Account Director- New York Public Affairs: Non-Profits & Advocacy

New York, United States Full-time

Account Director, Nonprofit & Advocacy Practice

BerlinRosen, one of the nation’s leading strategic communications firms, is seeking an Account Director to play a key strategic and management role in our work with New York’s leading institutions and changemakers, including helping them meet a wide range of campaign and communications goals in a changing media environment, and creatively and doggedly conceiving and placing stories that are often overlooked or underreported.

So what makes an outstanding Account Director here? A strong public affairs tactician who can think strategically and analytically and be the trusted voice for our clients, develop and execute a plan into a winning strategy to regularly insert our client's priorities into the news cycle, and produce excellent written communications materials, including op-eds, strategy memos, and messaging, all while being a leader internally and empowering your team to be creative while staying ahead of deadlines and deliverables.

 Applicants should possess:

  • 5-7 years of experience in media relations, journalism, or related field strongly preferred.
  • Strong experience developing and driving media strategy, including identifying opportunities and targets
  • A proven ability to identify, conceive, and place compelling feature stories in top-tier outlets
  • Excellent written communications skills, including deep experience developing sharp, compelling press materials, pitches, and talking points requiring minimal editing
  • Excellent oral communication skills, confidence, poise in a range of situations; including experience interfacing with clients and members of the media
  • Strong news sense and knowledge of the media, in New York and nationally; existing relationships preferred
  • Experience managing junior staff members
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
  • Familiarity with and interest in local, state, and national politics and a commitment and passion for progressive politics a plus

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 BerlinRosen is committed to helping all staff develop and grow. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.