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join a global team of communicators with a passion for changing the world

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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New York

We’re looking for an experienced client service guru with a head for project management and a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s New York City team. The ideal VP candidate has deep background in and passion for the areas of education, early childhood development and/or women’s issues and 8+ years of experience in communications, client service, earned media, comms strategy and tactical execution of best-in-class comms programs. Agency experience a must.

We Are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with 32 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 Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Save the Children, Oxfam America, and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 60+ staff in four offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

You Are:

  • Committed to making the world a better place
  • A certified wonk on (one or more of these) specific issues: education, early childhood development, higher ed, women’s issues
  • Proven in managing major integrated public affairs campaigns that have an impact and drive ROI
  • Intellectually hungry and eager to bring memorable, unconventional ideas to the table
  • A strong writer and editor
  • Fast on your feet, and able to manage personalities of all kinds
  • Skilled at applied strategic thinking anticipating issues, trends, and connections, and translating those insights into actionable ideas for the client.
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive in business development activities.
  • A politics/news/culture junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • Able to demonstrate public presence, command a room and give a compelling presentation
  • Outgoing, energetic, can work hard and play hard, too
  • Able to mentor and be mentored; interested in seeking and giving developmental guidance

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Develop and drive strategic communications plans includng media relations, external positioning and thought leadership development for clients in the social change space
  • Create advocacy campaigns including integrated media, influencer outreach, grassroots and coalition building programs.
  • Collaborate with cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams including digital and creative to execute plans on behalf of multiple clients
  • Ensure that multi-faceted client strategies and plans are integrated with overall branding, messaging, paid and earned media, social media, digital platforms and other aspects of client campaigns are aligned with broader campaign goals
  • Build clients’ capacity to smartly manage their own communications or marketing projects
  • Provide day-to-day supervision for assigned client accounts, including oversight of work product quality and evaluating success
  • Monitor client budgets for profitability, anticipating potential problems
  • Pitching prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies
  • Developing new accounts and campaigns with clients and funders
  • Direct supervision of team members and fellows
  • Train and mentor staff in developing the comms skills necessary to serve our clients
  • Writing great project plans and delegating appropriate tasks in a clear and collaborative manner
  • Drive compliance with agency operations practices and policies 

Qualifications:

In addition to 8 years of experience in account management or public interest advocacy, with agency experience, we are looking for candidates with strong track record of:

  • Managing projects, teams, tasks and deliverables to successful completion
  • Articulating and presenting your strategic plans in client presentations (both written and in-person)
  • Teaching, training and mentoring junior staff
  • Working collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Nurturing existing relationships with applicable trade associations, think tanks and thought leaders in the education, early childhood development or women’s issues space
  • Ability to adeptly lead both high-profile client accounts with multi-disciplinary campaigns and budgets of $250k+ and smaller, shorter run projects with total budgets of $25k
  • Solid experience executing communications plans with the ability to draft and implement strategic communications programs within budget.

Compensation: Competitive, with benefits. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

Apply: Please apply using the form below.

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 women, people of color and member of the LGBTQ community.

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We’re looking for a knowledgeable and connected climate/clean energy/environment communications professional with a head for strategy and passion for social change to lead Fenton’s Climate team. The ideal VP candidate has at least 7+ years of experience in communications, advocacy and campaign work. Communications agency experience a plus.

We Are: A pioneering social impact communications firm with 33 years experience working on some of the country’s most important social change movements. Fenton creates top-tier cause and issue campaigns for past and present clients like MoveOn.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, The Sierra Club, Sungevity, Al Gore, the IPCC, DC Entertainment, Save the Redwoods, the Environmental Defense Fund, 350.org, NRG, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johnson & Johnson. Fenton has 60+ staff in four offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

You are:

  • Committed to furthering society’s understanding of global environmental change and earth systems, plus clean energy technology and policy solutions.
  • Able to communicate complex technical and scientific information in clear, jargon-free language
  • Well-connected among climate and clean energy organizations and/or companies.
  • Intellectually hungry and eager to bring memorable, unconventional ideas to the table
  • A top-notch written, verbal and 140-character communicator
  • Experienced in client service, project management and budgeting
  • A persuasive presenter
  • An eagle-eyed researcher who leaves no stone unturned
  • Able to thoughtfully guide and manage thought-leaders and high-ranking experts
  • Fast on your feet, and able to manage personalities of all kinds above and below you
  • A politics/news/culture junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • Committed to making the world a better place

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Leading and developing a team of dedicated communication professionals including day-to-day supervision for assigned client accounts,
  • Management of multi-faceted communications programs with varying scopes of work and budgets, including oversight of work product quality and evaluating success
  • Writing and presenting comms strategies and plans in response to RFP inquiries
  • Generation of new business opportunties for the climate group and Fenton overall
  • Pitching prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies
  • Developing new accounts and campaigns with clients and funders
  • Collaborating with cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams
  • Monitoring client budgets for profitability, anticipating potential problems
  • Assisting in building firm-wide capacity of Fenton professional services
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of the clients’ business and culture, products and services, competition and latest industry trends
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key influencers in the climate, clean energy and environment world
  • Participation in talent management and retention leadership groups within the agency
  • Training and mentoring staff in developing the digital skills necessary to serve our clients
  • Writing great project plans and delegating appropriate tasks a clear and collaborative manner

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of agency experience
  • Proven record of developing and executing communications campaigns designed to influence the general public and decision/policy makers.
  • Successful track record managing projects, teams, tasks and deliverables to successful completion
  • Exceptional problem-solving and strategic decision-making skills
  • Proven history of high client satisfaction
  • Proven financial management and analytical skills
  • Strong team leadership and references who can talk to your mentorship and management skills
  • Demonstrated expertise using influence, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines

Compensation: Competitive, with benefits. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

To apply: Apply below using the application form.

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 women, people of color and member of the LGBTQ community.

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Fenton is searching for an account executive in its New York office. Fenton is a leading public interest communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. We develop and execute strategic media campaigns across a wide range of causes that include global warming, publichealth, violence prevention, and women’s rights. We are extremely proud to enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our group of like-minded progressive professionals work as hard at advancing social change as we do at keeping it fun in the office. The Fenton office culture in all three of our offices is one of community and achievement.

The account executive position at Fenton runs pieces of larger accounts and sometimes serves as the lead on smaller accounts. Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing intermediate PR and campaign tactics, such as:
  • Conducting research on account-related issues and funding sources
  • Client relations and management on on specific tasks such as budgets, work plans and campaign timelines
  • Writing projects that include media materials, messaging and high-level campaign recommendations to meeting notes and brainstorm reports
  • Media relations activities including pitching mid to high level reporters, including wire services, major regional papers, editors, producers, columnists, production of media lists and media summaries
  • Organizing and staffing press events and editorial board visits
  • Writing press releases and advisories, pitch memos, fact sheets, op-eds, etc.
  • Delegating tasks where appropriate
  • Participating in new business pitches as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, advertising, political science or other applicable field
  • Awareness of and interest in current events and public affairs issues
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in communications, ideally public interest or public affairs but all backgrounds welcome
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to pitch clients and secure placements
  • Familiarity with print and electronic news media and a growing base of reporter contacts
  • Experience with standards, principles and techniques of public relations and social activism
  • Involvement in advocacy or campaigns
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Sense of humor with an advanced appreciation of sarcasm
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Ability to remain calm while juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, contractors and media
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

Compensation:  Competitive with benefits.

To Apply: Please apply below using the form.

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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San Francisco

What we’re looking for: A whip-smart digital strategist with a head for project management and 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 online campaigns, social engagement, digital paid media, website design production 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 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, 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 strategizing, managing, and executing integrated digital campaigns, including social media, website development, email outreach, paid media (social and digital display), and reporting.
  • Able to create effective content strategies and written content that build and engage communities online.
  • Influential online and offline, either as someone who has a strong following on social channels or as someone who knows how to work with influencers and ambassadors to support a brand and/or cause.
  • A writer, a creative thinker, a researcher, an editor, and a project manager all wrapped into one superhuman.
  • Excited about creating online and offline strategies that will make the world a better place.
  • Obsessed with the latest Internet meme and social media network, 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.
  • Someone who likes to brainstorm and collaborate over ping-pong and Philz Coffee. #SoooGood

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Ensure that online strategies are integrated with overall branding, messaging, earned media and other aspects of client campaigns and aligned with broader campaign goals.
  • Manage the social media monitoring, research, strategy, execution and reporting of digital communications campaigns for multiple clients.
  • Collaborate with cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams to oversee UX, UI, development, community management and online paid/social advertising on behalf of multiple clients.
  • Support digital audits and create measurement reports.
  • Work with web production teams to oversee development of websites and train clients in CMS.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision for assigned client accounts, including oversight of work product quality, success and profitability.
  • Pitch prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies.
  • Train and mentor staff in developing the digital skills necessary to serve our clients.
  • Write great project plans and delegating appropriate tasks a clear and collaborative manner.

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:

  • Managing projects, teams, tasks and deliverables to successful completion.
  • Planning and managing the production and design (including vendor budgets) of web properties, online communities and social media pages to support and promote campaign priorities.
  • Successfully increasing website traffic, online donations and email subscriber networks by creating innovative web-based campaigns or resources.
  • Determining which technologies best fit the needs of a given project including the selection of a content management system, reporting tool, or CRM.
  • Assessing/measuring online conversations and the effectiveness of digital campaigns using web analytics tools like Radian6, Facebook Analytics and others; converting these analytics in to actionable insights.
  • Working with social media platforms/tools, and successful online advocacy campaigns that maximize them.
  • 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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What we’re looking for: An experienced executive assistant who will be responsible for supporting executive leadership including the Managing Director in the San Francisco office. The SF office focuses on issue advocacy campaigns, branding, messaging and engagement programs for non-profits, communications support for foundations, corporate social responsibility initiatives and cause marketing campaigns. Our clients include foundations, nonprofits, corporations, political/advocacy groups, and government agencies.

The ability to interact with staff at all levels in a casual, fast-paced environment, while remaining proactive, resourceful, with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency, is critical to this role. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years administrative experience, and be very flexible, organized, trustworthy, and able to work in teams or self-direct day-to-day activities. Experience in creating or improving administrative systems is a plus.

The Executive Assistant will likely be privy to a wide variety of situations and conflicts involving executive scheduling, client contracts and services, accounting issues, staffing issues, and high-level business/management concerns. Confidentiality is required.

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Manage executive schedules including meeting planning, travel arrangements, and event planning
  • Serve as main interface with vendors, including negotiating services
  • Manage supplies within established budget
  • Process vendor invoices
  • Create, format, and/or edit presentations, proposals and PR materials including PowerPoint slides, marketing materials, low-level desktop publishing projects
  • Compile marketing materials; maintain marketing outreach lists
  • Assist with upkeep of our CRM database (Salesforce)
  • Conduct internet and industry research
  • Cover the reception desk including answering phones, welcoming visitors and accepting packages
  • Reproduce, assemble and mail media packets
  • Make travel arrangements for senior staff
  • Set up and facilitate conference calls
  • Prepare expense reports
  • Perform errands as needed
  • Other clerical, technical & office support duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must have a pleasant and professional phone manner and able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Must be organized extremely attentive to details
  • Must be able to exercise discretion when dealing with politically sensitive material
  • Willing to learn basic office equipment maintenance and office systems.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Outlook, mobile apps and Internet is required.
  • Experience in a networked, office environment will be helpful.
  • Have strong research, writing, and editing skills and be good with numbers.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills

Compensation: Competitive with benefits.

To apply: Apply using the form below, where you can upload your cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

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: 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, protecting the environment and engaging people in conversation around education and public health. 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
  • Experience working on issue advocacy campaigns
  • 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 mentoring or 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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Fenton is a leading public interest communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. We develop and execute strategic media campaigns across a wide range of causes that include global warming, public health, violence prevention, and women’s rights. We are extremely proud to enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our group of like-minded progressive professionals works as hard at advancing social change as we do at keeping it fun in the office. The Fenton office culture in all three of our offices is one of community and achievement.

Fenton’s San Francisco office is seeking a motivated, savvy, self-starter and highly organized IT & technology assistant to join our operations team on a part-time basis (24 hours each week with flexible schedule). The position will support the San Francisco office’s local users as well as helping with cross-office IT needs and executing support tickets for Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service as a first point of contact for on-site and remote staff.
  • Install, configure, and deploy hardware and software for a variety of desktops, laptops, printers, and mobile devices.
  • Assist Help Desk customers with troubleshooting of technology-related issues such as virus removal, password resets, email setup, software updates, and cloud storage files.
  • Maintain accurate records of completed and pending jobs using the Help Desk ticketing system.
  • Follow policies and procedures to include incident/problem escalation.
  • Maintain inventory of software licenses, hardware, and peripherals.
  • Work within and help manage Fenton’s cloud storage and other web applications.
  • Assist in maintaining internet and phone service, working with vendors to troubleshoot when needed.
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report statistics on Fenton’s internal technology services.
  • Assist with the creation and documentation of technical knowledgebase for common issues experienced by end users.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Expertise with Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Familiar and comfortable with iOS and Android mobile operating systems.
  • Experience with productivity tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Familiarity with Dropbox and other web apps and services.
  • Knowledge of Remote Support utilities.
  • Knowledge and experience in replacing or upgrading parts in PC and Mac desktop and laptop computers.
  • Possess basic knowledge of printer/copier anatomy and maintenance.
  • Demonstration of good social skills in a professional, diverse environment.
  • Strong communication, documentation, research, and problem solving/analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated and directed, with ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.

Education & Experience:

  • Mandatory 2+ years support experience in professional environment.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be willing and able to lift up to 25 pounds.

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.

Please apply below using the form. Please PDF all attachments. Part time positions will be considered – please indicate if you are only available part time.

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Los Angeles

What we’re looking for: A communications savvy Account Coordinator with a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s fast-paced and creative Los Angeles team. The AC has at least 1-2 years of experience in public interest advocacy or campaigns, communications, social activism, community organizing, media relations, or demonstrated equivalent experience, and agency experience.

We are especially interested in people who are passionate about changing the world, protecting the environment and engaging people in conversation around education and public health. We are also currently prioritizing candidates with proven experience working on advocacy campaigns, research projects or supporting message development or with specific experience working in Los Angeles County’s diverse communities.

The AC’s primary role is to coordinate administrative, media, event coordination and research aspects for various client projects.

Fenton is 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 California Endowment, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, the Transgender Law Center and First 5 LA. . 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.

You are:

  • Naturally curious and eager to take on new challenges
  • Obsessed with the latest internet meme, what makes it so popular and how a client might ride its wave
  • A news junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • An eagle-eyed researcher who leaves no stones unturned
  • 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
  • Knowledgeable in more than one of Fenton’s core issue areas (Health, CSR/ Sustainability and Social Justice/Human Rights)
  • Forward-looking and able to predict your teams’ and clients’ needs
  • Knowledgeable in more than one of Fenton’s core issue areas (Health, Education, CSR/ Sustainability and Social Justice/Human Rights)
  • Someone who wants to use their smarts, exceptional problem solving skills and outstanding attention to detail to make social change
  • Looking to enjoy great food with wonderful colleagues

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Traditional and Social Media Support
  • Build media lists and maintain media databases
  • Pitch reporters, producers, editors, bloggers
  • Monitor news media and social media; compile reports/summaries of coverage
  • Utilize common web tools to help build-out and implement online campaigns
  • Social media content creation and implementation on Facebook and Twitter
  • Utilize tools like Google Analytics to develop benchmarks and then analyze and report on stats for websites, social media sites, e-mail campaigns and online advertising
  • Writing and Event Support
  • Online copy writing and marketing support
  • Organize logistics for meetings, press conferences, and events
  • Create client and external correspondences
  • Draft press materials, fact sheets, online content and other collateral
  • Assemble and distribute press packets and other materials
  • Lay out PowerPoint presentations
  • Proofread/copyedit documents
  • Manage projects, like graphic design, web development, or printing, and working with vendors
  • Research
  • Conduct research on issue areas and new business prospects, including discourse and latest innovations on various issues
  • Conduct communications audits using Google, Lexis-Nexis, Radian6 and other Internet tools
  • Assist on other activities as needed, such as messaging, branding and development of strategic communication plans.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed 35 billable hours each week
  • Assist with client accounting codes, budgets, projections and work plans
  • Schedule meetings and set up teleconferences

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

  • Conducted daily media monitoring for two of your accounts- one seeking news about health disparities among people of color and the other finding media hits about the intersection of LGBT and faith issues.
  • Finalized a competitive analysis report for an early childhood development organization, a project on which you led the research, secured the print vendor for the print report, and picked up the printed copies from the vendor.
  • Built a media list to promote a client’s new initiative making electric vehicle charging stations available for free to landlords and employers.
  • Attended and took notes at a client kickoff meeting for a nonprofit organization rebranding project on which you will help with scheduling, research, copy editing and brainstorming.
  • Conducted research to inform a proposal to work with a new social change client.
  • Set up a weekly client meeting and internal team check-ins.
  • Put together the first draft of a power point presentation about what branding is and why it’s important, for a presentation to a client’s executive board.
  • Edited a video script for a client organization’s 10th anniversary video.
  • Created copy for Twitter driving people to take an action on immigration equality.

Compensation: Competitive with benefits.

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

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:  A communications savvy Account Director in its Los Angeles office with seven or more years of strong strategic communication management, campaign development, 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 strong backgrounds as well as agency or non-profit experience.

We are especially interested in people who are passionate about changing the world, protecting the environment and engaging people in conversation around education and public health. We are also currently prioritizing candidates with proven experience working on advocacy campaigns, research projects or supporting message development or with specific experience working in Los Angeles County’s 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 AD Skills: 

  • Providing strategic guidance and day-to-day management for assigned client accounts, including junior staff supervision, oversight of work flow,  product quality and budget
  • Developing and managing workplans for existing clients
  • 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 materials, including press releases, fact sheets, and opinion pieces
  • Pitching stories to journalists
  • Writing and editing materials and reports such as organizational brochures, website  and social media content, and issue briefs.
  • Conducting communications trainings for clients and other spokespeople
  • Cultivating new business contacts and leads through contacts
  • Provide assistance to senior staff related to new business development such as crafting proposals.
  • Writing scopes of work, grant proposals, strategy memos, and foundation reports
  • 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
  • Experience working on issue advocacy campaigns
  • Experience working with private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and/or public sector (government) agencies
  • Extensive knowledge of print and electronic media
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Experience mentoring or 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), Lexis-Nexis, as well as internet 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.

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

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.

Fill out my online form.

What we’re looking for: A communications savvy Account Executive with a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s fast-paced and creative Los Angeles team. The AE has 3-4 years of experience in project support, research, media relations and social media campaigns in public interest advocacy or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) communications setting, or demonstrated equivalent experience and ideally agency experience.

We are especially interested in people who are passionate about changing the world, protecting the environment and engaging people in conversation around education and public health.  We are also currently prioritizing candidates with proven experience working on advocacy campaigns, research projects or supporting message development or with specific experience working in Los Angeles County’s diverse communities.

The AE’s primary role is to help develop and execute online and offline communications tactics. AE’s support their account teams, run parts of larger accounts and occasionally 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 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.

You are:

  • Naturally curious and eager to take on new challenges
  • Obsessed with the latest internet meme, what makes it so popular and how a client might ride its wave
  • Able to pitch clients and secure placements
  • An excellent writer and editor
  • A news junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • An eagle-eyed researcher who leaves no stones unturned
  • 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
  • Knowledgeable in more than one of Fenton’s core issue areas (Health, Education, CSR/ Sustainability and Social Justice/Human Rights)
  • Someone who want to use their smarts, exceptional problem solving skills and outstanding attention to detail to make social change
  • Looking to enjoy great food with wonderful colleagues

What you’ll do at Fenton:

  • Monitor news media and social media; compile summaries of coverage
  • Pitch all levels of reporters, editors, producers, bloggers
  • Oversee production of media lists
  • Conduct research on issue areas, online communities, media markets and new business prospects
  • Manage social media implementation and community management
  • Organize logistics and staff press conferences and other events
  • Write press releases, advisories, pitch memos, fact sheets, op-eds, online content and other collateral
  • Social media content creation and implementation on Facebook and Twitter
  • Utilize common web tools to help build-out and implement online campaigns
  • Utilize tools like Google Analytics to develop benchmarks and then analyze and report on stats for websites, social media sites, e-mail campaigns and online advertising
  • Online copy writing and marketing support
  • Conduct communications audits using Google, Lexis-Nexis, Radian6 and other Internet tools
  • Create client and external correspondence
  • Manage projects, like graphic design, web development, or printing, and working with vendors
  • Lead landscape and competitive analysis research projects; gather insights to form campaigns and communications strategies.
  • Support communications capacity building and training for clients
  • Provide input on strategies and tactics for communications campaigns and online marketing or advocacy outreach
  • Lay out PowerPoint presentations
  • Proofread/copyedit documents
  • Delegate tasks where appropriate
  • Participate in new business pitches as assigned

Other Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed 35 billable hours each week
  • Assist with client accounting codes, budgets, projections and work plans
  • Assist with the formatting of new business proposals
  • Research and maintain files on publicity-related tools, products and services
  • Schedule meetings and setting up teleconferences, as needed.

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

  • Conducted daily media monitoring for two of your accounts- one seeking news about health disparities among people of color and the other finding media hits about the intersection of LGBT and faith issues.
  • Finalized a competitive analysis report for an early childhood development organization, a project on which you led the research, secured the print vendor for the print report, and picked up the printed copies from the vendor.
  • Presented the report at the client’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Participated in a brainstorm for an online campaign promoting the availability of free electric vehicle charging stations for workplaces.
  • Conducted research to inform a proposal to work with a prospective renewable energy client.
  • Finalized web content for a dating violence prevention toolkit site, and sent video clip recommendations to the video team for the new site, after watching an hour or so of raw interview footage.
  • Drafted press materials to help a client launch their new free summer youth program.
  • Pitched media outlets with a press release about efforts to project California wildlife during the drought.
  • Interviewed a youth participant of a client’s programs to draft copy for an annual report.
  • Wrote Facebook content for a Foundation highlighting grantee stories.

Compensation: Competitive with benefits.

To apply: Apply using the form 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 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.

Fill out my online form.

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.