Senior Associate / Manager

Location: US - Washington, DC



Senior Associate / Manager, Public Affairs and Crisis Practice


Burson-Marteller’s Public Affairs and Crisis practice is looking to hire a Senior Associate or Manager to work on a wide range of clients in verticals spanning technology, energy, financial and international. This role will be a day-to-day client point of contact bringing strong policy and media experience to accounts. The ideal candidate will have a background in public affairs with Hill experience.




  • Developing and cultivating relationships with clients and external audiences.

  • Recommending and implementing initiatives that will improve the public’s perception of the client and their objectives.

  • Partnering with client to develop and complete communications plans.

  • Responding to media inquiries, helping to guide communications strategy and media outreach efforts.

  • Acting as client representative at association meetings and events.

  • Developing original research, surveys and market studies.

  • Ability to multi-task and manage projects with many stakeholders.

  • Managing account administration such as billing and financial reporting.




  • Minimum of 6 to maximum of 10 years of previous public affairs work experience.

  • Experience from the Hill is preferred demonstrating an understanding of both policy and press functions.

  • Seasoned writing skills; ability to write for senior level management and audiences.

  • Ability to supervise and motivate account staff, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and produce program outlines for creative brainstorms.

  • Strong strategic-thinking skills, and the ability to handle and manage stressful situations.

  • Strong project-management skills.

  • Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets.

  • Bachelor's degree.


What we offer

You will find a collegial and collaborative environment at Burson-Marsteller.  We fill our offices with diverse and talented individuals who are happy to come to work each day and are driven to deliver innovative solutions to our celebrated client roster.  We offer an unmatched depth and breadth of capabilities and industry strengths, matched by cutting edge tools to include our unique evidenced based communications approach.  By leading the industry in thought and innovation, we create value for our shareholders and exciting new growth opportunities for our people and our company.  Care to join us?


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About Burson-Marsteller

Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and communications firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 73 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in more than 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Group, and a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s leading communications services network.  


Burson-Marsteller is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.


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