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

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Bryson Gillette - 2024-2025 Fellowship

What You’ll Get as a Bryson Fellow

The Bryson Gillette Fellowship will lead the way on bringing more diversity to the communications and political industries by preparing the next generation of communicators through a best-in-class program. We are seeking bright, talented, hard-working college graduates who are committed to making a difference, with the curiosity to learn, and the initiative to be successful. During your Fellowship year, you’ll be trained on skills to make the biggest impact in strategic communications, public affairs, and political consulting alongside innovative and visionary clients. Program components include:

  • Full-time, 12-month, paid fellowship program
  • Hands-on learning with cutting-edge clients 
  • Inclusive workplace that makes time for fun
  • Hybrid work environment & in-person collaboration in Los Angeles. or D.C.
  • Access to guest speakers and lifelong mentors
  • Completion bonus upon successful completion of program requirements
  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision) with fully paid premiums
  • Career counseling, including feedback on resumes, writing, & networking 
  • Option for a permanent offer at end of program upon excellent performance

What You’ll Learn

You’ll be working with an incredible team of professionals who are dedicated to teaching you about the industry and the fundamentals of public affairs, strategic communications, and political consulting, including:

  • Designing communications strategies
  • Designing a winning political campaign
  • Pitching stories to the media
  • Creating and placing advertising
  • Tracking and analyzing news coverage
  • Writing PR documents
  • Interpreting research
  • Drafting social media content

 Who We Are

Bryson Gillette is a Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C.-based, minority-owned, intentionally diverse public affairs firm. With expertise in strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, and political consulting, we develop tailored strategies to help clients tackle their most pressing communications needs. We are a mission-driven organization that partners with companies, candidates, and individuals fighting to make the world more just, safe, healthy, and prosperous for all.

We not only work with clients who are striving to build a more equitable and open world – we actively do our part. Our leadership team is 88% people of color and/or women. Our firm is composed of veteran political operatives, public affairs experts and communications strategists, with 64% women, 61% people of color, and 24% LGBTQ+, making us one of the most diverse teams of our size. We operate in English and Spanish. We believe that diverse teams are necessary in order to communicate effectively with diverse communities and design more persuasive, innovative, and authentic campaigns. 

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.

Who You Are

You are a hard worker 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 a strong communicator and writer.  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, eligible to work full-time beginning July 8th and ending June 13th. The position may be extended up to 15 months and/or to transition to a full time associate position at the end of the program. We think you’ll bring the following skills and experiences:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivation, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated history of being proactive and a bias toward action
  • Grit, a growth mindset, and a good sense of humor
  • Previous internship experience in consulting, communications, public affairs, political campaigns, public relations is a plus
  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish is a plus

Compensation: An annualized hourly wage of $50,000/year

How-to-apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so get yours in soon! The deadline is Sunday, April 28th, 2024. 

For interested candidates, please apply here, 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 fellowship? 
    • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
    • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

Bryson Gillette - Director, Public Affairs, Earned Media (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 in a hybrid capacity in these locations. 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. Ideally you’ve served as a press secretary for an elected, a government agency or a top advocacy organization.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Engage media: You will create and execute earned media strategies. You have multiple years of experience working with the national media, including in crisis situations, as a national press secretary or equivalent role in an organization or agency. You have landed and managed stories at top tier media but also know how to create evergreen media moments. You know what makes a good story and how to communicate with reporters, and can win or kill a NYTimes front page story before breakfast. Ideally you have existing relationships with senior level reporters and editors, in a variety of beats.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Strong reporter relationships
    • Previous press secretary role, or equivalent
    • 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 
    • Good sense of humor

    Compensation & Benefits

    • The salary range for the Director position is an annual salary of $90,000 – $145,000. 
    • Bryson provides insurance coverage for employees and their dependents, which includes fully paid monthly premiums for PPO medical plan, dental and vision coverage, in addition to Short Term and Long Term disability insurance.
    • 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

    Interested candidates should submit the following to the Vice President, People, Raúl Hernández by applying via this link.

    • Please upload:
      • 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):
        • What press wins are you most proud of and why? 
        • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
        • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

    Bryson Gillette - Director, Public Affairs (Remote)

    Who We Are

    Bryson Gillette is a Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C.-based, minority-owned, intentionally diverse public affairs firm. With expertise in strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, and political consulting, we develop tailored strategies to help clients tackle their most pressing communications needs. We are a mission-driven organization that partners with companies, candidates, and individuals fighting to make the world more just, safe, healthy, and prosperous for all.

    We not only work with clients who are striving to build a more equitable and open world – we actively do our part. Our leadership team is 88% people of color and/or women. Our firm is composed of veteran political operatives, public affairs experts and communications strategists, with 63% women, 57% people of color, and 20% LGBTQ+, making us one of the most diverse teams of our size. We operate in English and Spanish. We believe that diverse teams are necessary in order to communicate effectively with diverse communities and design more persuasive, innovative, and authentic campaigns. 

    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. 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 PPO health plan, 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

    Interested candidates should upload the following to Raúl Hernández, Vice President, People via this link.

     

    • Please upload:
      • 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 Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C.-based, minority-owned, intentionally diverse public affairs firm. With expertise in strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, and political consulting, we develop tailored strategies to help clients tackle their most pressing communications needs. We are a mission-driven organization that partners with companies, candidates, and individuals fighting to make the world more just, safe, healthy, and prosperous for all.

      We not only work with clients who are striving to build a more equitable and open world – we actively do our part. Our leadership team is 88% people of color and/or women. Our firm is composed of veteran political operatives, public affairs experts and communications strategists, with 63% women, 57% people of color, and 20% LGBTQ+, making us one of the most diverse teams of our size. We operate in English and Spanish. We believe that diverse teams are necessary in order to communicate effectively with diverse communities and design more persuasive, innovative, and authentic campaigns. 

      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. 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 a PPO health plan, 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

        Interested candidates should submit the following to Raúl Hernández, Vice President, People via the following link.

        • Please upload:
          • 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?

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