POSITION: Strategic Communications Assistant
LOCATION: New York, NY
JOB TYPE: Full Time

SALARY: $43,680 (non-exempt)
 
BACKGROUND
The Lede Company is a full-service strategy, communications and social impact consulting firm, specializing in corporate, entertainment and nonprofit sectors.  We are looking for a Strategic Communications Assistant to join our SCD team in New York. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who can work in a fast-paced environment, are driven, and have strong communication and writing skills.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administrative duties including managing a high volume of calls/emails

  • Coordinating meetings and schedules on behalf of two executives as well as expense reports, travel etc.

  • Field informational calls and take detailed notes during regularly scheduled client calls and new business calls

  • Track media coverage for several clients and service digital breaks daily

  • Assist with writing and editing internal and external materials including pitches, press releases and proposals

  • Conduct research to support client planning and strategy

  • Process client requests in a timely manner

  • Update and maintain department media lists on ongoing basis

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in PR or Communications

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Highly organized

  • Exceptional interpersonal, networking, organizational, verbal, and written communications skills

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

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Self-starters with the ability to multi-task

  • Reliable: meets deadlines, prioritizes well, and has a high sense of urgency

  • Strong writing and proofreading skills

  • Professional, confident and mature demeanor

  • Able to anticipate needs

  • Strong interest in the entertainment industry and corporate communications is preferred

  • Ability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends as needed

  • Ability to work in-office 4 days a week is required

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.