New Heights Communications - Director, Client Relations

Location: Washington, DC, or within a 4 hour drive

 

Job Type: Full time

Compensation & Benefits

  • $85,000 - $102,000

  • 1 month of PTO plus national holidays and sick time

  • 401K plan with employer match

  • 75% employer paid healthcare 

  • Generous parental leave

  • Annual bonuses 

  • Flexible office time - generally 2 days per week in the office 

  • Sane hours - we try not to bug you, or have our clients bug you, at night or on weekends.  That said, sometimes news breaks at inconvenient times.

  • Professional Development opportunities

About the Position

Founded in 2010, we are a woman-owned, progressive, full-service strategy and communications firm with a track record of winning tough fights.  We serve advocacy and legal organizations, political groups, and CEOs who are making a difference - helping them move from brainstorming to goal setting to winning.

 

You’ll find us working for social justice in the biggest battles in Washington - and across the country.  These days, that means fighting against police brutality and on the climate crisis, ensuring equity in our national policies, supporting public transit, labor unions and working people.  Winning redistricting battles. Protecting our elections. And much more.

 

As a director, you’ll be the day-to-day contact for clients and will oversee the client team. You’ll also work with our senior leadership team to drive overall strategy—for clients and the firm.

 

You read the news with an eye toward how it will affect our clients—and with ideas about how to insert them in the day’s conversations. You not only have serious comms chops, but you know how to explain how and why we do what we do—to clients and to other team members. You’re happy to be a teacher in our “teaching hospital.” 

Duties Include

  • Manage a team of Associates in executing communications plans for clients

  • Interact with clients on a daily basis and ensure that all deliverables are being met and the team has the resources and timelines needed to get the job done

  • Work with senior staff members to evaluate and craft the best plans for the clients 

  • Provide active feedback to team members to ensure that everyone is on the same page

  • Interact with local and national media on behalf of clients

  • Stay well informed about current political and progressive events

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience 

  • Some experience managing a team

  • Solid working understanding of media relations and communications planning

  • Highly organized, and happy to be

  • Client experience is a plus

  • Creativity - we want someone with lots of ideas and the desire to make things happen

  • Not just a solid writer, but a love for writing

  • Ability to think quickly and be proactive with the media cycles

  • Political, issue, and progressive campaign background is ideal, but not required

To Apply

  • Click below or email us at jobs@jmmstrategygroup.com with the subject line "DIRECTOR"

  • Send your resume and a cover letter in one document in pdf format

  • No calls, please

JMM Strategy Group and New Heights Communications strongly encourage women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.  We do not tolerate discrimination on any level and are actively working to ensure that all people have access to the jobs and positions they are qualified to succeed in.

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