BRYSON GILLETTE

Careers

Bryson Gillette is always looking for diverse and interesting people to join the team.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Bryson Gillette - Director, Public Affairs (Remote)

Who We Are

Bryson Gillette is a California-based, minority-owned, intentionally-diverse strategic communications and public affairs firm dedicated to serving the needs of its clients and delivering results. With expertise in strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, and political consulting, we develop tailored strategies that shape narratives around the issues that matter to clients and address their most pressing communications needs.

We work with nonprofits, progressive organizations, major companies, national law firms, and political candidates. Our partners and vendors are also leaders in their fields. We are based out of Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and are currently working remotely. Although we are an entirely remote firm, our preferences are for either DC-area or California-based applicants.

We are also a fun, smart, collaborative group who care about the world around us and seek to make positive change at home and across the country. We are experts without egos and creatives without control issues. Come work with us and you’ll learn a lot, make an impact, and have fun doing it.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and/or veteran status.

Bryson Gillette is a mandatory vaccination employer for COVID-19. We require employees to be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require medical or religious accommodation, we will engage in an interactive process with you.

 

Who You Are

You are a smart, kind, and friendly individual who works hard and well with others. You are an exceptional communicator who produces excellent, strategic, and creative work, while also bringing a lot of heart to everything you do. People describe you as a self-starter and problem-solver, who multitasks well and thrives in a fast-paced environment. You bring a diverse perspective to every conversation, while also listening and empathizing. Above all, you want to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world around you.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Communicate clearly: You will lead on public affairs campaigns by developing and executing high-level strategic communications plans. You will discover and understand the needs and goals of each client and create a tailored communications approach for each. We pride ourselves on creating bespoke campaigns; we want you to be creative, responsive, and a strategic partner. You are an expert at writing a range of communications, including media advisories, talking points, proposals, op-eds, ad concepts, scripts, social media content, and other content.
  • Engage media: You will create and execute earned and paid media strategies. You know what makes a good story and how to communicate with reporters, which is something you hopefully have done in a previous role. Ideally you have existing relationships with reporters and editors or you have run paid campaigns or advocacy campaigns.
  • Lead and run campaigns: We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our clients. You will lead numerous client teams, ensuring that long and short term goals are achieved and deadlines are met. You will manage multiple projects at once and ensure that no balls are dropped. To be successful, you’ll need to stay exceptionally organized and be comfortable managing up and down. 
  • Build relationships with stakeholders: It will be important for you to build relationships with clients, team members, and vendors, and to do so in a remote environment. Building rapport over the phone, zoom, and email is crucial. Upholding a strict level of confidentiality, while establishing and maintaining trusting and warm relationships both internally and externally is key.
  • Be a team player and grow: We are currently a mid-sized team but are continually growing. We have an all-hands-on-deck approach in a remote working environment. To be successful in this role, you will be comfortable working both independently and with teams. 

What Skills and Experiences You’ll Bring

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and organized
  • Strong ability to work effectively with senior management and senior-level clients
  • A growth mindset


What Would Be Great to Bring

  • At least 5-15 years of work experience in communications, in government, or public affairs 
  • Experience working on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or social or racial justice advocacy 
  • Spanish speaker and writer and/or experience with multicultural media outlets
  • Good sense of humor
  • Agency experience is preferred

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is an annual salary of $90,000 – $120,000. For clarity, this is the starting range for the position; it is not an indication that you are capped at that range once you’re in the position. 
  • Bryson provides insurance coverage for employees and their dependents, which includes fully paid monthly premiums for HMO or PPO plans for health, dental, and vision coverage. 
  • 401(k) Plan w/ Employer Match 
  • Flexible Time-Off policy with no vacation caps
  • Generous, paid parental leave 
  • Discretionary, year-end bonuses

How-to-apply

Application Deadline: Rolling

For interested candidates, please apply via our website, submitting the following:

  • Resume (Naming Convention: Last Name. First Name_Resume)
  • Cover letter (Last Name. First Name_Cover Letter) answering the following questions (in no more than one page, 11 point font):
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
    • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

    Bryson Gillette - Manager, Political and Public Affairs (Remote)

    Who We Are

    Bryson Gillette is a California-based, minority-owned, intentionally-diverse strategic communications and public affairs firm dedicated to serving the needs of its clients and delivering results. With expertise in strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, and political consulting, we develop tailored strategies that shape narratives around the issues that matter to clients and address their most pressing communications needs.

    We work with political candidates, progressive organizations, major companies, national law firms, and nonprofits. Our partners and vendors are also leaders in their fields. We are based out of Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and are currently working remotely. Although we are an entirely remote firm, our preferences are for either DC-area or California based applicants.

    We are also a fun, smart, collaborative group who care about the world around us and seek to make positive change at home and across the country. We are experts without egos and creatives without control issues. Come work with us and you’ll learn a lot, make an impact, and have fun doing it.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and/or veteran status.

    Bryson Gillette is a mandatory vaccination employer for COVID-19. We require employees to be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require medical or religious accommodation, we will engage in an interactive process with you.

     

    Who You Are

    You are a smart, kind, friendly individual who works hard and well with others. You are an exceptional communicator who produces excellent, strategic, and creative work, while also bringing a lot of heart to everything you do. People describe you as a self-starter and problem-solver, who multitasks well and thrives in a fast-paced environment. You bring a diverse perspective to every conversation, while also listening and empathizing. Above all, you want to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world around you.

     

    What You’ll Do

    • Be a project manager:  We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our clients. You will be a key part of our team, working as a project manager for specific clients. You will be responsible for tracking tasks and deliverables, and ensuring that deadlines are met so that no balls are dropped. To be successful, you’ll need to stay exceptionally organized and be comfortable managing up. 
    • Create communications plans: In this role, you’ll work with our directors to create communications plans and execute on those earned and paid media strategies. You will work on all types of public affairs and political campaigns, leveraging traditional, print outlets and broadcast/cable television, as well as digital and social platforms. To do so successfully, you will be thoughtful, curious, strategic, and use good judgment. 
    • Communicate clearly: With guidance from senior team members, in both public affairs and political campaigns, you will write and craft a range of communications, including media advisories, talking points, proposals, op-eds, ad concepts, direct mail, scripts, social media content, and other content.
    • Build relationships with stakeholders: It will be important for you to build relationships with clients, team members, and vendors, and to do so in a remote environment. Building rapport over the phone, zoom, and email is crucial. Upholding a strict level of confidentiality, while establishing and maintaining trusting and warm relationships both internally and externally is key.
    • Be a team player and grow: We are currently a mid-sized team but are continually growing. We have an all-hands-on-deck approach in a remote working environment. To be successful in this role, you should be responsive to emails, texts, and calls from clients, team members, and vendors. 

    What Skills and Experiences You’ll Bring

    • Self-starter, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent attention to detail and organized
    • Strong ability to work effectively with senior management and senior-level clients
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • A growth mindset


    What Would Be Great to Bring

    • At least 2-3 years of work experience in communications, political campaigns, in government, or public affairs agencies 
    • Experience working on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or social or racial justice advocacy 
    • Client relationship experience 
    • Spanish speaker and writer and/or experience with multicultural media outlets
    • Good sense of humor

    Compensation & Benefits

    • The salary range for this position is an annual salary of $50,000 – $75,000. For clarity, this is the starting range for the position; it is not an indication that you are capped at that range once you’re in the position. 
    • Bryson provides insurance coverage for employees and their dependents, which includes fully paid monthly premiums for HMO or PPO plans for health, dental, and vision coverage. 
    • 401(k) Plan w/ Employer Match 
    • Flexible Time-Off policy with no vacation caps
    • Generous, paid parental leave 
    • Discretionary, year-end bonuses

    How-to-apply

    Application Deadline: Rolling

    For interested candidates, please apply via our website, submitting the following:

    • Resume (Naming Convention: Last Name. First Name_Resume)
    • Cover letter (Last Name. First Name_Cover Letter) answering the following questions (in no more than one page, 11 point font):
      • Why are you interested in this position?
      • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
      • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

      Bryson Gillette - Spring 2023 Paid Internship Position

      Who We Are

      Bryson Gillette is a minority-owned strategic communications firm dedicated to serving the needs of its clients and delivering results. With expertise in public affairs, political consulting, media relations, and crisis communications, we develop tailored strategies that shape narratives around the issues that matter to clients. Bryson Gillette stands ready to provide companies, non-profits, governments, and prominent public and political figures with a range of public affairs services that address their most pressing communications needs.

      We work with major companies, national law firms, non-profits, progressive organizations, and political candidates. Our partners and vendors are also leaders in their fields. Our firm of talented political and public relations experts is based out of Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles who are continuing to work remotely in light of ever changing circumstances. As such, students from universities and community colleges across the country are encouraged to apply. Remote Interns are expected to be online and reachable by phone in a working environment for the entirety/duration of their scheduled hours.

      We are also a fun, smart, collaborative group who care about the world around us and seek to make positive change at home and across the country. We are experts without egos and creative without control issues. Come work with us and you’ll learn a lot, make an impact, and have fun doing it.

      We are an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and/or veteran status.

      Bryson Gillette is a mandatory vaccination employer for COVID-19. Bryson Gillette requires that its employees, including paid interns, be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require medical or religious accommodation, we will engage in an interactive process with you.

      Who You Are

      You roll up your sleeves and are highly organized. You have a problem-solver mindset with a can-do attitude. You have a strong desire to learn. You have experience working in diverse communities. You are professional when you interface with clients and partners. You thrive in fast-paced environments and you’re ready to hit the ground running. Most importantly, you have a desire to learn and work hard. You’re an undergraduate or graduate student, available to work remotely 20-25 hours per week, beginning January 9th, for the Spring Semester, ending June 2nd. The internship hours will take place between 9-5 EDT or 8-4 PDT and we will work with you around your class schedule.  

      What You’ll Do

      • Strategy – Learn high-level strategic communications, political campaign management, public affairs, and media relations
      • Earned media – track coverage & draft press releases, op-eds, & talking points
      • Political campaign management – research, draft campaign press releases & talking points
      • Public affairs – research, draft press releases, op-eds, talking points, & help with media trainings
      • Paid media – concept & script writing, & ad research
      • Digital / social media – drafting social post copy, tracking social media topics & posts from our clients

      What Skills and Experiences You’ll Bring

      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Self-motivation, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
      • Strong working knowledge of G-Suite, including email, google-docs and spreadsheets
      • Grit, a growth mindset, and a good sense of humor

      Compensation: $20 / hr

      How-to-apply

      Application Deadline: Friday, Dec 16th

      For interested candidates, please apply via our website, submitting the following:

      • Resume
      • Cover letter answering the following questions (in no more than one page, 11 point font):
        • Why are you interested in this internship? 
        • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
        • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

        JOBS

        Our team is constantly evolving to keep up with the needs of a fast-moving world. If you are interested in working with us, please share a resume and cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in a career in strategic communications and public affairs.

        INTERNSHIPS

        We nurture diverse talent. If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student or looking for a mid-career transition, please reach out to us with a resume and cover letter about what motivates you to want to work on strategic communications campaigns and public affairs.

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