Vice President, Digital Public Affairs

17 Jan, 2023


Vice President, Digital Public Affairs

Washington, D.C./New York, NY


BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service firm with more than 300 communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, BerlinRosen has powerfully expanded its presence in corporate, technology, real estate, social impact/ESG, nonprofit, entertainment, media, healthcare, hospitality and lifestyle. We have received more than 50 awards and recognitions, including being the only agency to be named #1 on Observer’s PR Power List for three consecutive yearsPRNews’ Large PR Agency of the Year (2021) and 5/5 Stars on Forbes’ latest Best PR Agencies in America list.

People of color, people with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality, creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.



BerlinRosen is seeking a Vice President of Public Affairs to lead important campaigns and challenges for clients at the forefront of technology, urban development, sports and policy. The Vice President will lead strategy and execution for campaigns to win support for key client initiatives and advise and guide clients on crises and heightened moments.

This person will work with large corporations and organizations on their online positioning and executive leadership and oversee online awareness and organizing efforts for high-stakes local issues and legislative efforts at the city, state and national levels.

This candidate will have knowledge and experience marshaling client goals through city, state and national legislative approvals and a deep understanding of digital positioning and persuasion efforts at the grassroots level.

The Vice President will provide management and leadership to our growing digital teams and be supported by a strong roster of account, creative, social media and advertising staff.

Role location: This role is based in our New York, N.Y., or Washington, D.C. offices on a hybrid basis. Digital team members are in-office between 1 – 3 days per week on average. Proof of vaccination is required to work in any of BerlinRosen’s offices.



As a Vice President of Public Affairs, you will…

  • Design and implement 360° strategies for clients working through complex organizational, political and legislative challenges
  • Advise clients on the digital landscape during major moments, including crisis situations
  • Lead strategic conversations and manage plans that help our talented team thrive while delivering top-notch results for our clients
  • Help our practice win new business and proactively expand our relationships with existing clients

Essential skills:

  • 8+ years of experience managing large-scale digital and public affairs campaigns, preferably at an agency, or in-house at a fast-paced organization or company
  • Tracks and follows news and happenings in industries including finance, technology, legislative policy and elections
  • Thoroughly understands digital organizing and communications, including email, SMS influencer and social media campaigning
  • Tactically familiar with most aspects of digital campaigns, including social media, online advertising, email marketing, mobile strategy, digital analytics, web video, social listening and web design
  • Experience managing innovative and impactful video, web and social media design projects
  • Enjoys managing people with a demonstrated ability to successfully motivate, manage and mentor a team to meet objectives
  • Strong writing skills with extensive experience developing sharp, compelling online content

Note: Interested in this role, but it’s not quite the right match? Applicants who meet some but not all or exceed the above criteria are still encouraged to apply! We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds and can assess role leveling on an individual basis. 



Compensation philosophy: BerlinRosen offers competitive industry rate salary bands with the goal of retaining and growing talented individuals. We regularly review and adjust our compensation structure as needed to ensure equity across teams and levels.

The salary range for this role is commensurate with experience and is as follows:

  • Starting minimum: $130,000
  • Role cap: $170,000

Vice Presidents are eligible for end-of-year bonuses based on firm, team, and individual performance.

Benefits: BerlinRosen will ensure you have what you need to excel in your role, encourage self-care and drive professional development, including…

  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Company-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mental health assistance with company-sponsored memberships to Talkspace and Calm
  • 401K with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
    • All incoming staff receive 36 days total of PTO, inclusive of general PTO, wellness days, collective PTO the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays and 11 paid bank holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Full mobile phone reimbursement for data and minutes
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Discounted annual bike-share membership
  • Corporate discounts through Tickets at Work
  • Continuous skills training tailored to your role

Learn more here

Job posted: 2023-01-17