summer 2017 associate @ BWK

about bwk

BWK is an award-winning communications consulting firm based in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. We are a small but mighty team of consultants, researchers and writers who know how to create and execute on ambitious communications plans that hit a nerve with audiences. We take a personalized approach to communications – listening closely to our clients’ needs, understanding their business goals and developing a strategy that turns those ideas into reality. We specialize in working with people and companies who are pioneering new fields or disrupting old ones, where crystal clear communication – and an authentic voice – is critical to success.

 

About the role

We are seeking a full-time summer associate who will advise clients on public messaging, product launches and media relations. Consultants at BWK work in highly cross-disciplinary environments, assisting teams and clients with writing, strategy, journalist outreach, research and project management. This is a paid 2-month position with potential to turn into a full-time opportunity at BWK.

Relevant experience and capabilities:

  • University-educated (1-2 years work experience in a similar industry is a plus)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills (please note a writing assessment is required)
  • Able to manage several projects at once in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
  • Great flexibility, and an openness to new ideas
  • Knowledge of Mac platform; comfort with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Gmail
  • Good with feedback and dedicated to consistent improvement
  • Desire to work in a positive and demanding environment that rewards successes and supports development
  • Prior research experience a plus

START DATE

June 15

BWK background

  • Founded in 2012 by Ben Kellogg, award-winning PR consultant and business coach
  • PR partner to TED, providing communications coaching and PR opportunities to TED's Fellowship program.
  • Won PR News Award for the launch of Dollar Shave Club and named a Finalist for the PR News awards in the “Wow!” category for our unorthodox approach to media relations in a conference setting.
  • Partnering with the most inspiring companies in the world pioneering new fields: from animal-free leather and biodegradable silk to algae-based food and nutrition and self-assembling materials.
  • We've led successful campaigns for companies that include: Dollar Shave Club, TED, Modern Meadow, MIT's International Design Center, DataWallet, Udemy, littleBits, Spark Capital, Internews, Endaga, Captricity, CubeTree, Yodle, S&P's Capital IQ, Yale University, Academic Partnerships, Kimberlite Bank and Biofabricate.

 

Application instructions

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter and/or an introduction video (60 seconds or less) to jobs at bwkny dot com, telling us why you want to work at BWK and explaining what excites you about this role.