About This Job:
Our award-winning public relations firm is seeking entry-level Go-Getters/Gifted Geeks/Genuine Geniuses to join GG’s marketing and business development team. The associate will support internal marketing and business development activities for Group Gordon (not the firm’s clients).
Group Gordon works with clients in a variety of industries and issue areas across our corporate, nonprofit, and crisis practices. The marketing and business development team focuses on driving the firm’s growth across these practices.
Associates are hands-on participants in both day-to-day execution and big-picture creative thinking, in collaboration with senior team members. We are looking for excellent writers, meticulous researchers, and strategic thinkers who want to use and grow these skills in a supportive, collaborative environment.
Note: Group Gordon is currently all-remote, and candidates will begin remotely until we return to our New York City office.
No two days are the same at Group Gordon. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Participating in the proposal and pitch process for prospective new clients, including conducting quantitative and qualitative research, drafting and editing written proposals and decks, and partaking in calls, meetings, and presentations
- Supporting GG’s marketing activities, including but not limited to media relations, social media, email marketing, CRM management, content creation, events, awards, and speaking engagements
- Supporting efforts to elevate CEO Michael Gordon as a thought leader on communications, business, and politics, including by helping to manage his social media accounts and securing media placements
- Contributing to lead generation efforts
- Tracking and reporting on results of marketing and business development activities
- Conducting general research
- Pitching in on office tasks, such as ordering supplies, filing, and working with vendors
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Resourceful and creative in research (from Google searches to deeper dives)
- Ability to take ownership and work independently while contributing to a team
- Strong critical thinking skills and eagerness to learn
- Media and social media savvy, with a sense of what’s newsworthy
- Top-notch proficiency with PowerPoint and the Microsoft Office Suite
- No previous experience required
- Bachelor’s degree required
Preferred skills (not required):
- Graphic design ability, including experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Familiarity with email marketing/CRM platforms and content management systems
- Subsidized health insurance; annual stipend for health costs; free OneMedical membership
- 401k with company contribution and discretionary profit sharing
- Paid vacation days plus company and religious holidays, Summer Fridays, and your birthday off
- Quarterly self-care afternoons off; social activities like trivia, book club, happy hours, our annual PR Olympics, and other fun activities
- The group comes first. We measure our impact by the strength of our team.
- We focus on substance. We tie all work to our clients’ big-picture goals, combining strategic insight with a determination to get the job done.
- We hold ourselves to a high standard. We believe in the businesses and causes we work for and share a fierce commitment to racial and social justice.
- We never stop learning. We thrive on research, always think critically, and see roadblocks as opportunities to get creative.
- We are the company we keep. We all play a role in defining our culture. We motivate each other, value our lives outside of work, and make GG a company we’re proud to work for.
Interested candidates should submit the following to email@example.com:
- A résumé
- Responses to the following four questions (no more than one page total):
- In a nutshell, who are you and why are you interested in marketing and business development and Group Gordon?
- Tell us about a time when research informed your strategy for a non-academic project. What was your research process and how did it shape your approach?
- Tell us about a mistake you made in your professional/academic career. What happened, what did you learn, and what would you change if you could go back?
- Tell us about a team project you worked on. What made the group function well, what challenges did you face, and what do you think was your most significant contribution to the outcome?