Rated by Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post
as one of the best places to work, Burness is seeking a motivated,
organized, and creative person to join its global practice. Ideally, you
are a college graduate with intern experience, or with one or two years
of professional experience in international relations, communications
or journalism, and a strong interest in media relations and
is a public-interest communications firm committed to advancing social
change worldwide. Our work is compelling and meaningful and allows us to
contribute to global efforts to improve health, protect the
environment, and reduce poverty. For more on the work we do, visit burness.com.
fluency in Spanish and strong research and writing skills are critical
assets for this new position. If you are also detail-oriented and
flexible, able to multi-task, and gifted with a wonderfully curious
mind, we would like to meet you. We are looking for someone who is
willing to take initiative and not afraid to ask questions. Ideally you are already living in the Washington, DC area, or would be willing to move here.
a communications coordinator, you would work across projects, assisting
mid-level and senior staff and performing a variety of tasks that
represent the backbone of our considerable success as a global
communications firm. Without too much training, you would quickly excel
in researching and creating media lists and in conducting electronic
distribution of press materials; carrying out online research; tracking
news coverage; handling logistics for virtual and in-person media
events; and preparing agendas and taking detailed notes for meetings you
would arrange across time zones. You also would be pitching stories to
journalists in Spanish and English, conducting social media outreach and
compiling metrics, drafting pitches for reporters, and writing
newsletters, media advisories, blogs, and other press materials.
with Microsoft Office and experience using data bases like Muck Rack,
project management systems like Asana, and email marketing services like
Mailchimp would be an asset, as would proficiency in Portuguese and an interest in Indigenous Peoples’ issues.
offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and an immensely
collegial atmosphere, despite the limits imposed by the pandemic.
Eventually, there may be opportunities for overseas travel. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.