Careers

Check out a few of our positions.

 

We always appreciate getting to know smart people in our industry. If any of the following roles stand out to you, please send us your information and we’ll make sure to keep you in our files (and minds) for when we are looking to expand our team.

Manager

At A.wordsmith our Managers lead and execute strategic marketing, public relations and branding communications initiatives. We are small team and we all wear many hats. Those with a can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile are our kind of people. Managers are responsible for not just strategy development but also digging into the details of our client programs and doing the work. Managers lead teams, provide counsel, support our firm’s culture, write extremely high-quality content and are committed to integrating themselves into our clients’ industries in order to deliver the best results.

The Manager position is full time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage content development in the areas of marketing communications (white papers, blogs, web copy), PR (articles, media materials) and branding (messaging and corporate positioning)
  • Work with senior thought leaders in a variety of industries
  • Manage ongoing media relations activity for clients in a wide range of categories including professional services, technology, lifestyle and non-profit
  • Provide counsel to clients and develop program recommendations
  • Work as cohesive and energetic team player
  • Actively partake in key firm initiatives, including DEI, marketing, professional development, culture and client service
  • Live up to agency core values and abide by our established operating norms
  • Ability to plan and oversee organic social media activity on LinkedIn is a plus

 

Requirements: 

  • ~5 years communications experience in an agency or corporate setting
  • Strong writing skills; ability to pass a writing test
  • Strong media relations expertise; established media relationships is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to self-manage and be proactive
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform within tight timeframes and against client budgets

 

Qualities we Expect:

  • Living each day with courage
  • Taking pride in your work
  • Always finishing what you start
  • Maintaining respect without exception
  • Riding for the brand

 

Benefits:

  • Eligible for A.wordsmith group medical and dental insurance
  • Eligible to participate in the A.wordsmith retirement savings plan
  • Eligible for A.wordsmith Commission for Life program
  • PTO + paid firm holidays
  • Parking reimbursement*
  • Technology reimbursement
  • Professional development stipend
  • Wellness stipend
  • Paid parental leave

 

Compensation:

Dependent on experience.

A.wordsmith is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.


To apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@awordsmith.com 

Senior Associate

The Senior Associate will support and lead strategic communications programs that center around public relations campaigns, marketing communications and branding initiatives. The Senior Associate is expected to have a firm grasp on media relations and be comfortable writing for, pitching and working with the press on behalf of our clients. Media relations efforts will be both local and national in scope. The Senior Associate is responsible for the ongoing creation of strategic written deliverables including blogs, articles, case studies and newsletters. 

The Senior Associate is an active member of multiple account teams that will span a wide range of industries, including both the consumer and B2B spaces. Account roles and responsibilities will vary depending on the client, client team size and services being provided. 

The Senior Associate position is full time. 

 

Responsibilities:

  •  Providing day-to-day support of ongoing strategic communications campaigns.
    • Writing PR materials such as press releases, media pitches and articles. 
    • Developing media lists, speaking and award calendars and editorial calendars. 
    • Managing ongoing media outreach. 
  • Developing ongoing content for clients in the form of thoughtware and marketing communications.
    • Must be comfortable writing for B2B clients in the technology, consulting, security and supply chain spaces. 
    • Must be comfortable writing for consumer-facing organizations. 
    • Must have solid understanding of AP-style guidelines. 
  • Delivering smart counsel and recommendations to clients and team members. 
  • Actively partake in key firm initiatives, including DEI, marketing, professional development, culture and client service. 
  • Live up to agency core values and abide by our established operating norms. 

 

Requirements: 

  •  2+ years' experience in a PR agency or corporate setting 
  • Strong writing skills; ability to pass a writing test 
  • Media relations expertise; experience working with local and national campaigns 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to support accounts and provide strategic counsel 
  • Ability to self-manage and be proactive 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform within tight timeframes and against client budgets 
  • Team player with strong work ethic 

 

Qualities we Expect:

  • Living each day with courage
  • Taking pride in your work
  • Always finishing what you start
  • Maintaining respect without exception
  • Riding for the brand

 

Benefits:

  • Eligible for A.wordsmith group medical and dental insurance 
  • Eligible to participate in the A.wordsmith retirement savings plan 
  • Eligible for A.wordsmith Commission for Life program 
  • PTO + paid firm holidays 
  • Transportation reimbursement* 
  • Technology reimbursement 
  • Professional development stipend 
  • Wellness stipend 
  • Paid parental leave 

*Transportation reimbursement active when working from A.wordsmith office. 

 

Compensation:

Dependent on experience.

A.wordsmith is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.


To apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@awordsmith.com 

Coordinator

At A.wordsmith, we like the term “coordinator” more than “intern.” After all, regardless of position or title, every person at the firm plays an integral role and is in a leadership position. We typically hire one coordinator at a time and that person has the opportunity to support a wide range of clients while working with most every member of our team.

Strong time management skills coupled with a go-getter attitude are critical for success. The position is best suited for a student in the final term of college with a reduced course load, or a recent graduate. Coordinators are expected to work a minimum of 6 hours per day, not to exceed 40 hours per week.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Content development in the areas of press releases, case studies, blogs and pitches
  • Researching client industries, projects and competitors
  • Supporting clients in the high tech, healthcare, non-profit and lifestyle industries
  • Regular media monitoring for clients and firm
  • Media relations program support – development of media lists, identifying editorial calendar opportunities, researching storylines
  • Support media pitching and outreach
  • Own certain internal firm communications
  • Actively partake in key firm initiatives, including DEI, marketing, professional development, culture and client service
  • Live up to agency core values and abide by our established operating norms

 

Requirements: 

  • General understanding of public relations
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills – ability to pass a writing test
  • *Recent college course on writing or work experience that involved writing is preferred
  • Ability to self-manage and be proactive
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform within tight timeframes and against client budgets
  • Team player with strong work ethic
  • Working toward, or earned, a degree in journalism, communications or other relevant field

 

Qualities we Expect:

  • Living each day with courage
  • Taking pride in your work
  • Always finishing what you start
  • Maintaining respect without exception
  • Riding for the brand

 

Compensation:

This is an hourly position that pays $15 per hour. This position is not eligible for firm benefits.

A.wordsmith is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.

 

To apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@awordsmith.com 

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