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Senior Associate - Communications

Communications · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Senior Associates play an essential role on the Whiteboard Advisors team as individuals responsible for supporting the day to day work of W/A experts and providing outstanding customer service to Whiteboard’s clients.

 

Senior Associates typically support a portfolio of clients by leading the planning and execution of meetings and conference calls, establishing a project plan and managing their teams to meet agreed upon deadlines. Senior Associates help to establish project agendas, and also work together with their peers and Associates as frontline researchers who gather information and develop summaries of findings for colleagues and clients. These members of the team also develop and refine drafts of written documents such as press releases and op-eds, and are responsible for guiding those documents through to publication.

 

As front line leaders within the organization, Senior Associates are responsible for providing timely, accurate communication via various channels to their colleagues and to clients. The ability to synthesize information into quickly digestible action steps is essential. Senior Associates are primarily responsible for supporting the firm’s strategic communications and PR accounts by drafting content, leading client management and communications, pitching content to appropriate outlets, and engaging in media outreach.

 

Responsibilities will include a full range of activities that will grow in level of responsibility based upon each individual’s growth and development. Senior Associates typically demonstrate the ability to lead projects early in their tenure, and strong project management skills enable them to jump into existing engagements and provide value. Senior Associates bring experience that they build upon, and Whiteboard Advisors rewards that growth with increasing responsibility over time. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop written content for op-eds, pitches, and other communications materials
  • Pitch news media outlets with client related stories and content
  • Conduct desk research and summarize findings with recommended actions
  • Develop project plans and manage them to effective completion
  • Develop first drafts of a variety of written products
  • Conceptualize and develop plans for events and activities that support client needs
  • Manage complex scheduling and administrative needs, such as coordinating events with and for company principals and inviting high profile attendees
  • Review and summarize education related reports and news stories and contribute to regular newsletters
  • Develop agendas and manage client phone calls, including establishing clear next steps and ensuring follow-up notes are submitted to clients timely
  • Bring creativity and thoughtfulness to every task assigned with the intent of providing clients an outstanding experience every day
  • Approach work with a learning mindset and be open to giving and receiving candid feedback
  • Be prepared to do more than what is asked
  • Bring a critical eye to work and strive to develop and deliver final products that exceed expectations 

 

Requirements

  • Three or more years of full-time communications experience
  • Experience contributing to a communications team or conducting communications on behalf of a company or organization
  • Experience engaging with members of the press
  • Strong project management skills with ability to successfully manage multiple tasks at once
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills
  • Experience managing basic scheduling and administrative tasks
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn new skills and develop subject matter expertise

 

About Whiteboard Advisors

Whiteboard Advisors is a unique strategic consulting and communications firm. We design creative strategies to help transformative businesses and organizations achieve their goals. We focus the story. We simplify the complexity. We engage the media and communities of influence to bring breakthrough ideas to market.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level