CLS Strategies is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a 25+ year track record of helping clients manage complex, high-stakes environments. We specialize in crisis and litigation communications as well as public affairs both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Notably, CLS offers a hybrid working environment. Starting in early October, we plan to re-open our Washington, DC-based office for in-person collaboration while allowing staff the flexibility to work remotely when needed or preferred.
We are looking to hire an energetic, hardworking and organized individual for the Managing Associate position to support the firm’s crisis and litigation clients. Ideal candidates will have five to eight years of experience in crisis communications involving high stakes matters and a strong desire to do more. Litigation-related work is a plus. Experience with a diversity of legal matters – e.g. product liability, securities, antitrust cases – and proven ability to work with litigation counsel is strongly desired.
Candidates must possess strong writing skills, experience in managing media relations, and ability to formulate effective and successful communications strategies and messages in a highly adversarial and fast-paced environment. Candidates who have worked closely with outside legal counsel and managed the development of materials that balanced legal and reputational interests will be especially strong candidates for this role.
Responsibilities for this mid-level position include:
- Lead strategic planning and account execution for multiple clients facing crisis issues
- Manage client business relationship
- Oversee and/or draft content needed to support client and communicate its story
- Lead efforts to pitch stories, and manage coverage as appropriate
- Help build the firm’s crisis communication practice through thought leadership activities and business development
- Support firm through active engagement in such activities as staff recruitment, training, mentoring.
If you thrive on the challenge of finding solutions to complex challenges and want to join our team, please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “MA – Crisis & Litigation” in the subject line.
CLS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance plus a 401(k) retirement savings plan. For more information about the company, visit www.clsstrategies.com.
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