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Senior Assoicate, Children's Health

USA - Bethesda, MD
05 Feb

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Burness, a mission-driven communications firm committed to helping nonprofits advance social change worldwide, seeks a Senior Associate to help our team address children's health issues in the United States. The position is ideal for candidates with 7-10 years of experience in public relations or strategic communications with an interest and/or background in issues such as early childhood development, obesity, trauma, hunger and poverty.
This Senior Associate will manage numerous projects across a broad portfolio of work that includes multiple nonprofit and foundation clients. We are looking for a leader—someone who can develop creative communications plans and then empower a team to implement them. Key requirements include:
Managing client relationships, project management and execution
Synthesizing and translating complicated material into clear and simple language through writing and editing press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, messages, short policy briefs, blog posts and other products
Creating and maintaining solid relationships with press contacts covering key issues of interest to our clients and pitching reporters as part of ongoing promotion efforts
Developing and maintaining relationships with key advocacy organizations and partners to help amplify releases
Interest in and understanding of policy at the federal, state and local levels
Building strong digital strategies into all communications to reach key audiences and drive story uptake
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
Flexibility, agility to change course quickly and ability to multi-task
Experience working at a nonprofit, foundation, public relations agency, Capitol Hill or state legislative office preferred.
Burness offers a competitive salary and benefits (...)