Communications Associate

We are seeking applicants at the beginning of their career with one to two years of communications experience at an agency, non-profit, government, media organization, or equivalent experience. The right candidate will have a basic understanding of the modern media landscape and an interest in using that experience to support issues including racial justice, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, progressive foreign policy, and interfaith cooperation, among others.

The pay range for this position is between $45,000 and $55,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. West End Strategy Team provides a generous bonus structure. Benefits include health, dental, long term disability, paid parental leave and a 401k plan with an employer contribution.

Qualifications:

One to two years of work experience in communications including time with an agency, a nonprofit, in government, as a journalist, on a political campaign or in an equivalent experience
A working knowledge of the national media landscape
Strong written and oral communication skills with attention to detail
Knowledge of AP Style
Foundational knowledge of strategic earned media, social media and communications outreach plans and campaigns
Someone who takes direction while also showing initiative
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
A track record for learning and mastering new concepts and developing an understanding of global issues
Creative thinking and a good sense of humor

Responsibilities:

Work as a team member on assigned accounts
Act as an advocate for your client’s goals with the media, pitching daily
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
Implement media outreach strategies including researching target media, building press lists, and communicating directly with reporters
Monitor media outlets for coverage of client news and related developments
Implement marketing campaigns using social media, advertising, and other tools to advance clients’ goals
Perform other duties as assigned

 

SEO Specialist

Narcity Media is looking for an awesome SEO Specialist to join our rapidly expanding Editorial team.

They will own all things SEO at Narcity Media, and be responsible for maintaining Narcity’s visibility on its best and biggest local stories.

The ideal candidate has experience in digital content and is an expert in SEO.

We’re looking for someone who can work on multiple projects at the same time and who thrives under pressure in a fast-paced environment prone to changes.

Before applying, please visit our sites to get a feel for what kind of company we are! We have four: MTLBlog, Narcity Canada, Narcity USA, and Narcity Québec.

What We Stand For:

Before anything else, values come first. Without clear, shared values, we wander independently and contradict one another.

Everything's harder when we all believe different things about what's important to us, our Company and our Audience.

to produce the highest quality content
to have fun & stay positive
to remain authentic
to always put our audience first
to embrace technology

You Will Make an Impact By:
Maintaining Narcity’s visibility on the biggest news stories of the day
Building a list of priority archive stories for copy team to refresh & distribute based on SEO
Provide timely SEO recommendations and follow-ups for the day's most important stories
Optimizing & updating top-performing, breaking news and exclusive stories for SEO (news and evergreen, keywords, headlines, text and images)
Working and brainstorming with Deputy Editors to develop SEO-first content strategies for upcoming content tentpole & news events
Scaling SEO strategy to all Narcity Media markets
Hosting and owning SEO training sessions and documentation for the content team
Providing monthly reporting on our search performance in Google and benchmark our performance against local competitors
Assisting Editorial team for keyword research and content writing as needed
Staying up to date with all SEO best practices, algorithms and industry trends
Making big & small recommendations to editorial leadership to maximize results
Collaborating with Product team to make sure website has state of the art SEO technology
Identifying new opportunities for SEO improvements on all search engines

You have:
2+ years as an SEO Editor for a digital news publication
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Creative Writing, or Editing
Excellent written communication skills
Passion for news and obsession for data
Experience with Google Analytics and other SEO tools
Ability to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and execute on new ideas
Superior attention to detail and high standards for work product
Ability to multitask with ease, jumping from one project to another whenever needed
Track record of solid SEO results and change management
Superior diplomacy skills working across several departments
Excellent sense of storytelling and passion for responsible and ethical journalism

You are:
An expert on the search engine industry (best practices and algorithms)
Absolutely in love Narcity’s local mission and commitment to discovery and community
Excited about a high-octane, dynamic, start-up environment
Position Type

This is a remote, permanent position. The position is based anywhere in Canada or the USA because we are a flexible first company. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We offer many perks such as a flexible first office, wellness fund, phone and internet allowance, an extensive benefits package, and a competitive salary.

Deputy Editor

Narcity Media is looking for an awesome Deputy Editor, USA to join our rapidly expanding Editorial team.

They will own all things USA at Narcity.com and be responsible for developing and growing Narcity’s readership across the country.

The ideal candidate has significant experience in digital news content and his a knack for finding interesting local stories that attract wide audiences.

We’re looking for someone with a capacity to work on multiple projects at the same time, and who thrives under pressure in a very fast-paced environment prone to changes.

Before applying, please visit our sites to get a feel for what kind of company we are! We have four: MTLBlog, Narcity Canada, Narcity USA, and Narcity Québec.

What We Stand For:

Before anything else, values come first. Without clear, shared values, we wander independently and contradict one another.

Everything's harder when we all believe different things about what's important to us, our Company and our Audience.

to produce the highest quality content
to have fun & stay positive
to remain authentic
to always put our audience first
to embrace technology

You Will Make an Impact By:

Finding, commissioning, and editing game-changing articles and exclusives
Spotting unique angles on the top stories of the day, working with local editors on the team to execute
Leading and executing on the edition’s content and growth strategy
Strategizing and managing special projects and features
Keeping track of daily production and performance of content on each desk
Managing content calendars and editorial budgets
Meeting traffic growth OKRs
Managing and editing the edition’s editors and reporters
Compiling analytics reports, planning and reviewing team coverage
Working closely with Narcity’s EIC to establish goals and plans to exceed them
Hiring and training new and existing editors and reporters
Reviewing analytics to verify who’s behind their goal to work closely with them to increase their performance
Ensuring the accuracy, consistency and compliance with standards of all the material on the site (SEO, articles, headlines, photos, captions, video, etc.)
Maintaining a positive attitude as company evolves and expands mission
Representing Narcity Media’s values online and offline

You have:

5+ years' experience editing quick-moving content for a digital publication
Established experience in project management
Established experience bringing new ideas to the table and executing them in line with a brand's mission
Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, etc.
Passion for mentoring young writers and editors
Ability to multitask with ease, jumping from one project to another whenever needed
Pitch-perfect news judgment
Brimming with ideas about how to bring fresh voices and ideas to Narcity
Strong background in journalism (libel, fact-checking, reporting, and more)
Firm understanding of how to report a story, and how to assign and select stories relevant to readers

You are:

Excited about a high-octane, dynamic, start-up environment
Able to make quick decisions and easily shift focus
Able to maintain high-quality work while meeting ambitious goals
Someone who believes in our mission of rethinking how local news and travel intersects, and connecting users to their city in a more efficient way
Someone who believes in our mission of rethinking how local news and travel intersects, and connecting users to their city in a more efficient way

This is a permanent position. The position is based anywhere in the United States because we are a flexible first company. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We offer many perks such as a flexible first office, wellness fund, phone and internet allowance, extensive benefit package and a competitive salary.

Communications Assistant

The role of the Communications Assistant will be to coordinate Firefly Innovations’ event planning and logistics and design and manage Firefly Innovations’ communications, marketing and social media campaigns.

The Communications Assistant will report directly to Dr. Terry Huang, the Director of CSCD and Founder of Firefly Innovations. The Communications Assistant will be responsible for organizing CSCD’s Systems Change Lecture and Workshop Series, among other events (all events are virtual at this time). In addition, the Communications Assistant will play a lead role in designing Firefly Innovations’ communication and marketing strategy and building the organization’s social media presence across multiple platforms.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Coordinate all logistics for the Systems Change Lecture and Workshop Series including developing promotional materials, publicizing event through multiple channels, coordinating with speakers, providing IT support for virtual events, and following up with speakers and attendees as needed
• Assist with reimbursement or honorariums for speakers as necessary
• Design a marketing and communication strategy for Firefly Innovations including developing content for and promoting the Firefly Innovations podcast and blog
• Develop and disseminate a quarterly newsletter to highlight news, events and case studies for CSCD and the NYU-CUNY PRC
• Write copy, develop graphics and maintain website content
• Develop and curate regular content to grow Firefly Innovations’ social media presence across multiple platforms
• Track and report on social media performance including impressions, reach, followers, and other engagement metrics

Other duties: The Communications Assistant must have excellent management, written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.

Requirements:
• A minimum of 2 years of experience with managing marketing, communications, and/or social media campaigns
• Ability to work independently, prioritize and handle multiple assignments
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications, website building software (e.g. Squarespace, WordPress, etc.), and graphic design software (e.g. Adobe, Vengage, etc.)
• Knowledge of or interest in public health preferred

Editor/Content Specialist

Overview:
Wolfe Research is seeking a highly motivated, innovative professional to join its research management team, with an emphasis on the content quality and production of equity research reports. We seek a candidate where writing and creating a narrative comes naturally. This will involve taking complex concepts and synthesizing them to attract a wider audience. Applicants must have a proclivity for action, supported by analysis, with a keen eye for detail and proven ability to prioritize and execute on multiple projects.

Job Description:
Primary responsibility is to provide expert editorial, content, and regulatory review for approval of the firm’s daily research products. The expertise built through daily interaction with research product will be leveraged to benefit research-driven projects, inclusive of research production infrastructure, analytics, reporting, and optimizing the distribution of product.

Qualifications:
Candidates either must have or be willing to obtain licenses for the review and approval of equity research reports and market commentary, including the SIE, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 24/ 87 or Series 16. Candidates will be proficient users of Salesforce and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with HTML, Javascript, and/or SQL.

Associate Account Executive, Real Estate and Cities (PR)

ABOUT BERLINROSEN
BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm voted Observer's #1 Most Powerful PR Agency in 2018. BerlinRosen takes a message-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, delivering high impact media, digital strategy and advertising to top organizations and companies across a variety of industries and sectors.
ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE & CITIES TEAM
Our Real Estate & Cities practice helps visionary companies in real estate, infrastructure, affordable housing, hospitality, architecture and design who are shaping the future of cities.
We are working on some of the most notable development, transportation and infrastructure projects in NYC and around the country, including Wythe Hotel, One Vanderbilt, the World Trade Center complex, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus and Domino Park and support some of the biggest names in the industry, including Brookfield, SL Green, Oxford Properties, Waterfront Alliance and New York Building Congress.
With a team of over 25 communications professionals, we bring a unique campaign-style approach to strategic communications, combining expert strategy and nimble execution with the creativity and speed of a startup.
We are news junkies, publicists, urbanites, former campaigners, journalists, government and policy pros, and expert communications professionals obsessed with developing the future of major cities.
Now, we are looking for a temporary Associate Account Executive to join our team.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The position is ideal for candidates with entry-level experience in strategic communications, journalism, real estate, or government. Excellent writing and organizational skills are a must. This is a temporary position, starting immediately and running until November or December, 2020. Consideration to extend the length of this position will be evaluated in the months ahead. While usually based in our New York office, the team will be remote during the length of this position.
ACCOUNTABILITIES
As an Associate Account Executive on the Real Estate & Cities team, you will...
• Implement strategy and campaign planning for multiple high-profile accounts
• Pitch and place media stories across local, regional and national outlets
• Write and edit persuasive external and internal documents such as press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, talking points, editorial board memos, and communications plans
• Oversee day-to-day communications with clients, including staffing weekly calls, developing press recaps and participating in crisis communications, as necessary
• Manage work streams across multiple accounts and focus areas, including public affairs, corporate communications and hospitality / lifestyle
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS...
• Entry-level experience in strategic communications
• Interest in PR around urbanism and cities, including for NYC Real Estate companies
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
• Attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
• Excellent writing skills are a must
• A sense of humor!
WORKING AT BERLINROSEN
BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role and do your job with excellence, including...
• A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement committed to helping all staff develop and grow
• A competitive salary based on leading market rates
• 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
• Company sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• 401K with a 4% employer match with no vesting period
• Generous paid time off in which we encourage staff to take sufficient time for self-care
• 9 paid bank holidays
• Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
• Mobile phone reimbursement
DIVERSITY STATEMENT
BerlinRosen is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, nationality, national origin, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, BerlinRosen will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

• Entry-level experience in strategic communications
• Interest in PR around urbanism and cities, including for NYC Real Estate companies
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
• Attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
• Excellent writing skills are a must
• A sense of humor!

 

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Investigative Journalist - Investment Analysis

Looking to hire a Business Journalist to assist in the investment process. Job will require journalist to work closely with investment analysts to gather information through public sources and interviews to enhance deeper understanding of the investment opportunity.

The pay rate is well above minimum wage and dependent on the candidate.

Officer, Public Safety Performance Project

Full Job Title: Officer, Public Safety Performance Project (Writer)
The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today's big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.
Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution's reputation.

The Government Performance Portfolio within Program
Pew's government performance work identifies and advances effective approaches to help solve complex challenges at all levels of government in the United States.
The portfolio's work can be traced back to our founders' early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promoted health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, we conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight innovative approaches in addressing complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels. Current initiatives focus on health and human services, government management and budget, family economic stability, and safety and justice.

Our teams explore and advance effective policy reforms using credible, timely, and accessible research, assessing public support for change, identifying approaches that have proved successful elsewhere, and bringing together diverse perspectives to find common ground. In addition, our teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public.

Project Overview
The public safety performance project (PSPP) was launched in 2006 as an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project helps policymakers advance fiscally sound, data-driven policies and practices in criminal and juvenile justice systems that protect public safety, ensure accountability, and control costs. For more information about this project, visit www.pewtrusts.org/publicsafety.

Position Overview
The officer, writer/editor, public safety performance project, produces a high volume of publications, presentations, and other documents for policymakers, the press, and the public. The officer collaborates with project staff to maximize the quality and impact of the materials, primarily through writing and editing.
The position, based in Pew's Washington, D.C. office, reports to the project director, public safety performance project. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.

Responsibilities

• Work with the project's senior staff to set the project's research and publications agenda and prioritize workflow.
• Initiate, research, organize, write and/or edit original pieces, presentations and other materials, including topical reports, briefs and expert Q&As.
• Support project leadership with opinion editorials and other short-form writing.
• Review and edit reports, briefs, presentations, and other documents produced by project staff and partners, assisting with conceptualization and outlining as needed.
• Serve as a liaison to outside providers as needed to facilitate smooth and timely release of materials.
• Ensure consistency and accuracy in use of data and research, policy focus, and messaging.
• Work with communications department staff to ensure the editorial excellence of all materials, including writing that is compelling, concise, and clear as well as free of jargon and errors in grammar and punctuation.
• Conceptualize information graphics and data visualizations that convey powerful ideas clearly.
• Make presentations at conferences and meetings if needed.
• Develop and maintain an informed awareness of current public safety and justice issues.
• Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.
Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required. Experience in criminal and/or juvenile justice and public safety issues strongly preferred.
• At least eight years of applicable experience in writing and/or editing publications, news stories and/or presentations for general audiences. Daily journalism experience a plus.
• Excellent writing and editorial skills, including ease in translating complex concepts clearly and effectively, a passion for quality writing, an expressive vocabulary, and an aptitude for data visualization.
• Demonstrated strong analytical skills applied to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue.
• Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization and coordination. Experience with project management preferred.
• Operates as a team player and supports staff to prioritize and multi-task appropriately; independently delivers high quality products in a timely manner, anticipates unmet needs and works proactively with colleagues to ensure that they are addressed.
• Acute political awareness and a nonpartisan perspective and approach.
Travel
This position requires occasional overnight travel for meetings and conferences.

Total Rewards
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Associate Producer for science stories

NHK General Bureau for America (NHK GBA) is seeking an Associate Producer for science stories. This Associate Producer will assist NHK GBA correspondents in New York with news production including:
- Conducting in depth research and analysis for a variety of science related news
- Compiling research into summary documents
- Pitching story ideas for feature news stories
- Arranging and coordinating filming, interviews.
This position will start as soon as possible. You must be available for an online/in-person interview.

Basic Qualifications:

• Must be authorized to work in the United States
• Bachelor’s degree (Preferably in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or Science communication)
• Master’s degree preferred
• Language: Fluent English required

Job Details:
• Temporary (2 -3 months, but could be extended)
• Monday - Friday
• 4 - 6 hours/day (Schedule can be discussed)
• Work from home
• No benefits
• Pay is hourly, DOE

Associate Editor for Fundraising

Are you a thoughtful and precise editor who wants to use your talents to inspire support for lifesaving medical care? Do you understand the art and craft of storytelling, and enjoy collaborating with colleagues to shape powerful narratives?

We’re seeking an Associate Editor for Fundraising who will apply their strong editorial, copywriting, and interpersonal skills to ensure digital and print communications that get results. You will primarily focus on fundraising communications that will galvanize readers to donate, engage, and act.