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 environmental issues.

Burness 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.

Native 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.

As 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.

Comfort 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.

Burness 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 jobs@burness.com.