Careers

Senior Associate

ABOUT US

Hattaway Communications is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a mission: We help visionary leaders and organizations use the power of strategy, science, and storytelling to achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet.

Every day, our team works with high-profile, high-impact clients in advocacy, philanthropy, politics, government, and business. We help leaders figure out how to change the conversation on pressing issues like economic inequality, racial equity, public health, and education. We’re in the business of communications for impact, not self-promotion.

ABOUT THE JOB

As a Senior Associate in our Strategy Group, you’ll work with our talented team to develop research-driven strategies, and execute breakthrough campaigns in a collaborative and high-energy environment. As a member of our team, you will:

  • Lead the development and execution of a diverse range of projects, guiding a team of researchers, designers, and other communications professionals to exceptional outcomes.
  • Develop and execute compelling campaigns that draw on insights from audience research, media analysis, and a strong understanding of the communications landscape.
  • Present messages, campaign concepts, and research findings to clients, and help facilitate strategic discussions, creative brainstorms, training workshops, and more.
  • Dive deeply into understanding our clients’ organizations, issues, fields, goals, and challenges.
  • Demonstrate a proactive and solution-oriented mindset to address challenges and implement solutions that serve clients’ needs.
  • Work on multiple projects while meeting deadlines and maintaining a positive and professional attitude with colleagues and clients.
  • Support the firm’s mission and purpose, demonstrating an interest in social 
issues and a passion for the power of strategic communications to contribute to social change.
  • Learn and grow, utilizing professional development and training opportunities to develop your skills and contribute to taking our field to the next level.

YOU HAVE:

  • Studied communication, journalism, political science, psychology, or other relevant social sciences.
  • Five to seven years of experience developing and executing high-quality communications campaigns, with a record of results in conducting media relations and managing social media channels for clients.
  • A proven track record in leading complex projects from beginning to end with minimal oversight, while meeting high quality standards and deadlines.
  • Experience working with advocacy, non-profit, or political organizations at local, state, national, and/or international levels.
  • Experience applying research insights to strategic communications that achieve measurable impact.
  • Exceptional writing skills, potentially including a background in journalism or copywriting.
  • Excellent strategic judgment, creativity and know-how in utilizing a variety of communications tools and techniques.
  • A commitment to an equitable workplace and the effort it takes to maintain one.
  • Creativity, a sense of humor, and a strong grasp of what makes compelling and actionable communications.
  • A proven commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • The desire to grow with a dynamic firm and work with others in a collegial, collaborative environment.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE:

  • Relevant experience in politics, philanthropy, advocacy, marketing, branding, or government.
  • Experience working directly with clients, in an agency or consultancy setting.
  • Experience using Meltwater, Brandwatch, Sprout Social, or other social media platforms.
  • Experience assisting with development of proposals and grant applications, including budgeting.

WHY HATTAWAY?

We believe in passion, rigor, and imagination. Our passion is shown in our commitment to our clients and their causes, and in reaching the fullest potential in everything we do—always striving for the highest quality products and experiences for our clients, rather than just being “good enough.” Our rigor is demonstrated through the thoughtful, deliberate, and disciplined approach in all that we do, delivering on the promise of strategic communications that actually achieve meaningful impact—not just add to the noise. Imagination drives all of our work, because it lies at the heart of our creative problem-solving.

Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We know bringing talented, diverse people together—especially women and people of color—sharpens our insights, and helps us better serve our diverse clients. We recognize and value the experiences of minoritized peoples, and prioritize prospective hires whose cultural backgrounds and experiences give them unique perspectives, and who share our goal of creating a workplace and world that promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders. We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it.

We value each person’s professional development, and have a budget and support for pursuing those interests. Our offices are located in downtown Washington, D.C., between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations. We are currently working remotely due to the pandemic and will consider remote applicants for this position. We offer competitive benefits including a flexible work environment and generous parental and medical leave policies. The salary range for this position is $71,000 - $100,000, depending on experience.

Hattaway Communications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to hr@hattaway.com. Subject line: Senior Associate. No phone calls, please.

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