Associate - DC Communications

Employer
Location
Washington
Posted
Jan 30, 2013
Closes
Mar 01, 2013
Contact
Drew Casko
Duration
Full Time
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is seeking an Associate to join our growing DC Communications practice. GSG’s work environment is fast-paced and demanding. Associates are expected to juggle multiple assignments at any given time – whether it’s managing projects and clients, drafting press releases, pitching stories, or assisting with marketing and proposals. Ideal candidates will be motivated, responsible, self-starters with excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Responsibilities
•Work with senior team to service advocacy, corporate and non-profit clients
•Strategic communications planning including drafting of strategy memos
•Media relations to include drafting press releases and press statements, compiling press lists, and pitching stories to news outlets
•Closely monitor events in the news and daily media monitoring for existing clients
•Performing background research for clients and potential clients
•Drafting proposals and presentations for potential clients
•Manage daily schedule of Managing Director, book travel, keep SVP prepared and on time for meetings

Qualifications:
•Prior experience in communications, media relations, and/or public relations within government, politics, or a related field preferred
•Experience with traditional, digital and new media
•Experience executing media relation campaigns including the writing of press releases, media pitches, etc.
•Strong communication, writing and organizational skills
•Excellent project management skills and a proven ability to successfully juggle multiple assignments
•Team player with the ability to maintain strong working relationships
•Ability to work efficiently with an emphasis on attention to detail
•The ability to create, maintain and optimize relationships within the community and media
•Strong interest in politics, advocacy and social and traditional news media
•Expert knowledge of full Microsoft Office suite of applications

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required. Masters degree a plus.

Reports to: Managing Director




Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@globalstrategygroup.com Please reference Associate – DC Communications within the subject heading of the correspondence.


Global Strategy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform servicemember status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other protected class under federal, state or local statute

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