POSITION: Social Impact Assistant
LOCATION: New York, NY
JOB TYPE: Full Time

SALARY: $43,680 (non-exempt)

The Lede Company is a full-service strategic agency that delivers industry-leading work embedded in culture. With extensive experience and expertise in the media, tech, fashion, beauty & wellness, lifestyle, entertainment, music, advocacy, nonprofit, and related industries, we help best-in-class organizations, brands, and individuals establish and manage their public affairs and develop and support their work - including brand strategy, communications and PR, content and campaign development, as well as their impact, purpose, sustainability, and advocacy efforts.

 

Lede’s Impact team helps institutions, brands, and influential changemakers create a better future for people and the planet. With experience across the public and private sectors, Lede Impact shapes some of the most innovative initiatives and campaigns around the most pressing issues of our time.

 

The Impact Team is in a particularly exciting phase of growth and is looking for an Impact Assistant to join in a crucial support role. The ideal candidate is passionate about social impact, sustainability, and building purpose-driven brands and organizations, thrives in a creative, fast-paced environment, is highly organized and driven, and has strong communication and writing skills.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide client service administration support, such as attending meetings, handling scheduling, logistics, notes and follow-up actions.

  • Contribute to multiple projects simultaneously, working in close collaboration with colleagues, and manage workload to meet deadlines.

  • Assist with drafting, writing, and editing internal and external materials including work plans, project decks, research reports, client strategies, and more.

  • Conduct research to support project planning and strategy.

  • Track social impact, brand purpose, ESG, SDG, and related news and share updates with the team and across the firm. 

  • Participate in new business efforts including research, proposal and pitch preparation.

  • Support agency-wide impact and social purpose efforts.

  • Build relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels.

  • Manage team administrative duties, such as scheduling, internal processes, and internal communications.

  • Manage lead executive’s calendar, expenses, travel, meeting briefs, and timely requests.

  • Work on-site a minimum of two days per week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 year of professional and/or internship experience, ideally in a social impact environment (e.g., agency, social enterprise, NGO, private sector sustainability, or social impact role)

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, International Development, Economics, Sustainability, or related field, or other demonstrated experience

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite; Canva and Adobe preferred

  • Creative, driven, highly organized, detail-oriented 

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and networking skills

  • Proactive and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-starter with a desire to learn

  • Reliable and able to meet deadlines and prioritize

  • Strong writing, proofreading and researching skills

  • Professional, confident and mature demeanor

  • Strong interest in the social impact sector 

 

BENEFITS

  • Medical, dental & vision

  • 401 (k) w/ company match

  • Generous vacation, sick/wellness days and company holidays

  • Summer Fridays

  • Winter Break

  • Happy Hours

  • Cell phone stipend

  • Professional development opportunities

 

The Lede Company is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.