BerlinRosen, a leading national strategic communications firm, is seeking a Vice President to help our New York economic development and issue advocacy clients meet a wide range of campaign and communications goals in a challenging media environment.
The position is ideal for candidates with 6+ years of relevant experience in strategic communications. Excellent writing skills are a must. The position is based in New York.
This position provides candidates with a unique opportunity to join a talented and growing team working on some of the most high-profile economic development projects of our time. BerlinRosen’s current and recent clients include Two Trees Management, the United Nations Development Corporation, the 92nd Street Y and the Brooklyn Public Library.
Job responsibilities will include:
— Overall strategy and planning for client accounts, with supervision, as part of a larger team
— Overseeing development of strategy documents, communications plans, with supervision/assistance of senior staff
— Writing messaging documents
— Pitching key national and local reporters
— Managing multiple client accounts and multiple staff
— Maintaining reporter relationships
— Actively supporting business development
— Editing and conceptualizing press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, talking points, editorial board memos, and other communications documents
— Proactively proposing creative ideas for helping clients achieve their goals
— Providing advice on creative, effective social media strategies
Applicants should possess:
— 3+ years demonstrated staff management experience working in a team to meet group objectives
— Demonstrated relationships with New York reporters at top-tier outlets
— Demonstrated issue experience in real estate or land use
— Excellent news and political savvy; deep knowledge of the New York media
— Ability to handle multiple assignments
— Ability to work quickly and meet deadlines
— Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with varying levels of staff, clients, the media and others
— Experience leading communications/media campaigns around policy or political issues
— Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
— Bachelor’s degree or experience in a communications-related field
— Familiarity with social media
— Familiarity with and interest in local, state, and national politics and a commitment and passion for progressive politics
— A sense of humor!
Salary: Very competitive
Benefits: 401K, Bonuses, Dental, Vision, Health
Women, people of color and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.
Opportunities for advancement exist, and BerlinRosen is committed to helping staff develop and grow.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with Vice President –NYPA in the subject line.