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Public Relations Associate

About This Job: 

Our award-winning public relations firm is seeking entry-level Go-Getters/Gifted Geeks/Genuine Geniuses to join the GG team. Group Gordon works with clients in a variety of industries and issue areas across our corporate, nonprofit, and crisis practices. In partnership with our clients, we manage the entire spectrum of strategic communications, from defining an organization’s public narrative to securing media coverage. 

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. When it is safe to do so, we will operate on a hybrid schedule: employees will go to our New York City office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and have the option of working remotely Mondays and Fridays.

No two days are the same at Group Gordon. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the management of accounts as a client-facing member of the team
  • Assisting in the development and execution of communications plans, memos, and day-to-day recommendations
  • Working with journalists to tell our clients’ stories and build their profiles in the media
  • Drafting and editing documents such as press releases, messaging and talking points, media advisories, op-eds, and blog posts
  • Researching and monitoring traditional and social media coverage of clients, their competitors, and trends in their industries
  • Building and maintaining lists of and relationships with relevant journalists
  • Pitching in on office tasks, such as ordering supplies, filing, and working with vendors

Desired skills:

  • 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
  • Media savvy, with a sense of what’s newsworthy
  • No previous public relations experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Benefits include:

  • 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

Our values:

  • 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 careers@groupgordon.com:

  • A résumé 
  • Responses to the following four questions (no more than one page total):

1. In a nutshell, who are you and why are you interested in PR and Group Gordon?

2. Tell us about a project that took you out of your comfort zone. How did you approach it?

3. 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?

4. 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?

Digital and Social Media Marketing Manager

About This Job: 

Our award-winning public relations firm is seeking a Go-Getter/Gifted Geek/Genuine Genius to join the GG team as a digital and social media marketing manager. You’ll help drive social media and digital marketing activities on two levels: (1) you will own and elevate GG’s brand and reputation and (2) you will support social media and digital activities for select clients on a project basis.  

Group Gordon works with clients in a variety of industries and issue areas across our corporate, nonprofit, and crisis practices. You’ll help further strengthen the firm’s online presence and recognition in the verticals we already work in—including financial services, law, real estate and housing, education, health, social justice, and more—as well as introduce GG to new ones. You’ll also work with account teams and their clients on social and digital media strategies to advance their goals and missions. 

The manager will be hands-on in both day-to-day execution and big-picture strategy and will report to the Chief Marketing Officer. We are looking for excellent writers, thoughtful strategists, creative thinkers, and meticulous researchers who want to use these skills in a supportive, collaborative environment. 

Note: Group Gordon is currently all-remote. When it is safe to do so, we will operate on a hybrid schedule: employees will go to our New York City office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and have the option of working remotely Mondays and Fridays.

No two days are the same at Group Gordon. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Leading strategy and execution of GG’s social media and digital marketing activities, including but not limited to: 
  • Working with CMO to develop an annual marketing plan for the firm with strategic ideas to elevate GG’s brand via social media and digital marketing channels; 
  • Owning GG’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and supporting firm leadership in managing their social media accounts 
  • Helping to manage GG’s CRM (Hubspot), including conducting email marketing 
  • Updating GG’s website and blog, including conceptualizing, writing, and working with the broader team to source blog content, with SEO best practices in mind 
  • Conceiving and executing out-of-the-box, creative content initiatives   
  • Tracking and reporting on results of social media and digital marketing activities 
  • On occasion, supporting business development efforts by participating in the proposal and pitch process for prospective new clients, including conducting research, helping with proposals and decks, and partaking in calls, meetings, and presentations 
  • Managing and mentoring junior employees 

Desired skills: 

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in a B2B setting 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills  
  • Versed in key digital media tools and platforms and knowledgeable about SEO 
  • Social media savvy 
  • Ability to take ownership and work independently while also contributing to a team 
  • Highly organized, creative, and resourceful 
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle tasks nimbly 
  • Experience with CRM platforms, preferably Hubspot, and email marketing 
  • Bachelor’s degree required 

Preferred skills (not required):  

  • Experience with content management systems (WordPress)  
  • Graphic design and video production ability, including experience with Adobe Creative Suite

Benefits include: 

  • 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

Our values: 

  • 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 careers@groupgordon.com: 

  • A résumé  
  • Responses to the following four questions (no more than one page total): 

1. In a nutshell, who are you and why are you interested in this role at Group Gordon? 

2. Tell us about your proudest achievement in a marketing role. What was the goal and how did you achieve it? 

3. Tell us about a mistake you made in your professional career. What happened, what did you learn, and what would you change if you could go back? 

4. 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? 

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