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Kivvit Senior Associate - NY in New York, New York

Kivvit is seeking a Public Affairs Senior Associate to play an integral role in strategic communications to join our team, where you will work on diverse array of client accounts.

As a Senior Associate, you will work closely with office and firm leaders, playing a key role in servicing clients, with a specialty in developing and executing campaign, advocacy and media strategies for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies and global brands to the country’s top universities, non-profits, causes and foundations. Having prior agency, political, advocacy or campaign experience is a must, with curiosity about a wide array of issues and drive for professional development.

The Senior Associate position is an opportunity for a strategic, creative and hard-working individual to join a team that values innovative ideas, professional growth and creative solutions to tough challenges. You need to thrive in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment within a constantly changing industry, and have the drive and results oriented mindset to achieve goals that support our team, growth strategy, and campaign objectives.

This position will be located in our New York City office.As a Senior Associate at Kivvit you will:

  • Manage client interaction and strategy implementation for a portfolio of clients.

  • Participate in the development of campaign strategies that integrate public relations, earned media, digital and social media, grassroots organizing, events and other innovative tactics.

  • Conduct media relations, including pitching reporters, crafting media pitches, and developing press and advocacy kits.

  • Develop compelling content, such as website copy, social media posts, emails, stakeholder communications, presentations, memos, video scripts, letters to the editor, and op-eds.

  • Proactively respond to and identify client needs and take ownership and accountability to deliver team and client work products.

  • Oversee market research projects, including: (1) creating and/or updating existing stakeholder, influencer and media lists by identifying new and relevant contacts, (2) media activity reports using in house monitoring tools, and (3) social media sentiment analysis reports.

  • Contribute and lead creative brainstorming sessions to meet client objectives.

  • Serve as a leader in developing and presenting new business proposals.

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • 3-4+ years of work experience related to media relations, political campaigns, communications, and/or digital and social media strategy, or agency work.

  • Superior organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail.

  • Excellent writing, editing, research and presentation skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook)

  • Basic understanding of reporting and analytics tools, and an eagerness to use in-house research tools to glean valuable campaign insights to ensure campaigns are constantly optimized.

You are a great fit for this role if you:

  • Are a strategic thinker and quickly understand and analyze complex client challenges.

  • Are curious, ambitious, entrepreneurial, comprehensive, relentless and committed.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of social/political/economic issues relevant to client work.

  • Have the ability to leverage social media platforms (Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.) and show knowledge/interest in social media trends.

  • Collaborate with managers, peers and designers to develop compelling content and creative products.

  • Manage timelines, budgets, vendors and personnel for a fast-paced office in highly organized and efficient fashion.

  • Communicate professionally with clients, media and other external audiences.

  • Possess the experience to manage Associates, Trainees and vendors on various projects.

  • Distill critical data points and narratives through research and develop concise memos.

  • Meet simultaneous deadlines, troubleshoot and manage multiple projects at once.


  • Growth oriented role with an award-winning firm leading the way in pioneering innovative and cutting-edge public affairs campaigns, while offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • 401K match

  • Company paid health care

  • Continuing education stipend

  • Generous PTO policy

  • Collaborative culture and unique perks

About Kivvit

Kivvit is a leading data-driven strategic communications firm that specializes in helping our world-class roster of clients manage the biggest issues of the day in public affairs, policy, business, and media. We work at the intersection of corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. Kivvit was recently named Digital Agency of the Year by Provoke, won gold medals in Bulldog Stars of PR awards for Most Innovative Agency and Best Large Agency, the Reed Awards Public Affairs Agency of the Year, and has been recognized for the last two years by the PRovoke (formerly Holmes Report) as one of the top five public affairs firms in North America. Kivvit’s award-winning team of more than 90 professionals across our six offices is comprised of leaders from government, journalism, advocacy, and business. Kivvit’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, global brands, labor unions, and the country’s top universities, non-profits, and foundations.

Kivvit has offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.


Kivvit is a nationally recognized, award winning and fast-growing public affairs and strategic communications firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, New York City and Washington, D.C. The firm’s entrepreneurial culture is led by professionals with decades of experience in government, politics, journalism, non-profits, industry and advocacy campaigns.

We are committed to building the agency of the future and invested in creating a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, and innovation across our teams. Our success delivering on these priorities has earned Kivvit significant recognition as Public Affairs Firm of the Year (Reed Awards), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog PR Awards), Provoke North American Digital Agency of the Year, and a PRovoke Best Agency to Work For.

Kivvit cares about our team’s quality of life outside of work. That’s why we offer a uniquely rich benefits package that includes:

100% Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance

Paid maternity and paternity leave

401(k) match and profit sharing

Annual wellness stipend

Flexible work arrangements

12 paid company holidays per year, 22 days individual paid time off

Early close every summer Friday

Kivvit prides itself on the kind of innovation that is only achieved through inclusive collaboration and equal opportunity. Maintaining a diverse staff of first-class talent (including those from BIPOC, LGBTQ communities, and others from traditionally underrepresented groups), and conferring a sense of value and belonging of each team member is central to our mission as expert communicators. Candidates need not possess every attribute listed above to qualify for a role. If you identify with this profile but don’t quite meet all of the criteria, we strongly encourage you to apply to join our winning team!

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