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

Sure, you could use your skills to sell widgets and junk, but why not change the world and save lives instead? Come drink the Kool-aid, join our social change communications agency, and make a positive impact in the world.

Fenton has been a pioneer in social change communications for more than 30 years. We work with NGOs, foundations, government and on corporate social responsibility projects that make the world a better place. We have 5 offices with a total of 75 employees.

We are looking for a design Fellow with a positive attitude, sense of humor, as well as…

Skills:

  • CS6
  • Knowledge of print and web production
  • Curiosity and desire to always learn more
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong typography skills
  • Able to take direction as well as use own initiative as necessary
  • Good organization and time-management skills
  • Loves music and art, culturally savvy
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Strong brainstorming skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting our team to realize digital, web and print projects
  • Web/Print production and trafficking
  • Presentations and Reports
  • Working on design projects from brainstorming through production
  • Image research
  • File archiving
  • Sharing cool ideas from media/news/web that can help our work

Commitment:

  • This is a full-time position. Minimum of 2-3 months, could lead to a full-time opportunity.

Education:

  • Current design student or undergraduate design degree

The Fellowship begins on September 8, 2014 and runs through December 19, 2014. This is a paid Fellowship. Please PDF all attachments.

Email resume, cover letter and link to online portfolio. Attention: Fenton Summer Fellowship, to fenton.fellows@fenton.com. Applications are due by August 13, 2014 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please indicate if you are only available part time (P/T positions will be considered on an individual basis).

People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fenton Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fenton is a leading public interest PR 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 help enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our professionalism lives in harmony with fun. From cookies at staff meetings; to leaving amusing post-it notes on our colleague’s desks; to sending around videos of our favorite internet dogs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement.

Fenton’s Fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications with an emphasis on digital strategies. Successful candidates will be mentored under real world working conditions by accomplished professionals as they create and implement industry leading communications strategies.  Ideal candidates must have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Passion for communications (what gets clicks, why words matter and so much more)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next.
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges in a creative environment
  • Media, digital and issues enthusiast, because we’re a bunch of geeks for all of that

It would also be awesome if you have experience with:

  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Tweetdeck
  • Excel
  • Reddit
  • IFTTT

A digital Fellow is responsible for assisting account staff with various digital, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring news media coverage and social media and analyzing results
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations using Google, Lexis-Nexis, Readian6 and other tools
  • Conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Community management on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Assisting with paid digital advertising
  • Developing presentations and designing materials using a number of digital tools, such as PowerPoint, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Copyediting
  • Joining meetings and taking notes
  • Taking part in and leading creative brainstorm sessions
  • Sharing cool finds about media, issues or the web that can help improve our work

The Fellowship begins on September 8, 2014 and runs through December 19, 2014. This is a paid Fellowship.

Please apply below using the form. Please PDF all attachments. Applications are due by August 13, 2014 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Part time positions will be considered on an individual basis – please indicate if you are only available part time. If you have any questions please email our team at FentonFellows@fenton.com.

People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fenton Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fenton is a leading public interest PR 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 help enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our professionalism lives in harmony with fun. From cookies at staff meetings; to leaving amusing post-it notes on our colleague’s desks; to sending around videos of our favorite internet dogs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement.

Fenton’s Fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications. Successful candidates will be mentored under real world working conditions by accomplished professionals as they create and implement industry leading communications strategies.  Ideal candidates must have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Passion for communications (what gets clicks, why words matter and so much more)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next.
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges in a creative environment
  • Media, digital and issues enthusiast, because we’re a bunch of geeks for all of that

A Fellow is responsible for assisting account staff with various media, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring news media coverage and social media and analyzing results
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations
  • Researching relevant journalists for targeted pitches and build media lists
  • Conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Crafting targeted pitch emails and making pitch calls
  • Drafting press materials and online content
  • Developing presentations and designing materials using a number of digital tools, such as PowerPoint, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Copyediting
  • Joining meetings and taking notes
  • Taking part in and leading creative brainstorm sessions
  • Sharing cool finds about media, issues or the web that can help improve our work

The Fellowship begins on September 8, 2014 and runs through December 19 , 2014. This is a paid Fellowship.

Please apply below using the form. Please PDF all attachments. Applications are due by August 13, 2014 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Part time positions will be considered on an individual basis – please indicate if you are only available part time. If you have any questions please email our team at FentonFellows@fenton.com.

People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fenton Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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 New York team. The ideal SAE candidate has 5+ years of experience in online campaigns, community building, digital paid media and website design/production projects.

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:

  • Committed to making the world a better place by developing digital movements
  • Intellectually hungry and eager to bring memorable, unconventional ideas to the table
  • Obsessed with the latest Internet meme, what makes it so popular and how a client might ride its wave
  • An eagle-eyed researcher who leaves no stones unturned
  • An expert in social media strategy, content, community building and engagement
  • Able to create effective content strategies and written content that build and engage communities online
  • A politics/news/culture junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • Someone who likes to brainstorm over ping pong

What you’ll do at Fenton:

PROJECT STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

  • Collaborate with cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams to oversee UX, UI, development, community management and online paid advertising on behalf of multiple clients
  • Manage the social media monitoring, research, strategy, execution and reporting of digital communications campaigns for multiple clients
  • Ensure that online strategies are integrated with overall branding, messaging, earned media and other aspects of client campaigns and aligned with broader campaign goals
  • Oversee clients’ online properties including creating smart, platform appropriate content
  • Work with web production teams to oversee development of websites and train clients in CMS
  • Build clients’ capacity to smartly manage their own online properties
  • 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
  • Meet or exceed 30 billable hours per week

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Be part of team pitches to prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies
  • Scope and contribute to new business opportunities including proposals, strategy memos, and reports

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Directly supervise another staff member or intern
  • Train and mentor staff in developing the digital skills necessary to serve our clients
  • Delegate appropriate tasks a clear and collaborative manner

Qualifications:

In addition to five to seven years of experience in public interest advocacy, 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

Compensation: Competitive with benefits.

To apply: 

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San Francisco

Fenton is a leading public interest communications firm with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. We develop and execute strategic campaigns that will drive social change for issues that we care about – education, environment, health, human rights and sustainability, to name a few.

We do this work because believe in better. We like to be smart about our strategies and embrace our inner nerd. We are serious about having fun while we work. And we know that we go further and create change faster when we work together to accelerate progress.

 

Fenton’s fellowship program connects young professionals with opportunities to learn public-interest communications, and our team members are committed to growing and diversifying the field. Our team members mentor fellows as they work alongside our staff to identify and implement leading communications strategies – and hopefully discover some new ideas along the way. Ideal candidates must have the following experience and characteristics:

  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Passion for communications (what gets clicks, why words matter and so much more)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Emotional intelligence and desire to work in a team environment
  • Interest in tackling new challenges in a creative environment

 

Fellows assist account staff with various media, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring media coverage (earned and paid), analyzing results and noting relevant lessons and recommendations
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations (Research could include online research, interviews, survey building and related work.)
  • Assisting with planned media outreach (This could include researching relevant journalists, social media leaders and others or crafting pitch language and conducting outreach.)
  • Drafting content for social media, earned media, collateral and more
  • Developing presentations and designing materials
  • Copyediting
  • Taking part in and leading creative brainstorm sessions
  • Being an awesome colleague and sharing cool finds about communications and the issues that we care about

 

Fine Print:

This is a paid (hourly) fellowship, beginning October 1 and running through December 20, with the possibility for extension into the new year. Full-time availability (30-40 hours per week) is preferred, though negotiable for the right candidate. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are only available part-time. Applications are due by August 8th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, contact Amara Fisher at afisher@fenton.com. Use the form below to apply. All application attachments should be PDFs.

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, striving to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.

 

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We’re looking for a whip-smart digital strategist with a head for business growth and a passion for making social change. The ideal vice president candidate has 10+ years of experience in online advocacy, community building, fundraising and website design/production projects.

You are:

  • Committed to making the world a better place by developing digital movements
  • Intellectually hungry and eager to bring memorable, unconventional ideas to the table
  • Obsessed with the latest Internet meme, what makes it so popular and how a client might ride its wave
  • An eagle-eyed researcher who leaves no stones unturned
  • An expert in social media strategy, content, community building and engagement
  • Able to create effective content strategies and written content that build and engage communities online
  • Full of entrepreneurial spirit and possess a network of contacts and colleagues, along with the ability to pitch and win new business
  • A politics/news/culture junkie who’s resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
  • Someone who likes to brainstorm over ping pong

What you’ll do at Fenton:

CAMPAIGN STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

  • Develop a creative approach and recommended strategy for digital campaigns — in collaboration with earned media and other communications — to drive social change
  • Collaborate with cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams to oversee UX, UI, development, design, community management and online paid advertising on behalf of multiple clients
  • Manage the social media monitoring, research, strategy, execution and reporting of digital communications campaigns for multiple clients
  • Ensure that online strategies are integrated with overall branding, messaging, earned media and other aspects of client campaigns and aligned with broader campaign goals
  • Oversee clients’ online properties including creating smart, platform appropriate content
  • Work with designers and developers to oversee production of websites
  • Provide basic CMS and CRM training and support to clients and account teams
  • Build clients’ capacity to smartly manage their own online properties
  • 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
  • Meet or exceed 30 billable hours per week

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Be part of team pitches to prospective clients, funders and other potential partners or allies
  • Scope and contribute to new business opportunities including proposals, strategy memos, and reports

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Directly supervise another staff member or intern
  • Train and mentor staff in developing the digital skills necessary to serve our clients
  • Delegate appropriate tasks a clear and collaborative manner

Qualifications:

In addition to 10 to 12 years of experience in public interest advocacy, 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
  • Expertise in working with some popular CMS, CRM and advocacy tools (e.g Drupal, WordPress, Mailchimp, Salesforce, Salsa, Convio)
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS a plus

To apply:

Fill out my online form.

Washington D. C.

Fenton is a leading public interest PR 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 help enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our professionalism lives in harmony with fun. From cookies at staff meetings; to leaving amusing post-it notes on our colleague’s desks; to sending around videos of our favorite internet dogs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement.

Fenton’s Fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications with an emphasis on digital strategies. Successful candidates will be mentored under real world working conditions by accomplished professionals as they create and implement industry leading communications strategies.  Ideal candidates must have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Passion for communications (what gets clicks, why words matter and so much more)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next.
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges in a creative environment
  • Media, digital and issues enthusiast, because we’re a bunch of geeks for all of that

It would also be awesome if you have experience with:

  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Tweetdeck
  • Excel
  • Reddit
  • IFTTT

A digital Fellow is responsible for assisting account staff with various digital, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring news media coverage and social media and analyzing results
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations using Google, Lexis-Nexis, Readian6 and other tools
  • Conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Community management on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Assisting with paid digital advertising
  • Developing presentations and designing materials using a number of digital tools, such as PowerPoint, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Copyediting
  • Joining meetings and taking notes
  • Taking part in and leading creative brainstorm sessions
  • Sharing cool finds about media, issues or the web that can help improve our work

The Fellowship begins on September 8, 2014 and runs through December 19, 2014. This is a paid Fellowship.

Please apply below using the form. Please PDF all attachments. Applications are due by August 13, 2014 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Part time positions will be considered on an individual basis – please indicate if you are only available part time. If you have any questions please email our team at FentonFellows@fenton.com.

People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fenton Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fill out my online form.

Fenton is a leading public interest PR 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 help enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our professionalism lives in harmony with fun. From cookies at staff meetings; to leaving amusing post-it notes on our colleague’s desks; to sending around videos of our favorite internet dogs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement.

Fenton’s Fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications. Successful candidates will be mentored under real world working conditions by accomplished professionals as they create and implement industry leading communications strategies.  Ideal candidates must have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Passion for communications (what gets clicks, why words matter and so much more)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next.
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges in a creative environment
  • Media, digital and issues enthusiast, because we’re a bunch of geeks for all of that

A Fellow is responsible for assisting account staff with various media, administrative and research activities. Essential responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring news media coverage and social media and analyzing results
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising
  • Conducting research on various issues, campaigns and organizations
  • Researching relevant journalists for targeted pitches and build media lists
  • Conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Crafting targeted pitch emails and making pitch calls
  • Drafting press materials and online content
  • Developing presentations and designing materials using a number of digital tools, such as PowerPoint, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Copyediting
  • Joining meetings and taking notes
  • Taking part in and leading creative brainstorm sessions
  • Sharing cool finds about media, issues or the web that can help improve our work

The Fellowship begins on September 8, 2014 and runs through December 19 , 2014. This is a paid Fellowship.

Please apply below using the form. Please PDF all attachments. Applications are due by August 13, 2014 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Part time positions will be considered on an individual basis – please indicate if you are only available part time. If you have any questions please email our team at FentonFellows@fenton.com.

People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fenton Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fill out my online form.

Fenton is seeking a Vice President/Senior Vice President in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for a strategic thinker with top media connections who understands what it takes to run winning issue campaigns. One of the leading public-interest communications firms in the country, Fenton has offices in Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We develop and execute strategic communications campaigns that make a difference for social justice, the environment, health and other issues in the public interest.

Our office works on projects that involve media relations, branding, communications planning and digital media development. The Vice President/Senior Vice President also is responsible for extensive project, budget and staff management. Candidate preferably will have strong environmental media and business contacts in the environmental community as well as expertise in politics, social justice and other progressive issues. Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting strategic planning for organizations and issue movements
  • Writing new business proposals, strategy documents, communications plans and other
    client-ready materials
  • Overseeing the development of strategy documents, communications plans, and campaign  plans
  • Leading branding processes for clients
  • Managing client budgets and work plans to ensure profitability
  • Coordinating online and offline campaigns and strategies
  • Leading new-business pitches and proposals
  • Managing and supervising job teams and individual staff
  • Participating in meetings with DC senior staff on organizational goals, growth, and vision

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, advertising or other applicable field or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Ten+ years experience in public-interest communications, or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for political, advocacy or agency experience (Please specifically show this level of experience in your résumé and cover letter.)
  • Five+ years demonstrated staff management and mentoring experience, including direct management of staff at varying career levels (Please specifically describe this level of experience in your resume or cover letter.)
  • Demonstrated issue expertise in one or more of Fenton’s issue areas
  • Experience in public relations, including firm understanding of client billing processes, client contracts and client service
  • Demonstrated ability to manage client accounts and budgets
  • Well-established network of new business leads and contacts

Supervision:  The VP/SVP reports directly to the Managing Director in the Washington, DC office.

Compensation:  Competitive with benefits

To Apply:  Email resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, top press clips, references, and salary requirements, attention VP Hiring Committee, to DCjobs@fenton.com. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.