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Associate, Strategic Communication

Company: Hirschleatherwood
Location: New York
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Are you an up-and-coming communications professional who knows the power of storytelling? Do you want to develop your strategic thinking skills while making an immediate impact as part of a team? Interested in growing your career at a rapidly expanding firm? Then we need you as an Associate on the Hirsch Leatherwood team!Our Associates are responsible for serving multiple clients (covering diverse industries from technology, finance, sports, media, real estate, healthcare, nonprofit and more) and producing a variety of work across brand and reputation management, brand positioning, corporate content, thought leadership, media & analyst relations, and landscape research. Associates will help our clients use these materials, so the job entails some meetings and project management.Above all else, Associates will operate with support, but also a maximum of autonomy, and enjoy the unique satisfaction and flexibility that come from doing so.Company Description:Hirsch Leatherwood is a strategic communications firm, advising brands and executives on corporate reputation and stakeholder engagement. We manage reputation for emerging brands and large enterprises across all verticals, combining strategy with agility to broaden awareness and deliver top-tier outcomes.Our team is composed of creatives, authors, journalists, designers, and versatile communicators who have constructed the reputations of the most recognizable brands and executives in the world.Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in day-to-day responsibilities and deadlines, such as supporting weekly client calls and driving agenda creation with the team.
  • Conduct regular media relations across clients and industries, developing media lists and supporting the team in delivering PR results.
  • Create the first draft of memos, pitch decks, thought leadership pieces, and all manner of corporate content, from white papers and case studies to social media and blog posts.
  • Assist in the development of Hirsch Leatherwood's weekly newsletter, , by keeping up with industry news and trends.
  • Bring a broad-minded approach to your work and an interest in learning about diverse communications disciplines.
  • Key player in maintaining the Hirsch Leatherwood Network.
  • Partner with leadership team on new business projects for new clients and/or identify areas of growth for current client.
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of project deliverables according to client needs and objectives.Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Strong communication skills, especially the ability to write lucidly in style appropriate to the work at hand.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability and interest to think both creatively and strategically
    • Ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite or related software.Education and Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in Humanities, Journalism, PR, Marketing or related field
      • At least 1-2 years' work experience, preferably in in client services, PR or media
      • An exacting work ethic that does not neglect the importance of detail.
      • Experience in client services or the poise to learn such work quickly.Physical Requirements:
        • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
        • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Benefits:
          • Health Care Reimbursement
          • Dental & Vision
          • Hybrid Environment
          • 401(k) & Matched at 3%
          • Flexible PTO
          • Professional Development Reimbursement
          • In-house Workshops and Speaker Series
          • Free perks from clients
          • Quarterly Wellness Days
          • Wellness Stipend
          • 13 Federal Holidays (1 week off for the Christmas/New Year Break)
          • Overalls - Life Concierge$55,000 - $75,000 a year

Keywords: Hirschleatherwood, New York , Associate, Strategic Communication, Other , New York, New York

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