Coordinator for Latin America, Environmental issues
Noted by Washington Magazine and the Washington post as one of the best places to work, Burness is looking for a motivated, organized and creative individual to join their global practice. Ideally, you are a college graduate with internship experience, or with one or two years of professional experience in international relations, communications or journalism, and a strong interest in media relations and environmental issues.
Burness is a public service communications company committed to advancing social change around the world. Our work is compelling and meaningful, and enables us to contribute to global efforts to improve health, protect the environment and reduce poverty. To learn more about the work we do, visit burnes.com.
Fluency in Spanish as a mother tongue and strong research and writing skills are essential assets for this new position. If you are also detail-oriented and flexible, able to multitask, and have a wonderfully curious mind, we would love to meet you. We are looking for someone who is ready to take initiative and who is not afraid to ask questions. Ideally, you already live in the Washington, DC area or would be willing to relocate here.
As a Communications Coordinator, you would work on projects, assisting middle and senior level staff and performing a variety of tasks that represent the backbone of our tremendous success as a global communications company. Without much training, you will quickly become very good at researching and building media lists and distributing press material electronically; conduct research online; monitoring media coverage; manage logistics for virtual and in-person media events; and prepare agendas and take detailed notes for meetings you would organize across time zones. You will also be expected to present articles to journalists in Spanish and English, conduct outreach activities on social media and compile metrics, write arguments for journalists and write newsletters, media advisories, blogs and other press materials.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using databases like Muck Rack, project management systems like Asana, and email marketing services like Mailchimp would be an asset, as would fluency in Portuguese and an interest in the problems of indigenous peoples.