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Director/Strategist (New York)

 

Company Description

 

maslansky + partners is a communication strategy firm grounded in a rigorous approach to messaging research. We work with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits, and public policy groups to help them address their most important communication and messaging challenges.  We’re seeking a Director / Strategist with strong analytical thinking, persuasive writing, and project management skills to join our team.

 

Job description

 

What you’ll do:
 

  • Manage client engagements and drive strategy:  Our clients come to us to communicate more effectively on challenging communication issues, including corporate reputation and branding; public affairs and issue advocacy; new product launches and repositioning.  We work with them to develop a comprehensive understanding of potential approaches to communication. 
  • Use market research to create meaningful, actionable and interesting communication advice for clients.
  • Mentor and help train junior staff members

 

Skills and experience

 

What you should bring:
 

  • 3-7 years’ experience in corporate strategy, communication, public affairs,  market research, advertising, marketing, or another field that you can convince us is relevant
  • An ability to juggle and prioritize simultaneous projects and responsibilities… while on the road
  • Experience with and ideas about compelling, persuasive, credible messaging
  • Strong analytic skills so that you can understand and synthesize perspectives that may be very different from your own
  • Strong writing and presentation skills (bonus points for cover letters that demonstrate these skills)


Every member of our team is:
 

  • A researcher – we conduct qualitative and quantitative research to understand how audiences respond to different ways of talking about something and why
  • A writer – we help clients engage and persuade their audiences by writing in a way that resonates and compels them to act
  • A strategist – anyone can find out what an audience thinks; we bring an analytic and strategic approach to messaging.
  • A consultant – we constantly imagine the world through the eyes of someone else: our clients’, what are their challenges externally and internally and how can we help them? Our clients’ audiences: how do we factor “their truth” into effective messaging?
  • Able to express a point of view.  We don’t really care what it is, as long as you have one, and can communicate it persuasively.  
  • A compelling speaker.  When we walk into a room, we want people to remember we were there.  We lead with substance, but you also need a demonstrable ability to present well.

 

Our firm is guided by the simple idea that it’s not what you SAY that matters, it’s what they HEAR. We use research to advise our clients what to say, what not to say, and why it matters.  We passionately believe that for PR, marketing and advocacy efforts to be successful, they must have the right words, phrases and framing. Though small, we have a large impact. We work on major communication challenges for Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits, and public policy groups around the country and the world.


Send your resume and a cover letter to LanguageStrategy@maslansky.com
(Please include your last name and the position in the subject line)

 

 

Vice President (New York)

 

maslansky + partners, a language strategy and research consultancy is seeking a Vice President to join its New York-based team. 
 

Our firm is guided by the simple idea that it’s not what you SAY that matters, it’s what they HEAR.  We believe in the power of words and language to drive sales, build (and rebuild) reputations, and win the hearts and minds of the public.  Combining research with our deep expertise, we provide strategic advice to clients about what to say, what not to say, and why it matters.
 

Though small, we have a large impact.  We work on serious communication challenges for Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and non-profits around the country and the world.  We work across industries, but our focus is on food, finance, health, tech and energy – and any other sector where the message really matters.

 

•    We are language strategists – we bring an analytical approach to developing effective messages and treat it as a strategic discipline

•    We are writers – we help clients engage and persuade their audiences by identifying language that resonates emotionally

•    We are researchers – we conduct qualitative and quantitative research to understand how audiences respond to different approaches language and strategy

 

What you’ll do:

 

• Lead client engagements and drive strategy:  Our clients come to us to communicate more effectively on challenging topics. We work with them to develop a comprehensive understanding of potential approaches to communication.  Then we test these approaches for emotional resonance before recommending a language strategy derived from insights about their target audiences.  Working with a Partner and other members of our team, you will lead this process, from planning to strategic recommendation.  

• Develop new business opportunities:  Our business is built first and foremost by delivering exceptional work to our clients.  When we do that, they come back.  Beyond that, you will help us identify new targets, develop business proposals and participate in new business conversations. 

 

 

What you’ll bring:

 

• The right experience.  It can come from a lot of places, but it is likely to come from 7-10 years of work in strategic planning, branding, corporate communications, media relations, corporate marketing, political campaigns or market research.

• Some good war stories of how you helped address challenging communications or marketing issues

• If you have serious research experience, that’s great.  But experience working with research – as a client, agency, or otherwise – is a must. 

• Examples of strong persuasive writing.  Op-eds, blogs, presentations will do.  Press releases and academic papers probably won’t. 

• A point of view.  We don’t really care what it is, as long as you have one, and can communicate it persuasively.   

• Presence.  When we walk into a room, we want people to remember we were there.  We lead with substance, but you also need a demonstrable ability to present well.

 

The position includes all the standards like competitive compensation, health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, bonuses, 401k plans.  Oh…and free lunch on Mondays! 

If you’re intrigued, you should have already checked out our website.  If you haven’t done so yet, we won’t hold it against you, but do it right now: www.maslansky.com.

 

To apply for the position, please email resume & cover letter to: VP@maslansky.com.

(Please include your last name and the position in the subject line)

 

 

Associate Communications Strategist (New York)

 

Job description 

What you’ll do: 

 

  • Work on a range of challenging communication issues, including corporate reputation and branding; public affairs and issue advocacy; new product launches and repositioning
  • Be part of a team of people who are focused on creating great strategies for great clients
  • Use market research to create meaningful, actionable and interesting communication advice for clients

 

Skills and experience 

What you should bring: 

 

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in market research, corporate communication, public affairs, public relations, advertising, marketing, or another field that you can convince us is relevant
  • An ability to juggle and prioritize simultaneous projects and responsibilities… while on the road
  • Experience with and ideas about compelling, persuasive, credible messaging
  • Strong analytic skills so that you can understand and synthesize perspectives that may be very different from your own
  • Strong writing skills (bonus points for cover letters that demonstrate these skills)
  • Strong computer skills:  Proficiency in PowerPoint is table stakes. The ability to express ideas visually is a compelling differentiator
  • A mature demeanor, ready for client-facing situations
  • Social media engagement is a plus

 

In order to be considered for the position, a cover letter and resume are required. 


Company Description 

maslansky + partners is a communication strategy firm grounded in a rigorous approach to messaging research. We work with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits, and public policy groups to help them address their most important communication and messaging challenges.  We’re seeking Communication Strategists with strong analytical thinking, persuasive writing, and project management skills to join our team. 

Every member of our team is: 

 

  • A researcher – we conduct qualitative and quantitative research to understand how audiences respond to different ways of talking about something and why
  • A writer – we help clients engage and persuade their audiences by writing in a way that resonates and compels them to act
  • A strategist – anyone can find out what an audience thinks; we bring an analytic and strategic approach to messaging.
  • A consultant  we constantly imagine the world through the eyes of someone else: our clients’, what are their challenges externally and internally and how can we help them? Our clients’ audiences: how do we factor “their truth” into effective messaging?

 

Our firm is guided by the simple idea that it’s not what you SAY that matters, it’s what they HEAR. We use research to advise our clients what to say, what not to say, and why it matters.  We passionately believe that for PR, marketing and advocacy efforts to be successful, they must have the right words, phrases and framing. Though small, we have a large impact. We work on major communication challenges for Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits, and public policy groups around the country and the world. 

 


+  send your resume to LanguageStrategy@maslansky.com.

(Please include your last name and the position in the subject line)

 


Communications Strategist Intern (New York)

 

  • Filing papers.
  • Getting coffee.
  • Making copies.
  • Organizing closets.
  • Answering phones.
  • Working for free…

 

Sound like a great internship?

 

We don’t think so either.

 

maslansky + partners is a language strategy firm that believes it’s not what you say that matters, it’s what your audience hears. As a firm with political roots, our approach combines behavioral science with proven communication principles to develop an actionable language strategy for our clients.

 

At our internship, you will utilize analytical skills regularly, help strategize during brainstorming sessions, and work on products that ultimately make it into the hands of clients at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and political agencies.

 

As part of our intern team, you will handle a diverse range of duties, including but not limited to:

  • contributing to new business pitches
  • developing client presentations
  • researching public policy issues
  • creating comprehensive industry audits
  • assisting with focus group preparation, execution and follow-up
  • monitoring media coverage of current and potential clients

 

maslansky + partners offers part time opportunities during the school year and summer. Interns receive hourly pay and are required to work 2-5 days per week, but hours are flexible. Oh… and free lunch on Mondays!

 

WHO IS A GOOD FIT?

 

Who is a good fit for our company? Bright, driven, independent students interested in gaining real-world experience in a small, fun office in NYC. We look for interns who are driven and willing to get involved in every area of our projects.

 

Relevant skills include:

  • online research techniques
  • strong written and verbal communication
  • proficiency with the full Microsoft Office Suite

 

Please note that we accept applications for internships on the following schedule:

  • For spring semester internships: November
  • For summer internships: February
  • For fall semester internships: July

 

+  send your resume to NYinternship@maslansky.com.

(Please include your last name and the position in the subject line)