring skills, and a calm, diplomatic demeanor, even in times of intense pressure.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, especially for digital platforms. Strong verbal communication, listening, presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and files.
  • Experience managing a team is necessary.
  • Experience in a mission-driven setting is a plus.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

TO APPLY: Please attach your resume and  3 writing samples or links relevant to this role at Senior Director, Internal Communications 

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Digital Communications & Content Coordinator

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Communication - Philadelphia, PA

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Communication

Digital Communications & Content Coordinator

Overview

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) seeks a creative and skilled Digital Communications & Content Coordinator.  This position is an essential, dynamic member of the SIAM Marketing and Communications team and is tasked with growing and managing the organization’s social channels and public relations efforts. Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Manager, the Digital Communications & Content Coordinator provides timely content, support, and feedback on many communications-related projects and initiatives, with a focus on maintaining consistency of brand, messaging, and style.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • SIAM blog writing, routing, and posting (approx. 2-3 posts/week)
  • Social media management – paid and organic strategy and posting on outlets like Google Ads, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
    • Creation and implementation of social media strategy – content optimized for SEO, consistent branding/messaging, ads
    • Management of social media calendar
    • Creation of associated graphics and gifs
    • Document and execute processes that are integral to paid promotion for SIAM products and innovate where possible
  • Public relations
    • Press release writing and distribution
    • Maintenance of contact lists in media database 
    • Suggesting and creating new strategic PR initiatives to bolster SIAM programs
  • Liaise with the Development team, collaborate on fundraising initiatives
    • Work with Marketing and Development teams on collaborative fundraising efforts such as #GivingTuesday, annual appeals, annual report
  • Email marketing
  • Lead writer and editor inclusive of social, blog, email, etc.
  • SIAM Engage Online Community: Responsible for posting on relevant discussion boards inclusive of conference announcements, special programs, etc.
  • Reporting on digital communication analytics especially socials, blogs, and PR
  • Lead promotion of special programs and outreach, such as but not limited to:
    • Public lectures and prize announcements
    • Annual election
    • Math Stat Awareness Month efforts (+ other awareness months recognized by SIAM)
  • Miscellaneous projects and tasks as needed and assigned  
Qualifications
  • Impeccable writing is critical to this position 
  • Ability to think and process information critically and translate that into effective writing
  • Ability to multitask and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of social media; experience with management of professional social media accounts 
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to set, manage, and meet deadlines, with strong organizational skills and consistent follow-through
  • An effective team player
  • Basic knowledge of HTML a plus
  • Computer proficiency, MS Office, and Adobe Acrobat required. Adobe Creative Suite and experience with web content management systems strongly preferred
  • Graphic design experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree, 3 years’ experience preferred with a record of success
SIAM offers a competitive and comprehensive salary and employee benefits package. SIAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Please send cover letter and resume to Adrianne Ali, ali@siam.org  

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of 14,500+ individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use. SIAM continues today to advance the application of mathematics and computational science through research, publications, and community.
 

Lead TV Booker

BerlinRosen
Communication - New York, New York

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BerlinRosen

New York, New York 10038

Communication

Lead TV Booker

Overview

ABOUT BERLINROSEN

BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm delivering high impact media, digital and creative strategies to top organizations, companies, and candidates around the United States. Named one of America's best PR agencies by Forbes, BerlinRosen was founded in 2005 by Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen and has grown to a staff of more than 220 with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Our clients are at the forefront of progressive work around racial justice, civil rights, immigration, worker advocacy, voting rights, economic security, the environment, affordable housing, human rights, LGBT issues, healthcare, education, money in politics and ending mass incarceration. We also represent some of the biggest clients defining the future of technology, urban innovation, lifestyle and real estate, architecture and those who are shaping the future of cities.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

BerlinRosen is seeking a Lead TV Booker for clients interested in TV, digital and streaming media opportunities, working across practice areas and supporting teams focused on a wide variety of issues related to racial justice, politics, culture and more. This position provides candidates with an opportunity to join a rapidly growing team and lead the work related to pitching, booking, and preparing clients for broadcast appearances.

Note: This role is currently fully remote within the U.S. and on Eastern Time, and can be based in Washington, D.C. or New York, New York when we return to our offices (date TBD).

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

As Lead TV Booker, you will

  • Develop communication strategies and coordinate with internal teams across the firm about clients goals and availability for TV, digital video, and streaming media opportunities
  • Communicate regularly with producers and pitch clients for proactive and rapid response opportunities
  • Build relationships with producers and other contacts at high priority media outlets
  • Draft pitches and outreach notes
  • Consult on messaging, talking points, and Q&A guides developed for broadcast and TV
  • Flag opportunities, including sourcing and relaying information about the type of guests and perspective that producers are seeking for specific appearances to internal teams
  • Lead and support the development of media training programs, with a focus on broadcast appearances
  • Help lead media trainings for clients
  • Mentor peers and help colleagues develop broadcast-related skills and expertise
  • Participate in business development opportunities, as appropriate

Essential skills:

  • 4-8+ years of strategic communications experience; media agency or TV newsroom experience preferred
  • Existing relationships with TV producers and bookers at major shows and outlets
  • Familiarity with behind-the-scenes TV production and processes
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple work streams at a time, working quickly and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Adaptability to 24/7 news cycle and breaking news moments
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to team building and collaboration
  • Highly responsive, and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of company staff, clients, contractors and the media
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Suite and Word, Excel, PowerPoint


 

WORKING AT BERLINROSEN

BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role with excellence, including...

  • A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement and a commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
  • A competitive salary based on leading market rates
  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Company sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401K with a 4% employer match with no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off in which we encourage staff to take sufficient time for self-care
  • 10 paid bank holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Mobile phone reimbursement

Account Director

Blue State
Other - Washington, DC

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Blue State

Washington, DC 20004

Other - Supports Remote Work

Account Director

Overview

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Lead clients - and their teams - to achieve progress and impact. In this role, you’ll take our clients’ complex problems, break them down into solvable pieces, and match them with Blue State’s teams and expertise. You’ll serve as a close partner to key clients, instinctively understanding their business challenges and translating them into briefs that inspire our strategy and delivery teams. You’ll lead and facilitate smart conversations with a variety of organizations, challenging their thinking to ensure we deliver the best possible outcome. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Drive leadership on accounts ensuring you have a clear view of clients’ objectives and organizational context
  • Consult with clients on project needs and status, and develop trusted relationships with key client stakeholders
  • Lead projects and wider accounts ensuring we’re adding value in work delivered while continually evolving the client partnership
  • Plan, schedule and estimate costs of managing the day-to-day running of creative and delivery teams - facilitating and leading productive teams and conversations
  • Work closely with the operations team to align team structure and staffing with project needs to ensure work is always effectively and efficiently staffed
  • Have a clear view on Blue State’s offerings, working closely with new and existing organizations to help them understand the value we can add and potential opportunities to work together from first contact to contract
  • Have a finger on the pulse of cutting-edge developments taking place in tech and digital organizing - to build our overall practice and share our point of view with clients
  • Act as a role model at Blue State and embody our working agreements.

The Team

At Blue State, our accounts team is at the heart of everything we do. We relish the challenges that have never been solved. We are close partners with our clients, understanding their needs, worries and hopes and translating that into inspirational charges for our creative teams. We are intensely curious and love new digital platforms, tools and social networks. Our energy and our passion is contagious.

Top things we're looking for

  • 5-7 years experience in account management, social impact, client services, partnerships, digital marketing, fundraising, or a related area of expertise
  • Experience in leading online campaigns and/or advocacy initiatives designed to mobilize communities or drive behavior change
  • A track record of developing client relationships and growing accounts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, team oriented mindset, attention to detail
  • A collaborative and supportive working style that encourages continuous growth and improvement for teams as well as individuals
  • Ability to adapt to new situations, think on your feet and communicate with those around you. 
  • A shared passion and curiosity for making change and redefining how business is done. This includes comfort with ambiguity, a restlessness that resists the status quo and a commitment to quality that ensures we’re always making progress
  • Empathy, communication, respect - you’ll act as a role model and set the standard for how to lead and work together at Blue State
  • Ability to be resourceful, inspired, and self-driven while jumping in to play different roles on a project
  • Confidence to guide clients at a senior, C-suite level

At Blue State, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We encourage those from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, indigenous folks, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between — to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

The minimum starting salary for this position is $80,250; compensation is otherwise commensurate with experience.

The Company 

Blue State is a values-led creative and strategic agency. We transform how brands and causes engage their most important people. From Google to UNICEF, from Obama to MIT, from Tate Modern to Ford Motor Company, Blue State helps grow communities, build campaigns, and transform organizations for the digital age. Led by the most creative and analytical minds from the political, nonprofit, and brand worlds, Blue State is a part of WPP Digital and has more than 200 employees in six offices around the world.

PR agency positions

McCabe Message Partners
Public Relations - Washington, DC

Supports Remote Work

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McCabe Message Partners

Washington, DC 20009

Public Relations - Supports Remote Work

PR agency positions

Overview

McCabe Message Partners
We’re a DC-based PR agency working on the most important issues in healthcare: like identifying and ending systemic racism; responding to public health crises like COVID-19; creating a robust, trusted workforce; reducing cancer, Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases; and informing policies that make care more accessible and affordable.

Most of our work is for nonprofits, including the nation’s largest philanthropies.

We’re professionals who like a fast pace and have insatiable curiosity. We constantly learn from each other. We value teamwork, organization, and a spirit of fun. We seek colleagues help creativity flourish by adding their own diverse experiences to our mix.

What We’re Looking For
We’re adding talented pros to our team. We seek candidates with varied expertise. Maybe your passion is communicating about diversity and inclusion. Perhaps you’re a whiz at social media strategy. Maybe you love pitching reporters and placing a story. We want to meet you.

Experience in communications or marketing is a must.
A keen interest in health and healthcare is a major plus.

Successful Applicants Will Have:
  • At least four years of work experience
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Interest in public policy and social movements
  • High energy and creativity
  • Project management skills

McCabe Message Partners is an equal opportunity employer that values diverse backgrounds and experiences. We offer highly competitive benefits and have an exceptional work environment. While these positions are located in our DC office, we offer frequent opportunities to work-from-home. If you are interested in joining our team, e-mail your resume and salary requirements to careers@messagepartnerspr.com with subject line “ROO-22.”
 

Director of Marketing

Grow
Creative - Norfolk, Virginia

Supports Remote Work

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Grow

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Creative - Supports Remote Work

Director of Marketing

Overview

We're hiring a Director of Marketing.

Grow is a digital experience agency and a 2020 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year. We make industry-leading digital experiences, platforms, and campaigns for some of the world’s most beloved brands. Our clients know us as a committed partner who delivers every time. Our team knows it’s possible because of the incredible culture we’ve built.

As our Director of Marketing, you’ll build Grow’s reputation for our work and our culture—making our industry presence unmissable and inspiring brands & talent to reach out to us. You’ll be the strategic driver of all of our marketing activity, ensuring that we’re engaging in the right channels with the right messages at the right times. You’ll do this with direct oversight of a small team, who manages day-to-day execution; in partnership with a dedicated brand creative team, who execute with exceptional creativity, consideration and craft; and with engagement from our leadership team, who champion marketing’s essential role in achieving our vision.

Our ideal candidate is a strategic leader with a deep understanding of how to develop an agency brand to drive growth. You have a keen sense for how to connect market demands to the agency’s story and business goals. You can develop tailored marketing strategies and direct compelling executions that deliver on those. You are exceptionally articulate and precise in your communications, and you consistently bring focus and a thoughtful point-of-view to the work.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop yearly marketing plans, set priorities, and define strategies for promoting our agency, work, and culture across channels to deliver on agency goals and growth targets
  • Develop targeted approaches for showcasing Grow’s capabilities and expertise to prospective clients
  • Lead and manage a small team that executes marketing and lead generation activities, directing both day-to-day activities and long-term professional growth
  • Craft key messages that serve as the pillars of all external Grow communications, supporting our positioning and articulating what makes us unique
  • Direct the strategy for agency marketing materials (e.g. case studies, credentials, thought leadership, web & social content, awards submissions, etc.), which includes writing the briefs, defining what success looks like, and aligning internal stakeholders
  • Manage our external PR firm and work together to identify opportunities for strategic promotion across thought leadership, expert commentary, awards, agency work, etc.
  • Oversee Grow’s website and social presence to ensure a regular cadence of high-quality content that drives engagement and conversions
  • Direct and manage Grow’s marketing processes and tools to ensure effectiveness, visibility into marketing performance, and full team alignment

As a result of your success in this role, we’ll see a measurable and steady increase in qualified inbound client & talent leads, and a strong voice & consistently visible agency presence in the industry.

Requirements

Eight to ten years of agency experience in marketing roles preferred. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the digital space, with an eye for what makes innovative and industry-leading work. Candidates must bring a track record of success developing thoughtful marketing strategies, promoting agency work and capabilities, and generating marketing content.

Benefits

You’ll start with a full month of paid vacation and holiday leave, including two weeks in which the company pauses operations—one in midsummer, and one during the holidays. A wealth of additional company benefits include health, dental, matching 401k, disability, paid training, and more. In addition, we promise you’ll have everything you need to be productive, comfortable and happy in the workplace.

Location

This is a full-time position at our office in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Grow offers paid relocation and temporary housing for selected candidates.

Grow is located in downtown Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA – an amazing coastal city that blends the beach lifestyle with a richly evolving culture. As part of a community of like-minded people, we spend our time creating great work and building the culture around us. We regularly put our creative and technology talents toward building the city in which we want to live and work.

Yes, you’ll work for amazing clients and projects in an inspiring environment. But best of all, you’ll find yourself among a close-knit group of just over 50 incredibly talented and motivated colleagues who inspire each other every day. Our team of technologists, creatives, strategists, and producers all work together under one roof to help some of the world’s most beloved brands connect with audiences in new and unexpected ways.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our team, and the welfare of our broader community, Grow requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or be approved for accommodation in the case of an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Apply here, https://thisisgrow.com/careers/director-of-marketing

Client Engagement Lead

Grow
Creative - Norfolk, Virginia

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Grow

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Creative

Client Engagement Lead

Overview

We’re hiring a Client Engagement Lead. 

Grow is a digital experience agency and a 2020 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year. We make industry-leading digital experiences, platforms, and campaigns for some of the world’s most beloved brands. Our clients know us as a committed partner who delivers every time. Our team knows it’s possible because of the incredible culture we’ve built.

The Client Engagement Lead will build successful client partnerships rooted in strategic value. The position requires versatility and proficiency in developing trusting client relationships, identifying opportunities that meet the client’s business needs, and guiding work that is on-brief. The right candidate will be curious, proactive, thoughtful and exceptionally articulate.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead the day-to-day client communications
  • Align and manage client expectations to set the project up for success
  • Cultivate organic growth opportunities to expand our active engagements
  • Ask the right questions to provide a clear framework for the project opportunity
  • Bring insight and focus to each assignment through: creative brief development, work session planning + moderation, review of creative work under a strategic lens
  • Advocate for the client’s business and brand perspectives in our work to deliver on the strategy and the KPIs
  • Present agency recommendations with strategic insight and confidence; command the room
  • Navigate potential client issues with excellent judgment and proactive communication

Success in this role looks like day-to-day strategic leadership with our client and internal teams that results in greater impact in our work and thriving client partnerships.

Requirements

Digital experience and five to seven years of agency experience in account management or client-facing roles in account planning or strategy required. Experience or interest in the tech, gaming, entertainment and sports industries is a plus.

Benefits
You’ll start with a full month of paid vacation and holiday leave, including two weeks in which the company pauses operations—one in midsummer, and one during the holidays. A wealth of additional company benefits include health, dental, matching 401k, disability, paid training, and more. In addition, we promise you’ll have everything you need to be productive, comfortable and happy in the workplace.

Location
This is a full-time position at our office in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Grow offers paid relocation and temporary housing for selected candidates. We are also accepting applications for candidates in Portland, Oregon.

Grow is located in downtown Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA – an amazing coastal city that blends the beach lifestyle with a richly evolving culture. As part of a community of like-minded people, we spend our time creating great work and building the culture around us. We regularly put our creative and technology talents toward building the city in which we want to live and work.

Yes, you’ll work for amazing clients and projects in an inspiring environment. But best of all, you’ll find yourself among a close-knit group of just over 50 incredibly talented and motivated colleagues who inspire each other every day. Our team of technologists, creatives, strategists, and producers all work together under one roof to help some of the world’s most beloved brands connect with audiences in new and unexpected ways.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our team, and the welfare of our broader community, Grow requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or be approved for accommodation in the case of an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Apply here, https://thisisgrow.com/careers/client-engagement-lead

Senior Communications Manager

The Hub Project
Non-Profit - Washington, District of Columbia

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The Hub Project

Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Non-Profit

Senior Communications Manager

Overview


Reports to: Director
Location: Washington, DC [Remote through December 2021]
Status: Full-time; Exempt - This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific employment terms and conditions are subject to labor-management negotiations and a potential Collective Bargaining Agreement
Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000
 
Position Summary
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.  
 
The Hub has an immediate opening for a Senior Communications Manager. The Senior Communications Manager will work closely with the Communications Director and Managing Director to develop and implement targeted strategic communications plans that elevate progressive policy ideas and give voice to public campaigns. This person will work alongside department leadership to guide the communications team and mentor junior staff, ensuring consistent application of best practices and trends, and working across departments to deploy materials, monitor progress, and measure impact. The Senior Communications Manager will be responsible for pitching stories to political media and should have strong media relationships and savvy. 

Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of relevant political, government agency, political campaign or nonprofit experience. 

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Drive earned media outreach, including direct pitches and relationship building with national and local reporters.
  • Work independently to draft content for communications toolkits, assist with developing messaging guidance and write materials that will help partner organizations amplify specific campaigns and better collaborate around shared goals.  
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with national and local communications professionals in the field.
  • Develop strategies for communications calendars and messaging arcs for campaigns to ensure that the right story is being told at the right time to the right audiences.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and execute roll-outs of campaigns and components of campaigns.
  • Design events, press conferences, and rallies to advance the goals of various campaigns.
  • Guide and work with the Communications Associate(s) to monitor print, online, and broadcast coverage related to specific campaign issues.
  • Guide and work with the Communications Associate(s) to draft press releases, media advisories, and op-eds.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the campaign, research, and digital teams to advance the various campaigns at The Hub Project.
  • Responsible for tracking and managing approved budgets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability​​​​​​

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated, relevant work experience ideally in political settings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Robust network of media relationships and experience pitching political press
  • A deep understanding of earned media management and political news and a creative approach to garnering press coverage
  • Well organized, with the ability to work autonomously on multiple projects, under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to progressive causes
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities

​​​​​​​Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off. 


COVID-19 Safety Considerations
We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. However, this position is based in Washington, DC and candidates will be expected to relocate to work in person when determined by the project. (Safety remains our top priority and we continue to follow CDC guidance.)

How to apply
To begin the application process, click "Apply For This Job." This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.

New Venture Fund Careers
The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
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VP, Accounts

Blue State
Other - Brooklyn, New York

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Blue State

Brooklyn, New York 11217

Other - Supports Remote Work

VP, Accounts

Overview

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Lead our clients - and our teams - to greatness. As a Vice President of Accounts you will be leading cross-disciplinary teams to create and implement digital strategies with our unique client mix across the non-profit, political/advocacy, and brand space. You will manage a significant portion of our business and Accounts team, with a focus on setting strategic growth plans for our client businesses and evolving our Account Management craft at Blue State. You’ll be working with clients to build membership; raise funds; drive public awareness and advocacy for causes and candidates; and build products and platforms to these ends.

This is also an opportunity to be a part of the leadership team in our NY office, including responsibility for the operational, cultural, strategic, technical, and creative progress of the office and at large.

Day-to-day responsibilities: 

  • Manage a significant portion of our NY business and Accounts team, setting strategic growth plans for our client businesses.
  • Serve as a senior point of contact for a portfolio of clients, ensure that expectations are set and met, and leverage client satisfaction into future opportunities.
  • Ensure successful program and project management, including planning and scheduling, cost estimating, and delivery oversight.
  • Provide technical, creative, and/or strategic oversight across all of our offerings and disciplines teams to ensure the highest quality work product. 
  • Develop strategies that address client objectives; develop tactics that further those strategies; and develop action-oriented planning and working documents and other communications that express those strategic and tactical ideas clearly and convincingly. Write and produce client-facing proposals and memoranda, presentations, strategic plans, and other materials, both independently and in collaboration with other Blue State employees and representatives.
  • Provide support in targeting, pursuing, and closing engagements with new clients by presenting the capabilities of Blue State accurately and compellingly and helping to make the case for retaining Blue State.
  • Focus on the continued development of the Account Management craft at Blue State, with direct management of a portion of the Accounts Team; mentor staff across teams and levels. 

The team

Our Accounts team is at the heart of everything we do. Our charge is to take complex problems and break them down into solvable pieces. We are close partners with our clients and the face of Blue State to prospective clients. We help clients and prospects see opportunities more clearly and we help Blue State understand the challenges our clients face.

Top things we’re looking for

  • 10+ years experience in client services, digital marketing, fundraising or a related area
  • Experience in selling and leading digitally-driven campaigns and/or advocacy projects designed to mobilize communities or drive behaviour change
  • Deep knowledge of email and direct marketing fundraising strategies and tactics and/or experience in selling and/or delivering email fundraising programs
  • Some technical experience or the necessary facility and willingness to learn, in order to be able to communicate clearly and accurately about Blue State’s products and capabilities.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations, think on your feet, and communicate with those around you. Teamwork and scrappiness required.
  • A shared passion and curiosity for making change and redefining how business is done. This includes comfort with ambiguity, a restlessness that resists the status quo, and a commitment to quality that ensures we’re always making progress.
  • Empathy, communication, respect, and the ability to act as a role model amd set the standard at Blue State.
  • Confidence to guide clients at a senior, C-suite level

At Blue State, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We encourage those from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, indigenous folks, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between — to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

The company  

Blue State is a purpose-driven creative, strategy, and technology agency for organizations looking to inspire people to take action. With a broad range of clients from Earthjustice to UNICEF to Ford Motor Company, Blue State cultivates communities, builds platforms, and transforms how organizations engage their most important people. Led by some of the most creative and analytical minds from the political, nonprofit, and brand worlds, Blue State is a part of WPP and has more than 150 employees across five offices in the US and UK.