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Communications Associate

Company: Global Situation Room, Inc.
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

The Global Situation Room, Inc. is an elite, full-service public affairs agency that provides clients with sophisticated solutions for their most Complex Communications challenges.Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, large philanthropies, and some of the world's most high-profile individuals. We have refined cutting edge tactics and tradecraft for protecting and promoting brands, even under the most extreme conditions. The Counter-Crisis Management methodology GSR pioneered has become the gold standard in public relations, used by PR News for their crisis programs and publications. The thought leadership campaigns developed by our team drive the debate for our clients on major issues. Meanwhile our team of former ambassadors and senior officials help to prominently position companies in new markets.As a Communications Associate, you will support several clients, helping to create high-quality products and opportunities to elevate their message. Central to our work in the Situation Room, from where we monitor news developments around the world. We will look to your keen insights and analysis to identify emerging trends. The role often involves the creation of compelling written content, along with the intricate organization of events, and precision outreach to journalists. At GSR, you will have the opportunity to play a critical role in contributing to some of the most important conversations taking place today.As an Associate, youll be responsible for:

  • Serving as a key member of the account team, developing core components from a clients strategic plans
  • Exceeding client expectations with exceptional work
  • Independently managing multiple deliverables while working closely with internal teams on overall execution
  • Drafting written materials in a timely fashion with little input or editing required by account managers
  • Effectively engaging media on behalf of clients, including pitching stories, organizing interviews, and preparing background briefings
  • Compiling daily and weekly media monitoring reports for clients with insightful media summaries and analyses
  • Keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest news trends
  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis
  • Executing extraordinary client events, meetings, and virtual engagements
  • Working collaboratively with our business development team to identify potential clientsYoure perfect for this job if you have:
    • A BA/BS degree
    • A minimum of 2 years experience working in a public relations / communications agency, or relevant in-house experience
    • A demonstrated understanding of news media
    • Experience writing and developing press materials, including media pitches
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Familiarity with social media marketing strategies and analytics
    • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
    • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
    • A collaborative, positive attitude and you are self-motivatedBenefits:
      • Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance, paid in full
      • Year-end bonus eligibility based on work review
      • Eligibility after 1 year of full-time employment in company retirement plan
      • Technology subsidy
      • Opportunity to travel
      • Business development bonusThis position would be hybrid in-person at our Alexandria, VA office but candidates must be located in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to

Keywords: Global Situation Room, Inc., Alexandria , Communications Associate, Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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