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Associate

ABOUT THE POSITION:

GBSM Associates possess experience in strategic communications, reputation management, public affairs, media relations, digital communications, and/or management consulting. Excellent analytical thinking and outstanding research, writing and speaking skills are also required.

Among other responsibilities, our Associates:

  • Conduct research and help our team of senior-level communications and management-consulting experts develop strategies for business and communications success;
  • Assist the team as it communicates on behalf of clients among business groups, B2B and D2C customers, regulators, industry analysts and other influencers;
  • Actively help manage and execute communications and business tactics that support our clients’ strategic goals;
  • Support public affairs projects which require comfort executing grassroots-engagement programs, coalition building, and planning/executing various types of public meetings and events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education & Experience: An undergraduate degree in communications, journalism or a related business field. A minimum of six to ten years of predominantly external communications experience with an emphasis on strategic communications, media management, digital communications, and crisis communications. Agency or consulting experience is required.
  • Project Management: Outstanding critical thinking, problem-solving, writing and personal communication skills; project management skills including the ability to multitask, stay on top of ever-changing priorities in a fluid environment, manage client expectations and negotiate deadlines and workloads; ability to manage-up with multiple team members.
  • Writing and Communication Skills: Superb writing, proofreading and editing skills. Must be capable of maintaining clear, effective, timely communication with multiple team members, clients, stakeholders, sub-consultants & vendors. Able to communicate authentically with all audiences, from local community members to C-level executives to elected officials.
  • Teamwork and Humanity: A natural ability to understand, empathize and forge authentic connections with a diverse mix of clients, audiences, teammates and partners. Able to put client and team success over personal interests.
  • Portfolio: Includes a variety of writing samples, such as examples of strategic planning, business memos, fact sheets, digital communications and news releases.
  • Computer Skills: Highly proficient with MS Office applications (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint); online monitoring and database tools (e.g., Meltwater, Cision, Talkwalker); email, website and social-media content management systems (e.g., WordPress, MailChimp, Hootsuite), and online research tools (e.g., Survey Monkey).

To be considered if/when we have an opening, please submit your resume and salary requirements for consideration to: careers@gbsm.com