Communications Associate

03 Aug, 2022

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Communications Associate

Berman and Company
Washington, D.C.

Berman and Company is a dynamic, energetic, and creative company looking for someone to assist the communications department with writing, research, and media relations.

At Berman and Company, our goal is to change the debate. The ideal candidate needs to be a strong writer who can juggle multiple projects. The candidate must have the ability to spot a hook that can be used to bring attention to complicated or niche issues and then turn that hook into compelling, easy-to-digest arguments.

Our communications associate will focus on writing and media relations, but must also be comfortable conducting research, speaking with stakeholders, and brainstorming creative ideas that may be outside the realm of writing. The team will also rely on this person to assist with assignments like copy editing, mailings, or data entry.

What You’ll Do:

  • Draft op-eds, blogs, video scripts, white papers, and press releases;
  • Assist with managing and recruiting members of policy coalitions;
  • Manage media relations for multiple projects, including placing op-eds, speaking with reporters, and maintaining press lists;
  • Build, cultivate, and maintain relationships with reporters;
  • Assist staff with copy editing or brainstorming;
  • Conduct research ranging from daily media monitoring to more in-depth policy research;
  • Assist with answering multiple client phone lines.

What We Would Like to See:

  • Previous professional writing experience for a general audience;
  • Curiosity, positive attitude, and self-motivation;
  • Excellent phone etiquette and internal communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Politically inclined with a belief in promoting free enterprise and limited government;
  • Knowledge of the suite of Microsoft products, especially Word and Excel.

Ways to Stand Out:

  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising industry;
  • Relationships with media stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of Meltwater, Cision, or other communications tools;
  • Familiarity with publishing on WordPress.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2022-08-03