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Strategist Position Available @ West End Strategy Team

Strategist – New York City

– New York, New York


Are you committed to creating social change? Do you understand the critical role the media – and the public – can play in raising national awareness and influencing policy at all levels? If so, West End is looking for you.

West End Strategy Team has an open position for a strategist. We are a full service strategic communications firm that offers clients a comprehensive approach including message development, media relations, online strategy, marketing and crisis communications.  To learn more please visit: http://westendstrategy.com/

We are looking for a communications professional with at least five years of communications experience at an agency, non-profit, government or media organization. The right candidate will have a proven understanding of the modern media landscape and an interest in using that experience to advance a positive progressive agenda on social justice issues including immigration, human rights, the advancement of women and girls, LGBT equality, and interfaith cooperation, among others.  As a strategist at West End, you will join a team drawn from politics, government, journalism, the nonprofit world, and business.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of work experience in communications with an agency, a nonprofit, in government, as a journalist and/or on a political campaign.
  • Established contacts with the national media and a working knowledge of the national media landscape
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience developing strategic media, social media and communications outreach plans and campaigns
  • A self starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • A desire to learn new skills that can be used to help clients create social change
  • Creative thinking and a good sense of humor

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for assigned clients
  • Work as a team member on assigned accounts
  • Act as a liaison between your clients and the media
  • Conceptualize and draft written materials to support clients’ communications goals including press releases, media advisories, pitch notes, op-eds, talking points, and social media and other online content
  • Create and implement media outreach strategies including researching target media, building press lists, and communicating directly with reporters
  • Build marketing campaigns using social media, advertising, and other tools to advance clients’ goals

Our compensation package includes a competitive base salary and a generous bonus structure for business development. Benefits include health, dental and a 401k plan.

West End Strategy Team is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

Interested candidates:

Please submit cover letters and two writing samples as a single document when applying.

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