Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Social Impact Job at BR, New York, NY

  • BR
  • New York, NY

Job Description


BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service communications firm with more than 300 communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, BerlinRosen has powerfully expanded its presence in corporate, social impact/ESG, nonprofit, entertainment, media, racial justice, healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle, technology, issue advocacy and workers' rights communications. We have received more than 50 awards and recognitions, including being the only agency to be named #1 on Observer's PR Power List for three consecutive years, PRNews' Large PR Agency of the Year (2023; 2021), PR News' Digital Firm of the Year (2023) and 5/5 Stars on Forbes' latest Best PR Agencies in America list.

Beginning in 2022, we've established partnerships with Onward, Derris, M18, Glen Echo Group, Inkhouse and Message Lab further integrating our agency and communications network while expanding our reach in DEI consulting and the consumer, lifestyle, real estate, hospitality and technology sectors.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.


BerlinRosen is seeking an Executive Vice President to lead and grow our work to uplift and empower marginalized communities. This team's portfolio currently includes working with labor unions that are focused on building power for underpaid people of color; with advocacy organizations to run shareholder and corporate accountability campaigns that strengthen the power of working people; with impact investing programs and organizations that are focused on putting financial resources in the hands of communities of color; and advocacy efforts to strengthen the rights and improve the lives of immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ people and others.


As an Executive Vice President on our Strategic Campaigns team, you will...
  • Partner with the Managing Director to drive business growth of the practice and the firm as a whole
  • Bring in substantial new business
  • Ensure the team is organized, aligned and motivated to achieve revenue, profitability and efficiency goals
  • Provide the highest level of client service and excellence in communications strategy
  • Serve as a senior leader in the practice and the firm as a whole, increasing the agency's strategic communications and digital fluency and capabilities
  • Drive an integrated communications approach for clients across owned, earned, paid media and other channels and drive overall cross-functional collaboration inside the team and across the firm
  • Practice and ensure excellent team management, positive morale and strong team culture, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Understand capabilities and skill sets of team members, foster and manage opportunities for professional growth and identify needs for additional firm or practice-wide trainings
  • Evaluate and stay on top of industry trends and leverage audience-first channel strategies
  • Measure ROI for advocacy projects or clients, streamlining approaches as needed to ensure we are investing in the appropriate tools and resources
  • Work with peers to identify opportunities for firm thought leadership (i.e., speaking on panels, writing blogs, attending conferences)
Essential skills:
  • Has 10+ years of relevant work experience in progressive politics, strategic communications, media relations, digital strategy, advocacy, journalism or a related field
  • Highest level of experience developing successful integrated communications strategies to achieve organizational goals
  • A track record of business development, sales, client development and/or a deep network to leverage for business development and partnerships
  • Deep experience managing a team of communications strategists to develop and execute initiatives and a track record of fostering positive relationships with direct reports and promoting positive team morale
  • Extensive team management experience, and a commitment to staff development, professional growth and mobility and building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive team
  • Experience and deep understanding with the agency business model(s), including strong client management experience and general business acumen; experience at a communications agency is a plus
  • Extensive and up-to-date technical knowledge of the full range of digital marketing and communications services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Has a personal commitment to and knowledge of social justice and a passion for advancing progressive social change
Note: Interested in this role but it's not quite the right match? Applicants who meet some but not all or exceed the above criteria are still encouraged to apply! We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds and can assess role leveling on an individual basis.


Compensation philosophy: BerlinRosen offers competitive industry rate salary bands with the goal of retaining and growing talented individuals. We regularly review and adjust our compensation structure as needed to ensure equity across teams and levels.

Salary range (commensurate with experience and skills): $225,000-$250,000

Executive Vice Presidentsare eligible for end-of-year bonuses based on firm, team, and individual performance.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account Savings Plan (HSA-SP) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mental health assistance with company-sponsored memberships to Talkspace and Calm
  • 401K with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
    • 20 vacation days, 10 wellness days, 1 day for your birthday, collective PTO between Christmas and New Year's Day, plus 11 holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Mobile phone reimbursement for data and minutes
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Discounted annual bikeshare membership
  • Corporate discounts throughTickets at Work

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