Director, Strategic Communications

08 Apr, 2021


Director, Strategic Communications

Bully Pulpit Interactive
San Francisco, CA/Washington, DC


Bully Pulpit Interactive is seeking a full-time Director with strategic communications experience to join our growing team. In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing and creating effective strategic communications efforts for companies, brands, and public affairs clients. You’ll lead client engagements in whole or in part. You’ll develop campaign ideas, draft content, lead the overall project management of client deliverables, and help run the day-to-day of the team.

The perfect candidate for this position is someone who has spent time in corporate communications, at a communications or PR agency, a strategic research firm, or in the government. They should thrive and enjoy being a part of fast-paced environments, understand the pace and flow of client expectations while striving to exceed them, and be experienced working with clients and teams across multiple states and time zones.

Bully Pulpit Interactive is a modern communications firm that builds believers at the speed of news. Whether it is for brands, causes, or candidates, we communicate without barriers and measure what matters. BPI specializes in public affairs, corporate reputation and social impact. A growing firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, we work alongside our clients to bring integrated communications and advertising campaigns to companies, organizations, and causes – from strategy to message to media relations to marketing.

In this position you’ll be expected to:

  • Manage the highest level of client service on a daily basis through account management, proactively developing earned, paid and owned campaign ideas for clients, while also managing staff to successfully contribute and support campaigns
  • Serve as a strategic partner to clients by monitoring developments in key client issue areas and flagging opportunities for further client engagement
  • Independently manage earned media campaigns to develop and distribute compelling messages leveraging the media and event strategies
  • Create effective messages, produce and edit high-quality written deliverables, such as press releases, blog posts, op-eds, social media content, client memos and presentations, (often) under tight timelines
  • Oversee and provide input to the creation of editorial calendars to guide a client’s communications strategy
  • Champion the team’s communication and collaboration efforts across our service teams, coordinating with designers, direct marketers, media planners, and client managers to provide impactful campaigns for our clients
  • Participate in business development activities including writing proposals and developing pitch decks to address the needs of potential clients
  • Provide input to the development of department tasks and plans, while supporting the implementation of the company’s strategic vision
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of other communications team members, providing task and deadline management, direction, coaching on their quality of work, and providing any additional support as needed


We’re looking for someone who has/is:

  • 8+ years of public affairs, strategic communications or public relations experience, preferably in a communications agency, nonprofit, political or corporate communications setting
  • Exceptional presentation, writing, and analytical skills
  • The ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight timelines
  • Media relations experience and existing reporter relationships
  • Proven project management experience, including overseeing a team tasked with managing deliverables for multiple clients
  • Extremely strong writing and editing capabilities with experience managing social media campaigns
  • Experience managing and providing clear feedback to team members
  • Comfortable handling strategic planning and daily execution of services for clients
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge of social media marketing on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat
  • Knowledge of Cision or Meltwater is a plus


Location: Prefer this position to be based out of our San Francisco office (when we all return that is!) but open to alternative locations

Employee Status: Full-Time, exempt

Salary & Benefits:

  • The minimum salary expectation for this particular position is $100,000 dependent on relevant experience
  • 100% company-paid healthcare, vision & dental for employees
  • Matching 401k contributions up to 4%
  • Generous vacation package
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents
  • $50 monthly phone reimbursement
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Fully stocked kitchens and frequent catered lunches

Bully Pulpit Interactive provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, matriculation, personal appearance, genetic information or other protected group status.

Job posted: 2021-04-08