VICE PRESIDENT

Crosscut Strategies — a Washington, DC-based strategic communications firm working with start-ups, established high-profile companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, clean energy, and other sectors — is seeking a Vice President to join our fast-growing team. The VP will be responsible for leading client accounts, providing senior counsel to clients, and leading a team to execute communications strategies – including writing, media relations, and social media.

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of relevant experience in strategic communications or campaigns. You need to be inquisitive, motivated, creative and nimble, and be able to write well under tight deadlines. You must be equally comfortable offering strategic counsel to senior client decision makers as you are rolling up your sleeves to get a job done.

Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we are fast-growing. We keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of the Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and the latest outrage coming out of the White House.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 10 years in relevant communications and management roles in campaigns, advocacy, strategic communications, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience managing teams, managing multiple clients, developing strategic communications plans -- including public policy campaigns, corporate communications and B2B campaigns, and thought leadership efforts – and leading a team to execute a plan.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Being able to write fast and well is critical.

  • Proven experience pitching and developing relationships with reporters, including on-the-record experience and handling crisis situations.

  • Experience managing complex assignments, leading colleagues toward a goal, and working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of and experience with federal and/or state policymaking processes.

  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard business software.

  • Strong familiarity with and/or interest in health care, energy, technology, financial services, and related issues preferred.

  • Bonus points for past successful business development experience.  

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to jobs@crosscutstrategies.com.

Crosscut Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer


DIRECTOR

Crosscut Strategies — a Washington, DC-based strategic communications firm working with start-ups, established high-profile companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, clean energy, and other sectors — is seeking a Director to join our fast-growing team. A Director is responsible for managing accounts or significant parts of large client accounts, working with the VP, SVP, and other senior staff to handle day-to-day client interactions, strategic planning, media relations, and crisis communications.

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of relevant experience in strategic communications at a firm or in-house. You need to be inquisitive, motivated, creative and nimble, and be able to write well under tight deadlines. You must be equally comfortable offering strategic counsel to senior client decision makers as you are rolling up your sleeves to get a job done.

Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we are fast-growing. We keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of the Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and the latest outrage coming out of the White House.

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 7 years experience in relevant communications and management roles in campaigns, advocacy, strategic communications, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience managing teams, managing multiple clients, developing strategic communications plans -- including public policy campaigns, corporate communications and B2B campaigns, and thought leadership efforts – and leading a team to execute a plan.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Being able to write fast and well is critical.

  • Proven experience pitching and developing relationships reporters, including on-the- record experience and handing crisis situations.

  • Experience managing complex assignments, leading colleagues toward a goal, and working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of and experience with federal and/or state policymaking processes.

  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard business software.

  • Strong familiarity with and/or interest in health care and technology preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to jobs@crosscutstrategies.com.

Crosscut Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer


STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Crosscut Strategies — a Washington, DC-based strategic communications firm working with start-ups, large companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, clean energy, and other sectors — is seeking a Strategic Communications Manager to join our fast-growing team. The Strategic Communications Manager will be responsible for overseeing client projects and initiatives, playing a critical role in managing our accounts, working directly with clients, and helping to execute on our communications strategies – including writing, media relations, and social media.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant experience in strategic communications at a firm or in-house. You need to be inquisitive, motivated, creative and nimble, and be able to write well under tight deadlines. You must be equally comfortable offering strategic counsel to senior client decision makers as you are rolling up your sleeves to get a job done.

Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we are fast-growing. We keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of the Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and the latest outrage coming out of the White House.

Skills and Qualifications    

  • At least 5 years experience in relevant communications and management roles in strategic communications or a related field.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Being able to write fast and well is critical.

  • Proven experience pitching and developing relationships reporters, including on-the-record experience. Also able to identify media opportunities for clients.

  • Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.

  • Experience managing complex assignments, leading colleagues toward a goal, an working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of and experience with federal and/or state policymaking processes.

  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard business software.

  • Strong familiarity with and/or interest in health care and technology preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to jobs@crosscutstrategies.com.

Crosscut Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer


ASSOCIATE/SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Crosscut Strategies — a Washington, DC-based strategic communications firm working with start-ups, established high-profile companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, clean energy, and other sectors — is looking for a talented communicator, with experience in politics, policy, communications, and/or technology, to join our fast-growing team. This is a great opportunity to build your skills as you work closely with our senior leadership to develop and implement communications programs and promote our clients’ initiatives to the media and other stakeholders. 

The ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 years of experience in press, communications, or campaigns. You need to be inquisitive, motivated, smart, and be able to write quickly and well.

Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we are fast-growing. We keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of the Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and the latest outrage coming out of the White House. 

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and editing skills. 

  • Strong organizational abilities, critical thinking, and attention to detail. Highly self-motivated.

  • Ability to multi-task, work quickly to meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments at once.

  • Advanced proficiency with creating, editing, and formatting professional-quality documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (or a strong argument as to why your field is relevant).  

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience working with traditional media, writing materials for public distribution, conducting policy and media research, and coordinating media events. 

  • Experience with social media and experience using social media to reach target audiences.

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in health care, energy, technology, financial services, and related issues is preferred.

  • Prior work or internship experience in communications, political campaigns, marketing, or issue advocacy.

  • Interest in public policy and familiarity with federal and/or state policymaking processes. 

  • We are open to taking outstanding recent college graduates who have previous work experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and editing press releases, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, strategy memos, and other communications documents.

  • Building press lists and pitching reporters to generate media coverage of events, reports, or other client initiatives.

  • Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.

  • Proposing creative ideas for helping clients achieve their goals

  • Monitoring media coverage to identify opportunities and potential risks for clients.

  • Participating in new business development, including research and proposal preparation.

  • Coordinating meetings, calls, and project timelines for clients.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to jobs@crosscutstrategies.com.

Crosscut Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer