Communications Associate

25 Oct, 2022

Jobs

Communications Associate

Lot Sixteen
Washington, D.C.

 

TL/DR 

Lot Sixteen is a bipartisan lobbying and communications firm looking for an Associate to join our communications team and advocate for our clients’ interests.

The Firm

Lot Sixteen is looking for a Communications Associate to join a smart and strategic team of communications professionals. In this role, ownership of and accountability for planning and executing work across a wide variety of functions will be required.

We are a proactive bunch. We translate our words into actions. We insist on knowing what we are talking about. We view the identification of a problem or task as only the first of many steps required to get results. We prioritize solutions, develop detailed work plans, secure approval to execute those plans and get to work on implementation. We eat elephants, one bite at a time. We worry, so clients don’t have to. And we want this same approach from the person who takes this job.

We are building an agency that feels like home, a team of friends who support each other as much as they challenge each other, and a client base whose trust and confidence in us is earned every day. At Lot Sixteen, we prioritize quality, we adore smart thinking, and we are actively working to cultivate a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. Accordingly, we strive to meet or exceed all the standard work perks and expectations, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits, including:
    • Health and Dental Plan
    • Retirement Plan with company matching
    • Commuter Benefits
  • All-you-can-eat snacks and all-you-can-drink coffee
  • Colleagues who welcome your family & friends and recognize that balancing both worlds is an essential ingredient to happiness
  • A downtown Washington, D.C. office location on McPherson Square, near 15th & K St. NW

The Role

A Communications Associate at Lot Sixteen has a fairly diverse set of responsibilities, including:

  • Assembling media clips and sharing with clients
  • Developing first drafts of client memos, press releases, statements, media pitches and social media content
  • Building targeted media lists and conducting targeted press outreach
  • Monitoring headlines, public events and hearings, and keeping internal teams and clients abreast of new or relevant media coverage
  • Creating and editing content using basic design tools (Adobe creative suite)
  • Coordinating team schedules, project timelines and deadlines for client deliverables
  • Working with outside vendors including publishers, media buyers, and outside design teams
  • Using tools like Slack and Google Sheets to keep teams organized and informed

The Candidate

Did we just become best friends? Well… yeah… if you’re someone who:

  • Knows how to balance competing demands with composure, smarts and confidence
  • Enjoys writing, and is good at it (presentations, memos, media pitches, op-eds, general talking points, blog and social media posts and zinger txt msgs)
  • Feels an obligation to keep people in the loop, rather than cut them out of it
  • Prides yourself in looking around corners, evaluating scenarios and being prepared
  • Finds fulfillment in developing and implementing solutions to problems that feel unsolvable
  • Likes to lend a hand when you see someone who needs help
  • Finishes what you start, without anyone checking up on you

You are most likely to thrive in this role if you have at least 1 – 2 years of experience. We care less about where or how long you went to school than we do about how eager you are to continue learning. Experience in public service – on the Hill, in the military, at an agency or media organization or otherwise – would be outstanding. So would deep knowledge of and curiosity about the business implications of changes to public policy. Equally important: a willingness to admit what you don’t know and go find the answers.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of and abilities in the following**:

  • Authoring and editing written content with excellent grammar, formatting and tone
  • Public affairs agency best practices, including those related to pitching reporters, finalizing project deliverables and keeping clients informed
  • Developing, launching, monitoring and reporting of social media campaigns for Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Writing for different audiences and in different formats, from slide decks to speeches
  • Running MS Office Suite and Google Drive; graphic design software (e.g., InDesign or and Photoshop); WordPress; Slack; and/or SquareSpace

**A note on qualifications: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Interested?

Please email your resume and ten sentences about why you might be into us and/or why we should be into you to Missy Deerin (missy@lotsixteen.com) with the subject line, “I’m interested in working at The Lot as a Communications Associate.”

 

Job posted: 2022-10-25