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At Fenton, we get the chance to make the world a better place every day.  And we do it together.  Sure, we’ve got the free breakfasts, frequent happy hours and full benefits package. Not to mention the professional development lunches, paid volunteering days and summer field trips. But take all that away and we bet our employees would still stick around. That’s what happens when you’re in the business of making the world a better place.

Interested in joining the team? We’re always on the lookout for strategic, creative, outside-of-the-box thinkers who are passionate about social change and communications. Browse through the openings below.

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Are you a developer who delights in a well-crafted, responsive CMS? Someone who takes care to maintain well-documented, reusable, and transferable code? Proficient in integrations with CRMs? Roll your own custom functions and scripts? Passionate about social change? If so, we want to hire you for projects!

What we’re looking for: An experienced front-end web developer on a freelance/contract basis to work closely with Fenton’s director of technology on various web projects including web builds and CRM integrations. We’re looking for a technically proficient developer who excels at creative problem solving, is communicative, flexible, and shares our vision that building amazing online experiences for progressive organizations will help build a just and equitable world.

We are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with over 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton creates top-tier digital cause marketing campaigns for past and present clients like MoveOn.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Oxfam America and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Write clean, well-engineered code, mostly for web builds on WordPress CMS
  • Integrate various e-advocacy CRMs and web marketing platforms within web properties (Salsa, Blackbaud Luminate (Convio), HubSpot, MailChimp, etc), including skinning forms and email templates
  • Work with the digital team to ensure technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Conduct thorough quality assurance testing for a range of devices and screen sizes
  • Assist with project plan time estimates and ensure development milestones are met
  • Other miscellaneous web development-related tasks such as standalone web pages or HTML emails

Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge and experience with WordPress development, including custom themes, functions, and plugins
  • Expertise in front-end technologies such HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and experience with the latest web development frameworks and techniques
  • Expertise with responsive design code and best practices
  • Knowledgeable in web standards and cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Ability to work with Adobe Photoshop and PSD design files
  • Experience with scalability and high performance WordPress websites
  • Comfortable collaborating on code and understands importance of clean, readable code comments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self starter with good time-management skills and ability to work independently
  • Have a portfolio to share

Extra consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience of:

  • Google Analytics and metrics analysis
  • A/B testing and call-to-action best practices
  • UI/UX design, information architecture, and web accessibility standards
  • Third-party APIs
  • Drupal CMS and module coding
  • Version control systems (Git, Subversion, etc)

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your resume and portfolio, and answer some questions to help us evaluate your application.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

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We’re looking for:  An outstanding, client-facing, specialist in Email Marketing with a passion for making social change to play a key role in Fenton’s rapidly growing digital team. The ideal Account Director candidate has five to eight years of experience in leading successful email marketing campaigns from inception to completion. This new team member will be part of an elite team that maintains exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced and forward-thinking digital agency environment.

We are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton creates top-tier cause marketing campaigns for past and present clients like MoveOn.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Save the Children, Oxfam America, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

You are:

  • Expert in establishing and executing a vision for how our clients leverage email, one of their strongest and most impactful means of communication.
  • Eminently capable of developing a high-level email strategy, as well as improving the operational process of email execution and deployment for a range of clients, with the end goals of building and sustaining relationships with their key audiences and moving people to take action.
  • Skilled in a leading the planning, developing, testing, and analyzing of email campaigns, as well as working across agency and client teams.
  • Comfortable providing strategic leadership on multiple concurrent projects and cross-functional team members.
  • Proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • An individual with excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients’ problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service.
  • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization.
  • A self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals.
  • A person who is passionate about social issues and interested in working on campaigns which tackle progressive causes.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Build, execute, and define client email strategies that position email as a key driver of online fundraising, prospecting, relationship and movement building.
  • Provide leadership in facilitating and negotiating vision, and partnership across several account teams, often simultaneously.
  • Serve as email evangelist and strategy expert across all teams, both within the agency, and for our clients.
  • Advise digital and marketing team counterparts in the best way to leverage email as part of multi-channel marketing campaigns that move people to take action.
  • Partner with account leads to own acquisition and fundraising goals, where email is a strategic tool.
  • Manage and support junior staff assigned email deliverables, ensuring that all team members are set up to succeed in the role, and are continuously challenged and developed.
  • Continue to build out Fenton’s email practice over time.
  • Pitching prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies.
  • Being the smartest person in the room on email strategy and implementation. 

Qualifications:

In addition to five to eight years of experience in email or multi-channel marketing, with preference for experience at a firm, we are looking for candidates with strong experience in:

  • Content strategy
  • Digital and mobile optimization, including A/B testing
  • Familiarity with CRMs, various mass email platforms, and strategies for lead generation
  • Proven ability to move people to action (donate, join, etc.) through online communications
  • Strong analytical ability: can build reports, analyze data, summarize findings for executive teams
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Strong organization and written / oral communication skills
  • Articulating and presenting your strategic plans in client presentations (both written and in-person)
  • Mentoring or managing staff
  • Working collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
  • Ability to solve complex problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required

Location: Location is flexible. If you’re the right person for the job, you get to pick which of our four awesome cities you want to work in!

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume and salary requirements and answer some questions to help us evaluate your application. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

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We’re looking for:  An outstanding, client-facing, specialist in Digital Paid Media with a passion for making social change to play a key role in Fenton’s rapidly growing digital team. The ideal Account Director candidate has five to eight years of experience in leading the planning, coordination, and reporting of successful, data-driven paid online advertising campaigns. This new team member will be part of an elite team that maintains exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced and forward-thinking digital agency environment.

We are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton creates top-tier cause marketing campaigns for past and present clients like MoveOn.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Save the Children, Oxfam America, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

You are:

  • The senior expert who will be responsible for creating, maintaining and analyzing campaign performance data
  • A demonstrated expert in defining, executing, and monitoring effective online paid marketing strategies, as well as assisting in the development of ongoing firm-wide strategies and processes.
  • A direct response/performance marketing pro on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and other emerging platforms.
  • Capable of understanding a client’s goals and developing appropriate campaign strategies.
  • An expert with knowledge of trends and tools for paid social media platforms, self-serve advertising and other digital advertising channels such as SEM, Programmatic, Display.
  • Proficient in analyzing complex issues and developing relevant and actionable plans, programs, recommendations – able to tell a story via data.
  • Comfortable providing strategic leadership on multiple concurrent projects and cross-functional team members.
  • Proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • An individual with excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients’ problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service.
  • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization.
  • A self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals.
  • A person who is passionate about social issues and interested in working on campaigns which tackle progressive causes.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategies for promoted social, paid search, and retargeting programs.
  • Perform in-depth analyses of marketing campaigns.
  • Present promoted social, paid search, and retargeting recommendations to managers, clients and prospects
  • Plan buys on social, search, and retargeting platforms.
  • Work with a team of other social strategists, ensuring different accounts are being planned with consistent rigor, principles and sophistication.
  • Establish relationships with key social platforms and technologies to drive adoption of products, practices and opportunities that support client objectives.
  • Deliver analysis and insight to inform strategy and activation per each community management team.
  • Write copy for paid search ads and keeps it up to date and in sync with clients’ on-site offerings.
  • Actively manage keyword bids to meet client objectives.
  • Manage landing page optimization and tracking URLs.
  • Develop target keyword lists.
  • Monitor search advertising for accuracy.
  • Research and present current industry trends and developments.
  • Daily monitoring of pacing and optimization (adjusting bids, budgets, pausing, etc.).
  • Keeping a finger on the pulse of new and emerging social media platforms and first-to-market opportunities
  • Push all clients to enhance earned media optimization and measurement approaches
  • Being the smartest person in the room on digital paid media strategy and implementation.

Qualifications:

In addition to five to eight years of experience in digital paid media/advertising, with preference for experience at a firm, we are looking for candidates with strong experience in:

  • Advanced targeting/retargeting tactics on social platforms.
  • Architecting appropriate budget/investment levels for media buys.
  • Articulating the roles of owned, earned and paid in the social media function.
  • Must have experience with Facebook Ads Business Manager, Twitter Ads platform, Google AdWords, AdCenter; retargeting and display advertising a plus
  • Google AdWords and Google Analytics certifications a plus
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Quantitative analytical skills and aptitude
  • Familiarity with conversion tracking methodologies
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools
  • Familiarity with 3rd party bid management/campaign management tools a plus
  • Some familiarity with the basics of web design helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with effective resolution of conflicting priorities
  • Exceptional problem-resolution skills including the ability to think creatively in the development of ideas/solutions that will contribute value in a dynamic, client-centered environment
  • Ability to work well in a team, to shine as an individual and to maintain a sense of humor
  • Articulating and presenting your strategic plans in client presentations (both written and in-person)
  • Mentoring or managing staff
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
  • Ability to solve complex problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required

Location: Location is flexible. If you’re the right person for the job, you get to pick which of our four awesome cities you want to work in!

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume and salary requirements and answer some questions to help us evaluate your application. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

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Washington D. C.

What we’re looking for: An outstanding, client-facing, digital project manager with a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s Washington, D.C. team. The ideal Senior Account Executive candidate has 3 to 5 years of experience in managing and delivering omni-channel campaigns, social content, digital paid media and website projects from inception to completion. This new team member will be part of an elite team that gets projects completed on time, on budget and to our exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced and forward-thinking digital agency environment.

We are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with over 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton creates top-tier digital cause marketing campaigns for past and present clients like MoveOn.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Oxfam America and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

You are:

  • An expert in managing integrated, data-driven digital campaigns, including social media, website development, email advocacy outreach and paid media (social and digital display)
    • Comfortable managing multiple concurrent projects and cross-functional team members via web-based project management software
    • Proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and are confident in your ability to meticulously organize and keep your projects moving forward from the front lines, keeping all stakeholders up to date with progress and overcoming any of the inevitable hurdles along the way
    • An individual with excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients’ problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service
    • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization
    • A self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals
    • A person who is passionate about social issues and interested in working on campaigns which tackle progressive causes

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Provide the structure and support the overall vision for assigned projects  (e.g. web development, advertising, media, strategy, technology, etc)
  • Oversee and direct multiple projects at a time (within a given brand or client or potentially across multiple brands or clients) or a singular, large scale or highly complex project, and ensuring that these projects meet or exceed internal team and client expectations and are delivered on-time and on-budget
  • Within that role the senior project manager will likely be responsible for supervising one or more junior staff assigned to the account
  • Interface heavily with senior marketing, technical and executive management within the client team to assure that the goal is understood and addresses the customer’s business requirements.
  • Ensure that the challenge and requirements are understood by the account team and will participate in the solution developed by the team
  • Responsible for the accurate financial management of the portfolio of projects to which they’re assigned
  • Oversee all aspects of projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, quality and communication to stakeholders’ fullest satisfaction
  • Lead internal and external status meetings effectively; capture, store and distribute meeting notes
    • Evaluate new work requests, identify resources needed, assign individual responsibilities, and schedule action items
    • Provide regular updates and progress reports to internal teams and/or client stakeholders
    • Act as point of escalation internally and with the client for all issues, bug reports and change orders
    • Review all work before delivering to client; coordinate internal reviews and implementation related QA efforts
    • Keep track of lessons learned and share with internal and external team members
    • Suggest areas for improvement in internal and external processes along with possible solutions

Qualifications:

In addition to 3-5 years of experience in digital work or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for experience at a firm, we are looking for candidates with strong track record of:

  • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following: software development life cycles, web technologies, web development processes and the delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components, media and advertising projects, digital strategy projects
  • Advanced understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage multiple project coordinators, leads and/or managers at one time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
  • Ability to solve complex problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Expert in web-based project management software and MS Exceldata
  • Must be able to simultaneously focus on big picture, details and driving results
  • Strong knowledge of contract interpretation and negotiation
  • 1-3 years of people management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume and salary requirements and answer some questions to help us evaluate your application. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered. 

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

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What we’re looking for: Are you a passionate consumer of media: print, digital, and broadcast? A smart cookie who has pitched and placed smart stories and pitched and placed some “this-isn’t-news” items for clients? We are looking for a media expert with a head for client service and project management and a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s Washington DC team. The ideal Senior Account Executive candidate has 4 to 6 years of experience in earned media, traditional PR and integrated communications campaigns and project management.

We are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. . Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

You are:

  • An expert in strategizing, managing, and executing earned media campaigns
  • A very strong writer of media pitches, client memos and clear, detailed media strategies
  • Knowledgable about the media outlets, the audiences and the journalists.
  • Hungry to know who is saying what about whom in the media world and up-to-date on the evolution of media as we know it
  • Able to create results-oriented effective media strategies that result in quality placements
  • Experienced at client management including how to explain why their BIG STORY isn’t news
  • Aware of and subscribe to the Barcelona Principles
  • A writer, a creative thinker, a researcher, an editor, and a project manager all wrapped into one superhuman.
  • Excited about creating campaigns that will make the world a better place.
  • Obsessed with the latest Internet meme and social media networks, what makes it so popular and how a client might ride its wave.
  • Intellectually hungry and eager to bring memorable, unconventional ideas to the table.
  • A politics/news/culture junkie who’s resourceful, adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment, and able to manage personalities of all kinds.

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Work closely with amazing clients to find the nuggets that result in media interest and coverage
  • Write pitches that inspire journalists to open your emails, answer your calls and gosh-darn-it, write a story on your client
  • Cultivate media relationships that benefit our clients and the agency as a whole
  • Collaborate with cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams to devise and execute communications campaigns on behalf of multiple clients.
  • Support media audits and create measurement reports.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision for assigned client accounts, including oversight of work product quality, success and profitability
  • Organize and run press conferences and events
  • Write smart and thoughtful materials for various audiences including but not limited to media, clients and your collegues
  • Pitch prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies.
  • Train and mentor staff in developing the media relations skills necessary to serve our clients.
  • Write great project plans and delegating appropriate tasks in a clear and collaborative manner.

Qualifications:

In addition to 4-6 years of experience in PR or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for experience at a firm, we are looking for candidates with strong track record of:

  • Reactive and proactive earned media relations
  • Managing projects, teams, tasks and deliverables to successful completion.
  • Planning and managing client campaigns
  • Successfully placing stories of all flavors, shapes and sizes in a wide range of media outlets
  • Assessing/measuring qual and quant placement value and results
  • Articulating and presenting your strategic plans in client presentations (both written and in-person).
  • Mentoring or managing staff.
  • Working collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume and salary requirements and answer some questions to help us evaluate your application. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered. 

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

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San Francisco

What we’re looking for: A communications savvy Account Director for Fenton’s San Francisco office with seven or more years of strong strategic communication management, campaign development and implementation, and media relations experience. The Account Director is responsible for developing, executing and budgeting for profitability on assigned accounts, as well as the supervision of staff servicing those accounts. We are looking for candidates with agency and/or non-profit experience. 

We are especially interested in people who are passionate about changing the world who have hands-on experience with strategic communications related to public health and  health equity. We are currently prioritizing candidates with proven experience working on advocacy campaigns, conducting audience research, developing messages, and conducting media and influencer outreach. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to work with and on behalf of diverse communities.

We are: A social change communications agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton’s past and present clients include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Transgender Law Center, the California Community Foundation and The California Endowment. We also create top-tier cause marketing campaigns and CSR and sustainability programs for companies such as Renewable Funding, Intel, Warner Bros. and Stonyfield Organics. Fenton has 60 staff in four offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. We come from a variety of backgrounds, including nonprofits, government agencies, consulting firms and the corporate world. While we work hard, we also appreciate a good Happy Hour, round of karaoke or game of trivia when we see one.

Essential Skills:

  • Providing strategic guidance and day-to-day management for assigned client accounts, including staff supervision, oversight of work flow, product quality and budget
  • Developing and managing workplans
  • Serving as a “traffic cop” to manage multiple account deliverables, and provide oversight of team members
  • Ensuring the delivery of quality products for clients and adherence to workplan deadlines
  • Working with senior staff to develop strategy documents for clients
  • Providing a range of strategic communications services for multiple clients, including campaign development, branding, earned media and online campaigns
  • Writing and editing press releases, fact sheets, opinion pieces, strategy memos, reports, organizational brochures, and online content
  • Developing media and influencer strategy, as well as pitching reporters and recruiting influencers
  • Managing the work of communications specialists (e.g. design, digital, video, photography)
  • Conducting communications trainings for clients and other spokespeople
  • Helping to cultivate new business opportunities and leads
  • Provide assistance to senior staff related to new business development such as crafting proposals
  • Ongoing networking
  • Managing client budgets for profitability; anticipating potential problems, and providing budget projections for weekly financial meetings

Qualifications:

  • Seven-plus years of experience in public interest advocacy/PR, strategic communication/campaign development or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Experience with planning and executing multimedia advertising and/or public awareness campaigns with a preference for campaigns related to health
  • Issue expertise in the fields of public health or community health
  • Experience working with private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and/or public sector (government) agencies
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional and social media
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Experience managing staff
  • Strong writing skills to develop media and collateral materials
  • Demonstrated ability to manage client accounts and to design long-term creative communications campaigns
  • Experience developing network of contacts in a range of areas including business, politics, health, environment, education, etc.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as online project management and research skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and meet schedules and assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format
  • Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments

Compensation: Competitive, with benefits.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

Apply using the form below, where you can upload your resume, cover letter, 2-3 brief writing samples, references, and salary requirements.

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What we’re looking for: A communications savvy Account Director in its San Francisco office with seven or more years of strong strategic communication management, campaign development and implementation, and media relations experience. The Account Director is responsible for developing, executing and budgeting for profitability on assigned accounts, as well as the supervision of staff servicing those accounts. We are looking for candidates with agency and/or non-profit experience.

We are especially interested in people who are passionate about changing the world who have hands-on experience with strategic communications related to equity, racial justice and supporting communities of color. We prioritize candidates with proven experience working on advocacy campaigns, conducting audience research, brand and message development and media relations. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to work with and on behalf of diverse communities.

We are: A social change communications agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton’s past and present clients include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Transgender Law Center, the California Community Foundation and The California Endowment. We also create top-tier cause marketing campaigns and CSR and sustainability programs for companies such as Renewable Funding, Intel, Warner Bros. and Stonyfield Organics. Fenton has 60 staff in four offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. We come from a variety of backgrounds, including nonprofits, government agencies, consulting firms and the corporate world. While we work hard, we also appreciate a good Happy Hour, round of karaoke or game of trivia when we see one.

Essential Skills:

  • Providing strategic guidance and day-to-day management for assigned client accounts, including staff supervision, oversight of work flow, product quality and budget
  • Developing and managing workplans
  • Serving as a “traffic cop” to manage multiple account deliverables, and provide oversight of team members
  • Ensuring the delivery of quality products for clients and adherence to workplan deadlines
  • Working with senior staff to develop strategy documents for clients
  • Providing a range of strategic communications services for multiple clients, including campaign development, branding, earned media and online campaigns
  • Writing and editing press releases, fact sheets, opinion pieces, strategy memos, reports, organizational brochures, and online content
  • Developing media strategy, as well as earning media coverage for social justice issues
  • Managing the work of communications specialists (e.g. design, digital, video, photography)
  • Conducting communications trainings for clients and other spokespeople
  • Helping to cultivate new business opportunities and leads, and assisting with proposal development
  • Managing client budgets for profitability; anticipating potential problems, and providing budget projections for weekly financial meetings

Qualifications:

  • Seven-plus years of experience with communications related to social justice issues such as winning racial justice, ending mass incarceration, supporting women and girls, or boosting opportunity in low-income communities
  • Issue expertise in the fields of social justice, human rights and equity
  • Experience working with private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and/or public sector (government) agencies
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional and social media and a proven track record earning media coverage
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Experience managing staff with a preference for hands-on supervision of full-time employees; ability to inspire and mentor colleagues
  • Proven success with project management
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as online project management and research skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and meet schedules and assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format
  • Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments

Compensation: Competitive, with benefits.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

Apply using the form below, where you can upload your resume, cover letter, 2-3 brief writing samples, references, and salary requirements. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

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What we’re looking for: A savvy communications pro with a head for project management and a passion for making change to join Fenton’s fast-paced and creative San Francisco team. The SAE has 4-7 years of experience working with companies on corporate social responsibility or sustainability campaigns, media relations, social media, or demonstrated equivalent experience and ideally agency experience. We are especially interested in people who:

  • are passionate about the role of business in changing the world and have experience in corporate social responsibility or sustainability communications; and/or
  • enjoys diving into business challenges including supply chains, manufacturing, labor conditions and drawing out compelling stories and PR opportunities

The senior account executive will be responsible for executing communications initiatives on behalf of clients and may serve as the lead on smaller accounts.

We are:  A social change communications agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton’s past and present clients include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, the Transgender Law Center and The California Endowment. We also create top-tier cause marketing campaigns and CSR and sustainability programs for companies such as Cisco, Intel, Warner Bros. and Stonyfield Organics.  Some of the long-term campaigns we are working on include efforts to eliminate health disparities for boys and young men of color, build public support for marriage for same-sex couples, promote the well being of infants, children, mothers and families and grow and diversify the allied healthcare workforce. Our office also works on short-term projects that involve media relations, branding and communications planning.  Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. We come from a variety of backgrounds, including non profits, government agencies, consulting firms and the corporate world. While we work hard, we also appreciate a good Happy Hour, round of karaoke or game of trivia when we see one.

You are:

  • Impatient to make change
  • Intellectually hungry and eager to bring memorable, unconventional ideas to clients and their missions
  • A news junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • Eager to learn, teach others what you know, and participate in a team with a collaborative style
  • Forward-looking and able to predict your teams’ and clients’ needs
  • At your best when you have to pinch-hit in a crisis
  • Always monitoring the revolving doors behind the scenes at media outlets and building reporter relationships
  • Resourcefulness, optimistic, and flexible in your day-to-day approach to projects
  • Knowledgeable in CSR/ Sustainability
  • An excellent writer and editor
  • Able to pitch clients and secure placements
  • Best at managing project workflow and juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Looking to hone your karaoke skills (not required)

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Develop and execute communications/advocacy tactics for multiple clients, including earned media and online campaigns
  • Provide strategic input on branding and message development for clients
  • Develop client strategy with senior staff
  • Pitch reporters, editors, producers and columnists
  • Write proposals, strategy memos and press materials
  • Manage pieces of large accounts and serve as lead on smaller accounts as assigned
  • Develop, analyze, and report on benchmarks and statistics highlighting campaign progress
  • Monitor trends/changes in news media, social media, political and nonprofit landscape
  • Participate in new business pitches
  • Manage client relations
  • Train and mentor account executives and account coordinators
  • Assign projects to account and administrative support staff where appropriate

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic budgeting for client accounts, including drafting work plans, budgets and projections
  • Attend regular staff meetings/team meetings and provide input and feedback on business improvement, including client service, staff development and office procedures
  • Pursue professional development plan developed in collaboration with supervisor
  • Additional duties as assigned

If you were working with us, here are some of the things you would have done last week:

  • Pitched the results of new research to key reporters at the New York Times, AP and NPR
  • Led multiple client calls, including one on which you collected feedback on a new website design from a client and their funders
  • Co-presented rebranding recommendations, based on months of research that you led, to a client alongside other team members
  • Reviewed and approved the next week’s worth content for a client’s Facebook page and Twitter handle
  • Drafted an op-ed on behalf of a client’s executive director / CEO
  • Helped a more junior staff member who’s hit a dead end on research they’re doing

Compensation:  Competitive with benefits

To apply:  Apply below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references, along with 2-3 brief writing samples.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer, striving to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work. We have a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. 

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What we’re looking for: An outstanding, client-facing, digital project manager with a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s San Francisco team. The ideal Senior Account Executive candidate has 3 to 5 years of experience in managing and delivering omni-channel campaigns, social content, digital paid media and website projects from inception to completion. This new team member will be part of an elite team that gets projects completed on time, on budget and to our exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast-paced and forward-thinking digital agency environment.

We are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with over 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Fenton creates top-tier digital cause marketing campaigns for past and present clients like MoveOn.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Oxfam America and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 70 staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

You are:

  • An expert in managing integrated, data-driven digital campaigns, including social media, website development, email advocacy outreach and paid media (social and digital display)
    • Comfortable managing multiple concurrent projects and cross-functional team members via web-based project management software
    • Proactive, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and are confident in your ability to meticulously organize and keep your projects moving forward from the front lines, keeping all stakeholders up to date with progress and overcoming any of the inevitable hurdles along the way
    • An individual with excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills with tenacity to solve clients’ problems quickly and to provide them with excellent service
    • An enthusiastic and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and promote change within the organization
    • A self-starter with ability to think independently and work autonomously when necessary and a desire to succeed among fellow professionals
    • A person who is passionate about social issues and interested in working on campaigns which tackle progressive causes

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Provide the structure and support the overall vision for assigned projects  (e.g. web development, advertising, media, strategy, technology, etc)
  • Oversee and direct multiple projects at a time (within a given brand or client or potentially across multiple brands or clients) or a singular, large scale or highly complex project, and ensuring that these projects meet or exceed internal team and client expectations and are delivered on-time and on-budget
  • Within that role the senior project manager will likely be responsible for supervising one or more junior staff assigned to the account
  • Interface heavily with senior marketing, technical and executive management within the client team to assure that the goal is understood and addresses the customer’s business requirements.
  • Ensure that the challenge and requirements are understood by the account team and will participate in the solution developed by the team
  • Responsible for the accurate financial management of the portfolio of projects to which they’re assigned
  • Oversee all aspects of projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, quality and communication to stakeholders’ fullest satisfaction
  • Lead internal and external status meetings effectively; capture, store and distribute meeting notes
    • Evaluate new work requests, identify resources needed, assign individual responsibilities, and schedule action items
    • Provide regular updates and progress reports to internal teams and/or client stakeholders
    • Act as point of escalation internally and with the client for all issues, bug reports and change orders
    • Review all work before delivering to client; coordinate internal reviews and implementation related QA efforts
    • Keep track of lessons learned and share with internal and external team members
    • Suggest areas for improvement in internal and external processes along with possible solutions

Qualifications:

In addition to 3-5 years of experience in digital work or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for experience at a firm, we are looking for candidates with strong track record of:

  • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following: software development life cycles, web technologies, web development processes and the delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components, media and advertising projects, digital strategy projects
  • Advanced understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, perform resource allocations and run team meetings
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage multiple project coordinators, leads and/or managers at one time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
  • Ability to solve complex problems with keen instincts and organizational experience
  • Expert in web-based project management software and MS Exceldata
  • Must be able to simultaneously focus on big picture, details and driving results
  • Strong knowledge of contract interpretation and negotiation
  • 1-3 years of people management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume and salary requirements and answer some questions to help us evaluate your application. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered. 

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

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Client Jobs

Category: Full Time
Location: New York, NY (with moderate travel, both international and domestic)
Reports to: Vice President of Operations

THE INSTITUTE FOR NEW ECONOMIC THINKING

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (www.ineteconomics.org) is a New York City-based research and educational nonprofit foundation designed to broaden and accelerate the development of a new field of economic thought that will lead to real-world solutions to the key challenges of the 21st century. Created in response to the global financial crisis of 2008, the Institute is supporting this fundamental shift in economic ideas by funding academic research, building communities of new economic thinkers, and spreading the word about the need for change.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Institute is seeking a Director of Communications and Public Affairs who is knowledgeable and critical of economics and optimistic about its potential to better serve society.  The Director will develop and manage a global communications architecture designed to promote the teaching and practice of sound economic theory, both in academia and within society at large. The Institute’s hope is to support research that transforms understanding of major economic problems and improves analysis of policy.

The Director should have deep experience in designing, managing, and evaluating issue-based strategic communications campaigns, both domestically and internationally. The Director will report to the Vice President of Operations, and collaborate with Vice President of Programs, The Director of Events, and the Director of Video Production to further build the brand of the organization by promoting key Institute research, leadership, and thinkers across traditional media, digital, and experiential platforms.

Institute Target Audiences:

The Institute communicates with variety of audiences, which fall into two general categories: Scholars of Economics and Related Disciplines (including researchers, professors, and PhD students) and the Educated Public (which encompasses media members, public officials and policy makers, private-sector influencers, graduate and undergraduate students, prospective and current donors, and educated citizens).

The Institute is also rapidly fortifying its global footprint, with more than 15 institutional partnerships across four continents. The Director will design and manage global outreach programs in coordination with Institute staff on the ground in these areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Institute for New Economic Thinking is neither a lobbying organization nor a political entity – it aims to change the conversation in economics as a means to better serve society. The Director will be central to these efforts by bringing an entrepreneurial and intellectual approach to the design and management of a communications portfolio that currently includes:

  1. Institute media networks, both traditional and niche economics media
  2. Institute digital properties, which currently include the www.ineteconomics.org website (which is currently being redesigned for a 2015 launch) and highly active Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube communities
  3. Communications support for Institute leadership including the development of the President’s public profile and additional media support to Institute Senior Fellows and board members
  4. Communications direction and support for Institute research and grant programs in five core areas of study: Financial Stability, Political Economy and Distribution (Inequality), the Economics of Innovation, Environmental Economics, and Economic History / History of Economic Thought
  5. Communications direction and support for Institute educational projects including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) taught by noteworthy professors, as well as highly publicized curriculum development initiatives
  6. Communications direction and support for Institute student outreach initiatives including the Institute’s Young Scholars Initiative (http://ineteconomics.org/ysi) and future campaigns

Apply for this position if you believe that “new economic thinking” is needed in the world and you are motivated to support this change by bringing worldwide media attention to a growing body of Institute research and powerful network of scholars (from Nobel Laureates to up-and-coming thinkers).

We are hiring you to be an executive-level leader at a multidisciplinary, progressive, highly entrepreneurial young organization – Don’t expect to be hand-held; do count on being inspired.

Specific Tasks Include:

  • Development of a written Communications plan (in coordination with the Vice President of Operations, President, and Executive Team) that is mission-driven, of the highest quality, and executed in a timely and budget-friendly manner. Communications initiatives must be evaluated regularly and should pivot appropriately.
  • Cultivation of an extensive media network of mainstream press and niche economics outlets, as well as global network of media partners and vendors.
  • Key liaison with Vice President of Programs and other research department leadership to ensure that Institute research, grantees, and thinkers achieve maximum strategic exposure and that research content is “translated” appropriately. Extensive collaboration with the Director of Partnerships to oversee messaging done on behalf of Institute research programs housed at partner universities.
  • Development of Institute editorial “voice” and editorial calendar, ensuring that relevant, timely content is regularly deployed on high-quality Institute platforms, both on and offline
  • Primary media advisor to President and other Institute Leadership (including Senior Fellows, Governing Board and Advisory Board); aggressive development of President’s public profile
  • Design and management of growing communications staff, including Manager of Digital Communications and Creative (on staff) and other forthcoming editorial and digital hires (as determined by COO and Communications Director)
  • Extensive collaboration with the Director of Events, Director of Film and Video, Director of Development to produce experiences, educational products (including Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs), and other materials that engage key audiences including prospective donors.
  • Interaction with Institute Governing Board, Advisory Board, Academic Council, and Senior Fellows

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 7+ years of work experience
  • 5+ years of staff management experience
  • Deep understanding of the global economy and working understanding of the economics discipline
  • Deep understanding of both domestic and international political environments
  • Strong press relationships, and the ability to cultivate and manage robust media networks across the globe (both mainstream media and niche economics press)
  • Experience working with broadcast partners
  • Deep understanding of online communications and the use of digital platforms to build communities around core issues
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; deep experience writing both editorial copy (both print and web writing) and promotional copy (marketing materials, press releases, etc.)
  • Experience managing multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously and under pressure
  • Self-directed worker capable of initiating and developing concepts independently and finding ways to improve existing outreach efforts
  • Adept at initiating, building, and managing relationships with key Institute stakeholders
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office and related business applications
  • Knowledge of basic visual/graphic design principles a plus
  • Knowledge of website development tactics and technology a plus
  • Fluency in foreign languages a plus
  • Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field
  • Inquisitive mind, collaborative demeanor, and a diplomat’s thick skin – creating fruitful bi-lateral relationships with academics and media is a challenging task but the very essence of this job

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter to institutejob@fenton.com. Please include “DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS-CS” in the subject header of your inquiry email.

No Phone Calls, Please.

The Institute for New Economic Thinking is an Equal Opportunity Employer.