Associate

· Washington, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $45,000-$55,000

West End Strategy Team is a full-service strategic communications firm focused on expanding social justice, racial and gender equity, and human rights. We offer clients a comprehensive approach including message development, media relations, online strategy, marketing, and crisis communications. Members of our team come from politics, government, journalism, the nonprofit world, and business. We are looking for communications professionals with experience conceiving and implementing goal-driven campaigns.  

 

WEST is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. As we work to create change through strategic communication, we are also working to create change in our company and in our industry. 

We are seeking applicants at the beginning of their career with one to two years of communications experience at an agency, non-profit, government, media organization, or equivalent experience. The right candidate will have a basic understanding of the modern media landscape and an interest in using that experience to support issues including racial justice, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, progressive foreign policy, and interfaith cooperation, among others. 
 

The pay range for this position is between $45,000 and $55,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. West End Strategy Team provides a generous bonus structure. Benefits include health, dental, long term disability, paid parental leave, and a 401k plan with an employer contribution. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a team member on assigned accounts
  • Act as an advocate for your client’s goals with the media, pitching daily
  • Conceptualize and draft written materials to support clients’ communications goals including press releases, media advisories, pitch notes, op-eds, talking points, and social media and other online content
  • Implement media outreach strategies including researching target media, building press lists, and communicating directly with reporters
  • Monitor media outlets for coverage of client news and related developments
  • Implement marketing campaigns using social media, advertising, and other tools to advance clients’ goals
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


Qualifications:

  • One or more years of work experience in communications including time with an agency, a nonprofit, in government, as a journalist, on a political campaign or in an equivalent experience 
  • Working knowledge of the national media landscape
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Foundational knowledge of strategic earned media, social media and communications outreach plans and campaigns
  • Someone who takes direction while also showing initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • A desire to learn new skills that can be used to help clients create social change
  • A track record for learning and mastering new concepts and developing an understanding of global issues  
  • Creative thinking and a good sense of humor

 

Please submit a resume and two writing samples when applying. The writing samples should be combined into one document when submitting it.  To learn more, please visit: westendstrategy.com

 

 

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $45,000-$55,000