Burness is seeking a motivated, creative person to join us in working alongside nonprofits to drive change in health and social policy. Burness is a seasoned public-interest communications firm committed to advancing social change on a broad array of issues that range from health disparities to reforming health care to obesity and public health to expanding access to oral health care to reducing poverty to improving health for everyone. The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate with intern experience or one year of professional experience in public relations (or related communications activities) and a strong interest in social change communications, advocacy and health and social policy.  Strong social media and research skills are critical assets, as are attention to detail, flexibility, ability to multi-task, and having a curious mind. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, FinalCut, Constant Contact and Mailchimp, and basic HTML code is a plus. 

The communications coordinator would work across teams and projects, assisting mid-level and senior staff, and would perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: researching and creating media lists, conducting online research on a variety of health and social topics, tracking news coverage, handling logistics for major media and stakeholder events, pitching to reporters, conducting social media outreach and metrics, and drafting emails, media advisories, blogs and other needed materials. 

Burness offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  Send resume and cover letter to jobs@burness.com